Photos of Vienna – The Seventh Stop on the Iron Route

A Statue in Vienna
Despite my recent trips to Austria, this was my first glimpse of the country’s capital and the seventh stop on my Iron Route project.

I arrived in style, travelling from the aged grandeur of Keleti Pu station in Budapest to the ultra-modern Vienna West Bahnhof in a first class carriage with a waitress-led drinks service. After the cities I had been travelling through, the razzle and dazzle of the bright lights, tinsel and golden baubles of Vienna West provided a little jolt of culture shock.

On the other hand, I was on more familiar ground. However appalling my German may be, it remains much better than my Hungarian or Bulgarian.

But enough chat for now. The articles about Vienna are on their way. For now, it’s time to just sit back and enjoy the photos.

Photos of Vienna

Along a street in Vienna

A snapshot of people on a Vienna street

Stores along a Vienna street

Vienna Rathaus

Vienna's graffiti artwork

An ornate street sign in Vienna

An empty coffee house in Vienna

A clock in Vienna

Disclosure: I visited Vienna as part of my Iron Route project, sponsored by InterRail, with the assistance of the Austrian Tourist Board.

Have you ever been to Vienna? What did you like about the city?


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9 Responses to Photos of Vienna – The Seventh Stop on the Iron Route

  1. Lane March 17, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    The image of the clock tower is wonderful! Congrats.

    • Abi March 17, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

      Thank you (I was sooo cold when I took it!)

  2. Siddhartha Joshi March 17, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    I love these images…all of them! They are vibrant, and personal…

    • Abi March 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm #


  3. Darlene Foster March 18, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    In september I will be in Vienna for the first time. Thanks for wetting my appetite. Can’t wait.

  4. Travelwriticus March 22, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    Thanks for posting the photo of Pallas Athena. I haven’t seen such an interesting close-up of her head before. And thanks for mentioning me in the comment above. It was a nice surprise for me while writing this comment.

    • Abi March 22, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

      You are very welcome!

  5. Jenna December 11, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    Lovely, as always! Your photos bring the city to life and show what the real city must be like. I need to give Vienna a chance. I lived just about 90 minutes north of there and made it to Vienna just for one day…it didn’t strike me the way other cities did at that time.

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