Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Vienna Winter 2017 - Part 1

Going To Vienna

Friday - February 17th 2017

My wife Claudia got an invitation to this year's Vegan Ball in Vienna. We had never been to a vegan ball and so we decided to give it a try. So Friday after work we hit the road and drove to Vienna. After a three hours drive we finally arrived at our hotel. For our stay we chose the Arcotel Kaiserwasser, because the hotel also hosted the ball. Our room was very nice and offered a view at the United Nations building across the street. First we refreshed a bit and then we took the subway into the inner city. There we had dinner at Swing Kitchen and afterwards we returned to the hotel, where we enjoyed some drinks at the hotel bar.

Arcotel Kaiserwasser

Our Room

Our Room

Our Bathroom

Monday, 20 February 2017

Vienna Winter 2017 - Part 2

Vegan Ball Vienna

Saturday - February 18th 2017

Today we slept in and then we were on our way to Starbucks near St. Stephan's Cathedral. After a hot cup of coffee we did some window shopping until it was time for lunch. Since we booked the five courses dinner in the evening we wanted to get something light and so we tried Superfood Deli, which serves smoothie bowls. Those bowls were so good that Claudia and I both ordered a second one each. We spent the afternoon at the Hard Rock Cafe until it was time to return to the hotel and get ready for the evening.

Austria's Tallest Building - DC Tower

United Nations

St. Stephan's Cathedral

Relaxing at Starburcks

MQ - Museums Quarter

Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie Bowl


Sushi for Late Lunch

Hard Rock Cafe Vienna

Getting Ready for the Ball

The gala dinner started at 6:00pm and it was fantastic. The food was just so delicious and beautifully served. For the first course we got a vegan shrimp served on guacamole, while the second course was a golden glazed tomato filled with tofu. Then we got a lentil coconut soup, which was amazing. Maybe the best soup I've ever had. The main course were tortelline stuffed with three kinds of fillings and for dessert they served apple strudel. After the gala dinner the ball officially started and we had a blast. It wa a great evening and around 1:00am we went to bed.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Vienna Winter 2017 - Part 3

Returning Home

Sunday - February 19th 2017

Claudia and I slept in again and after we packed our stuff, checked out and loaded the car, we took a walk to the Danube Park, because the weather was really nice. Afterwards we took the subway into the city, where we had a coffee at Starbucks. Around noon we had lunch at Swing Kitchen again and then it was time to return to the hotel and drive home.

Danube Park

Danube Park

Danube Park

Danube Park

Lunch at Swing Kitchen

Lunch at Swing Kitchen