Walking tour today of Wein (Vienna). We opted for the full walk tour, not using the bus at all. We left the ship with our guide and headed for the Underground. Tickets were furnished by Viking, nice touch, and we rode it to the City Center. We then walked for 3+ hours looking at the historic buildings and hearing their history. Wein was ruled by several different people over the centuries. Building and homes were built and destroyed or the use was changed to suit the ruling power. We ended at the huge Cathedral in the center of town. We then opted to stay in town longer to visit some stores and have a cup of their famous coffee and a piece of cake.
Finally headed back to the boat mid afternoon. The day was fantastic, clear skies and a temperature of 82, almost hot. Sure would not want to be here in July or August.
Music is predominate in Wein. On any day there can be as many as 60 concerts taking place. Some of the concert halls have as many a six halls for concerts. Of course Mozart is the dominant composer as he gave his first piano concert here at the age of 6. His remembrance is everywhere, especially in the candies and chocolates for sale.