Day 1 – Vienna, Austria

Connecting Heritage


Moon view at Josefstädter Straße

Today, I arrived in Vienna and was not surprised by the architecture that greeted me. In the outskirts of Vienna, where I am staying, there are several little odd one-story antique and discount shops, markets and cafes.  The main language spoken in Vienna is German and the currency used is the Euro.

I am staying in District 16-Ottakring, which is on the Western outskirts of Vienna and coincidentally is famous for three of my favorite things:

Ottakringer Beer,

Meinl Coffee Roasting Company, and

the Manner Schnitten Wafers with hazelnut filling in pink wrapping.

The Manner Neapolitaner was invented in 1898

Apart from what Vienna’s 16th District is known for, there are quite a bit of restaurants and markets which mirror the large number of immigrants from Turkey and the Balkans that have taken up occupancy in the 16th District of Vienna.

Enjoying Wiener Melange in Ottakring

I was able to find myself a Wiener Melange, which is German for “Viennese Blend” and is similar to a cappuccino.

If you’re interested in learning more about Vienna’s 16th District: Ottakring, try visiting,

Please check back tomorrow as I will be visiting the Schönbrunn Palace, the National Library and others.