One of the greatest moments I had in Vienna was wandering around the streets after dark. Just when I thought that Venice by night was a magical delight, Vienna was another fabulous European city that I fell in love instantly. It's been a very lovely vacation and we managed to see a lot of the city in 3 days.
With a reliable map in hand, it is easy to navigate and find your way around all the streets. If I remember correctly, this was captured at Innere Stadt, the old town of Vienna. The combination of music, atmosphere and lights on the street create a charming and an unforgettable experience, that I can clearly recall as I'm writing this post.
The people in the background added so much character to the atmosphere although I was wondering if the two people staring at the camera in the lower-left corner were happy when I was taking the picture.
I can't remember the name of this iconic building but it's one of my favourite night shots. I like how the structure is beautifully lit up against the dark sky.
* This particular building is Musikverein Concert Hall. Thanks to Traveling Hawk for sharing the information.
As pleasant as it is during the day, the city really comes alive at night. Looking across the road is Vienna State Opera on the left and the casino on the right.
One of the best things about window shopping in Vienna is the chance to see the attractive window displays where all the big names in luxury fashion can be found at Karntnerstrasse. This one is my favourite, I like how the mannequins strike an elegant pose for the crowds.
This was one of my favourite food stops while in Vienna. Nordsee is a German fast-food fish restaurant, but it's unlike any fast-food restaurant I had previously experienced. This restaurant is often crowded with diners and the food is not only cooked fresh, it's delicious and served piping hot in a relaxed, casual cafe.
As we made our way to the subway, we noticed people were relaxing the night away at an outdoor cafe outside Hotel Sacher and enjoying the famous Original Torte produced by the hotel. I had my share of two delightful tortes earlier in the afternoon too and it was a great feeling being able to sit there enjoying my cravings and the atmosphere was absolutely inviting, personal and welcoming.