Do you enjoy discovering new places on your own? Before I moved to Vienna lonely walks were something rather unusual for me and to be honest I hadn’t seen the point in hanging around the city with no one I could talk to or just to share the moment with.
At the beginning of my one year stay in Vienna, when I was new in town and hardly knew someone, sometimes walking alone was the only opportunity to discover some new places, sights and all the attractions that the city offers itself.
I admit first time when I went for a lonely walk I felt rather awkward, but then I realized there are others like me hanging around with a camera, sitting alone in a cafe or reading a book in a park. Walking alone in Vienna had become something natural for me and soon I learned to like it.
When I was walking on my own I paid more attention to details and soaked up the atmosphere of Vienna. I could do what I want and go everywhere. The public transport was perfect and, what’s most important, I felt safe and comfortable in this city.
Everything in Vienna 1st district Innere Stadt was so fabulous: Hofburg, Stephansplatz, Graben, Kohlmarkt, Kärntner Straße, Albertina and all those squares and sights hidden in the labyrinth of narrow streets. Every time I discovered something new: charming small church, hidden passage, interesting architecture detail, tiny little café, cute shop window and so on.
I can’t get enough of Vienna. I don’t live here anymore but every time I go for a weekend there I visit my favorite places and still discover something new because the even whole year is not enough to know all the ins and outs. Exploring this wonderful city is a kind of neverending story.