Monthly Archives: December 2013

Christkindlmarkt Maria Theresien Platz Wien

Michael didn’t miss all the Advent markets after all! After the Naturhistorisches Museum, we “dined” al fresco on Wurst, Sauerkraut, and Glühwein at one of the last outdoor markets right in front of the museum, and also did a little … Continue reading

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Naturhistorisches Museum Rotunda

After walking our legs off in the museum, we had coffee in the café on the balcony with this beautiful rotunda overhead – still bedecked in Christmas lights. The main staircase, looking down at the ground floor:

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Venus von Willendorf

One of the main attractions at the Naturhistorisches Museum, and a favorite among those of us who have studied feminist theology and spirituality, is the very ancient “Venus” discovered in 1908 in the area now known as the “Wachau,” an … Continue reading

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Naturhistorisches Museum

The day after Christmas we visited the Natural History Museum, which is beautifully preserved in its original ornate splendor. Many of the exhibits are in original wood and glass cases. However, the interpretive materials are very up to date and … Continue reading

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Christmas dinner

With Michael here, we’ve been having fun cooking at home (I managed auf Deutsch to correctly order a perfect cut of roast beef from the meat counter in my local “Spar Gourmet” grocery store for Christmas eve dinner at home) … Continue reading

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Christmas Day stroll in the Stadtpark

Michael and I had a very unusual Christmas Day strolling the Stadpark. The weather was unbelievably mild (still no snow in Vienna!) We stopped at the Johann Strauss monument and one of the ubiquitous concert salesmen in Mozartean dress kindly … Continue reading

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Schöne Weihnachten!

The local saying for “Merry Christmas” is “Schöne Weihnachten!” (Beautiful Christmas!) Michael arrived safely on the 24th, and we had a beautiful Christmas Eve indeed at Christ Church (Anglican) Vienna.

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