It was only December 30th but already Vienna was firmly over Christmas (as evidenced by this sad discarded pile of trees) and gearing up for New Year's Eve.
We took a brisk walk toward Stadtpark past some striking Art Deco buildings.
We passed the scale right on by and headed for Cafe Diglas.
We sat at a window seat with a newspaper covered lampshade above.
Just across the street, we were lured into K.u.K. Hofzuckerbäcker L. Heiner, another popular bakery.
We bought a box containing four mini Sachertortes with good luck shapes on top. We thought this would be a good New Year's Eve dessert to get the party started.
Cafe Demel, the world famous cafe, but only stayed long enough to browse their shop as the cafe itself was packed to the gills.
Haus des Meeres, I was struck by the large sign on top: Smashed to Pieces (in the Still of the Night). Such a contrast compared to the rest of our day.