Dosing myself up with Ibuprofen for my still sore foot I took a good walk around the gardens and then headed back into the city to check out what the craic was around the main squares as I hadn't seen these the previous day. I got off the metro at Stephensplatz and walked into the melee, immediately spying an H and M... but being well trained now in the art of trying not to spend any money I gave it a wide berth. Instead, I had a peek at the cathedral, which is still under construction
. Being a Saturday the area was heaving with both tourists and locals, so I made a quick exit back onto the metro to find somewhere a bit more relaxing where I could read my book in the sun. I opted for the park near the city hall, a great choice! After a good read and sunbathe there was one more place I wanted to check out - the old Hofburg Palace area. It truely is impressive, I was really in awe of the size and splendour. The complex now houses a whole host of things, including museums and the Spanish Riding school. Around the gardens in the complex are more chairs and benches than I think I have ever seen in a park before, it's great, people were just sat relaxing in the sun and enjoying the weather.
I had really enjoyed Vienna, having come here with no real expectations it had been a great surprise that it is now actually one of my favourite cities I'd been to.
Another lovely sunny day, so I headed off to the Schloss Schronbrunn which is a 1440 room palace complete with gardens and even a maze. The sun was really beating down so I thought I'd just take a walk through the gardens rather than go into the maze, especially as if I got lost I could get quite annoyed.... The gardens were really pretty, and I could even manage to get the scent from the roses, a rare occasion for my crap sense of smell.