Feldkirch is at the very western tip of Austria. It is a small town around the corner from Liechtenstein and our initial destination when going to visit the small mountain principality. It has a castle on the hill and a fast running mountain river. The medieval feel is still there in places as well. The town is really worth visiting especially if you are in the area for Liechtenstein.
Vienna holds a pretty special place in my heart. After the town that I live in now, it is the place that I have been back to the most in Europe. Each time I enjoy going back to explore a little more of the grand city, as well as reawakening memories of past trips.
My first trip was 1997 on a Summer Study Abroad trip to study the Art and Architecture of the Jahrhundertwende (German for change of century). So we were studying the many Art Nouveau/Jugendstil buildings in the city. And there really are a ton.
The latest trip was just this past Easter to visit some friends. There was even a short time when I moved to Europe that I thought I would end up living in Vienna instead of Freiburg.
Vienna is at it’s core an imperial sort of place. It was once the center of Europe both culturally and civilly. This sense lingers in a lot of places. The city is dotted with palaces and grand buildings amongst the wealth and culture.