Keri had to work on Thursday, so Meredith and I spent the morning toodling around Salzburg. We made our way to the main shopping street, where we had a lovely breakfast and then, of course, shopped. Many stores and several Christmas markets later, we headed back to Keri's apartment, where we relaxed and watched Glee until Keri got off of work. That evening, the three of us braved the cold and went to Keri's friend Maija's house for dinner. On Friday morning, Meredith and I had a similar morning of breakfast and shopping (rough life, I know), and then the three of us took an afternoon train to Vienna.
By the time we got to our hostel, we were starving. (That's what happens when you decide to have pastries for lunch and then don't eat for six hours.) We dropped off our bags and headed out to find 1516, a cool brewery that Meredith used to go to a lot when she studied abroad in Vienna. It was delicious! I highly recommend the pumpkin ale. We were exhausted by the time we finished dinner, so we went back to the hostel and hung out at the bar, where we played pool with some locals.
Saturday was our only day to see all the main sights of Vienna, so we had our hands full! We started at Schönbrunn palace, where we enjoyed some caramel glühwein at the Christmas market:
Christmas market at the Rathaus:
I was sad to see Sunday roll around, but saying our goodbyes wasn't too tough since we'll all be home for Christmas next week!