Hello, all. A friend and I are making a quick trip to Vienna in the middle of March -- my first trip there. We like history, art, classical music, and general wandering. The impetus for the trip is to have another chance to see 85-year-old conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt (whom we saw in Salzburg last summer) lead Concentus Musicus Wien. Here's the current "rough" itinerary:
Friday March 13: Arrive Vienna around 12:30. Rick Steves Vienna City Walk (including outside view of Habsburg area). Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna Opera House (Werther).
Saturday March 14: History of Music in Vienna Tour with Context Travel. Belvedere Upper Palace. Museum of Military History (big draw = the car in which Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated). String quartet at Annakirche. Wandering Vienna in the evening.
Sunday March 15: Rick Steves Ringstrasse tram tour. Freud Tour with Context Travel (both of us have psychology backgrounds). Free afternoon. Concentus Music Wien at the Musikverein.
Monday March 16: Depart early.
Does anyone have recommendations for my Saturday night wandering or for my free afternoon on Sunday? Our hotel is near the Opera House. For Sunday, I'm thinking about a stroll through Augarten (with the bonus of the WWII air-defense tower) + Ride the Giant Wheel (I've watched the Third Man one too many times) + a quick peak at the Danube. Stadt Park would also be nice for a stroll. Other ideas, comments or criticisms? Thanks.