Oh, Vienna

We have been wanting to go to Vienna for several years but could not find a cheap flight to get us there. Then a couple of months ago I noticed that Jet2 is now going from Manchester to Vienna and we immediately booked flights and a hotel.

As the date approached we both kept an eye on the weather forecast which showed very high temperatures, even by continental European standards. But we reassured ourselves that this was just a blip and that things would return to the published average of about 25º by the time we arrived.

Our hotel overlooked Stephansplatz and the magnificent gothic cathedral, so full marks for location.
View from our hotel window, showing the west door of the Cathedral and the nightly laser show
Next morning we could enjoy the cathedral in all its gothic glory


During our short stay we saw temperatures rise from an average-hot 30º to over 35º - a temperature at which we couldn't really do much apart from drink long, cold drinks and apply sun screen.
One of the many outdoor cafés where we enjoyed frequent stops


The overwhelming interior of St Stephan's Cathedral

What a beautiful city but we didn't do it justice. So we've vowed to return in the winter so we can actually walk around and enjoy its full beauty.