So, this is downtown Vienna, kind of. Meanwhile, it’s still a ten minute walk from Stephansdom, which for a European city, is really the ‘downtown’. That is, it’s hard to define a real downtown like many, newer American or Asian cities.

The Hofburg Imperial Palace opens to the Volksgarten, and is surrounded by the Austrian Parliament, the Art History and Natural History Museums.

As busy as it is, this is the scene in front of the Hofburg Palace in the morning hours. If you want to visit during an off-time, the weekend is obviously not ideal.

But there’s still enough room for the rascal kid to be skateboarding through…