Vienna’s Cultural Dive and Culinary Delights: Cycling from Rotterdam to Romania – Day 52


Day 52 of our cycling adventure from Rotterdam to Romania unfolded as a day of cultural exploration and culinary delights in the enchanting city of Vienna. Returning to the Austrian capital, our journey took us through the old part of the city, the Natural History Museum, and a gastronomic adventure in Vienna’s vibrant vegan dining scene.

Morning Exploration of Vienna:

The day commenced with an early morning cycle back into Vienna, where we dedicated the morning to exploring the old part of the city. The timeless architecture, cobblestone streets, and the blend of historic and modern elements provided a captivating backdrop for our cultural dive into Vienna’s rich heritage.

Immersive Experience at the Natural History Museum:

A significant portion of the day was spent in the Natural History Museum in Vienna. The museum, renowned for its extensive collections and exhibits, offered an immersive journey through the wonders of the natural world. From ancient fossils to celestial displays, the museum provided a fascinating perspective on the Earth’s history.

Vegan Delights for Lunch:

As the afternoon unfolded, we ventured to a vegan restaurant for a delightful lunch experience. Indulging in falafel wraps and other plant-based delicacies, we immersed ourselves in Vienna’s diverse and thriving vegan dining scene. The culinary adventure became a testament to the city’s openness to diverse gastronomic experiences.

Relaxing Evening Dining:

Choosing to take a break from our usual cooking routine, we opted for a dinner experience at a local restaurant. The falafel wraps became a highlight, satisfying our taste buds and allowing us to unwind in the city’s culinary ambiance.

Camping on Vienna’s Island:

As the day drew to a close, we sought the tranquility of Vienna’s island once again. This time, we found a quiet spot further along the island, away from the bustling city lights. The peaceful surroundings offered a perfect setting for a restful night under the stars.

Reflections on Day 52:

Day 52 epitomized the balance between cultural exploration, culinary delights, and the simplicity of camping along the Danube. Vienna, with its historical charm and modern vibrancy, provided a diverse array of experiences. From the rich exhibits of the Natural History Museum to the flavors of vegan cuisine, each moment added a layer to our cycling adventure.


Cycling from Rotterdam to Romania is not just a physical journey but a cultural odyssey enriched by the places visited and the people encountered. Day 52 in Vienna encapsulated the essence of this adventure, blending the appreciation of history, indulgence in culinary delights, and the tranquility of camping along the Danubeā€”an unforgettable chapter in our unfolding story.

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