Saturday dawned rainy with the promise of sun and mild temperatures later in the day, so we decided to investigate the Natural History Museum. Anna Grace was surprised that there was a fee (she has grown up on a diet of Smithsonian museums, after all), and more surprised that there was no bag check. What there was instead, was a collection begun over 250 years ago (!) housed in a grand and beautiful structure.
We toured the museum a la Musee d’Orsay style, that is, we started from the top floor and worked our way down. At the top was a temporary exhibit of “Arctic dioramas” that seemed like it should have been on the other side of the Museum Quartier at the art museum.
All this art, nature, and architecture for a mere €10. We capped our visit with a light meal in the rotunda cafe to enjoy a little Austrian/Italian fusion fare: two cups of Rindsuppe and a shared pesto bruschetta.