* Hofburg Palace
I got the ticket for the apartments and the Sisi museum, studying Elizabeth, the wife of the Franz Joseph. Very interesting how they tried to make her a celebrity after her assassination. Seems to be some parallels to Princess Di.
* State Opera House
I am not a huge opera person, but got a standing room ticket for €3! I only stayed for 30 minutes , but well worth it!
* Also, all of these are within a few blocks!
* Good food at food stands! I had a great brat and some great Greek food. (Don't even know the name - it was in a tortilla with meat, a white sauce, and veggies.)
What I didn't like:
* Smoking in bars/restaurants
In Pennsylvania and London - cannot smoke indoors at restaurants.
* Tax rates in Austria. This is brutal. This doesn't even count the social security taxes.
About the conference:
An outstanding conference! I made two presentations, saw several good presentations, and also met lots of great people. They have another conference in Philadelphia in October. I wasn't planning on attending, but this conference was so good I think I may submit a paper.
I arrived in Munich today (Saturday) ... I meet with colleagues tomorrow night and make another presentation on Monday. Fun times!