|St. Stephen’s Cathedral
|Bridge over a bridge
There’s nothing quite like visiting the exceedingly gorgeous city of Vienna. And as somebody in the mental health field it was exponentially exciting. Sigmund Freud worked at the Vienna General Hospital in his early days of treating hysteria and it was at the University of Vienna, where Freud and Carl Jung collaborated to form the International Psychoanalytic Association
I was fortunate enough to present some material related to my doctoral dissertation at an international forensic mental health conference in Vienna and it was a wonderful opportunity to explore this beautiful, clean, uncrowded city before journeying on to Prague.
We were treated to a welcome reception at the beautiful City Hall and later in the trip we enjoyed a beer festival outside of the same gorgeous building while watching the model-animated film Peter and the Wolf on a giant movie screen. The absolute highlight of the trip included visiting Dr.Freud’s office where I sat in his waiting room, but not on his couch (which is in London!) and eating at Café Landtmann where he and other famous psychiatric minds often consumed their stimulants- Coffee!
Vienna is chock full of gorgeous cathedrals and interesting museums which dot immaculate tree-lined street . We were also treated to a healthy dose of Viennese street art along the canals and perfectly manicured gardens that are home to golden statues of the famous classical composers of the region. The trip wasn’t complete without a tour of the Vienna State Opera House and trying every beer and schnitzel we could get our hands on.
I’m interested to know what cities inspire your work or motivate your future professional goals! Let me know in the comments below.
And be good to your mothers!