February 3, 2001
When you're finished you can ascend the tour for a stellar view or hang out on the many benches around the lake to watch old men play chess as if they've been in the same game since 1984.
Also nearby is the UNO-City, which is the United Nations building in Vienna. Most people don't realize how important a city Vienna was and has been on a diplomatic level. OPEC will even meet here on occasion, and, during the cold war, Russian and U.S. spies probably got together for some of Vienna's famous "servus" and "service" at one of the many legal brothels in the city.
From journal Vienna: a Tough Nut to Crack, But Worth the Eff