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  • Day11

    Vienna, morning! Day 8

    October 27, 2015 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    9am, on the bus to Vienna, 30 minutes from the dock, with Guidy our guide for the next two hours. She has quite a clever wit, slipping in little political sarcasms within a constant stream of information about the Hapsburgs, Austrian taxes (42% avg), subsidiaries for mothers (unmarried women receive twice as much as married women, so young people are not getting married) and all the high end designer shops are doing poorly now that the Russians have left the city.

    We walked around the Hapsburgs complex, peaked into the Lippanzer Horse stables, and meandered through the center historic district. Vienna us a stately city with well preserved architecture.

    We enjoyed a traditional Viennese lunch in the historical Cafe Mozart weinerschnetzl, goulash soup, sacher Torte, wine and coffee.
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