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  • Day4

    Viena 1

    December 29, 2018 in Austria ⋅ 🌬 3 °C

    Once again we went to Viena by bus. 70 km separate us from Bratislava, so this was a short journey. When we arrived it was already a good time to eat and that’s what we did. The Schönnbrunn palace was packed with tourists and no more tickets were available for the day, so we bought them for the following day and strolled around the Christmas market where the traditional Viennese cookies and Christmas decorations. So cold but sooooo beautiful! After checking in with Thomas - our make up breakfast specialist host - we headed to the city centre where it was still possible to visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the pedestrian area with the Opera House and the Sacher Hotel with the fancy butler and the Sacher Torte fans queuing outside.
    At eight we met Dorothea and her husband in a nice traditional restaurant with delicious Austrian food!!!
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  • Day4

    Viena 2

    December 29, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    The second day in Vienna was very rainy. The day before we had bought the tickets to visit Schönbrunn Palace and that was our first stop. This is definitely a special place to visit in Vienna. If you can start early you can have a relaxing stroll around the rooms. The free audio guide is very nice because it explains enough for one to understand what happened in Sissy’s time. Entertaining and not boring at all! After this we made an effort and went to the city centre but the rain got heavier and heavier, so our plans for the walking tour around the city centre were stopped after a while. One stop for coffee and Sacher torte, another in Saint Stephan’s Cathedral and even an attempt to go further after buying an umbrella weren’t enough to fight the discomfort of walking under the rain, so Wolfi went to the rent a car stand and the rest of us relaxed at the Airbnb for the rest of the afternoon. In the evening we met Miriam and Lucas for a special traditional dinner in Heurigen Sommerbauer Resi in Perchtoldsdorf. Heurigen is the name given to taverns in Eastern Austria at which local winemakers serve their new wine under a special licence in alternate months during the growing season. The Heurige are renowned for their atmosphere of coziness shared among a throng enjoying young wine, simple food, and - in some places – Schrammel music. Heuriger is the abbreviation of "heuriger Wein" (this year's wine). Originally, they were simple open-air taverns on the premises of winemakers, where people would bring along food and drink the new wine. Nowadays, the taverns are often situated at a distance from the wineyards and offer both food and drinks. Heurige where apple or pear cider is served are called a Mostheurige. In the well-known wine-growing areas of the city of Vienna many eating establishments have a rustic interior design similar to Heurige, yet they have a normal licence and sell wine they buy from outside sources.Read more

  • Day229

    Day 230: North to Vienna

    October 2, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Time to leave Graz and head to one of my favourite cities in the world, Vienna! It was a bit of an awkward transfer though, since we'd booked a fairly early train (11am) to save money (the price for afternoon trains was doubled). And annoyingly, when we'd requested to book our Airbnb in Vienna, the host originally said check-in was available between 9am-5pm. Perfect, it's near the Westbahnhof so we can arrive at lunchtime, drop our bags at the apartment and then go exploring.

    But when we requested to book, she said it was only possible to check-in at 6:30pm, and was that OK? But then she confirmed our booking, meaning that if we cancelled we would lose 50% of our now-taken payment. We could probably have gotten it back from Airbnb, but it didn't seem worth a fight. In the end, we arrived at the station and left our luggage in a locker for 4.50 euros instead.

    Interestingly, this train journey travelled along a World Heritage listed section of track, the Semmering Railway, one of the first and most famous mountain railways in the world. Since we didn't have a car, actually seeing the railway was going to be difficult so we decided to just ride it and film as we went. This turned out to be a bit of a mistake - most of the interesting stuff was out of the southern side of the train, looking directly into the sun. Most of my footage turned out crap since all you can see is the reflection of my phone/hands, and dirt on the exterior windows.

    We didn't really even get to see much of the engineering works aside from going into tunnels - there's 16 impressive viaducts along here but you obviously can't see them when they're underneath you. I'm not sure whether I'll end up creating a video for this or not - if it's just crap footage I'm not real keen to put my name on it.

    Anyway.

    Arrived in Vienna around 1pm, dropped our bags off and grabbed some lunch at the Westbahnhof. Not really knowing what to do, we decided to just catch the metro into the centre of town and have a wander. So that's what we did!

    It's such an incredible city, the history, architecture and culture that just oozes from every building, street and alleyway. From the enormous and impressive like the twin history and art museums fronting an enormous statue of Empress Maria Theresa, to the small but moving Plague Monument it's all just so impressive! Definitely one of my favourite cities.

    Wandered around for a couple of hours, then took refuge in a cafe where we had coffee and cake - sacher torte, the local speciality. Chilled out here for a while, then did a bit more walking while Shandos shopped for a new handbag. The one she'd bought in London wasn't performing to expectations (no shoulder strap, not enough interior pockets to put phones etc) so she was on the hunt for a replacement. No luck today though.

    Finally it was 6pm so we headed back out to the Westbahnhof, collected our luggage and walked the 10 minutes to our apartment where we met the host. Apartment is very large and thankfully very tidy for a lived-in place - apartments where you're just living in someone's place while they're away tend to be super hit-or-miss. Nice load of stuff in the fridge for us which was good, though the wifi is a bit patchy and the place stinks of cigarettes which gave us both a headache after a couple of hours.

    Headed out for dinner to a takeaway place nearby called Mr Schnitzel where we both had enormous schnitzels for dinner. Tasty, though not the healthiest option!
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  • Day2

    Schloss Schönbrunn

    May 20, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Schönbrunn ist das größte Schloss Österreichs und die Hauptattaktion Wiens. Das Schloss und der etwa 160 ha große Park sind seit 1996 Teil des UNESCO-Weltkulturerbes. Eine Hauptattraktion im Schlosspark ist der älteste noch bestehende Zoo der Welt!
    1830 wurde Kaiser Franz Joseph im Schloss Schönbrunn geboren. Neben ihm logierten hier einst Maria Theresia, Kaiserin Elisabeth und Co.
    Es gibt insgesamt 1.441 Räume; davon können 45 besichtigt werden. Im Spiegelsaal von Schloss Schönbrunn musizierte Mozart als sechsjähriges Wunderkind. Einfach wunderschön!
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  • Day4

    Schönbrun #1 - le palais

    December 10, 2018 in Austria ⋅ 🌬 5 °C

    Nous nous éloignons un peu du centre ville pour aller visiter Schönbrunn, le palais impérial d'été.

    Un petit Versailles.

    Notre visite commence par le palais, les appartements de Marie-Thérèse (tri-aïeule de François-Joseph Ier et maman de Marie-Antoinette) et de François Joseph Ier notamment.

    Puis le parc, où nous croisons quelques écureuils roux et bruns. 🐿️

    Le froid, avec le vent, est un peu saisissant aujourd'hui. (Et ça ne va pas aller en s'arrangeant.)
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  • Day10

    Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna

    July 3, 2016 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Okay so this is two days late, but we've been super busy! Vienna was so lovely and we were lucky enough to be upgraded at the hostel so we had a double bed ensuite which was so lovely! The hostel had such a good atmosphere too. Using a 48 hr unlimited travel card we used the trams and metros around Vienna to do all our sight seeing. Vienna certainly is a very grand and majestic city, at every turn there is a huge building that you weren't expecting! We enjoyed the sights a lot, only downside was that the heat was unbearable at times - with highs of 35 degrees in the inner city and being typical English, we struggled at times!Read more

  • Day17

    Early morning in vienna

    December 31, 2015 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ -1 °C

    Its new years eve, and wanting to beat the crowd, we went to the schonbrunn palace for a visit. Actually kiasu is not a singaporean speciality; the ang mo also very kiasu too. Lol. Because by the time we reach the palace and heading to the ticketing office, hoards of ang mo are already filling the place to the brim. We waited from 1130am to 1.30pm for our guided tour, but the wait was worth it for this unnesco conservation site. Too bad no pics allowed, as its an amazing place with 80% ofthe artifacts left intactand as it was.Read more

  • Day230

    Day 231: Hibernating in Vienna

    October 3, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Lots of rain today and quite chilly. Decided that I'd stay inside and work on videos since I haven't had a day for that in quite a while and I'm getting behind again! Shandos wanted to go to the Belvedere gallery to see Klimt's The Kiss amongst others, so off she went in the morning while I stayed in to work and mind the dog.

    Got a fair bit of work done, writing and editing video which was nice! Shandos returned in the mid-afternoon with a new handbag, a nice leather-looking one with a shoulder strap and lots of inside pockets. Good stuff.

    Nothing exciting for dinner, just pre-made microwave meals from the supermarket nearby. I only left the house once today when I took Schnitzel out to the bathroom! I know it sounds ridiculous to arrive in one of your favourite cities and just sit around indoors all day, but sometimes it's really genuinely necessary.
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