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Gemeindebezirk Wieden

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  • Day25

    A Visit to Vienna

    August 23, 2017 in Austria

    Vienna is only an hour train trip from Bratislava, so we set off in the morning for a day trip to view some of the main attractions. We were soon in awe of the city, particularly as we arrived at Schönbrunn Palace. For the next six or so hours we spent traipsing around the city, taking trains, trams and buses to get to our destinations.

    After a tour of the imperial rooms of the Schönbrunn Palace, we headed to the Hundertwasserhaus, with its interestingly designed apartments. And of course there was the obligatory church, in the shape of St Stephen’s Cathedral and more palaces, including Hofburg Palace and Belvedere Palace. The day also included a stroll through the Nasctmarkt, a day market in the centre of Vienna.

    And of course, the song of the day had to be ... Oh Vienna ...

    The image is gone
    only you and I
    This means nothing to me

    Oh Vienna, you didn't disappoint.
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  • Day3

    Vandaag Sisi dag!

    August 23, 2017 in Austria

    Om 12u lichten uit en dan slapen gelijk de muizen in 't meel tot ik om 3.30u het raam dicht deed tegen het straatgeluid, ik wil het geen lawaai noemen maar mijn kamergenoot is hipper gevoelig aan geluid en beweging. Jammer genoeg zou ik daarna, uit gerustigheid waarschijnlijk, gesnurkt hebben als een os :-}
    Na een uitgebreid ontbijt met spek en eieren op stap. Greta stipte uit om eerst Schönbrunn verder te bezoeken dus richting Swedenplatz en de Ubahn naar Schönbrunn. We verwachtten een speciale Sisi toer maar het was eigenlijk de gewone Grand Tour, dus vooral over Maria-Theresia die 200 jaar voor Sisi leefde! In de museum shop kocht ik een boek voor Annie en we waren benieuwd naar de familie verhouding tussen Franz Jozefs moeder Sophia en keizerin Marie-Theresia dus vroegen we naar een 'Geslachtsbaum' van de Habsburgers? We schoten in de lach dat het ook een :Stammbaum' was in 't duits. Blijkt dat er wel 4 generaties verschil zijn tussen de twee genoemde dames! Rond de middag terug de Ubahn in naar de Naschmarkt waar we lunchten met een Wiener Snitsel, boeren art, dus met varkensvlees i.p.v. kalfsvlees. Hij smaakte ons toch voortreffelijk en deze keer was het genoeg. We maakten de planning op om langs het Session gebouw door te steken tot het Sisimuseum in de Hofburg. Het was +/- 25° in de schaduw maar tussen die hoge witte gebouwen lijkt het warmer. Eerst was er het zilvermuseum en daarna de Keizerlijke Appartementen waar vooral Keizer Frans Jozef maar ook Elisabeth leefden en werkten. Het was zeer de moeite waard maar je mocht niet fotograferen en daar erg ik mij enorm aan, dus stiekem trok ik toch enkele foto's en ik was niet alleen! Greta ging wat vluchtiger over het zilveren vaatwerk en porselein maar we spraken af in het Hofburg Café dus moest ik daar geen rekening mee houden en kon ik rustig blijven staan tot het foto veilig was!
    We troffen elkaar in het café en besloten een taxi te nemen naar het hotel om in de tuin wat te rusten en dan daarna wel of niet naar de Stefansdom te wandelen.
    Het werd dus maar tot aan de Swedenplatz waar ik een dürum nam en Greta een hotdog. Terwijl we zaten te eten passeerden er verschillende trams en omdat onze 48u kaart ook daarvoor dient besloten we de tram te nemen naar het Prater park zodat we eens konden zitten en rijden. We deden een wandeling langs de grande allee, heel breed maar verkeersvrij, maar het prater rad en attracties zagen we niet. Dan maar terug en na nog een echte Italianischer Eis verorbert te hebben gingen we hotel waarts om nu eens op tijd te gaan slapen.
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  • Day279

    Vienna

    January 7 in Austria

    So I kinda slept the whole night through but I woke up a good 5 times for wees and then the pillow was uncomfortable. I have since swapped with Will haha.

    We left for food. Western Europe is rapidly taking our money.
    We are trying to spend less than $50 a day but it's honestly not bloody possible.
    Our cards current exchange rate is 0.58 euro to every dollar so we are basically paying double for everything 😭😭
    Occasionally it's the low 60's
    It's bullshit lol

    We walked back to the hostel for a toilet stop then to the free walking tour meeting spot. We were meant to book an we hoped we would be allowed to participate.
    Because we were 20 mins early she let us in weeee :)

    Tour was the worst we have been on I think.
    I think the problem was it was too much info on the wrong stuff and too little on the right stuff.
    Like, he kept name dropping and I was like who the hell is this bloke?
    He gave no background on Austrian history so I understood very few connections he made.
    It still had some good bits.

    Their opera house is nice. Ours is better. The designer killed himself though because the king (I think) said it looked like a train station.
    It kind of does, just a reallllly fancy one.

    We went through several court yards. Apparently you can rent the apartments? They might be attached to the place though? I seriously don't know - I couldn't hear over people translating next to me and his accent was thick.
    There is a treasury in one section though which I reckon would have hectic crowns and stuff.
    Francis Joseph is important. Still don't know who he is - i assume a king but that was not clarified. He is everywhere though.

    Went to the biggest courtyard - that's what he called it but it wasn't enclosed so I don't consider it a courtyard... but the front of the palace (again, I think) was there and it was pretty.
    All the buildings are the same. It's pretty yet boring?
    If it was my first county I'd be blown away.
    There are a lot of green horse/rider statues around the place.

    In the distance he pointed out parliament and town hall. Both buildings looked terrific but we didn't approach... will check out another day..

    We went to a church and inside to my great delight is a mosaic replica of the last supper. I left feeling like the void Milan left has been filled. It was very very good.
    It was large and it looked like the painting so yay us.
    The church also had a cool moving nativity scene.
    Christmas decorations are still up everywhere!

    We went to what translates to Michaels square where Roman remains are in the floor.
    Looks like shit but once you say it's Roman it becomes ok hahaha
    Down the street is a horse school and the first female did a show there recently so that's great - a big step.
    Something to do with the Spanish.. 😅

    We stopped at a fountain. I don't know why.
    Maybe the main square?

    The royal family crypt is nearby which we are gonna check out tomorrow and it's somehow relevant to how a cappuccino got its name but again, and not for the last time, I don't know. The building was brown though 🤔 lol
    So the next stop was a cool one - where Mozart worked and died. its only a plaque on a building but still interesting.

    Next, another courtyard... reason unknown.
    Then St Stevens cathedral which had a hectic colour roof and is where Mozart got married. I wanna go back and see the crypt. Apparently there are intestines there lol

    The outside is pretty blackened.

    Ok so we are terrible terrible people and we then ran away from the tour without a tip. It had 2 more stops to go but we were bored.
    And the main reason - we are poor.

    The train station is cool - it has Pie across the station. 3.14.......... blah blah blah.

    Went home then popped out for dinner again.
    I only had 2 cheeseburgers and a salad the whole day and we still broke budget 😖😖😖😖😖😖😖
    Like honestly it's not possible.
    Will got a schnitzel and it was disgusting. They don't do chicken here - weirdos - so he got pork and made himself eat it but has felt funny since. At least it came with potato salad so he had something else to eat.

    Our waiter was a goose. He corrected my English...
    I was like uhm please. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️
    I asked if the salad came with sauce?
    He goes do you mean dressing? It's called dressing not sauce......

    Is can be called both but whatevssss.

    At the end he was like tip not included.
    I did not tip hhhahaha sucker.
    The food sucked. He sucked.

    Home now. Had a nap and its currently 2am and I'm ready to go back down I think hah

    I also messaged Vicki to ask if Austria sells taco. Her answer was promising but she is checking her supermarket tomorrow. Hahahhh
    She is too nice.

    Chick in the room is sleep talking and it's weird.
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  • Day280

    Vienna

    January 8 in Austria

    Slept crap.
    Idiot next to us decided to wake up and read at 4am and his bed light was directly in my eyes.

    Anywaysss we got on the move. We had subway for breakfast.

    We then decided we would check out the parliament and town hall buildings we saw from a distance yesterday.

    I now see why they were skipped. Parliament is badass but is under renovations so they are currently sitting somewhere else but it's like a big column Greek Roman looking thing.
    Town hall we couldn't even get close to - out the front was all a construction zone. It also looked less fancy up close.
    There was the coolest ice rink though! It was like a race track circuit that you had to follow around trees and stuff.
    if I wasn't freezing and was wearing water resistant pants I would have signed up lol but one false move and my legs would be icicles all day haha

    We then headed towards the imperial crypt but on the way walked past the imperial horse stables which I really loved cause you could see the horseys in there little huts with coats on 🤗🙃
    It was also In the middle of the street so that was random/unexpected and therefore a highlight.
    Animal involvement always gets bonus points haha

    Walk walk walk.

    All the buildings are white or cream. Boring.
    They have cool traffic lights though.. some are men, some are women, some couples - have seen a straight couple and lesbo ones. No men ones yet.
    I know there are couples cause they hold hands and have a love heart. Lol
    Still it's nice and a very not confronting display.

    Found the crypt (it's the cappuccino building)
    We paid 7€ each to go in.
    I lovedddd it.

    It's where all the members of the hapburg** family are buried.
    Stupid entry price but monarchies really interest me sooo down we went.

    There were first little boxes that were for come children. Apparently 25% of the remains here are under the age of 5 which is just so so sad.
    These boxes were for the under 1's though.

    The coffins or what ever you want to call them were all really intricate but boring. All the same color metal.

    There was a school group who were in the way so we quickly overtook.

    So many!!

    We found Francis Joseph - royalists still leave flowers at his grave.
    Franz Ferdinand's dad was also somewhere in the crypt too.
    Lots of emperors. It was such a big empire so I love it :)
    Good choice us.

    We left and then went back to St. Stevens cathedral and went inside.
    A beautiful church. Even Will made comment.
    It has catacombs that you can go see but the. Exit tour was 2 hours away so we gave that a miss.
    Got my Austrian magnet.

    Went home.
    We napped before going out for dinner.
    Cheap eats McDonalds for the win 🤙🏽 lol

    Back home and I think I'm gonna read.

    Helen also got Harvey - I added it to 2 days back. 👍🏼
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  • Day11

    Annamarie의 집

    July 24, 2016 in Austria

    우여곡절 끝에 숙소에 도착했다!
    작고 편안한 방이다.
    화장실 가까이에 있어서 좋다. 헤헤.

    Annamarie가 따뜻하게 맞아주었고, 선물도 있었다. 맛있어!

    엄청 거대한 초록 문이 대문이다!
    엘레베이터도 있어서 안 힘들게 왔다.
    방에는 책상도 있고, 장도 있고, 편안한 의자와 TV도 있다.

  • Day11

    Annamarie의 집

    July 24, 2016 in Austria

    숙소에 Meggie라는 개가 있는데, 엄청 염탐한다!

    분명히 후기에는 손님에게 관심이 없다고 했는데..
    자꾸 방에 들어와 구석구석 살피며, 내 다리를 햝는다.
    심지어 침대에도 올라왔다!!
    크르텍 도망가!!!😣

  • Day12

    Cafe Gitarre

    July 25, 2016 in Austria

    가보고 싶었던 집 앞 pub에 가보았다!

    노래도 좋고, 작으면서 살짝 어두운 분위기가 마음에 들었다.
    하지만 담배 냄새가 심했고, 무엇보다 돈이 더 나왔어!!

    처음 들어가서는 매일 갈거라 생각했는데, 가기전에 한 번 정도 더 갈 것 같다.

    공연하는 사람들이 와서 공연도 하고 갔다.
    옆에 앉은 아저씨랑도 이야기했는데, 이 아저씨도 AirB&B를 하고 있고 현재 한국인이 묵고 있다고 한다. 나에게 게스트 이름을 읽어달라고 하셨다.
    가게의 와인이 맛있다며 추천하셨고, 슈니첼집도 추천해주셨다.
    레드와인 마셨는데 화이트와인이 더 맛있으니 다음에 그거먹으라고 하셨다.
    아니 그럼 주문할때 말해줬어야지!

  • Day13

    Schnitzel Center

    July 26, 2016 in Austria

    왠지 궁금했던 집 앞 슈니첼에 도전해보았다.
    동남아 사람?이 운영하고 있었다.
    내 이름을 말해보려 노력했으나 실패했다. (계속 키원이라고 말함) 외국인들에게는 어려운 발음인가보다.

    슈니첼 맛은 그냥 그랬는데 양이 매우 많았다.
    결국 반 정도 남기고 포장해왔다.

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Gemeindebezirk Wieden, Wieden, 1040

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