Hoher Markt

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  • Day4

    End of the walking tour

    December 16, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C

    We went on a 2 hour afternoon walking tour of some key sights, mostly related to the various royal buildings and history of the holy Roman empire. This was where the tour finished, in the Jewish Quarter, on a sombre note.Read more

  • Day7

    Wenn das Leben dir Zitronen gibt

    March 12 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    We arrived safe in Vienna!

    Then we found out almost all of the museums, including the Opera House, got closed down yesterday. And then we found out we can no longer get into the Czech Republic.

    So after trying to get a hold of Orbitz and learning it'd take 14 hours(!) for someone to get back to us, we bought new tickets to LAX for Monday. We figured we'd best have an exit plan before spending a full day getting a hold of them.

    For now, we're going to relax (there's a Jared-sized bathtub!) and enjoy the sights that we can still see. It's a bit of a bummer that everything is closed down, sure, but the bright side is that 1) the government is taking this seriously and working to limit the virus' spread, and 2) we have an excuse to come back! Also we get to see Cholula that much sooner!

    Tonight we took a trip to a local restaurant and had some goulash & schnitzel, paired with an Austrian beer and an Aperol spritz. Then we headed over to Hotel Sacher Wien for a Sachertorte and some strudel. Köstlich!

    We'll keep you posted as things do or don't change. We'll be sure to keep abreast of any developments and have the embassy on speed dial just in case.
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  • Day1

    Planes, trains & automobiles

    August 9, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Car, plane, train, bus, a form of transport and we probably used it !! And that is even before you include the ol reliable feet into the equation. Usually day one of any trip is a travel day and by god did we have a travel day! It is only when we arrived at the apartment and thought about it did we realise just how much we had done. We all left home around the 6am mark and didn't reach our final destination until 6pm.

    A crash on the M7 put us under time pressure for the airport. It wasn't a blockbuster worthy dash across a packed airport terminal but it was a shorter timeframe than we felt comfortable with given all the dramatics on the news about delays in security. And dramatics it turned out to be as I have never had a smoother journey through security than today. In fact my passport wasn't even looked at until I arrived in Vienna. Gate number on hand we were on a frantic search for tea as there wasn't enough time for a snoop through duty free but tea was essential given our early rise. While the girls went off on a tea expedition I made a quick pitstop to buy an adaptor plug. When the cashier made a throwaway reference to the fact I was flying from T2 I thought he was joking for some reason and answered with a very drawn out 'yeah'. Then with a sudden realisation and a rapid increase in heartbeat I realised that we had somehow made our way to T1!! How was that even possible???? We had followed the signs!! Typical that the one day we had no leeway in regards time we make a mistake that we may not be able to rectify. After two frantic phonecalls to my tea obsessed travel companions who were too busy looking for lids to know that I was having a complete meltdown I managed to find a info screen. In typical Irish organisation we had T2 on our printed boarding passes but for some reason they had decided to fly us out of a gate in T1. Thanks for that stress Dublin airport! It certainly got my heardbeating as my fitbit can attest to. My oblivious companions returned in a tea induced sense of bliss to find me recovering from my ordeal! It was some start to the morning and one way to guarantee that I was awake!!ha

    An uneventful flight and extended sleep later we arrived in Vienna. It is one of the most modern airports I have even been in and visually very appealing. I am disappointed to have not taken any photos of it but with bag and baggage there just wasn't much time. Once we arrived in Vienna Ais took complete charge. As the German teacher in the group she is in her element here and we appreciate her language skills. She is adamant that she will teach me German on this trip, we will just have to wait and see!ha

    Off we went onto our third mode of transport of the day...the train. We ooohed and aaahed over the flashy trains coming and going on the platform until ours arrived. In typical fashion we got one straight out of the 60s with the only air con the open window. From train to bus we went (all on the same €4 ticket may I add).

    The bus left us off near the hotel when we were to collect our key for the apartment. It was suppose to be a 2min walk but with the aid of Google maps we managed to make it 20. We went on a full tour of the four road junction and then decided that we needed to go to the end of one particular street and of course 10mins later we realised we were wrong. Thankfully due to Aislinn's language skills and a good samaratian we realised it was the other end of the street where we should be. Off we went on our merry way and collected our key.

    The apartment was a short tram ride away but we decided to have a quick ice cream stop first to recover from all the walking and dragging of suitcases in 30degree heat! The apartment was just around the corner from the tram stop. We had finally reaches our destination!! The final hurdle we had to face was the climb up to the apartment. The claustropia inducing elevator was NOT an option so a million flights of steps it was!!

    After some chill time and recovery we headed off out to explore our neighbourhood. We are right on the Danuabe river and around the corner are many restaurants and cafes. A quick first night dinner/delayed celebration of Aislinn's birthday ensued before back home. 10,000 steps later, despite three hours stationary on a plane, means the rest was well deserved!!!
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  • Day789


    April 25, 2016 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Wer sich einen kulinarisch extrem genussvollen Abend machen will ist in der Labstelle in Wien genau richtig!
    Jeder der sieben (!) Gänge war ein Gedicht für sich - so viele verschiedene Geschmäcke vereint in je einem Gericht - wahre Geschmacksexplosionen!
    Kennt ihr den Film 'Ratatouille'? Wenn sich die kleine Koch-Ratte mal wieder verschiedene Dinge ins Mäulchen steckt kommt es auch manchmal zu Geschmacksexlosionen, dargestellt mit einem Feuerwerk - so gings mir auch!!

    War so schön mit meinen Mädels dort zu dinieren!!!

    Danke für die Fotos ihr Lieben und Danke Mathias (Koch in der Labstelle) für die Extra-Gänge und das kulinarische Highlight!!!
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  • Day3

    Hop on, Hop off Bus Citytour

    July 10, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Bequem mit dem Sightseeingbus die Stadt erleben und die wichtigsten Infos zu Wien erhalten. Im Doppeldeckerbus fahren kreuz und quer durch die Stadt und haben somit einen ersten Eindruck über die Ausmaße und die Geschichte von Wien.Read more

  • Day2

    Cathédrale Saint Etienne

    December 8, 2018 in Austria ⋅ 🌬 8 °C

    Plus impressionnante par sa taille que par sa décoration ou son style.

    Bondée, nous fuyons la foule en allant faire la visite du trésor, moins fréquentée.
    Durant celle-ci, un balcon nous offre une jolie vue plongeante sur la nef.Read more

  • Day83

    Hungry Guy & OM

    December 22, 2016 in Austria ⋅ ☁️ -2 °C

    Pitas und Cocktails mit Claudia, Betti, Bibi und Anna. Und Hanna (Wie war noch gleich ihr Name?). Amaretto Sour mit Mango Pulp und Vodka, dann doch mit Amaretto. Es ist kalt, könnten Sie die Heizung aufdrehen und die Musik leiser drehen? Wir sind nur Gscherte in Wean!Read more

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