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Leopoldstadt

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  • Day8

    Hello Vienna

    December 23, 2019 in Austria ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    Dale and Dommy drove us back to Bratislava this morning and the heavy rain. We caught the bus back to Vienna where Jakob and Elisabeth met us and took us back to their apartment building - we also met Ashleigh who is their Australian exchange student. After a lovely hot lunch we went out at about 4.30 to walk through two of the many Christmas markets here, having a look at all the lights and stalls and tasting some hot punch. We met up with Jakob’s dad Alois at a restaurant where I had a classic Wiener schnitzel - yum!
    We are staying in a spare flat that they own on the same floor of the building which is very nice.
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    Lyndal Rose

    So pretty

    12/23/19Reply
    Merilyn Rose

    Pretty Christmas lights!🌲 Is it snowing yet?

    12/23/19Reply
    Fiona Boughey

    No it’s not meant to. Doesn’t snow here that often.

    12/24/19Reply
     
  • Day11

    Walking Around Vienna

    December 26, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Elisabeth kindly organised for us to have a friend of hers (who is a professional tour guide) give us a walking tour of the inner city. She showed us much of the medieval history of the buildings and explained a lot about the history of Vienna.
    We had a quick bite to eat and a hot chocolate in a traditional cafe and then went on to check out the Imperial Treasury museum. Back at home, Alois made us beef Bourguignon for an early dinner.
    We had booked a concert of Vivaldi’s four seasons at St Charles church that night - it was wonderful to hear in such an impressive venue! Everything is easy to get to via the underground.
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    Glenn Rose

    Wow!

    12/29/19Reply
    Glenn Rose

    Wow, wow!!

    12/29/19Reply
     
  • Day9

    Christmas

    December 24, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    We discovered that Christmas for the Rosenberger family (and most Europeans) is celebrated on the 24th. The day started with a beautiful breakfast of breads, jams, cheese, spreads and coffee with the family. This was a leisurely meal in the sunshine coming in the windows. We caught the underground train with Elisabeth and Ashleigh to the city centre to buy some tea and then got back on the train to the Schoenbrunn palace. There would have been a long wait for tickets to go inside so we met up with Jakob and just walked through some of the gardens and up a steep hill to the summer house for a nice view of the palace. The weather was nice and sunny so we looked around the Christmas market for a bit and had some hot food for lunch. Not long after returning back to the flat, the family had plans to meet up with friends at the Prater which is the big amusement park across the road. We went up on the Ferris wheel just as the sun was setting.
    The Christmas dinner was delicious - salmon and rice with a pavlova dessert made by Ashleigh. The three boys followed this with a quick concert of carols on their instruments - recorder (Jakob), bassoon (Flo) and french horn (Lucas). We then opened the presents while enjoying some champagne.
    We accompanied the family to midnight mass at their local Catholic church. This was a very different experience to see the ceremony and tradition of their service.
    We finally got to bed close to 2 AM.
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  • Day4

    Innenleben eines Co Drivers

    August 12, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    (Norbert) Die Reiseberichte unseres Literaten - meinem Motorradkumpel und Freund Bert - sind so präzise und wohlklingend formuliert, dass ich mich heute einmal damit beschäftigen möchte zu berichten, wie die Gedanken des Co Drivers während einer langen Fahrt durch die Steiermark gewesen sind. Fährt man hinter Bert hunderte von kurzen und lang geschwungenen Kurven hinterher, so kommt man unweigerlich ins Grübeln. Das Nummernschild SGXY 33. Warum XY nicht BH oder BR oder zu mindestens das Geburtsjahr. Nein, keine persönlichen Hinweise über das Nummernschild. Meine Blicke konzentrieren sich auf die beiden rechts und links hängenden Koffer und schnell wird klar, da fährt jemand, der die Welt gesehen hat. Meine drei bescheidenen Klebebilder von Deutschland, Österreich und Europa wirken etwas verloren neben Argentinien, Peru,Chile, Ushuaia, Matju Pitju, etc. Um so mehr freute es mich heute, dass ein Passant grosses Interesse an meiner African Twin zeigte und die wesentlichen Dinge an der GS 850 nicht beachtet hat. Egal, während der Fahrt im Windschatten von Bert fällt der BMW Helm auf. Sicherlich ein high end Produkt und mit allen erdenklichen Sicherheitsdingen ausgestattet, die man von einem Produkt aus dem Hause BMW erwarten kann. Doch der Schriftzug BMW wird in gleicher Größe von dem Guerrillero Heroico Che Guevara ergänzt. Der Gegensatz reizt und wird eigentlich nur dadurch übertroffen, dass ein high tec Produkt made in Germany gefahrene wird von einem groß dem Hintermann ins Auge springenden Schriftzug Harley Davidson. Wer die Marke kennt weiss, dass gerade der Sound ein wesentliches Erkennungsmerkmal darstellt. Die GS hingegen bleibt. An dieser Stelle eher unerkannt.
    So springt mein Blick während der gesamten Fahrt wechselnd von dem Nummernschild über die beklebten Koffer auf den Schriftzug am Helm und wieder zurück. Nach drei Stunden Kurvenfahrt bei besten Strassenverhältnissen und ohne Verkehr ist mir bisher keine plausible Erklärung eingefallen, um das anspruchsvolle Rätsel zu lösen. Na ja, da bleiben ja noch einige Tage , in der Sachlage weiter zu kommen.
    Die Tour läuft übrigens prächtig.
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    Matthias Hornberger

    Mir fällt auf, das der TÜV bald ausläuft. So lange könnt Ihr nicht bleiben.

    8/12/19Reply
    BertsBikeBook

    Matthias, Du bist ein Fuchs! Aber: Wir sind am 31.8. wieder zu Hause. Du weiß ja: Ein gutes Pferd springt knapp.

    8/12/19Reply
    Christoph Hentschel

    Frech, der Nobbi - weiter so! :D

    8/13/19Reply
     
  • Day10

    Vienna from on high

    December 25, 2019 in Austria ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    Today we got up a bit later due to the late night and enjoyed another lovely breakfast around the table. Jakob, Alois and Lucas walked with us to show us a bit of the local area including the Prater (big park with includes the amusement park), Jakob’s school and the church. It was fun to have a behind the scenes look at the church rooms and even up into the attic space! Jakob had all the keys!
    Alois was keen to drive us to a look out spot at Kahlenberg which commemorates the victory of the battle over the Turkish army. There were quite a few tourists here and despite the sun, the wind made it pretty freezing.
    He then took us to a huge monastery nearby called Stift Kloster Neuburg - the adjoining cathedral is gothic in style on the outside with a very ornate Baroque decoration inside.
    Finally we drove to the Donauturm (Danube tower) which is fairly new (1964) and about 150m tall. We went up in the lift for another view of the city. All this in their electric Renault car which can be charged in their home garage!
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    Glenn Rose

    Leaning towers!

    12/25/19Reply
    Merilyn Rose

    Our cruise boat was moored in the canal on the left-hand side, opposite those modern buildings!

    12/25/19Reply
    Merilyn Rose

    What are you doing today?

    12/26/19Reply
    Fiona Boughey

    Going for a guided walk around the centre and probably the imperial treasury.

    12/26/19Reply
     
  • Day2

    Unplanned afternoon fun

    October 19 in Austria ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Originally we just wanted to visit the chocolate museum in the afternoon, but it turned out to be more of a tourist trap, so we decided against it. Good thing, it was right next to the famous Wiener Prater amusement park, so we invested the money in some proper fun and thrills!Read more

  • Day2

    Tag 2 in Wien Schönbrunn

    August 24, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Der Tag beginnt mit einem gemütlichen Frühstück im Motel One,haben ein ruhiges Plätzchen ergattert,dann mit der U Bahn nach Schönbrunn,Audio Guide Tour gebucht,war sehr schön,haben Sissis Büro, Ankleidezimmer und Schlafzimmer gesehen😉Wunderschöne Aussenanlage,herrliche Blumen und Springbrunnen,der Tierpark ist gleich nebenan leider nicht reingegangen,es gibt dort Koalas,also doch noch nach Australien😂Read more

    Sascha Porbadnik

    Sissi und Franzl !

    8/24/19Reply
     
  • Day83

    Viennese Christmas Markets

    November 21, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    We have been in Vienna for 7 days and we have been to at least 9 Christmas markets. Every day we have chosen a different Christmas market to go to, but sometimes along the way, there’s another one. There are lots of stalls with people selling all sorts of handcrafted toys and christmas decorations. We tried some hot chocolate and some kinder punch and it was some of the best hot chocolate I have ever had. All of the drinks are sold in really nice Christmas mugs. You can keep the mug if you want, or you can return it and get your deposit back. Every Christmas market has a different mug. Me and Neve got to keep mugs in the shape of a stocking.

    There are also lots of people selling food like Christmas cookies, giant pretzels and candied nuts. We have tried the candied nuts multiple times which come in different flavors like chocolate or chilli. There are all kinds of different nuts too. When I walk by the stands, it smells so good. We have also tried some Christmas cookies. They are in the shapes of bells, cats, dogs and gingerbread people and they have iced on designs. A lot of people hang them on their Christmas trees and then eat them after Christmas is over. There is also a lot of people who sell marzipan, which my mom really likes.

    Little gnomes called tomtes or nisse are really popular here. They are a mythical creature with a long beard and a pointy hat. We got a few of them to hang on our Christmas tree next year and a few for decoration. They come in lots of different sizes. I saw some that were a foot tall, and some that were only two inches tall. The tomtes come in lots of different colors and different styles. Some of the gnomes are skiing, and most of them don’t have arms or legs or any eyes. They are super cute and I wanted to buy all of them to bring home with me.

    We visited most of the Christmas markets during the day, but at night there are lights in the streets and on the stalls. The lights make the Christmas markets really cozy and pretty. Lots of locals go to the Christmas markets after work with their friends.

    At one of the most popular markets, Rat Haus, me and Neve went skating. There’s an outdoor rink with a pathway around it and you can skate for the whole day if you want to. It was really fun. It wasn’t too busy in the afternoon, but it got really busy at around 4:00 when school was done for most kids. Rat Haus is in front of the city hall and it looks really cool with all the lights at night. Tomorrow evening we are going to our last Christmas market. I wish we were spending our Christmas in Vienna.

    Sophie
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  • Day16

    Prater

    September 29, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Ein Besuch des berühmten Wiener Praters ist definitiv ein Muss! Auf dem nostalgischen Rummelplatz reiht sich Fahrgeschäft an Fahrgeschäft. Man kann Wien nicht verlassen, ohne eine Fahrt im berühmten Prater-Riesenrad gemacht zu haben. Wenn die Gondel ihren höchsten Punkt auf ca. 65 Meter erreicht hat, hat man einen tollen Blick über die Dächer Wiens und den angrenzenden Vergnügungspark.Read more

  • Day1

    Riesenrad

    March 13, 2020 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Eine Attraktion hatte dann schließlich doch noch auf. Das Riesenrad am Prater Freizeitpark. Allerdings war die eine Fahrt die 12 Europro Person es nicht wirklich wert😅 🎡 Der Rest des Parks war leider auch geschlossen. Daher haben wir uns im Anschluss direkt auf den weg zum Naschmarkt gemacht. Dieser war größer als gedacht und zum bummeln schön hergemacht. Erinnerte ein bisschen an die kleinen Gassen in Marrakesch 😊
    Unterwegs sind uns immer wieder die verschiedenen, niedlichen Ampelmännchen aufgefallen. Wirklich süß 👩🏼‍🤝‍👩🏻👨🏼‍🤝‍👨🏻
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