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  • Day25

    Get around the Prater

    January 6, 2020 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    Following our jaunt through Augarten to look at Nazi relics, we headed toward the Prater park with the hope of winter markets and possibly an amusement park ride or two (assumed it was mostly closed in the winter).

    Sweet Jeebers it was a winner. Roller coasters with no lines. Crazy high chair swings. Bonkers swinging pendulum things, and all the other theme park trimmings.

    We could walk up to any ride we wanted and jump straight on. There was a decent little rollercoaster to start, then the mammoth chair swing. It's 117m high, in a chain secured with some small chains with your feet dangling around in the wind, and I was petrified. I couldn't look around, up, or down - just dead straight the whole time. Lex enjoyed that a lot.

    To help calm down from this we moved straight on to the giant pendulum thing. Almost as high at its peak, but travelling a lot faster than the chairs-on-chains, with the added perk of tumbling you upside down. Loved the rush of it apart from the bit where it slows down and stops with us right up the top. Panicked a bit.

    That was it for heights based rides for me. Had a play with a couple of the go-kart tracks, and then gave a house of horrors/rollercoaster a crack. Being the big horror fans we are (not) this did seem a logical decision. The photo presented to us at the end of the ride proves otherwise (pictured).

    Grabbed one more indoor rollercoaster/laser show on the way out of the rides area and headed to the Christmas market for a glühwein weiß (mulled white wine). Great success for a non-planned afternoon.
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    Joanna Green

    Oh no, why did you do it 😱😱😱

    1/9/20Reply
    Joanna Green

    😱

    1/9/20Reply
    Joanna Green

    I can’t believe you went on this horrific thing 🥴

    1/9/20Reply
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  • Day1

    Das Konzert

    August 23, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Angekommen um 18:45,was für ein Gewusel von Rammsteinfans,tolle Stimmung,null Gedrängel,Plätze eingenommen und um 20:30 ging es mit einem Donnerschlag los,wir hatten eine super Sicht von oben,Rammstein hat in jeder Beziehung ordentlich eingeheizt,es war einfach irre,besser geht nicht,noch nie so eine Show gesehen,es hat sich gelohnt,wir sind immer noch hin und weg👍😊🎶🎵Read more

    Nadine Lupp

    Was für ein Spektakel!! Grandios!!

    8/24/19Reply
     
  • Day1

    Das Konzert

    August 23, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    So viele Fress und Saufbuden vor einem Stadion haben wir noch nie gesehen drinnen gibt es einige wie bei uns im Olympiastadion im Innenraum, wenige Buffets in den oberen Rängen,wir sitzen ziemlich wei oben haben ne tolle freie Sicht,wir sind gespanntRead more

  • Day25

    Gratitude

    September 6, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    It's 1AM, and I'm in a friend's Vienna apartment, feeling gratitude for their friendship, and for the way things unfolded and led me here safely.

    The last bike spot on my train. A wild 30-minute ride through city traffic. An Austrian dinner of meat and young wine. The rain held off all day. Now I get to fall asleep listening to it through an open window.Read more

    Giovanni Colletti

    Well - except for the vegetables of course, that looks pretty good

    9/8/19Reply
     
  • Day41

    Wein

    October 24, 2018 in Austria ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    We got a taxi to the Dubrovnik airport and listened to young driver, formerly from Zagreb, explain about the local real estate prices and rentals. To us it did not seem too outlandish but his salary is quite small he said so it is all relative. Dubrovnik airport is very small and we were shuttled to the plane on a bus. In less than 90 minutes we had landed in Vienna. Vienna only become a destination because China Airlines flew out of its airport. Rather than catch the shuttle into town we caught a fixed price taxi. The hotel is not too bad, a small private hotel, the person next door to us is a permanent resident. We settled in and went to a local shop for milk and other supplies. The cold weather had arrived. It was overcast and very windy. Our 1 month prepaid sim had expired today so we were relying on Google Maps with no directions.
    The next morning we went down to the breakfast room for an organic breakfast, whatever that was going to be. I had organic corn flakes which were made of cardboard whilst MDW had two pots of tea. We then did as the locals were doing and ate freshly made cake. Not a bad idea as it tasted very nice. Brought back memories of my youth when we would sometimes have chocolate biscuits or cake for breakfast, must have been Dad’s European influence. The underground was a minute away, we bought a two day unlimited ticket, validated it at the train station and we were off. We arrived at the centre plaza where the main church was. Absolutely beyond belief. It was so tastefully done yet ornate at the same time. Great sculptures, art work and decorations. Mass was being said when we walked in to have a look but that did not seem to disturb the priest and the two ladies in the front pew. We spent the remainder of the day walking around admiring the architecture. It’s hard to put in words how tasteful yet magnificent it is. This has become our favourite destination these holidays although MDW still has a soft spot for Florence. The wind had really picked up and it was raining. MDW wanted to go to her favourite shop which is usually located in the suburbs around high density low cost housing, get the picture. And it was dark with lots of shadowy alley ways and shady looking characters. The street lighting was minimal but on we marched. The wind had destroyed my $5 umbrella so I had no protection from the wind or rain. Suddenly we were there, well almost because we followed the sign on the building which took us past people possibly doing drug deals and a dead end. MDW was getting frustrated but we walked back a little and found MDW’s planned destination. In we walked but shock, horror, what MDW wanted to buy was not in the store. See MDW has fallen in love with honey cashews and peanuts at LIDL. She was not happy but fortunately I found them in another isle. MDW was happy but now we had to get back. I suggested the tram but had no idea what direction or where to catch it. MDW just asked a couple of girls who happily told us what we had to do to get to the city. We took tram to the underground and now it was about 7pm. The train we needed to catch was packed but we squeezed in along with many others. People would just shove you out of the way as they were exiting which resulted in us shoving other people. We arrived at the centre and headed off for a long desired schnitzel at Figlmuller. There was a queue of people out the door waiting for a table so we joined them in the rain until we eventually were shown a table for two. The schnitzels arrived, bigger than the dinner plate but I managed to eat all of mine whilst MDW did her best but left about half on her plate. We asked for the bill and the eftpos machine was put in front of me and the waiter said I just need to put how much I want to tip. Well my tip is if you are going to charge that much for a schnitzel you should not expect a tip. I indicated I just wanted to pay the amount which did not make the waiter happy, “well no tip then” and his jovial nature had disappeared. Back to the underground, full tummy’s we hopped on full trains and back to our hotel. The wind was so strong someone had their takeaway meal blown out of their hand. The horse and buggy’s had given up with only the hardiest of tourists out and about.
    The next day we decided to get some culture but we tried to wait out the wind and rain. The weather app was saying it felt like 1 degree outside. So after lunch we headed to the museum quarter and spent several hours walking around the museum of natural history. So many exhibits from the smallest to the largest. We possibly saw almost every animal past and present that has inhabited this planet. The buildings in the quarter were also amazing. As we are flying home tomorrow morning MDW did a final bag repack and I weighed them in at under 23kgs.
    Together we saw so much, encountered different cultures, drove on the other side of the road, had a lot of laughs, a few worrying moments and lots of precious memories. The planning went pretty well although we would have changed the length of time we stayed in some of our destinations.
    Thank you for the comments and likes, hopefully it wasn’t too long winded, look forward to catching up with you in the near future when we can show you our 3000 photos.
    P.S. MDW doesn’t know but I am starting to plan our next holiday.. 🤣🤣🤣
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    DeeJayEm

    Well you have had a great holiday, as you say so many sights nd so many cultures.

    10/24/18Reply
    Gordon Markwart

    You should have asked for a plate. Schnitzel on the table!

    10/25/18Reply
    Gordon Markwart

    Very pretty.

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  • Day2

    Da muss man unbedingt hin.

    July 9, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Zum Abschluß gehen wir noch in den Prater eine Runde im Riesenrad drehen. In 60m Höhe haben wir einen sehr schönen Ausblick über Wien und den Prater. Beeindruckend sind die vielen Fahrgeschäfte, die wir jedoch nach dem reichhaltigen Essen lieber auslassen.Read more

    Jürgen Stickel

    Sieht gut aus 😀😀fahren jetzt mit Fahrrad 🚴 nach aarhus

    7/10/17Reply
     
  • Day14

    Plater

    July 27, 2016 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    빈에서 부리고 싶었던 사치 Pola Walk!
    폴라로이드 사진을 찍는 투어였다.
    나는 Plater 코스를 골랐고, krieau역에서 만나서 현대적 건축물을 가진 학교(WU(Vienna University of Economics and Business))를 본 후 Plater 놀이공원으로 갔다.

    사실 폴라로이드 빌려준 것 말고는 정말 별 거 없었지만 나름대로 좋은 시간을 보냈다.

    외국인 3명(친구)과 나 넷이서 참여했다.
    친구들끼리 해도 즐거운 투어 인것 같다.
    예쁜 사진들을 얻었다.
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  • Day2

    Frohe Weihnachten aus Wien

    December 24, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Den 24. Dezember lassen wir ganz entspannt angehen. Nachdem wir mit Blick auf die Donau gefrühstückt 🍳🥞🥐🥨 haben, genießen wir jetzt erneut die Sonne 🌞 und schlendern in Richtung Prater.

    Krass, wie viele Fahrgeschäfte und Attraktionen so vor sich hin am vergammeln sind. Die gute „alte“ Kirmes/Volksfest aus unserer Kindheit, hat scheinbar so langsam ausgedient! Und so schlendern wir umher und träumen 💭 von damals ....

    Weiter geht es nochmal in die Stadt zum Stephansdom für Oma 👵und Opa 👴🏻 eine Kerze 🕯anzünden und ein Glühwein geht auch noch 😉.

    Heute Abend gibt’s dann ein hoffentlich leckeres Dinner zu zweit!

    In diesem Sinne frohe Weihnachten an Alle und eine besinnliche und hoffentlich friedliche Zeit gemeinsam mit Euren Liebsten! 💝
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  • Day12

    Comiendo al estilo alemán

    August 23, 2015 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Una cosa que hemos notado en Viena es que no parece otro país diferente a Alemania. Sus costumbres son bastante similares, su gastronomía y además hablan el mismo idioma.

    Yendo hacia el Prater, el parque de atracciones mas antiguo del mundo y justo a la entrada nos hemos parado en un lugar perfecto para comer. Nos hemos pedido dos platos de Bratwurst y uno de patatas que hemos aderezado con varias salsas muy ricas y un par de cervezas.Read more

  • Day12

    El Prater

    August 23, 2015 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Espectacular. Probablemente el parque mas extenso que haya visitado nunca. Está a un salto del centro de la ciudad y es donde los austriacos creemos que invierten gran parte de su tiempo libre.

    Aquí puedes practicar una gran variedad de deportes porque hay pistas de todos los colores. Tienes el estadio donde juega la selección austriaca sus partidos de fútbol, un frondoso bosque y muchas zonas para hacer picnics, tomar el sol o que los niños jueguen.

    Muchos prefieren coger las bicis, otros correr y otros pasear. Nosotros nos hemos recorrido gran parte y hemos invertido hora y media. Obviamente nos hemos tumbado a tomar el solecito durante un rato.

    De lo que mas nos ha gustado de Viena.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Prater, Wiener Prater, Prater de Vienne