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  • Day9

    Wir fuhren mit dem Bus

    March 14, 2020 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 50 °F

    Today was a VERY slow day, as more and more of the city closed down.

    We slept in again (catching up on a collective decade of sleep deprivation is a decent use of this time, I guess!) and started our day around new.

    We stopped by Buffet Trzersniewski for some delicious finger sandwiches and juice and then walked around for a bit.

    After meandering through the streets, we decided to hop on a city tour bus, which took us around the town to see all of the historic buildings that we couldn't tour! Despite our inability to go inside of any of them, we learned some interesting history and got a better feel for the city outside of the center where we're staying.

    Then followed some more meandering, shopping, and eating. We stopped for dinner at McDonald's for a little taste of home (Austrian McDonald's is gourmet as heck btw), and returned to Cafe Sacher for dessert.

    We're now tucked in early, figuring out the logistics of transportation to the airport, exchanging currency, and how to enjoy our last full day in the world's most beautiful ghost town.

    Guten nacht!
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  • Day1

    Wien Tag 1

    August 23, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Abflug 7:00 pünktlich zum motel one am Prater,Sachen abgegeben,an der Donau entlang Richtung Stephansdom, stephansdom von innen angesehen jetzt Stephansplatz mit Blick auf Dom,sehr schön und sehr warm,langsames eingrooven auf auf heute Abend mit einem kleinen Bier😊am Hotel Sacher vorbei bzw.wir durften ein ganz klei wenig rein,zu 15 uhr ins Hotel zurück,eingecheckt u d ne Runde geruht,Abfahrt 17:30 mit U Bahn 2 Stationen zum StadionRead more

  • Day6

    Nachspeiße im Café Hawelka

    July 2, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Das im Jahre 1939 von Leopold Hawelka eröffnete Café war zur damaliger Zeit, wichtigster Treffpunkt der Wiener Kunstszene. Die gesamte Einrichtung ist von 1912 und wurde unverändert. Bis zur Übernahme von Hr. Hawelka wurde hier noch eine Bar betrieben.

    Beim Eintreten wurden wir von einem gut angezogenen jungen Mann an einen Tisch geführt. Als wir nach der Speisekarte fragten, bekamen wir die Antwort: „Ich bin die Karte“. Nun, wir bestellten uns einen Kaffe und je ein Stück Kuchen. Sehr lecker. Das Flair führt einen zurück in die Vorkriegszeit und man kann sich direkt vorstellen wie sich die Künstler hier über ihre Arbeiten austauschten.
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  • Day2


    February 21, 2020 in Austria ⋅ 🌙 4 °C

    Der Stephansdom am Wiener Stephansplatz ist seit 1365 Domkirche, seit 1469/1479 Kathedrale und seit 1723 Metropolitankirche des Erzbischofs von Wien. Der von den Wienern auch kurz Steffl genannte römisch-katholische Dom gilt als Wahrzeichen Wiens und wird häufig auch als österreichisches Nationalheiligtum bezeichnet.Read more

  • Day1

    Wien in one day

    July 28, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    What a wonderful day! First of all, a tour in the center... then we had lunch in RollerCoaster bar (robotic)... and finally we went back by....

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    Electric scooter!!!!!! 5 rabbits in Wien 😎😎😎😎😎Read more

  • Day2

    Donaukanal,Augarten ,Cafe Nil,10erMarie

    May 30, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Donaukanalspaziergang neue Perspektive Wiens entdecken.Der Wind wird sehr stark,deshalb wird der Augarten mit seinen Flaktürmen besichtigt,Das Illusionsmuseums wird verschoben so viele Menschen.Besuch des CafeNil ist viel besser,guter Türkischer Cafe mit Kardamon ein Highlight.Abends 10erMarie Heuriger mit top Essen und das fast mitten in Wien.Read more

  • Day2

    Dom vs Duomo

    August 10, 2017 in Austria ⋅ 🌧 22 °C

    Our first proper day in Vienna and what is the first main tourist site we go to only St Stephan's Cathedral. We picked up exactly where we left off in Italy by visiting churches. While it wasn't as asthetically pleasing as the Milan Duomo due to the construction work taking place outside it was still very impressive. The Dom (that's cathedral in German) was free to enter and quite impressive. Again due to construction our movement within the church was hindered. It was surprisingly dark within. This is unlike the other impressive cathedrals I have been in previously. It was a relief to exit as it was hotter inside than out.

    Our next stop was the hop on hop off bus, the best way to see any city. We choose the red line as it had the most central route to start us off. The heat increased exponentionally while we were on the bus. The top cover on the bus did not help matters in any way. The limited air in the open window did little to cool us. Sweat patches galore but thankfully not visible to the naked eye. It brought me right back to last year to a similar tour bus in Toronto and an orange skirt!

    As we finished the red line tour and were admiring the museum quarter the skies open. It had been boiling for rain all day and we got it. It went from slightly overcast to hurricane style conditions in seconds. We dashed for cover and had to wait out the thunder and lightening for about 20mins. Not what we expected on our 'sunny' summer holiday.

    Once the storm passed the heat was gone. It was like being able to breathe fresh air again. Off we went to one of the main palaces in Vienna. The Hofburg palace is the largest one in the world with eighteen different wings....oh to be a princess!!

    The rest of the day was spent strolling around the city until we eventually made our way back to Graben Square. Here we had tea and soaked up the atmosphere in a street side cafe. I Also got my first taste of authentic apple struddle!! Yummy!! We also made a flying visit to Mozart's house which had just closed but we say the outside of it!

    We had great ideas of heading back to the apartment for some chilltime and a quick freshen up before going to the riverside for a nighttime drink with the locals. But that was not to be. The chill and freshen up occurred alright but as we were about to leave apartment we were nearly blinded by lightening. It and the thunder were back with a vengeance!! Like typical tourists we were glued to the windows watching in awe and fear at the sheet lightening illuminating the sky. This coupled with the downpour and accompanying thunder put a firm stop to our riverside drinks. We waited in hope for it to pass but to no avail. It was up to us to entertain ourselves for the night. Luckily after two years of living together we are pros at that at this point. A quick blast of 'all of our favourite things' from "The Sound of Music" kick started our randomness which included a game of 'Heads Up' and an investigation of our different horoscopes. Never a dull moment when we are together!haha
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  • Day42


    June 28, 2016 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    After seeing up camp in Vienna, we had dinner at the campsite and headed to Prater, which is an amusement park. Entry is free, so you pay per ride/attraction. It was similar in size to the Red River Ex, but it remains in that location.

    We started off the next morning with a driving and walking tour of some of Vienna. Then we had some free time to explore and have lunch. The city has a really cool feel and it would be great to spend more time there. Apparently, it was named the second best city to live in, after Melbourne, Australia (a fact enjoyed by the many Aussies on the tour).

    They took the group on a tour of a schnapps museum... It was interesting, but the main focus was pretty clear - sample and buy. Moving on... We went to a famous castle, but they were setting up for a music concert on the grounds and we were somewhat limited in where we could go and what we could see. That said, a few of us walked to the side gardens and we're able to get some good photos.

    That night, we were taken to a Mozart and Strauss concert being held in the building where Mozart's first composition (he was six) was performed for Maria Theresa (first, and only, female member of the Hapsburg family to rule). There were only about 200 people at the performance and we were able to explore the building during the intermission.
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Stephansplatz, Stefansplatz, _Vienna

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