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  • Day29

    Journal de bord n°9 : Wien - Vienne

    September 6 in Austria ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Séjour du 2 au 6 septembre.

    Nous voilà arrivés dans la capitale autrichienne. On dépose nos bagages dans un joli duplex au charme scandinave et super bien situé pour tout faire à pieds/métro/tram.
    On a enfin une machine à laver à disposition ! On va pouvoir laver nos fringues autrement qu'à la main.

    Par où commencer ? Notre séjour à Vienne a été magnifique. On en a pris plein les yeux... Quelle ville grandiose. Des monuments incroyables, une architecture à couper le souffle, des musées et des chateaux partout.

    Le premier jour on a visité le palais de Sissi l'impératrice, on en a beaucoup appris sur cette femme tourmentée et malheureuse, ne s'étant jamais faite à l'idée de vivre avec les codes si strictes qu'imposait la noblesse.
    Ensuite on est monté tout en haut de la Tour Donauturn haute de 150m et disposant d'un panorama de 360°. On a pu admirer du dessus la beauté hétéroclite de Vienne.

    Le deuxième jour, on a visité le musée d'histoire naturelle : Naturhistorisches Museum. Ça nous a pris une bonne partie de la journée, 5h de visite au total !
    Quel musée ! Une collection incroyable de minéraux, météorites, corps célestes, fossiles, animaux préhistoriques, mammifères marins et terrestres.... Sans parler du bâtiment en lui-même qui est un vrai monument de beauté.

    On est passé devant de nombreuses cathédrales et églises, dont Karlskirche. Toutes plus belles les unes que les autres.

    Le dernier jour on a flâné dans Vienne, mangé une glace car il faisait chaud. On est allé visiter les jardins du château de Schoenbrunn qui abrite également un zoo.

    On quitte Vienne aujourd'hui et il pleut, Vienne est aussi triste que nous de nous voir partir.
    Direction Salzburg.

    À retenir :
    - On s'est aimé sur un pousse-pousse géant, à 117m au dessus du sol
    - On est allé faire un tour dans la fête foraine permanente de Vienne, il y a là-bas une vielle grande roue datant du 19ème. On a fait une attraction horrible, allongés sur le ventre, tête en avant dans un espèce de grand 8 hyper violent. J'en (Cécile) ai pleuré.
    - Vienne est une capitale magnifique, à l'architecture exceptionnelle
    - Pour le moment, on trouve que les autrichiens ne sont pas très souriants
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  • Day1

    Marmeladenbrötchen im Justizcafe

    December 13, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Wien wirkte vom Flugzeug aus wie mit Puderzucker bestäubt, bei näherer Betrachtung war der Schnee jedoch schon matschig und verflüchtigte sich schnell.

    Nachdem wir die Koffer im Hotel abgegeben hatten, ging es mit dem D-Wagen Richtung Volkstheater und Museumsquartier. Wir hatten gelesen, dass es im Justizpalast in der 6. Etage ein Cafe und außerdem eine Außenterrasse mit hübscher Aussicht geben soll. Dort wollten wir frühstücken.

    Gut gelaunte Sicherheitskräfte durchleuchteten uns und zogen für die Dauer unseres Aufenthaltes den Amaretto ein. Die junge Dame meinte scherzend, die Flasche wäre dann aber vielleicht leer.

    Ein Besuch des Justizpalastes lohnt in jedem Fall. Die Eingangshalle mit der großen Treppe ist schon beeindruckend und wird bedeckt von einer riesigen Glaskuppel.

    Das Frühstück war ok, die Aussicht war schön ... wenn man sich die Baukräne wegdenkt. In jedem Fall war es ein netter Auftakt.

    Danach ging es auch gleich für den ersten Glühwein auf die nächstgelegenen Weihnachtsmärkte, die in diesem Fall der im Museumsquartier und der am Rathaus waren. Am Rathaus gibt es dieses Jahr auch eine Eisbahn.

    Irgendwann machte sich das frühe Aufstehen (02:30 Uhr!) dann aber bemerkbar, und nach einem Kaffeehausbesuch mit Kaiserschmarrn und Sachertorte fuhren wir für eine kleine Siesta zurück ins Hotel.

    Abends ging es zum Essen ins "Mozart & Meisl". Das hatte Britta im Fernsehen entdeckt. Eine urige Kneipe mit dunkler Holzvertäfelung, knarrendem Holzboden und netter Bedienung, in der man sehr lecker essen oder auch nur an der Bar etwas trinken kann.

    Nun sind wir platt. Morgen geht's weiter.
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  • Day2

    Wir werden platziert

    December 14, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 3 °C

    Der heutige Tag begann wieder mit Kultur. Wir besuchten die Nationalbibliothek, genauer gesagt, deren Prunksaal aus dem 18. Jahrhundert. Der ist schon sehr beeindruckend. Die Wände sind voller uralter Bücher und die 20 m hohe Decke ist kunstvoll bemalt.

    Da wir noch frisch und ausgeruht waren, besuchten wir auch noch die Augustinerkirche nebenan.

    Der Naschmarkt darf bei einem Wienbesuch natürlich auch nicht fehlen. Auf dem Weg dorthin kehrten wir in Landtmanns Museum Cafe ein. Unterwegs waren wir schon am Cafe Mozart vorbeigekommen, vor dem eine Menschenschlange darauf wartete, von einem Ober in Grüppchen hereingerufen zu werden, wenn mal wieder ein Tisch frei wurde. Und auch wir im Museum Cafe wurden von einem jungen Mann in Empfang genommen und platziert. So ist das halt in Wien.

    Auf dem Naschmarkt war es voll, bunt, und es duftete nach Obst, Gewürzen, Gebäck und auch Fisch. Außerdem nach Glühwein, der dann selbstverständlich getestet wurde.

    Nach dem obligatorischen Abstecher zum Hardrock Cafe ging es zum Weihnachtsmarkt am Karlsplatz. Dort gab es dann einen sündhaft teuren Hut für mich. Superschick. 😁

    Wir streiften noch kurz den Donaukanal und pausierten bei Bier und G'spritztem im "Zattl", bis es Zeit wurde für unser Abendessen im "Melker Stiftskeller". Auch dort wurden wir platziert.

    Das Gute dort ist, dass man das Essen schon wieder abtrainiert hat, wenn man die hundert Stufen zum WC absolviert.

    Es war ein rundum schöner Tag, und die Füße tun sogar weniger weh als Gestern.
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  • Day33

    Show #16 Wien

    December 19, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    Unsere Anreise startete dieses mal deutlich eher. Um 15uhr haben wir mit dem Nightliner Werne verlassen. Auf in den nächsten Show Block. Diesmal sind es vier Städte in Folge. Angefangen in Wien.

    Mit ein paar Runden Kniffel und Schocken sowie ein paar alkoholischen Getränken war der Tag/Abend dann aber gerettet.

    Wien war dann, naja Wien eben. Die Stadthalle ist ein schöner Spielort, allerdings hat man auch weite Entladewege und die Wiener Gemütlichkeit bei den örtlichen Kollegen.

    Mittags kam dann leider noch ein Problem bei unseren Szenisch verfahrbaren Lichtpods hinzu, welches wiederum ein Problem am Abend mit sich brachte.
    Naja, in der Pause konnten wir das dann auch beheben und ab dann war es ein entspannter Abend.

    Auf in die schöne Olympiahalle München.
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  • Day79

    Marathons (half), Music and Mozart

    November 17, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    On Friday we said goodbye to Budapest and travelled by train to Vienna. Vienna is a beautiful city filled with many, many baroque style buildings as well as numerous statues and monuments. It seems that whenever we turn a corner or wander down a side street, we are met with another beautiful building. What also makes Vienna more spectacular at this time of year are the Christmas markets, so many of Vienna’s squares are lit up and made even prettier.

    Upon visiting St. Stephan’s Christmas market, we were approached by a man selling concert tickets for the Vienna Royal Orchestra. Because Vienna is known for music, we felt this was not an opportunity we could pass up. The concert was simply amazing! Made up of soloists from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, it showcased many of Mozart’s and Strauss’ well known classical pieces. Some of the pieces also involved ballet as well as opera. I will never forget the look on Neve’s face when the pianist performed a solo and she remarked on how fast both of his hands moved across the keyboard.

    What better way for the girls to learn about Mozart by visiting his apartment where he lived for 3 and a half years. We learned that Mozart travelled across Europe at the age of 7 for three and a half years with his family to perform in various countries for the aristocracy. We also learned that he composed over 600 pieces of music and that on average, he wrote 6 pages, consisting of 12 rows of music per day. Neve was especially surprised to learn that he also had a serious gambling problem and squandered much of his money.

    Last but not least, when we heard that Eliud Kipchoge ran his sub-2 hour marathon in Vienna, David researched the route Eliude ran. Lucky for us, the route is about 1 km from the apartment we are renting. So at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, David and I biked over, thanks to Vienna’s City Bike program, to run a half marathon following Eliud’s route. We started on the Reichsbrucke Bridge, just as Eliude did and followed his route through Prater park. The route also involved a small pedestrian 210 meter roundabout as well as an 810 meter roadway roundabout. The race course was completely flat and while David and I did not have 41 race pacers or lasers showing us where to run, I completed my run in 1:57:03, my first sub-2 half while David finished his half in 1:59:40 (the time it took Eliud to run a full marathon). We’ll have to work on our speed training some more.

    Clarinda
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  • Day21

    Vienna Day & Night

    September 6 in Austria ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Back on the road! After the week in Bovec I had to go back to work for two weeks. Now Mariano and I are travelling through Austria and Slovakia.
    Our first stop is Vienna, starting friday. What was planned just as a short "bucket list" visit turned out to be a dip into one of the, if not the most liveable city I have ever seen. Instead of being the kind of rusty, stiff, opera-loving pensioner's paradise we associated with Vienna, it is just a really cool melting pot with a thousand things to do. For a truck load of pictures, please check out Google. We were just having way too good of a time to take many ourselves.

    For the mandatory itinerary part: the city visit started with a free walking tour, which has become a tradition for city trips. There, we made friends with two Austrians (Klaus and Clemens) that have lived in Vienna for a few years, but due to their job haven't seen a lot of it. At the end of the tour, the four of us went to a traditional Viennese coffee house, and then on to have dinner and some beers down at the Danube.
    We also met again the next day. Mariano and I took the day to take a swim in the new Danube (Neue Donau) and visit Brunnenmarkt, a street market in the 9th district with a lot of fruits, vegetables, cheese and middle eastern specialties. For instance, we tried some fabulous pita bread (literally) fresh from the oven and Arab coffee. Afterwards, we went up to the vineyards to have some wine with the guys at "Heurige" (dt.: Weinschänke) and ended up to get back to the hostel at 4 a.m.
    Not surprisingly, today started not too early. We only had a late breakfast before we go to the Freud museum (very interesting) and for some typical Viennese Sachertorte.
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  • Day12

    VIENNA

    August 19, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    The great thing about a river cruise is that it is your floating hotel and all your meals are available for you, but if you are in a city with so much to offer, spend the time exploring and eat with locals. We had a great lunch at Figlmuller, excellent wienerschnitzel and even better friends to share it with.
    So the morning city tour took us around Vienna and to St. Stephen's a beautiful Catholic church that has great history and beautiful spires you can take an elevator to the top, ok, for a cost.
    We wandered around and ended up at Figlmuller for lunch. Subway back to the ship for 15 minutes and back on the subway to the open market tour with our executive chef. Looking at all the fabulous local produce he purchases for our excellent meals. Toured around with Barry, Aly and Kristina then headed back to the ship via the subway again. Ready for a shower and nap... ok a drink too!!! Rested up on the sun desk till I needed a refill and am now in the lounge pre dinner music and cocktails. Others are back from their afternoon adventure of ' paddling through the wetlands' . Looking forward to hearing their stories.
    More later.
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  • 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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  • Day4

    Viena 1

    December 29, 2018 in Austria ⋅ 🌬 3 °C

    Once again we went to Viena by bus. 70 km separate us from Bratislava, so this was a short journey. When we arrived it was already a good time to eat and that’s what we did. The Schönnbrunn palace was packed with tourists and no more tickets were available for the day, so we bought them for the following day and strolled around the Christmas market where the traditional Viennese cookies and Christmas decorations. So cold but sooooo beautiful! After checking in with Thomas - our make up breakfast specialist host - we headed to the city centre where it was still possible to visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the pedestrian area with the Opera House and the Sacher Hotel with the fancy butler and the Sacher Torte fans queuing outside.
    At eight we met Dorothea and her husband in a nice traditional restaurant with delicious Austrian food!!!
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  • 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

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