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  • Day26

    The Splendor of Vienna

    May 20, 2015 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    In the morning we took a bus tour of Vienna, driving by the concert hall of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the opera house, the city hall, the coffee shop frequented by Sigmund Freud, and many other places. As we walked to St. Stephen's Church, we toured the HofburgPalace, and went by the house of Franz Josef Haydn, the court musician to the Hapsburgs. Although the cathedral was magnificent, it had been decorated with ultraviolet light, and garish blue modern art. We took a few photos just to prove that we had been there. We happened to find Sacha in front of the church and asked him if there were a good coffee shop nearby. He mentioned one a couple of blocks away. We went there and enjoyed a good apple streusel and a cup of coffee. The streusel was not much different from good pastries I have eaten at home. The coffee, though, was magnificent. It was not as strong as espresso, but much stronger than any other "American" coffee I have ever tasted. When we had been there just a few minutes Sacha joined us. He and I got into another discussion on Mithraism, a subject in which he seems passionately interested. After lunch on the ship, I went to tour the Schoenbrunn Palace, the summer palace of Maria Theresa, (or "Theresia," as she is known here). Again, the magnificence of the palace was overwhelming. Another tourist and I kept wondering where she actually lived, this is to say, where did she spend her private time. There were two relatively small rooms near the corner off from her bedroom. Our best guess was that these smaller rooms may actually have been her "nest." Afterwards we had an hour free to ourselves. Since we could not take photographs above stairs, I got some shots out in the garden. Glenda cared more for the excursion with Chef Denes into Vienna to shop in the food markets. She brought back several goodies for me for the market, including a kind of Austrian cheese called "bergkase," or "mountain cheese." It was stinky, strong and delicious. After supper we went back to the palace, this time to the redoubt room for a concert of Viennese music by yet Vienna Residents Orchestra. Most of the pieces were by Mozart and Strauss, with a flute duet accompanied by orchestra by Doppler, and a movement for the unfinished symphony by Brahms. I had to pinch myself to believe that I was in Vienna, in the Hapsburg Palace, listening to the music of Mozart and Haydn. The room was recently restored after a fire destroyed it. It is the same hall in which John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khruschev met for the Vienna Summit in June 1961. The man seated next to Glenda insisted on stomping his feet in time with the music, shaking the floor and disturbing all of us around him. On this, trip wonder follows,wonder. My "wow meter" pegged out a long time ago back in Cologne. After the concert it was raining as we headed for the bus. When we returned to the ship about 11 pm, Chef Denes had prepared for us a nighttime snack of Hungarian goulash, and champagne.Read more

  • Day4

    Dag 4. Nog eens dwars door Wenen

    November 7, 2018 in Austria ⋅ 🌬 13 °C

    Rustige nacht, zonder dat er om 5 uur 's morgens iets lawaaierigs gebeurt, dus ik begin uitgerust aan mijn laatste dag. Dwars door Wenen, beginnend aan het Heldenplein, met tussenstop bij de kapster om te eindigen bij het museum van Design.

  • Day3

    Hofburg - Le trésor

    December 9, 2018 in Austria ⋅ 🌬 10 °C

    Une plongée dans le trésor du Hofburg.

    C'est vraiment l'idée que l'on se fait d'un trésor. Vaste, majestueux. Chaque pièce semble d'une grande valeur.

    Il ne manque que les pièces d'or et le dragon 🐉.

  • Day1

    Vienna: Palazzo Hofburg

    April 3, 2011 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Il Palazzo Hofburg è stato, per più di 600 anni, il luogo di residenza degli Asburgo. Attualmente è uno dei luoghi più visitati di Vienna e una visita imprescindibile nella capitale austriaca.
    È un’enorme complesso architettonico, che occupa l'ampia zona degli antichi possedimenti imperiali, accogliendo vari musei, una cappella, una chiesa, la Biblioteca Nazionale Austriaca, la Scuola d'Inverno d'Equitazione, fino all'ufficio del Presidente d'Austria.
    In questa sezione ci concentreremo sulla visita più importante, che è quella che attraversa gli Appartamenti Imperiali​ (Kaiserappartements), il Museo di Sissi e l'Argenteria di Corte. La visita del Palazzo Hofburg si realizza con un'audioguida in italiano ed è abbastanza interessante.
    Con la fine della monarchia degli Asburgo, gli oggetti d'argenteria della corte divennero proprietà della Repubblica d'Austria.
    Nel museo si espongono lussuosi servizi di bicchieri, oggetti d’argento e di porcellana, utensili e tovaglie della cucina imperiale.
    Nel percorso delle sei sale del museo, in compagnia dell’audioguida, si può capire una piccola parte dell’intensa vita dell’eccezionale imperatrice.
    Vi racconteranno degli aneddoti sul carattere ribelle di Sissi, ostile alla vita nella corte, sulla sua ossessione per la bellezza e sulla sua depressione.
    L’imperatrice, che fuggendo da sé stessa e dalla vita di corte, non smise di viaggiare per tutto il mondo, fino al tragico epilogo della sua vita, quando fu assassinata a Ginevra nel 1896.
    Nel percorso espositivo si possono vedere numerosi oggetti che appartennero a Sissi, come vestiti o ritratti.
    Nel percorso espositivo si visitano 19 stanze, del palazzo che, per più di 600 anni, fu la residenza degli Asburgo. Si attraversano le stanze ufficiali, oltre a quelle private, dove vissero Francesco Giuseppe e l’Imperatrice Elisabetta.
    Le stanze mostrano un’eccellente apparato decorativo e sono ben ammobiliate, mostrando una traccia dello splendore della monarchia degli Asburgo, oltre alla loro storia personale. L’audioguida fornisce dati interessanti nel percorso espositivo, che attraversa gli uffici, i saloni, le stanze per il trucco e per dormire.  
    Anche se la parte dell’argenteria non è troppo interessante, la visita al Museo Sissi e agli Appartamenti Imperiali del Palazzo Hofburgè una delle migliori visite di Vienna. Le spiegazioni dell’audioguida sono realmente interessanti, mentre si osservano i luoghi, così ricchi di storia, conservati alla perfezione.
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