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Braving the metro!, Vienna, Austria travel blog

Braving the metro!

A travel blog entry by davefremland

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So today was a much better day for me.  After a good rest last night, I got up slowly and had a nice breakfast in my hotel.  I adjusted my attitude for a lower expectation.  I remembered that i had several tours in the last week and that ...

See You Later, Slovakia, Vienna, Austria travel blog

See You Later, Slovakia

A travel blog entry by eundel

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My actual last day in Slovakia was basically just a long drive to return my rental car. In Hungary, I went in a circle, but in Slovakia, I drove in a straight line, so the return was like a "Greatest Hits" of my trip. I got stuck in the same traffic jam ...

Christmas eve, Salzburg, Austria travel blog

Christmas eve

A travel blog entry by davefremland

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Well, on my last day in Munich I checked out of my hotel and left my suitcase checked for the day.  I went for a snowy walk to the center one last time to shop in the Christkindlemarkt and mostly to see the famous and fascinating glockenspeil which ...

Longest Entry Ever, Vienna, Austria travel blog

Longest Entry Ever

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... they didn't speak German, they couldn't follow what was going on. I also picked-up the totally random fact that snakes in Austria represent wisdom. The architect had included a snake-motif in some of the detail work, which I told the guide would be ...

Lord of the ring, Vienna, Austria travel blog

Lord of the ring

A travel blog entry by davefremland

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I knew that would get you to read it!!  I just returned home and as I unwind, I want to get this all down before it disappears into memory.  My story starts with me waking up at about 9:00 in the morning after a fairly difficult sleep. Remember ...

Viennese Preview, Vienna, Austria travel blog

Viennese Preview

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... get water with your meal that I go for soda because I have trouble getting myself to pay for water. My friend said that in Austria, they made a law that the cheapest drink on the menu had to be non-alcholic since for a long time beer was cheaper to order ...

What are all those explosions?, Vienna, Austria travel blog

What are all those explosions?

A travel blog entry by davefremland

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So today was a VERY relaxed day.  I am getting near the end of my trip and frankly, I am quite tired.  I have earmarked Vienna for a return visit in the near future when i can really enjoy it here. So i woke up at around 10 but stayed in bed ...

Salt-Town, Salzburg, Austria travel blog

Salt-Town

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... 't the most complete or largest mosaics I'd seen on this trip (try coastal Croatia), but they were neat to see in Austria. Returning to ground level, I went into the building itself. After the relatively bland interiors of Vienna, I was not expecting what ...

I've never been so cold!, Vienna, Austria travel blog

I've never been so cold!

A travel blog entry by davefremland

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So, I woke up quite early and didn't really sleep so well.  While I was packing in Salzburg, I had ruptured my suitcase and on my way to Vienna it finally gave way with a torn zipper and broken wheels.  OOPs, dizzy me with too much stuff. Well ...

The hills are alive with the sound of music, Salzburg, Austria travel blog

The hills are alive with the sound of music

A travel blog entry by davefremland

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... to the real Von Trapp family home.  the Von trapps moved to vermont in 1938 when hitler and His nazi army came back into Austria.  The Von Trapp home was then used by Heinrich Himmler for his offices. So the bus stopped in a parking lot near the ...

I'm on a Train, Salzburg, Austria travel blog

I'm on a Train

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... The train itself, on the other hand, had a few problems. Actually, the first three trains connecting from Switzerland through to Salzburg, Austria were fine. I went in second class, but with a reserved seat for just $5 more per train. The ticket agent had ...

Museums, Museums, Everywhere, Vienna, Austria travel blog

Museums, Museums, Everywhere

A travel blog entry by eundel

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I started another busy morning with a visit to the Spanish Riding School to watch the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions doing their morning workouts. I had passed up several previous chances to see the horses, including at their home in Lipica, Slovenia, ...

The Sound of Music, Salzburg, Austria travel blog

The Sound of Music

A travel blog entry by eric

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"Edelweiss, Edelweiss..." Greetings from the land of white gold - salt!  In medieval times, it was essential to preserving food.  Outside Salzburg are numerous salt mines.  And sitting over the city - mighty Hohensalzburg Fortress to ...

Palaces, Vienna, Austria travel blog

Palaces

A travel blog entry by eric

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... of the Hapsburgs.  The Treasury boasts the best collection of crown jewels in Europe.  And its home to one of Austria's most familiar icons, the Vienna Boys Choir. Again I'm amazed at the architecture.  St Stephen's Cathedral took over 200 ...

So long farewell aufweidersein goodbye!, Vienna, Austria travel blog

So long farewell aufweidersein goodbye!

A travel blog entry by davefremland

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So it was my last day in Salzburg, one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen.  I had decided to sleep late as I had no tour.  I checked out of my hotel and went into the center where I walked street by street through the town just ...

Stopping to look up for once, Vienna, Austria travel blog

Stopping to look up for once

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... where some people would only pick up unknown illnesses, bruises and cuts.  I got over the worst.  With Austria, Czech Republic, and Germany, what could possibly happen?  NOBODY gets hurt while traveling in these places.  Right? ...

Grandiosity in a GRAND capital, Vienna, Austria travel blog

Grandiosity in a GRAND capital

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... the classy club that charges 12 euros on a Wednesday night, I just want to go back.  By the time, we end up in a tiny bar with a dance floor, it is 2 am and apparently closing (or does not want us there?).  So much for a crazy night in ...

Skiing in Austria, Kittsbuhl, Austria travel blog

Skiing in Austria

A travel blog entry by paul

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Brett and I went to Germany (Munich) and Austria. We skied in Austria which had excellent conditions. The people seemed a bit cold though. Never mind I - I was there for the ...

Curses, Foiled Again, and Again..., Salzburg, Austria travel blog

Curses, Foiled Again, and Again...

A travel blog entry by eundel

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My original plan for today was to get up early and head over to Hellbrunn Palace to see the trick fountains, and then take a cable car up to the top of Untersberg. Unfortunately, sometime just before sunrise, it began to rain heavily, with an occasional ...

Vienna, Vienna, Austria travel blog

Vienna

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... that the groceries cost us about 3 times as much in Austria as we paid in Hungary. The standard of living is high is Austria and cars, bikes and fashions are all the latest. We quickly got into the spirit of Vienna and purchased concert tickets to a ...

Vienna!!, Vienna, Austria travel blog

Vienna!!

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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... the train station, so I was out and off to Vienna by 11am, heading out of the old communist countries and over to right-wing Austria.  The train journey only took about 1 and a half hours, and the biggest thing that struck me was just how many wind ...

The land of music, Salzburg, Austria travel blog

The land of music

A travel blog entry by davefremland

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... what looked like road crossing signs but with a kangaroos image on it.  As I laughed at the caption: "No kangaroos in Austria" the shop owner began to explain how he and his partner started up that product line after his buddy went to austrailia and ...

Portrait of an Unhappy Habsburg, Vienna, Austria travel blog

Portrait of an Unhappy Habsburg

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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   This morning Elenka and I caught the eight-forty-five train from Banska Bystrica to Vienna. Five-and-a-half hours later after checking into our hotel in the Museum Quarter, we made a bee-line for Hofburg Palace, the winter residence of ...

Fall Vacation, Part 1 - Stranded in Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria travel blog

Fall Vacation, Part 1 - Stranded in Salzburg

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Hi everybody! For our two week vacation this year we decided to go to Slovenia and Croatia. These are 2 countries that have become quite popular with Europeans again - as they were prior to the wars and other events that separated the former Yugoslavia ...

Vienna, Vienna, Austria travel blog

Vienna

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Berlin/Dresden:  Eb here (finally!). Sorry about the wait, folks.(Eb goes a little red-faced, looks at her shoes)Will try and make this entry worth yer while... Go make a cuppa, you´ll need one. We left Berlin in a shower of sparks. ...

Valuable Lessons Learned, Vienna, Austria travel blog

Valuable Lessons Learned

A travel blog entry by daveaway

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... Bratislava was a beautiful city, and it is by far the cheapest place I have been so far. From there I went to Vienna, Austria. Again I stayed in a hostel, and this one had some interesting characters. Vienna is a beautiful city, but I had gotten a bit ...

train travel, Gmunden, Austria travel blog

train travel

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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Dreams, Empires and Unfortunates, Vienna, Austria travel blog

Dreams, Empires and Unfortunates

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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  The day had been warm and sunny. It was evening now and a strange fog seemed to settle in the streets. Ellen and I were having dinner at a restaurant in the Museum Quarter looking out at one of the world's most magnificent cities, Vienna. "There ...

Vienna, Vienna, Austria travel blog

Vienna

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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IMH: It is amazing to think that Austria borders 8 other states: Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic. We passed through Cesky Krumlov, a small town in Czech Republic crowned by an audacious castle and ...

Castles, Reutte, Austria travel blog

Castles

A travel blog entry by eric

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Hello everybody, Trains can be fun and efficient.  For a trip through the Alps and Germany, though, I rented a car.  Easy access to all the castles and quaint little towns. The Alps are pretty impressive.  One Mt Rainier after ...

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