Hotel Am Augarten
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Well another fine/cloudy day beckoned and I thought I would visit the Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn.
What a huge place. For me, the gardens were better than the ones at Mirabell in Salzburg. Certainly they are bigger and the palace is massive.
I also took the chance to tour the Imperial Zoo. I managed to see quite a few enclosures …
First, back to Salzburg which I was sad to leave.
The Saran Essbar where I had dinner both nights is quite the place. I found it by chance, one of those times where tossing the Lonely Planet to one side and just going out paid great dividends.
There is one guy who does all the waiting and serving of food and drinks at Saran. The place …
Each cabin on our cruise is assigned a butler. Our butler is Andreeas. A beautiful young blond Romanian lass married to Marius also from Romania and who also works on the ship (and who just happens to be the Maitre De of the Captains Table). We have not needed to use Andreeas too often (in fact not at all) but have related well to her. She has a great sense of humour and has really responded to our Aussie humour (the competition is ...
... that they were not given the highest upkeep. While I said that musical culture is alive in Vienna, they still have those who don't care. Unfortunatelly, the director of the Vienna museums is one such person, so these museums are being treated like ****.. So sad with such a great cultural opportunity in this city.
The night finished with by far the best part of my time in Europe so far. Despite being sick, and having standing room tickets ...
... We had great views looking back on the palace as well. The fall colours were beautiful and we enjoyed walking among the leaves while looking at all the fountains and statues.
We then headed to the Imperial Furniture Collection. Since palaces were only furnished when they were being used, there was a huge depot of beds, chairs, desks, hat stands etc. When a palace or room needed to be furnished for guests, orders would be sent to the depot and whatever ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast