Travel Blogs from Modling
... and bask in the sun at the Berg park next to the lavish Palm Haus behind the Albertina museum. Stopped off for obligatory sachertorte at victorian Sacher Hotel -excellent cake and coffee... then walked further into the quarter and saw the white Lipanzer show horses in their stables. Also found a great VO cinema, Berg Kino and planned to see Budapest Hotel and (ha!) the Third Man before we leave. ...
... way, taking you past all the main attractions and enabling you to get your bearings - we have done this in a number of places and still think it is a good idea. It was a long walk, a very long walk but it took us up some amazing streets and showed us St Stefan's cathedral, where we walked up 373 steps to get a view of the city; it then took us through the Hofburg palace - now this is not through a building....at all. The Hofberg Place is not only ...
... of paper; we needed to do some class superlatives! Some of the good ones incuded:
Ally: Busiest Schedule
Naomi: Most likely to talk to strangers while taking the stairs
Clarisse: Most likely to survive the night in high heels
Carolin: Class Mother
Blake: Class Sass
Cat: Kaffeehaus Queen
Angela: The Human GPS
Andrew: Class Shopaholic
Christine: Best sense ...
... an amazingly cheap accommodation became one of "but at a cost". It must be like living in a goldfish bowl with so many tourists massing outside every day.
We were then bussed closer to the centre of town for a walk through courtyards to view the more expensive residences, with the stairs and walkways to access the apartments built on the interior walls of the courtyards. Then there were the aristocratic residences, such as the one with ...
We all slept fitfully, and the train was about an our late getting into Vienna. But we were OK with that. Had no problem taking the U-bahn from the Westbahnhof or finding our apartment. It was much closer to our U-bahn stop (Roßauer Lände on the green line right next to the Danube canal) than we'd expected, about a five-minute walk.
The owner of the apartment let us in and welcomed us. It was perfect for us: two ...