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The following day, we had to get ready to leave. Not quite tho, we still had another museum to visit. The Natural History Museum. Personally its location was one of the best so far. They had reused a sort of parliament hall and stuffed it with fossils and etc. Not knowing German was a drag for this tour, as most information was just German. However being a school group the entrance for al of us was absolutely free, at least they respect the need for education.
... joining us on the Highlights of Eastern Europe tour.
We met up with our Aussie (Australian, not Austrian) tour guide, Craig, along with about 30 other guests who are on our trip with us. There was no real time to actually get to know everyone, but I am sure there will be plenty of time for that over the next 18 days.
We took a bus tour of the City with our group, followed by a short walking tour of areas we already had ...
... There's a fantastic view of the city and amusement park below as it slowly rotates. It also famously featured in the 1949 British film noir 'The Third Man' starring Orson Welles. Sadly we didn't make it to the Grinzing district famed for the zither players all performing the theme tune, sorry Daddy! Here's a link just for you
We spent the rest of the day at the fairground going on various rides ...
... Once, it was struck by lightning causing the roof to burn and the interior to blacken, and once it was damaged by a severe earthquake in northern Italy. Not a very lucky church! The wooden carving of St. Anna dates back to 1510.
I've included a very short clip of this classical concert - not sure if recording was really allowed. Selections they played were: Mozart's "The Hunt" string quartet, Haydn's "Serenade", and Beethoven's "String Quartet No. 4".
A great ...
The week leading to Easter Sunday is a school holiday week here. As part of our trip, we were supposed to visit an elementary school which is not happening regretfully. I will bring back all the pencils with Canadian flags that I bought and use them next year ...