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Vienna is incredible. I'll begin with that strong and true statement, and please keep it in mind as you read along. Today was a day of true sightseeing – from the Belvedere art museum, where Klimt’s work is as beautiful in person as it is on postcards, to a lunch of Grogger beer and a slice of thin-crust feta cheese pizza in the city …
... headed out again, the rain had eased. We made our way through the city, seeing all of the main sights, including St Stephan's cathedral, the Hoffburg palace (home to the famous Austrian rulers, the Hapsburgs) and museum quarter. The city is full of grand buildings and churches etc.. so there is a photo opportunity at every street corner. After our big walk, we headed back via the supermarket to pick up some salad for dinner. After a ...
... for Dad. We went to the Albertina where there was a Monet and Picasso exhibition. There was a number of other impressionists also featured, but none of the paintings did i want for my walls. Interesting the a lot of monuments are covered with netting - presumably to stop the birds!
Our afternoon rehydration was at a street cafe opposite the hotel for a beer. Dinner was at the hotel street cafe for the compulsory ...
... br> We asked the sales ladies at a jewelry store ... "where can we get the best Weiner Schnitzel in Vienna ... where would you go? It was unanamus "either my mothers or my place". They didn't invite us however, so off we went again.
There has been a resurgence in "Biesl" restaurants in Vienna. Kinda chic bistros. I asked a couple of waiters standing out front about theirs campared with the more famous older establishments. They made no claim ...
... Hapsburg Family. This palace is magnificent. The tour we took had us visit 40 rooms in the palace where it was easy to see the magnificence of the lifestyle. Greg said that the family would probably be horrified to see so many peasants wandering through their magnificent home! No photos were allowed inside but we did manage a few through the louvers looking towards the magnificent gardens outside.
Next stop was The Museum ...
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