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Travel Blogs from Vienna
... br> And night falls and we still roam the streets
Guided by a trusty IPhone offline map app,
(I have become Mrs Map)
Never feeling like we were lost
My goodness what efficiency in the train service!
So easy to follow
To arrive back at the hotel at about 2300
And my heart echoed the souvenirs
I love Vienna!
... of those people pictures Annie is always asking for...
Schonbrunn Palace was the summer home of the Habsburgs. It is of course very grand and exquisitely decorated. The entrance to the Palace has your typical grand entrance, you could just picture yourself arriving in your horse drawn carriage through the front gates around the fountain and up to the stairs, where the servants would help you down. OK, back to reality and I'll slug myself up the stairs....
... dinner and had the local tucker, before heading off to a Mozart concert. The concert was played by a Mozart Ensemble, which consisted of four musicians playing the violin, viola and cello, in the 'Sala Terrena' of the house that Mozart lived in for a short time in 1781. The Sala Terrena had beautiful frescoes and is the oldest concert hall in Vienna.
Off to Prague ...
... sure. So that's it, 'nothing much', a lot of introspection and reflection in the past few days; unfortunately it is usually difficult to capture it in words for it to be shared in this space. I'm spending the next couple of days in Romania visiting my dear friends Giammarco and Lily, in which will become my country #36 (Slovakia was #35), and will be a good rest before heading to Belgrade for the weekend. An update from Romania coming soon. ...
... by which and we lingered for embarrassingly long pauses. Sorry Chinese and Germans, we were here first.
Fun Fact: Sisi, anorexic wife of Franz Josef I and aunt to Franz Ferdinand (not the band), was Vienna's Marilyn Monroe. She was a renowned beauty with floor-length hair and a free spirit. Sisi wasn't a fan of eating, her husband, or courtly life, so she chose to travel instead. I don't blame her for taking advantage of her status and ...
Other places to stay in Vienna
Meidling, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $109
Innere Stadt, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $267
- Very Grand indeed!
- Wow, What a hotel!
Landstraße, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $179
- Couldn't be better
- Looks better inside !
- Absolutely no complaints
Landstraße, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $87
- Very Nice Stay
- An excellent hotel!
- Good hotel with average location
Einfahrtstrasse 1- 3, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $125
- It was ok
- Convient location/ not bad hotel..good food
- Good but spartan
Rudolfsheim - Fünfhaus, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $88
Weißgerber, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $173
- Why Do American Hotel Chains Always Give the Worst Service in Europe?
- Nicely Appointed
- No complaints at the Hilton Vienna
Innere Stadt, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $176
- Fantastic Christmas stay!!!
- Nice but with quirks.
- Luxury hotel, friendly staff, 5* Location
Donaustadt, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $105
Josefstadt, Vienna | 2 star hotelfrom $117
Innere Stadt, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $223
- Good location but tacky hotel
- OK but no charm
- Excellent stay
Döbling, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $82
Leopoldstadt, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $112
Innere Stadt, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $153
- Very nice, good location on the Ring
- Rather disappointing
Leopoldstadt, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $125
- Late fall excursions are wonderful!
- It was ok
- We had a pretty pleasant stay
Margareten, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $79
- Good Choice for Budget Travellers
- Accomodating Service, Good Location
- Hotel is OK, but some problems.
Hietzing, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $84
Rudolfsheim - Fünfhaus, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $85
Innere Stadt, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $193
- Top Class Hotel
- Great location, wonderful city
- Second time here
Donaustadt, Vienna | 3 star hotelfrom $86
Landstraße, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $103
Schottenfeld, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $78
Alservorstadt, Vienna | 4 star hotelfrom $142
- Nice, quite grand hotel
- Hotel de France was wonderful!
- Decent hotel, great location
Leopoldstadt, Vienna | 3 star hotelfrom $76
Leopoldstadt, Vienna | 3 star hotelfrom $83
Innere Stadt, Vienna | 5 star hotelfrom $199