Hotel Schild Vienna
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... day. Sounds like the Emperor was absolutely besotted with her, but it seems this was not reciprocated. One of her diary entries lamented the fact that she was "sold" into marriage at 15 and made a vow that she didn't really understand and then spent the next 30 years basically unhappy. Oh dear. Explains why she traveled so much!
The actual palace itself was very grand with rooms coming out your whoo ha, all embellished with gold leaf, ...
... the outer residential areas. Got to our hotel - Hilton - a small boutique style hotel that had just finished being renovated in June 2014 so was very new and trendy inside. Has the BEST shower so far! Got settled then down for a quick drink at the bar before travelling out to a "country mansion" called Marchfelderhoff (means place in the fields) for dinner. What an experience - this place has been visited by many famous people over the years and ...
... entrance time, backtracked out.
The palace itself had the best organised tour and audio guide we're tried so far. Most impressed. Did get slightly lost with whose mother was influencing which son in the family dynasty, but think it could also have been historical overload when the visual presentations were also competing for attention. Pottery ...
... the grandeur and opulence of this palace. We were not allowed to take photographs inside so had to resort to buying some souvenir photo books. Our guide suggested cutting and pasting photos available on the internet :)
Had another opportunity to spend some time in Stephanplatz in the afternoon when I was able to visit the Church of St Peter the Roman Catholic parish church in Vienna, built in the Baroque style. This church is believed to have ...
... as we were leaving for Germany the following day. We visited the Hofburg, Rathaus, Parliament building, Schonbrunn, Belvedere Palace. Vienna is definitely an impressive and majestic city.
It was time to move onto our next destination. We took the train to Passau, Germany. It's a nice little town where the the three rivers meet- Danube, Ilz and Inn rivers. Our hotel was just outside the city on the other side of the Danube river. The lady from the ...