Hotel Schild Vienna
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... tiled roof. The cathedral has 23 bells (Alex will love that fact), the largest of which is nicknamed 'Boomer' and is the second largest swinging bell in Europe - I bet you didn't know that! The whole city is full of bell sounds and we loved it, a little reminder of home...
So there you have it, Vienna in a nutshell. In the words of Ultravox, 'Ohhhhhh Vienna'!
(See, I can do intellectual too! So…poo bum! Viennese Whirl's incidentally, are British!)
We didn't feel like doing too much today, so caught the number 1 tram, and did a loop on it. Past gorgeous old buildings and out into the suburbs and back again. Very interesting.
Then we caught a train out to Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs. It is huge, with 1,141 rooms. We didn't do the tour, just wandered around outside. There are magnificent fountains and statues throughout the grounds, ...
... the neighbourhood and stumbled across the Jesuitkirche which may be one of the most beautiful ( and unusual) churches we have seen on this trip. The outside is plain and would not lead you to believe that the interior is worth the walk up the steps. But inside, it is extremely ornate, in the Baroque style with paintings on the ceilings through the whole length of the church. There was lots of gold leaf but the most amazing feature was the ...
... got photos with all the required docks before dipping their feet in a fountain, 'feeding' a horse, getting photos with tourists, and collecting a happy meal from McDonalds - this was meant to be used for a 'happy meal challenge' (who can finish a happy meal the fastest) however on arrival at the finish we found we were beaten by 20minutes. The Scandinavians must have got bored as half their happy meal was gone. Arguments over some questionable tactics (or call it ...
... around 5.00pm and finished off with a quick brisk 25 min walk back to the apartment via the supermarket.
Tomorrow, weather dependant we may go to the zoo after the horsy show.
Photos are limited once again but this time my camera has decided to stop working!
Hopefully, a goodnights sleep tonight. I've been surviving on five hours a night but I'm hoping that's going to improve!
Hope everyone's well and enjoying the lead up to Christmas!