Travel Blogs from Mauerbach
Today we explored the old Jewish area and made our way up to the castle area overlooking the old town. The castles and palaces just go on and on. The buildings are now government buildings and embassies etc but the tourists are there in their thousands. We were able to find some quiet parks that we enjoyed ...
Sunny yay! So off to the Billa supermarket ( just like in Venice!) for basic lunch stuff then out to walk along canal side past loads of graffiti, deckchairs, and old nightclub boats into the Zentrum. Long walk through the city past the shopping area and a visit ( via a tiny capsule-like vintage lift) to top of St Stephens cathedral bell tower. Back down to the museum Quarter -had a stop off for ...
... however it was open! We enquired about the Lippizaner stallions as the Spanish Riding School resides within the grounds of the Hofberg palace, however they only perform at 11am on Sundays and tickets are sold a week in advance!! We then enquired about the Viennese Boys Choir - they also only perform on Sunday mornings!! Gee, our timing was pretty bad today!
Undeterred, we decided to do a self guided walk, which sort of introduces you to the city in ...
... Prof. Daub and Carolin. Daub's had a piece of cake on it to represent his very Viennese love for torte, and Carolin's was covered in musical instruments for her studies in musicology. We also went to Forever 21 for a last round of shopping before heading back to the hotel.
Back in Naomi and Ally's room, we set to work. We drafted and wrote out the cards and also asked the front desk for ...
... windows. Hundertwasser took no payment for the design of the house, declaring that it was worth it, to prevent something ugly from going up in its place.
Amazingly, the apartments are part of the Austrian public housing. Rent for public housing is around 300E per month while open market in the prime areas in the city are around 2,000E - 3,000E. After jostling with a dozen other tour groups and masses of individual tourists, my initial ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility