Suite Novotel Wien Messe
Travel Blogs from Vienna
We arrived in Vienna on the 29th April. Here Dad would be attending a conference. So it was just Mum and me, but he spent the first day with us. We visited the nearby Prater fairground, which is home to the worlds oldest Ferris wheel. It featured in one of Dad's favourite films-The Third Man. We went up in it, and had a great view across the city. …
Found another fabulous coffee house for pastry and coffee, the coffee here is great and cheap! From there we trained over to the Butterfly House, it had closed yesterday,which is right next door to the Hofburg, which is another palace and was the residence of the Habsburg family, from the 13th century until 1918 and the fall of the monarchy. The Hofburg now houses several museums, no time for those sadly! It was beautiful ...
... but the collections were a visual feast. He was a very forward thinking man the old Duke Albert. Collections of drawings by Michelangelo, Durer, and Raphael alongside paintings by Picasso, Monet, Manet, Matisse and Da Vinci gave us plenty to look at. So much to see and take in and so little time as we were to meet our friend Leena at noon.
It was lovely to see her again and she took us on a little guided walking tour of the area around ...
... font-family: Helvetica;">Our last night was spent most enjoyably sipping local wines in a Heuriger - an east-Austrian wine tavern, where you select your breads, salads, cheeses, and meats, and sample the most recent wine from local vineyards. Very very delicious. There’s something quite Hobbit-like about the traditional Austrian culture. I think I can conclude that Austria has been the favourite country so far. ...
... I visited the Town Hall 'Rathaus' and one of the many huge Christmas markets in its park, the Votive Church, Stephansdom and the Hundertwasserhaus - an intriguing and eccentric apartment house built as a piece of expressionist art. Going back into the centre I wandered around outside the State Opera House for a while, visited another market in front of St Charles' Church and returned to the Opera House just in time to see the first of the early birds queuing up for standing ...
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