"My Blue Heaven"

Trip Start May 25, 2013
Trip End Jun 23, 2013

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Flag of Austria  , Vienna,
Monday, June 10, 2013

It's another early start, an average breakfast but a good shower.

We join the rest of the Fun Bus for a lift to the station in Regensburg, score a few hugs and wave goodbye... although we will meet them again when they catch up to us in Vienna.

Suddenly, I am back in a happy place - a EU train station! We secure tickets on the 09:32 to Wien (Vienna), a three and a half hour trip in high speed comfort. We might miss the tour of the abbey at Melk, but we also avoid eight hours on a bus. Heaven!

We travel through Plattling, Passau, Wels, Linz, St. Pölten to Wien Westbahnhof. From there, it's about a 500m walk to The Hotel 1060 on Webgasse. Our room is heavenly after the onboard cabins and last night's bland offering. It has space, colour and some stylish decorator furnishings. And free wifi. AND working air con! HEAVEN!!!

Last time l was in Vienna thirty years ago, l had a dental abcess coming to it's climax. I spent the short time there in a feverish, pained haze, fending off an Austrian dentist who wanted to extract my tooth and searching the streets for an English speaking pharmacist.

This time, l hit the streets in good health doing my favourite thing... just wandering. We aim to reach the Danube about 3km to our east but get as far as the old town after passing through the extravagant Museum Quarter.

The shops are very stylish, the buildings are glorious and the whole vibe to the city suggests an extended exploration is warranted at a later date. We eat lunch at an outdoor cafe then find a cake shop and buy lemon tarts. Yum! The young baker serving us tells me that one cake is filled with 'whippet' cream! YUCK!

We don't make it to the Danube... today.

"My Blue Heaven" by Fats Domino
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Joanna on

Well done! Sounds like a good move and you made it to Vienna!
Beautiful photos. Enjoying wandering.

Lisa on

Good to know you are wandering again ....& not on water!!

Lucy on

Great Blogger :)

Angela on

Sounds brilliant. We have grey sky, rain and freezing cold weather, so enjoy!

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