Wien Day 3

Trip Start Sep 16, 2009
Trip End Aug 18, 2010

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Flag of Austria  , Vienna,
Monday, June 7, 2010

We got up early because Corey had a 10am train back to Mainz and we wanted to see the UN complex before he left. After taking the train all the way to the Danube island we could not figure out how to get to a main entrance even to see some flags, but we did find the buildings. Then we went to the Karlskirche and park area. After Corey left, Mason and I had 6 more hours before our train. We had coffee and delicious ice cream at a café and watched the Anker (anchor) clock at noon in an old part of town. It was not as exciting as other clocks but still interesting.  We also saw a family group perform Austrian folk songs.  Then we walked around the beautiful Stadtpark next to the Donau (Danube) canal.

This is becoming more of a longs list of things rather than an interesting account of what we did, but at this point in the trip we were exhausted from walking so much, and being in the sun all day long. However Vienna has a great public drinking water system and there are tons of stations all over the city to fill up water bottles. Mason and I ate delicious salads at another café in town before going to the Technical Museum. It was slightly disappointing because most of the interactive parts were broken, but the exhibits were great! It reminded me a lot of the Air and Space and other museums in DC (which are much better!). Overall Vienna is a beautiful city and I cannot believe how many things we fit into only 48 hours. I took around 500 photos, a few videos and I still did not see everything. It is by far one of my favorite cities in Europe and it is no wonder that it is rated #1 in quality of life in the world!!

Photos will be uploaded tomorrow!!
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