A day in the city of music

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Camping Wien Sud Vienna
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Discovered Vienna

Flag of Austria  , Vienna,
Sunday, August 28, 2011

After stormy and thundery weather during the night we woke up to a bright sunny morning.Today was going to the big smoke day so good weather is what we ordered. The bus stop is just outside the caravan park so caught the bus to the U6 Bahn, train to the U4 Bahn and the underground to the Karlsplatz which is just about the centre of Old Vienna. The trip only took us about 30 minutes as all transport is very regular here, even on a Sunday. Walked a bit to the tourist information area. The best option for us was to get a 2 day travel pass which entitles us to all travel on any public transport for those 2 days. Good value .
Well where do you begin to describe Vienna.It is a city that straddles the past and present with ease.Such rich history that has left behind remarkable gifts such as gothic Stephansdom or baroque Schonbrunn palace. Around every corner something new catches your eyes. There is an awful lot of renovations going on so a lot of scaffolding is now part of the scene. Of course it is also famous for its music and numerous composers. The State Opera house catches your eyes immediatley you arrive at the Karlsplatz, it is very big and very impressive.  The Schloss Schonbrunn , the home of the last ruler, Franz Joseph is beautiful and very yellow. No one knows why it is now yellow as it never used to be. Stunning to look at once again. The Sclhoss Belvedere is also stunning to look at. It is very hard to describe it all, best part is that they are keeping it all intact, well turning the grand old homes into hotels is better than nothing. I just call it all images of Vienna.Rick and I walked some of the streets resisting the temptation to walk through little alley ways as it would not be too difficult to get lost. Tomorrow we will catch the city trams which take you around the ring roads and through to the river Danau.
By 2.30pm it was time to have a bite to eat and put our feet up for a little while. Chose the Opera House eatery for that and very pleasant it was too.
Trains and bus to get us back home again.
A very cultural day.

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goonermarch on

This particular blog brings back great memories of a wonderful city - if you can before you go treat yourself to a mozart concert and certainly climb the steps at the cathedral. If you cannot do this definitely treat yourselves to an ice cream at Zanoni Zanoni which is literally a three minute walk from Stephansdom. A picture taken here with both of you in it and showing the ice creams will get both of you 500 points.

doubledee on

hi with all of this trapsing around you wont want to come back home to plain old aussie land. not much has happened since you have been away, anna bligh is still in charge. were still coping with plain old pingelly, the weather is bloody cold, but spring will start next week so it will be warmer i hope. all our love dot and dick xoxoxo

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