Pulling the Carriage 2007 travel blog

The royal palace of the Habsburgs



St Stephens in Vienna


The Abbey of Klosterneuburg

Schonbrunn Castle, summer home of the Habsburgs


The castle gardens


The bridge in the normal position

The bridge down, to clear low bridges

A low bridge

Watch your head Tom

We cruised into Vienna in the middle of the night. We spent the next 2 days exploring this area. We took the bus downtown for a city tour, and a visit to the Art History Museum followed by a walking tour of Vienna. Like all the old cities we have toured, most of the historic city center is pedestrian traffic only. There is so much history here,

After dinner we took a bus to the Abbey of Klosterneuburg for a Mozart and Strauss concert. The seven piece orchestra and two singers were incredible. We ended the evening in the bar visiting and winding down.

On day two in Vienna, we started with a bus trip to Schonbrunn Castle. It was the summer home of Maria Theresa, and the rest of the Habsburg family, who ruled Austria for over 600 years.

After lunch we started sailing again, this time to Bratislava, Slovakia. I got some pictures of some of our ship travels, under low bridges, and finally after a lock south of Vienna. Brantislava is to be our final ship stop. We have to disembark and continue our trip to Budapest via bus, as the water levels from here on in the Danube are too low for us. Disappointing to leave the ship one day early, but lucky to have been able to make it this far.

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