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Oct 7, 2018 - Vienna Day 3

Our last full day in Vienna. We started as usual with coffee at the hotel. The lady(?) in charge of the paid for breakfast did not like me taking a coffee yesterday and told me I could not refill my cup. So today I checked with the people at the desk and offered to pay but I wanted some coffee. He told me it was free and to help myself. So I made two cappuccinos at the coffee machine and got a look from you know who that could melt steel.Then off to downtown on the subway. At the station we bought a pastry to hold us until lunch and headed...

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Oct 2, 2018 - Vienna Day 2

Another day of sore feet, blisters and sightseeing. We headed into town using our newly purchased transportation passes and exited at the Karlsplatz Station Which is a centrally located transfer station next to the opera house. The station is quite large and has many shops including at least two bakeries selling pastries pretzels and other goodies. We walked by the Sacher hotel where yesterday we had fabulous Sacher torte and proceeded to Karntner Strasse which is a traffic free pedestrian street with no so fancy shops but a good place to...

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Oct 1, 2018 - Vienna day 1

Bought a three day metro pass as it was much more economical than buying a daily one. The metro here is very good and easy to maneuver. We set out for the old town which is inside the Ringstrasse (or circle road around the old town). We walked by the Opera House (which incidentally Denise does not think looks like the one in Budapest) and decided to do the tour at 2:00. We walked on through the pretty squares and stopped at St. Stephens Cathedral. While a lot of it has been rebuilt as a result of damage during the war, a good portion...

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Sep 20, 2018 - Vienna

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...

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Sep 19, 2018 - Vienna, Austria

When our tour coach arrived at the waterside dock at our ship, we were pleasantly surprised to learn all our bags were tucked neatly in our rooms for us. Dinner would be ready early and we could relax and enjoy a leisurely evening. We said heck with that, we’re exploring ! We walked all over the ship, taking the pictures you’ll see here. Then, we went to dinner. Ok, so now we’re in Vienna. A half-lifetime ago, Dave learned the great minds, the luminaries of early thought would go to meet at the Vienna Coffee house’s or Cafe’s. His mission...

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Aug 19, 2018 - August 17 & 18

Dear all, Well we have spent two nights in Vienna. On the first night we went to a small concert which was ire ally lovely. It was in a lovely room. Apart from the 9 piece orchestra they also had two soloists and two ballet dancers. The whole production was wonderful. The steps leading up to the concert were really interested. Next morning we were off early, to beat the crowd of tourists and the heat. We visited the Schronbrunn palace. It was really beautiful inside but no photos allowed, but the gardens were lovely. We did the usual walk...

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Our Big Trip

Jul 31, 2018 - Second visit into Vienna

We picked up where we had finished a few days before at the Volksgarten (no dogs allowed!) and wandered to the Rathaus. It reminded us of Houses of Parliament and for once Daisy could go in the garden! Every summer the city sets up a huge screen outside the Rathaus for broadcasts of concerts, opera and films on summer nights. Across from the Rathaus was the Burgtheater, one of the leading theatres in the German speaking world. We then walked through a number or squares finding: the Minoritenkirche which had a giant mosaic copy of Leonardo...

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Jul 28, 2018 - First visit into Vienna

The forecast said that it was going to be a very hot week. Trust us to be in a major city when it is hot never mind. We caught the U-bahn into Vienna a cheap and easy way to get into the city. We had to buy Daisy a child ticket and she had to be muzzled but it didn’t bother her at all. It took us less than half an hour from the campground to Stephansplatz right in the centre. The crowds of tourists were staggering. It seemed as if they were all trying to visit St Stephen’s Cathedral. A quick visit up the bell tower was enough. This was our...

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Jul 27, 2018 - Move to Vienna

We left Graz and headed north to Vienna our base for the next week. We had a good journey and arrived safely at the Stellplatz on the edge of the city. The stellplatz was owned by the same company as the Graz one but was not quite as nice. Again it was busy. We were only 100m from the Vienna U bahn- underground

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Jun 8, 2018 - Second full day in Vienna

Pretty lazy day for a pair of tourists in one of "The" cities of the world - I mean, shouldn't we be dashing around with a list of "must see" places, or something?. Not so our group! The first thing was to visit a nearby bicycle shop – sort of a tourist destination for cyclists akin to checking off one of the major sights such as the Hoffberg Palace. Then B and I wandered off and took the yellow tram to go around ‘The Ring’. The fare (9 Euros ea) includes headphones and a commentary on the sights/sites we were passing so we thought it was...

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Jun 7, 2018 - Two days in Vienna is Not Enough

First full day in Vienna.......... This morning, me not having slept at all last night in spite of being deadly tired from our journey here, we got up and headed down to the Hotel’s restaurant for breakfast and found 9 others of our group already there and making good use of the pretty decent breakfast buffet that the Novotel offers. (Bruce did manage to get a good sleep - and there is nothing more aggravating than listening to a 'roomie' who is happily snoring while the other one lays awake, staring out at the darkness, most of the...

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Jun 6, 2018 - "Re-cycling" Vienna

I might be making a mistake in having a go at writing this evening because we had a virtually sleepless night on the plane last night (although, technically, there is no night as you head east because you follow the dawn as you go and the sun shone brightly in our window all the way from Vancouver to Frankfurt) so I have been awake for 39 hours straight at this point. So…… housekeeping first: I include details in my travel blog that may not, in general, be of interest to my family and friends but these ‘My Trip Journal’ travel blogs are...

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