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Jun 21, 2007 - Praha to Wein (Vienna)

This morning we got up early to catch an early train from Prague to Vienna...we arrived at Hlavni train station at 7:30 only to discover that the train we wanted to take leaves from Holesovice train station and we only had one hour to figure out how to get from here to there and board the train....there are very few people here who speak English and we eventually figured out which Metro subway to take to get to Holesovice station and we managed to get there on time.....we arrived in Vienna at 12:30 PM and stopped to get details for our...

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Jun 19, 2007 - Vienna

We woke up early again and headed to the trian station. Unfortunetly we missed the 9:30 train that we were set on because of the long tram ride from the campsite. We got on the longer 10:30 train that had to transfer in Salzburg. While on this train we met some young girls from Montreal who were on their second trip through Europe. Their english was pretty bad which was somewhat surprising to me. Also, one of the girls didn't know where Calgary was. It was awkward. We think she was just tired (in her defence). They were pretty nice though....

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May 17, 2007 - Vienna

Ho hum. Another day in a beautiful city full of historic buildings and sights. Because Pete still struggles with the walking, we signed up for a 3-hour city tour on a bus. We were picked up at the hotel and driven to a central location where we got on a motor coach that was for the English-speaking tour. The bus drove us on the streets that ring the old city. The old city is surrounded by boulevards that replaced the city walls from medieval times, which were torn down in the mid-1800's. It might surprise you that the Danube River isn't...

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May 16, 2007 - Driving to Vienna

We woke up today and finally decided to explore the town we'd spent three nights in. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that Uherske Hradiste has a very nice and large old town. It even had better shopping than in Olomouc. When we had returned to the hotel the previous night, we found out that cousin Dana had dropped off a Czech doll and told us that more could be purchased at the town information center. We went there and bought some more dolls and souvenirs. Thanks, Dana! After exploring the town we checked out and drove back...

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May 3, 2007 - Vienna - From Steak Frites onto Schnitzels!

Today was a travel day from Paris to Vienna, Austria. We flew Niki, a budget airline operated by Air Berlin and was very impressed with the service. The flight was only 1.5 hours. From the airport, we took the City Airport Train that took us to Central Vienna in 16 minutes. Our first impression of Vienna was that it was very clean. Our hotel is very centrall located right by the St. Stephan's Cathedral so it was a great location to walk around everywhere as Vienna is known as a very walkable city. We went out for a walk for a bit and just...

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Apr 27, 2007 - A day in Vienna

Ariana and I caught a train to Vienna which only takes an hour from Bratislava. We easily caught a tram to the center and found the Hofburg. There was lots of film sets going on there around the grounds. We watcha a few for a bit. We had heard about this staronomical clock that goes off at 12pm and has all these figures that come out. So we went there and ya us and a million other tourists showed up. The figures went by so slow and it wasn't that interesting so we took off haha. Walked around the shopping streets and found the House of...

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Apr 20, 2007 - Vienna, Austria

Vienna is a spectacular place. The population is about 1.7 million making it by far the largest city in Austria. Vienna is in the south-eastern area of Central Europe and is close to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. There are many Polish, Turkish, and German people here. In politics, Vienna is under Social Democracy, and the main religion is Catholicism. Vienna is known for they're music and arts. I love the Burgtheater, the Volkstheater Wien and the Theater in der Josefstadt. There are also many opera houses that Vienna is known...

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Witt Grand Tour 2007

Apr 18, 2007 - Vienna

14 April Saturday So we arrived in Vienna to more glorious weather - can't remember when it last rained. We took a while to get the hostel (miles from anywhere) but dumped our stuff and got ready to go to the opera. Wiener Staatsoper is one of the four best opera houses in the world and it was great to see a Verdi Opera (Simon Boccanegra) with some big stars in action. We walked the Karntnerstrasse and did some window shopping. Miles of shops and restaurants. 15 April Sunday Today we visited Schloss Schonbrunn. The summer palace of the...

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Apr 12, 2007 - Vienna

10th April - Up relatively early today to catch the train into Vienna. We arrived around lunch time. We unfortuntely could have got off the train the stop before we did, but not knowing the area we missed it. It was however a short train trip out to the camp site. We set up our tent, got a bite to eat and headed straight back into the centre of town. We walked around looking at the sights including the cathederal, the many park areas and Town Hall, sampling the culture. A realitivly early night for me as I was exhusted. Lex however went...

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Apr 5, 2007 - Brno to Vienna

Up early this morning to catch a 6:30 bus to Vienna. As usual bus left right on time. It takes about two hours to get to Vienna. We then found the underground and made our way to our hostel. The place we are staying at is very nice. Our room has a kitchenette and cable TV and a very comfortable bed so we are happy. We had some lunch at a local cafe and then decided to explore the local area. We are very close to Mariahilfer Strasse which is very famous shopping district (so I am told). Looked around the local streets and checked out our...

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Mar 2, 2007 - Mozart

Morgen i Wien - med utsikter til 14 timer transfer, bar det inn til Wien. Uforberedt og uten kunnskap om hva man gjör i Wien pä en fredag morgen endte jeg opp midt i byen utenfor Stefandomen. For ä gä opp i min nye turistrolle mätte jeg jo ta bilde! Resultatet taler for seg selv... Resten av dagen gär sannsynligvis med pä internetkafe for ä sende masse hilsner til venner og kjente, noe jeg ikke har fätt tid til för avreise - Beklager. Det skal sies at Mozartkuler smaker mye bedre i Wien enn pä julaften, og at z- og y- tastene pä Österrikske...

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Dec 29, 2006 - Vienna, Austria

We left Linz during the night and sailed through the Wachau Valley today. Bill is not feeling very well so he spent most of the day in bed. We watched a demonstration of making "Apfeistrudel" in the Lounge. Also, the crew built a snowman up on the top deck. We arrived in Vienna around 6:00 P.M. and shortly thereafter, a bus picked us up and did a short tour of the circle around Vienna and out to a restaurant where we enjoyed music and a Heurigen Dinner. In the 19th century, when EmperorFranz Joseph was sitting on the throne, winegrowers...

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