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Last Day in Vienna – Belvedere Palace

May 28, 2010 – Vienna, Austria On our last day in Vienna, we visited the beautiful Belvedere Palace.  There are actually two palaces separated by a lovely garden.  We focused on the lower palace because it features mostly Baroque art – our favorite.  The upper…


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Schonbrunn Palace

May 27, 2010 – Vienna, Austria Amongst the greatest palaces of Europe, only Schonbrunn Palace rivals the French Versailles.  This former summer residence of the Habsburgs is huge with 1441 rooms, and now it’s open to the public. The Royal Apartments with beautiful chandeliered rooms…


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Cruising Vienna’s Danube

May 26, 2010 – Vienna, Austria We cruise down the Danube in Vienna onboard the Hundertwasser-designed boat, the MS Vindobona. We take off from Schwedenplatz pier, just next to the underground subway station.  We cruise to a port near the Danube Island called Reichsbrucke.  Along…


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Walk Through Vienna – Part 1

May 25, 2010 – Vienna, Austria We’re back for a walk through downtown Vienna. We get off the U4 at Karlsplatz, a big intersection in downtown Vienna.  It’s sort of a crossroads of underground subways, buses, trams, combined with a park and a beautiful Baroque…


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Walk Through Vienna – Part 2

May 25, 2010 – Vienna, Austria We visit St. Stephan’s Cathedral, a massive Gothic church that stands in the center of Vienna.  We climbed the massive 450 foot high south tower, with 340+ steps.  After catching our breath, we admire the impressive view of the…


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Haus der Musik

May 24, 2010 – Vienna, Austria Vienna’s House of Music is a one-of-a-kind place where you can really experience music and learn about the physics of sound.  Downstairs is an exhibit all about the world-famous Vienna Philharmonic.  Upstairs is where all the fun begins. Audio…


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MusuemsQuartier

May 24, 2010 – Vienna, Austria The vast grounds of the former imperial stables are now the home to several impressive, cutting-edge museums.  The MuseumsQuartier features seven unique museums joined together with a big courtyard in the center with fountains, cafes, and ever-changing lounge furniture.…


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Lost Near Radetskyplatz

May 23, 2010 – Vienna, Austria On our second day in Vienna, after visiting the Lichtenstein musuem, we decided to try to find the Kunst Haus to see all that great Hundertwasser art.  So we start out and take a tram toward Radetskyplatz, which is…


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Vienna’s Musikverein

May 24, 2010 – Vienna, Austria The Musikverein is a Neo Renaissance jewel in downtown Vienna.  Its name has a twofold meaning: the concert hall on Vienna’s Karlsplatz, and the society to which this building belongs, the Society of Music Lovers. To me, the Musikverein…


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The Vienna State Opera

May 24, 2010 – Vienna, Austria We start the third day of our visit to Vienna with a guided tour of the Vienna State Opera building.  This historic opera house faces the Ringstrasse and belts out some of the finest opera in all of Europe.…


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