|Denise and David in Europe
Austria - Vienna part 1
updated 30 October 2016
Sunday 30 October - Vienna day 1
30 minutes after the border and we
arrive in Vienna. This was fabulous Rail Jet
train. We have another one to Munich in a few
days. We are already looking forward to that.
Not so easy to get that elusive
taxi at the station however.... took two attempts to
get a cab that had a boot / trunk big enough for two
large suitcases and hand luggage. Sheesh ... go
As we arrive at the Hotel, there
is Karolina waiting. We set out for a walk and
met Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (a famous
poet). We have no idea why - but everyone else
was touching his foot for good luck. Now we
are sure to have a great few days in Vienna.
The view next to the hotel....(no
traffic, its Sunday and most things are closed)
We settle down to a late lunch and
chew over old and new times.
Denise, Karolina and David.
Till tomorrow when we are out to purchase a 72 hour
metro ticket and see the sights.
Monday 31 October - Vienna day 2
This is not the Vienna we
visualised..... this business district is
amazing. Today is very much a hop on hop off
train and walk explore. (Ed: We scored
fabulous value in buying a weekly public transport
ticket - we can get everywhere without hassle!)
The DC tower. The train
station is in the picture at the bottom.
Panorama of the National Vienna
The Donauturm Tower
The following pictures are views
from the top of the Donauturm Tower (360 degree
The other side of the Danube
Our exact location and the
location of our Hotel Motel One. You will see
we were in the middle of the old and new Danubes.
The views continue..... can never
get enough views :-)
Time for a train we had already
exceeded 6000 steps at this point.
A rest stop at a local amusement
park which included this gorgeous very historic ferris
wheel. The picture below is one of our views
from the top.
Here is the wheel called the
Reisenrad. The carriages are so unusual.
Then back to the walking to the
more historic parts of Vienna. Pictured below
is St Stephans Cathedral. It was sooooo big I
couldn't fit it into the picture.
Inside was quite dark and gothic.
The square outside St
Stephens. Beautiful old buildings and one that
was a bit more contemporary.
Mozart's Apartment in Vienna.
Den did the tour. Very enjoyable.
The lane opposite Mozart's apartment
- apparently it hasn't changed much at all over
Whew... I think it was home time
by now. Would we do the train or walk the
kilometer back to our Hotel. I couldn't
believe it Den opted for the walk. So off we
If you think that is wow .... for
dinner we boarded a train went two stations and put
in another two kilometers walking to dinner and back.
Final step count for Monday was....25,340 - a new record.