|Denise and David in Europe
Austria - Vienna part 2
updated 3 November 2016
Tuesday 1 November - Vienna day 3
We started out on our walk and
found something strange in a street
nearby....... not nearly as strange as seeing
a T shirt yesterday that said "No Kangaroos in
Austria". Now that, we would have to say is a little
Pictured below Karlskirche -
Gorgeous from the outside...
Spectacular on the inside!
Our area and all the different
sites we have been visiting via rail and a lot of
Sorry .... I have been past so
many palaces today they have all fudged into
one. We started at the entrance of this
palace and found it housed two museums (left
building) and (right building) and that it wasn't
actually the palace we were looking for. So we
continued to walk through the grounds.......
Below is Hofburg Palace
What we found through the
entrance..... the palace court yard.
..........pictured below to our left of our walk is
the Library. It wasn't open. In fact nothing
much was open today because it was a public holiday
in Vienna. We didn't account for that.
However it was still really great looking at these
magnificent structures from the outside.
In front of us as the walk
progressed - the palace gates I should imagine.
Pictured below .... looking back
from the Palace Gates.
This building below is the Museum
of Natural History - also closed. The gardens around
it are quite nice.
Closer to the Museum of Natural
History - David looking pretty natural and blending
in with a historical statue.
Then we found this cute bronze
elephant - groupie shot. David, Karolina and
Its 2.30pm and I think lunch was
well overdue. This was Eileys Cafe - extremely
nice food here.
We had walked most of the day by
now and it was time to journey back to the Hotel for
a well earned rest. I think yesterdays 25,340
steps finally caught up on us.
Wednesday 2 November - Vienna day 4 - Schönbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace
A garden approach into the grounds
of Schonbrunn Palace
Passing by the palace green
The trees are so neat here and we
found out why....
A lovely walkway...the leaves are
falling fast - winter approaches
The front of the Palace
It got extremely wet today and we
had to resort to ponchos! The three of us have
a great time despite the weather. Don't we all
The garden walk and the side of
The grounds of the palace are
David poses on the front steps of
Views from the front balcony of
After the Palace Maze it was time
to hug a standing stone for calm and well
being. David appears to resemble a lady bug of
The Palace looking back from the
We spent a great deal of the day
at Schonbrunn Palace and
by 2pm we were back on the tram and heading for our
next Palace - Belvedere. Pictured below.
This is the 'upper palace' we
quickly found out why
Pictured below is the 'lower
palace' Both sections of the palace are not
actually set up as a palace any more. They are
more art galleries. However there were some
rooms in both you were allowed to take pictures of.
Room 1 - Belvedere Palace
Room 2 Belvedere Palace.
We weren't allowed to take any
photos inside the Schonbrunn
Palace and that is why there are none here.
However a book was purchased in lieu of photo
taking. And I am sure if you look up Schonbrunn Palace on the internet there
would be some pictures there.
Our last night in Vienna.
Tomorrow another early start and a 4 hour train trip
Thursday 3 November - Vienna to Munich
A teary good-bye to Karolina ...
as she waved us on our journey from the Karlsplatz
The Austrian country side - a bit
flat at first. Plenty of grazing and
The rolling hills start ......
The forest grows.....
The little villages along the
The Austrian/Germany border