Octoberfestivus Day 6

Posted: October 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

Vienna

Woke to a clear cool day and headed down for the hotel breakfast – superb. Could not do it justice. We were checking out today and catching night train to Rome at 1930 but were leaving bags at hotel while we checked out some more of Vienna. The KK Maria Therese in Vienna is a fantastic hotel.

First stop was back to St Stephens Dom for the climb to the top – 400 steps. Sorry Sir the stairway does not open until 0900 but there is a lift over there? Lordy Lordy there is a God!.Its an impressive view but nothing really stands out on the vista. Then onto Stadt Park where there were some impressive statues of famous composers. A quick detour to Cafe Central for another crap coffee but in beautiful surroundings. From there we checked on The Rathaus and Hofberg in daylight – still tres impressive. We then headed back to hotel to check out before spending afternoon at Schloss Schonbrunn which was the emperors palace. Very impressive gardens in particular and the metro was easy to use. Before we left there though we had to try the famous Strudel! After a long day it was time for a beer! It was a quick but memorable visit to Vienna.

Now we are about to board the 14 hour night train to Rome – could be interesting

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