On a sunny morning, we started our sightseeing in the city center of Vienna.
First attraction was Saint Stephan's cathedral, which is hard to cover in a single foto...
...but one can get an impression of the whole building with this small model, next to it.
Beautiful view over Vienna - from one of the cathedral's towers.
Second breakfast: austrian coffee and a teaser of the famous cake (Sachertorte)
In front of the Hofburg:
Many tourists take those carriages, instead of walking the city (WE walked! )
When we went down to the crypt of the royal family of the Habsburgs, we could escape the heat for a moment as well, as visiting some of the most famous emperors of Austria (here: Maria Theresias sarcophagus.
3 choices for coffee:
- Cafe Mozart (hidden by the umbrellas)
- Hotel Sacher (where the famous cake comes from)
... aaaand... (see the sign at the right hand side...
Left side (front was covered, due to renovation) of the opera house (Wiener Staatsoper)
As the opera, also the national theatre of Vienna is quite close th the palace (the Hofburg)
The square in front of the city hall was full of international food stands
We've taken the subway (to get a bit outside of town).
After a typical Wiener Schnitzel, we visited the summer castle Schönbrunn, with its beautiful park (palmtree house in the background)
Many plants, fountains, and artificial gardening make this "little copy" of Versailles super beautiful
Mozart's handkiss for good-bye
Coming back from the city tour everything ready to go