Vienna, the city of music

We took a direct train to Vienna (Wien), the capital of Austria and reached Vienna after a few hours of train ride from Prague. We checked in to Hotel Praterstern – the BEST hotel that we had stayed throughout the trip in Europe!! Anyway, it had to be the best, as it is literally […]

By |January 26th, 2008|Austria, Europe, Vienna|1 Comment

Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna

We visited Schönbrunn Palace, the best palace we had seen in Austria so far. Its surrounding buildings and the huge park is one of the most significant cultural monuments in Austria. The palace served as summer residence to various Habsburg rulers.

Schönbrunn Palace is so big that part of it is a […]

By |January 25th, 2008|Austria, Europe, Vienna|1 Comment

Going Opera in Vienna… TOSCA!

At the Opera House (Wiener Staatsoper) ticket counter, we checked out the schedule for the opera of the day. Everyone has been saying we must visit the Opera House for an opera in Vienna, it’s world famous for operas. The ticket officer was very helpful. He recommended us some of the performances and from […]

By |January 24th, 2008|Austria, Europe, Vienna|1 Comment

Vienna sightseeing

During our final stay in Vienna, we visited The Prater, Vienna’s most popular fun fair with a giant Ferris wheel and many rides.

First time to see such a slow-moving “merry-go-round” with real ponies. Cute.

The Prater is small and old, yet colourful.

The Hundertwasser House is a funny looking apartment with large trees growing from inside […]

By |January 23rd, 2008|Austria, Europe, Vienna|2 Comments