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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Vienna, of Palaces

We had booked a taxi through the net for an early morning drop to the station. We kept a margin of one hour, just in case the taxi was not there.

The train was better, and it was already there when we reached the station. The journey was comfortable and we reached Vienna at 9:25am. Took a taxi to our hotel. The taxi driver was disappointed to see the address of our hotel as it was quite near the station. Hotels were expensive in Vienna. Our hotel was nothing great but done nicely. We kept our luggage in a room there and left to see the city. The receptionist helped us with directions to the nearest metro station. 

Our first stop was St. Stephen's cathedral which had free entry, but we did the catacomb's tour also which was €5 per adult & € 2 per child. 

From there we walked to the Hofburg palace.

The Hofburg palace was mainly the crockery and also the Sisi museum was interesting. From there we sat in a very nice Italian restaurant and had a great meal of Pizza, ravioli etc. The bread was particularly tasty and reminded me of home made bread made  by a dear friend.

The we took the U4 to Schonbrunn U stop and went to see the Schonbrunn palace. It was somewhat similiar to the Hofburg palace. 

Back to the same metro stop and then to Belvedere we just managed the Upper Belvedere. It was a long walk.
Along the way


They allowed photography in the hall outside only. But it was nice to see Gustav Klimt's  " The Kiss"

We were so tired we just took the first tram we saw. And headed back to hotel.

The reception at the hotel.

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