Vienna 2014

After a couple of exciting days in Venice I boarded the train at the Santa Lucia railway station and headed north to Austria, my native country. I was going to spend the next nine days… Read more.

 On our first day in Vienna, May 19, 2014 we continued our walk through the first district to the Michaelerplatz (St. Michael’s Square) which faces the grandiose entrance into the Hofburg, the giant castle complex… Read more.

Another gorgeous day was in store for us on May 20, 2014. While my brother and sister-in-law went hiking in the Vienna Woods I set off to explore the capital city of my native country…. Read more.

The Ringstrasse, Vienna’s opulent boulevard, features a large collection of impressive historicist buildings from the second half of the 19th century. After passing by the University, an Italian Renaissance Revival complex, I arrived at the… Read more.

Continuing my explorations of Vienna on a sunny May 20, 2014 I wanted to go from the first district downtown to the Prater, the city’s historic amusement park. The best way to go is by… Read more.

It was getting late as we arrived back in Vienna in our speed boat after our excursion to Bratislava. We took the subway into the First District again and walked through some of the narrow… Read more.

As the morning sun was shining down on us on May 22, 2014 we started our explorations of Vienna with a visit to the Naschmarkt, the city’s most popular market. In existence since the 16th… Read more.

Vienna is not short on iconic destinations, and we continued our May 22, 2014 sightseeing adventure with a visit to the Hundertwasserhaus, a whimsical multi-coloured apartment house with irregularly shaped windows and onion domes. This… Read more.