Austria · 2 Days · 11 Moments · August 2016

Laura Hood

Laura's odyssey through Vienna, Austria

3 August 2016

In summary, I love Vienna. The people are all so friendly, helpful...and beautiful. The place was historic and very clean. Would definitely like to visit again.
Day 5: decided to travel to Slovakia so took a train journey through the mountains. The original track was built in 1848 by Semming railways. The most scenic route available!

2 August 2016

Pratner park was owned by an emperor and used for his own personal hunting. He then decided to open it to the public and asked a British engineer to design an attraction that the people would love. He created a giant Ferris wheel! The plan for the Riesenrad was for it to be in use for a month but due to high demolition costs, they decided to keep it. Although it was badly damaged in WW2, it has been restored and is still attracting the crowds!
Views from the Danube tower and panoramic revolving cafe. A must do in Vienna! The views were breathe taking.
We travelled over the Danube river which flows through 9 countries in Europe.
Found a little cafe down a back street that served traditional food. The lady got excited when we said we wanted to taste something traditional. (She also said i looked like Princess Kate so I really liked it there, ha). We got the kaisermarren - pancakes with a sweet plum sauce. Delicious sweet treat!
Another palace - schonbrunn palace. The largest.
We divided that in order to see all we could in one day, that a sight seeing, hop on - hop off bus was the way to go. Great decision as we saw and learned lots!
Memorial fountain near the hotel
NH Belverdere hotel. Bargain price of £20 each for a four star mystery hotel...right in the centre of Vienna!
Day 4: arrived in Vienna. Saw Belvedere Palace (one of many in the city centre) which is right next to our hotel.