VIENNA (AUSTRIA) DIARY 2018

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AUSTRIA Travel

VIENNA AUGUST 2018

THIS CITY WAS AT THE TOP OF MY BUCKET LIST FOR SO LONG, AND I CAN FINALLY CHECK IT OFF THE FOREVER GROWING LIST OF PLACES I WANT TO SEE.

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NOW HOW AND WHY DID VIENNA END UP ON MY LIST IN THE FIRST PLACE? IT’S QUITE SIMPLE, BESIDES SPENDING NEW YEAR’S EVE TOGETHER, ONE OF MY FAMILY’S TRADITIONS IS TO WATCH THE NEW YEAR’S WIENER PHILHARMONIC CONCERT THE FOLLOWING DAY. AND IT’S SO BREATHTAKING IT NATURALLY MADE ME WANT TO VISIT THE AUSTRIAN CAPITAL AND SEE FOR MYSELF.

THE HOTEL: WE STAYED FOR A WEEK IN MERCURE SECESSION, WHICH IS RIGHT NEXT TO THE NASCHMARKT, AND AT A 5 MINUTES WALK TO THE WIENER STAATSOPER (OPERA HOUSE).

SCHONBRUNN PALACE

WE SPENT THE FIRST DAY AT THE SCHONBRUNN PALACE, WHICH IS IN THE OUTSKIRT OF THE CITY. THE PALACE IS KNOWN AS THE LITTLE AUSTRIAN VERSAILLES (FOR THE ROYALS WERE FASCINATED BY THE FRENCH).

I RECOMMAND YOU TAKE THE HOP ON/HOP OFF BUS, WE GOT THE 48 HOURS TICKETS, THE BUS TAKES DIFFERENT ROUTES (RED, GREEN..) AND YOU CAN GET ON WHATEVER ROUTE YOU WANT.

I ALSO RECOMMAND YOU WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES WHEN VISITING THE SCHONBRUNN PALACE IF YOU WANT TO CLIMB ALL THE WAY TO THE GLORIETTE (WHERE THE PICTURE WAS TAKEN), OR YOU CAN JUST GET THE MINI-TRAIN (FOR 7 EUROS I THINK).

AND DON’T FORGET TO VISIT THE MAZE (YOU MIGHT WANT TO LEAVE IT FOR AFTER YOU VISIT THE CASTLE THOUGH, FOR IT WILL TAKE YOU FOREVER TO FIND THE EXIT!)

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BELVEDERE MUSEUM

WE SPENT THE SECOND DAY AT ANOTHER ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SIGHTS IN THE CITY, THE BELVEDERE MUSEUM. IT HOSTS THE FAMOUS ‘THE KISS” BY GUSTAV KLIMT, AND MANY MORE OUTSTANDING SCULPTURES AND PAINTINGS.

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“THE KISS” BY GUSTAV KLIMTvienna austria schonbrunn palace habsburg royal princess sissi vienna travel guide sculpture art klimt the kiss opera wiener mozart globe trotter leila boularbah travellervienna austria schonbrunn palace habsburg royal princess sissi vienna travel guide sculpture art klimt the kiss opera wiener mozart globe trotter leila boularbah travellervienna austria schonbrunn palace habsburg royal princess sissi vienna travel guide sculpture art klimt the kiss opera wiener mozart globe trotter leila boularbah traveller

FOUND CUPID =)

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WIENER STAATSOPER

AND THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP AND THE MAIN REASON WE WENT TO WIEN, THE OPERA! WE WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND TICKETS LAST MINUTE (85€ EACH) AND GOT TO ATTEND THE MOZART AND STRAUSS CONCERT, WITH THE MUSICIANS IN BAROQUE COSTUMES AND WIGS.

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WE SPENT THE NEXT DAYS WANDERING AROUND AND JUST ENJOYING THE OVERALL BEAUTY  OF THE CITY. IT IS VERY SAFE AND THE AUSTRIANS ARE VERY NICE AND POLITE, YOU INSTANTLY FEEL AT HOME.

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STEPHANSDOM (ST STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL)

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I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMAND VIENNA, EITHER FOR A SOLO (FEMALE) TRAVELER, A COUPLE OR A FAMILY TRIP.

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