I must say that it was a very splendid vacation in Vienna, Austria. This city is VERYYYYY beautiful. Entering this city is like visiting a kingdom where the city is filled with elegant, classical european style buildings and monuments.
Day One in Vienna
Our first stop is the Schonbrunn Palace, a former imperial summer residence. Unfortunately taking pictures inside the palace is not allowed :-(. However I could tell that the visit to the palace is worth seeing. The inside part of the palace is beautiful with golden furniture, fantastic paintings from old times, and many more.
However it is permitted to take pic outside the palace. Here is the famous garden of Schonbrunn. It was still early of spring so not much of the flowers were bloomed :-(
from the palace, we drove the heart of the city of Vienna and then had a walking tour to this marvelous places.
The Maria Theresien Platz
This is a monument pictures the empress Maria Theresa in a 6 m large bronze statue. She greets the people with her right hand and in the left hand she holds a document roll of the -Pragmatische Sanktion- and a scepter. She is surrounded among other things by 4 horseman statues of her generals. The monument is classified as a World Cultural Heritage. Maria Theresa governed from the year 1740 to 1780. She reformed for instance the school system and took care of the state affairs as well as of her 16 children
The Art History Museum
St Stephen's Cathedral
Around the Stephansplatz area
Oh yeah, we walked into one of the cafeteria in Vienna and tried this Nuttela Spaghetti Ice Cream!! So yummy!
It was already midnite when we headed to the hotel. Tired but was very happy.
Day Two in Vienna
While we were headed for the next town, we took a short stop to Austria Parliament House and also had a walking tour nearby.
After that, we drove into Hinterbruhl area to a historical cave named Seegrotte. It is an underground cave system with a large grotto located under a former gypsum mine. We had a boat tour inside this cave. This tour is actually an optional tour offered by our travel agent.But seriously if you are in a very limited time and / or budget, believe me it is ok to skip this tour.