The Sights of Vienna

Trip Start Sep 21, 2009
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Trip End Oct 04, 2009


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Flag of Austria  , Vienna,
Friday, September 25, 2009

Shelby took us on a walking tour of Austria's capital city today. We saw the St. Stephen's Cathedral, the museum quarter, and the famous Sacher Cafe, the home of the original Sacher Torte.

We also visited the famous Demel chocolate shoppe and the amazing Nasch Markt, where there were seemingly endless rows of food vendors and cafes.

Today we ate some delicious bratwurst with mustard and sauerkraut, goulash soup, pastries, chocolates, and consumed our share of Austrian beer.  

At night we went to the opera house and saw the Mayerling Ballet.  One thing we learned is beware of ordering opera tickets online for a foreign city.  We didn't realize our seats were in the top balcony right next to the stage.  Two of the seats could see a little but the other three could see nothing.  We finally exchanged them after the second act for standing room only spots so we could at least see the last act.  We should have guessed something was up when the tickets were only eight Euros each and the next cheapest tickets were 27 Euros.

What we did see was awesome and the Franz Liszt music from the orchestra was beautiful...by itself worth the eight Euros.

Tomorrow morning, we're on the train to Prague...
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