Buddy spots (9 found)

Vienna the city of music, romance and cake.

Date: 28-05-2017
(Added: 28-05-2017)

In Budapest Walter took the train to Vienna for his second part of the holiday. Vienna is a city with a lot of famous people like  Mozart, Goethe, Sissi and Gustav Klimmt. But more important cake and the famous Sachertorte that Walter tried in Hotel Sacher. After eating this cake he was fine with not having lunch.

MQ (Museumsquartier) in Vienna

Date: 02-11-2014
(Added: 04-11-2014)

The Museumsquartier (MQ) in Vienna is a large cultural area in Vienna. It's architecture contains Baroque buildings - the former court stables - as well as modern architecture. The MQ hosts large art museums (MUMOK, Leopold Museum, Kunsthalle), small galleries and other cultural institutions as well as shops, cafés and restaurants.

MQ is not far from city center and well connected to public transport (Underground line U2). You'll find further information about current exhibitions at www.mqw.at

Schlosspark Laxenburg

Date: 04-01-2014
(Added: 06-01-2014)

Laxenburg is only a few miles south of Vienna. Palace and park were used by the Habsburg emperors in former times. The park was a huge hunting area. Now the palace can be visited and the park is used as an recreation area. There's also a lake and rowing boats are available.

Near the lake you can find Franzensburg (Franks Castle). It's named after Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, where we made the photo.

 

 

Weihnachtsmarkt im Türkenschanzpark (Vienna)

Date: 02-12-2013
(Added: 02-12-2013)

Türkenschanzpark is a park in Vienna. It is placed on the location, where the Turks had their fort, when they layed siege on Vienna in 1683.

In the days before christmas a market is held in the park. People meet, drink gluhwein and eat. A brass band plays christmas songs. Vienna is full of christmas markets, this is one of the smaller ones.

Böhmischer Prater (Vienna)

Date: 27-10-2013
(Added: 27-10-2013)

Böhmischer (=bohemian) Prater is a small vintage amusement park in Vienna. It dates to the second half of the 19th century, and some of the rides are more than 100 years old.

Haus des Meeres - Wien

Date: 13-10-2013
(Added: 13-10-2013)

Haus des Meeres is a public aquarium in Vienna. It houses over ten thousand aquatic beings and other creatures (reptiles, insects, birds,...) on an area of around 4,000 square meters (43,000 sq ft) inside a tall concrete flak tower built during World War II. The newest attraction is a tank with Hammer sharks on top level.

And the terrace is a place where you can have good views over Vienna.

Wasserpark - Vienna

Date: 13-10-2013
(Added: 13-10-2013)

Wasserpark (water park) is part of the 'Alte Donau', abandoned parts of the River Danube in Vienna. After regulation of the river, those parts were cut of and become kind of lakes. They are used for water sports like swimming, sailing and rowing and many nice restaurants are around the lakes.

Johann Strauss Monument - Vienna Stadtpark

Date: 14-07-2013
(Added: 08-10-2013)

Johann Strauss was an Austrian composer and conductor. He lived in the 19th century in Vienna and is still famous for his dance music and operetta. He wrote some of the best known waltzes, like the "Blue Danube Waltz".

His monument is placed in central Vienna at the Stadtpark (city park).

Pasterze glacier, Austria

Date: 25-06-2010
(Added: 01-09-2013)

The Pasterze can be reached via the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. You can see the glacier on the left of the photo. It is becoming smaller and smaller. Global warming?

You can see more photos of this trip here: Flickr.