We enjoyed church, visited with several members afterward and walked back to the hotel. We then walked to the park near the hotel and had dinner (Bratwurst and Wienerschnitzel) in the Biergarten in the park. Back to the hotel and we were through for the day.
At this point, we had not really seen any of Vienna and so reserved one more night in our hotel room. Monday morning saw us back in full exploring mode and we covered many of the sites in Vienna. A number of the places we visited did not permit photos inside. One of the highlights was the Gustav Klimt exhibit. This was actually an artist I was somewhat familiar with. Our hotel room was decorated on one wall with a print of one of his photos. His most famous is titled, “The Kiss” and we were fortunate to see it. As you might imagine, we also found a number of churches to visit.
We visited the Hapsburg’s palace and a number of churches. We also saw the portion of the palace where the Spanish Riding School is (where the Lipizzaner horses are). We did not go in as there were no performances then.
In the evening we went to the summer palace on the subway and enjoyed an evening concert of Mozart and Strauss music. We were glad to have taken the extra day.
|A Welome Find|
|Craig and Friend in our Hotel Room|
|Outside the Vienna 4th Ward|
|The Vienna 4th Ward Building|
|Tracks and Wires|
|Dinner at the Biergarten in the Vienna Stadtpark|
|A worker on the church tower|
|The tower he is on is to the left|
|Large, Uncut Precious Stones and Pearls|
|Recognize the Crown?|
|See the next photo for an explanation|
|Home of the Spanish Riding School|
|I liked the building decoration|
|The summer palace|
|Tyler during the break in the music program. He was happy about the WiFi and the fan|