Return to Austria

    The trip finished back in Vienna, we arrived late in the afternoon and then headed off to a concert in the Kursalon. Quite tourist orientated, but enjoyable and quite awe inspiring when you stopped to think about the other people who had both performed and listened in the same room.

    The following day we visited Schonbrunn Palace. This place was amazing, it was the Hasburg's place in the country. A mere 1400 rooms, massive formal gardens, huge forests for hunting; just you average summer holiday house. After the palace, we visited the treasury at the Hofbug Palace. That contains some of the stuff which was left by the Habsburgs.

    When the Habsburgs were exiled out of Austria, they were stripped of all their wealth, but they were allowed to keep their personal jewelry, which was a scarily large amount of money. The amount of wealth and power they had is almost scary.

    The afternoon was spent up in the mountains above Vienna, which offer some lovely views of the city before an evening at the Marchfelderhof restaurant. The Marchfelderhof is a bizarre place, I suspect as an individual its a lot more interesting (and pricy) than as a group, but certainly memorable.

    And thanks to Steve Larson who found a mistake, I give you a link to Schonbrunn Palace at EveryCastle.com :)


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A concert in the Kursalon in Stadpark, Vienna
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The Kursalon
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Johann Strauss memorial at night
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This is a drain in Stadpark, its more impressive at night
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Sphinx out the front of Schonbrunn Palace
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Eagle by Schonbrunn Palace
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Front of Schonbrunn Palace - Its huge
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A squirrel!
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Neptune fountain at Schonbrunn
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Looking down one of the avenue of trees
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And looking in the opposite direction
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A small (for Schonbrunn) fountain
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Ducklings!
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Sphinx Statue out the front of Schonbrunn
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Front courtyard of Schonbrunn Palace
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No idea what this building is, Franz Josef apparently.
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Different keys in the Treasury, Hofburg Palace
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Tunics worn by the Hofburg's
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Crown of Emperor Rudolf II, (1602), Austrian Crown Jewels
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Clothing in the Treasury, Hofburg Palace
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More outfits
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The Emoeror's Train
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Staff and Tunic
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A Jewel Tree
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Upmarket fake roses which have faded a lot over the time
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Part of the coronation set of the Kings and Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire in the Treasury
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The cape of Christ in the Hofburg Palace Treasury
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Statue outside the Secession Hall
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Buildings by Naschmarkt (New Market)
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Front of the Vienna State Opera House
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Vienna's Streets
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Me again! Up in the Vienna Mountains with Vienna in the background
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This is the "new" part of Vienna
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and the "old" part of Vienna (That tower is an incinerator)
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Lions on the edge of a bridge
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Me, back in my hotel
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Ferris Wheel in Prater amusement park
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Francis of Assisi Church
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The Marchfelderhof Restaurant. This place was, umm, different.
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Morris and Shirley
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The tour group at Marchfelderhof
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Another shot of us at Marchfelderhof
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The reason you go there is for the decore. We were in the music room
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I'd call this the garden room at Marchfelderhof
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And the view from my hotel room before heading out.
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