Well well well, I was hoping that my little riddle was too hard for anyone to crack, but obviously, plenty of you found out haha! And you all were right, I went to… Vienna!
I had an amazing time! We were incredibly lucky to have pleasantly warm but not hot weather. Our program for the week was VERY tight. We pretty much walked all day and traveled from one place to another constantly, and yet we didn’t manage to see all the things we planned to see. We did, however, make room for some surprises! Unfortunately, I forgot to recharge my camera in advance so I didn’t take pictures on the first day 😦 But I have way too many to show anyway.
Here are a few pictures I took and some commenting on them. I WILL write a more detailed report tomorrow or on monday since I don’t have much time today – working again!
The first picture I took of Castle Schönbrunn (or Schoenbrunn in case you don’t have the real letter). It’s where the Emperess of Austria and Hungary, Elisabeth, spent her summers. It is HUGE in reality, I don’t think the pictures can really show just how spacious it looks and how gigantic the park area is!
Right on the opposite side of the park (opposite to the castle), there’s this beautiful amazing fountain. The statues are way oversized, they aren’t life size but about 5 times bigger than a real human. It was stunning to just stand there and stare! The detail on everything was mind blowing. You could literally stare for a long time and still see new things.
The following picture shows the museum of history of art. It’s located at the Maria-Theresienplatz (“Maria-Theresa-square”). There was a doublicate of this building on the opposite site of the square as well, but the lighting made the pictures I took of the other building look dark and dirty.
Next one: The fountain in front of the partliament (Austrian partliament, that is). The partliament is a huge building and I didn’t manage to take pictures of everything. I already took about 20 and figured that had to be enough! The partliament actually meets in this building.
Hotel Sacher: This is where the Sacher-cake, the actual one, was invented. They hold the trademark too, so they are the only ones allowed to sell “Original Sacher cake”. I didn’t end up buying a cake from there. A tiny one of the size of two servings was almost 20 Euros ($25). Prices went up to 75 Euros (that’s like $85-90!!!) for a normal sizes cake. The picture of the cake is not my own as I found it strange to walk in and take pictures of the cakes without buying one, but I added it so you can see what the cakes look like.