Brief post on a trip from my pre-blogging days
Vienna, Salzburg, St. Gilgen, St. Wolfgang
Hofburg, Vienna; the former imperial palace and winter residence of the imperial family. An interesting way to while away a few hours for history buffs, those interested in the life of the Habsburgs, or anyone who would like a close look at the imperial apartments.
The Austrian National Library, Vienna. Bookworms such as myself should not miss a visit to its State Hall.
Great local fare in a unique, traditional setting at Pürstner in Vienna. The wiener Schnitzel is top notch!
St. Peter’s Church in Vienna.
St. Stephen’s Cathedral tower, Vienna.
Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, the former imperial summer residence. If you can or only want to go to one of the former imperial residences, I would personally pick Schönbrunn, for the more varied interiors and extensive grounds.
Ribs of Vienna is a great stop for all pork spare rib lovers out there, with a variety of preparation styles and sauces available. A number of other dishes are also available to satisfy everyone in your party.
Belvedere, a must visit for art enthusiasts, displays a large collection of Austrian art and works by international artists including Monet, van Gogh and Beckmann. Most famously, it holds the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, including ‘The Kiss’.
Stadtpark in Vienna is a relaxing setting for a stroll or break from sightseeing.
L’Osteria is a solid, laid-back option for when you’ve had enough of traditional cuisine or meat-heavy food, with a variety of pizza and pasta dishes on the menu. If you’re not a big eater, you might consider sharing one of their huge pizzas.
Prater amusement park makes an enjoyable and different night out.
View of Salzburg Old Town from across the Salzach river.
Views from Festung Hohensalzburg, the Salzburg castle fortress.
The Zwölferhorn Cable Car in St. Gilgen.
Absolutely incredible views from Zwölferhorn Mountain, St. Gilgen.
When in St. Gilgen, don’t miss a relaxing boat ride on the gorgeous Wolfgangsee to the charming villages of Strobl or St. Wolfgang.