04 January 2013

Vienna - The land of Sisi, Mozart and Klimt

My trip to Vienna was short, full and sweet.  I learned a lot during my stay especially about the history of this city and the beautiful country in general.  I also learned that there's a slim chance of watching a good opera show in Vienna if you didn't book your ticket weeks if not months in advance! 

Here are some snap-shots as a summery of my small visit to Vienna!

The Marriot in Vienna was a perfect place for us, a stroll away from Vienna City Centre or Wien Mitte as the locals called it

Sisi or Empress Elisabeth of Austria, her story was very interesting, so was her museum

The Kiss - one of the famous paintings by Gustav Klimt

The Royal Opera House, the playground of Mozart and Salieri




Beautiful fountain at the corner near the winter royal palace, Hofburg

The Gothic structure of St Stephen's cathedral 

    The Kärntnerstrasse, strolling down this beautiful street was good for health but not good for my wallet ;D

Coffee and strudel, anyone?

The rose garden, Volksgarten.. amazing!

Mozart balls, a must for those with sweet tooth!

41 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures, Vienna is truly steeped in culture and architectural magnificence... I hope to go one day. Happy New Year to you!

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  2. Nice pics dear!
    Looks like you are have a blast, enjoy it!

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  3. I LOVE Vienna. I went there with my mother 10 years ago. I loved the Lipasan (sp?) Horses. We saw them perform.

    OK. you your hubby are so cute!! Your husband sort of looks like someone I know! :=)

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    1. Lipizzan? (I think that's how it is spelled, not sure myself) Yes, the Spanish Riding School in Vienna is famous for that. My hubby thinks he looked like a homeless gut in that hat, LOL!

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    2. Always so good to read how much people like Vienna! :D The horses are called "Lippizaner" and don't want to criticize, but the street you call Kärntnerstrasse is actually "the Graben". If you continue the way you photographed it, you'd find Kärntnerstrasse on the very end to your right. It's the street, where "Gerstner" is and also it leads all the way to our famous Opera house. glad you enjoyed your stay - xox, Macs

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    3. Oh and one more thing: It's true that we call "first district" the center - we often also just say: I'm going/driving into "the first" (den Ersten), but we do not call it Wien Mitte - as that term is used for a different area in 3rd. district (close to, but not 1st) ;-)

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    4. Hi, Macs! Sorry for all the messed up, you know tourist! Anyway, thanks for the clarification and yes, I enjoyed Vienna a lot :) You live in a great city!

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  4. such a gorgeous city, enjoy your trip. Besos.
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  5. Beautiful photos!

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  6. I would love to visit Vienna one day! It's definitely on my travel to list!

    LUXESSED

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  7. great photos! seems you had a great time!
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  8. wow amazeballs photography! looks like u had an amaze time. im SOOO jelly of your travels !!! Happy friday beautiful! xO!
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  9. Great pictures, love the architecture of the city buildings!
    Hope you can visit my blog :)
    xx

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  10. amazing trip... I adore the art from Gustav Klimt... contemporary yet classic... keep on having fun!
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    Borka
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  11. Great photos! Bet you had a wonderful trip!

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  12. Just beautiful! I'm inspired! I'm your newest follower!

    Erin

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  13. Lovely pics Mrs C. Looks like you and The Captain had lots of fun. :-)

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  14. Great pics, i went to vienna 2 years ago! Such a beautiful city :)

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  15. Oh my gosh, I was in Vienna for one day in summer and I know everything you posted here. Gustav Klimt and his Kiss were everywhere in the stores, I loved the Stephan´s Cathedral, were you also inside? Me yes and it was beautiful..and then this fountine and opera I have pictures next to them :) That´s so pretty town.. :) I live in Slovakia, it is the neighbour country of Austria where you´ve been :)

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    1. Yes, Simona we went inside St Stephan's. Outside it looks all gothic and a bit scary but inside, it is just another church! How look can be deceiving :) Glad you had fun in Vienna too

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  16. Beautiful post!

    xx

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  17. What an amazing trip! These pictures are so gorgeous. I would love to visit Vienna.

    Amy

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  18. Such a lovely post, I like these pictures so much! :)

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  19. I love Vienna! Awesome picks from the city. I am obsessed with Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele and go to the Belvedere and Leopold Museum to see their works everytime I visit the city. x


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  20. Wow, what amazing pictures! You are such a lucky traveler! Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by Wrinkled Chiffon.

    xo Grace
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  21. I love Vienna :) great photo :)


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  22. How amazing! Hoping I get to visit in person one day. Would love to one day take my parents to the new years concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Ahh one can dream...

    xx Jenee C.
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    1. I heard about the New year concert. Apparently tickets are sold out very fast. Everything started with a dream, sweetie.. with time, they'll come true!:) Take care!

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  23. Great post and photo!
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  24. Beautiful pictures! would love to travel here someday:)
    Best, Zia
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  25. amazing tryp!noce pics

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  26. What an amazing place! Gorgeous pics, too. Even in that candid shot you look so pretty!


    x Angie (from www.sundaybelle.com)

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    1. Aww, thanks so much Angie, you are too sweet :)

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  27. Thanks for taking us to this amazing place on earth Mrs. C!!!!

    REBECCA
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  28. I so love Klimt and Vienna is a favorite destination.Love your pics.Hugs,Angie!

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