Last Day in Vienna

Bonnie with java in hand ready to visit Kunsthistorisches Museum

Bonnie with java in hand ready to visit Kunsthistorisches Museum

Our last day in Vienna we realized how much there was to do.  We will surely be returning at some point just to catch all the cool museums that we missed.  We did hit the National History Museum and the Imperial Treasury.

The KHM (Kunsthistoriches) included items from ancient Egypt through the 1700s Europe, or for those history buffs out there we saw mummified animals through carved ivory music boxes.

Side of casket in Kunsthistorisches Museum

Side of casket in Kunsthistorisches Museum

In the Egyptian wing we learned that the mummies were entombed with mini statues that, according to their religion, would help the person carry out chores in the after-life.  We did about 1/4 of the museum in 2 hours and we were rushing through it.

The Imperial Treasury was the coolest stop we made in Vienna, and we saw every artifact even though we were pressed for time before our flight left.

I was especially impressed by Charlemagne’s sword and Brian liked seeing the old navigational tools.

Subway to train to plane and we were off to another country.  Vienna was definitely worth more time than we gave it and it was a little disappointing to leave with so many things left to do.

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