Our last day in Vienna we realized how much there was to do. Â We will surely be returning at some point just to catch all the cool museums that we missed. Â We did hit the National History Museum and the Imperial Treasury.
Pouring rain lead to a slow start of day two but Brian and I managed to accomplish almost everything on our list… Albeit a bit wet. Â SchÃ¶nbrunn Palace was stop number one, this was originally a hunting “lodge” for the Hapsburg family.
We’ve been to a few palaces now but this one was especially cool because all of the furnishings were still in place from the early 1700s. Â Although the audioguide was very informative we both wished we had retained a bit more information from our European history classes in high school.
It’s the first day for us here in Vienna, and we love it so far. Â The city is very similar to Munich, but has a nostalgic feeling of old baroque architecture, churches, water fountains, and adornments on buildings. Â It’s certainly a classical city, with a east and western European feel.
Our trip to Vienna started off with first-class seats onboard a Railjet hurtling through the countryside and along the Alps at 200km/h (124 mph). Â We had planned to arrive in plenty of time before the train departed the central train station in Munich (the Hauptbanhauf), as we had cut it pretty close in the past. Â We arrived 45 minutes before our train was scheduled to depart, only to discover that the train was not there, and the train previous to ours, leaving from the same track, was running late (which was shocking to us, considering the timeliness of the German rail system). Â So, we grabbed some food and hung out in the train station until our train arrived.