It’s been many years since I’ve been to Vienna now but it holds many fond memories for me. I visited the city 3 times on my first trip to Europe, a 9 month trip of eating, drinking and having a good crack at womanising.
Being a lover of great food I remember well going to this small restaurant on the Berggasse with an old couple running it.
I had the best schnitzel and salad ever and being a backpacker the price needed to be good as well.
So while I have my ancient memories of times gone by, its another recollection of just how majestic the city of Vienna is, that stays with me to this day.
Like most of Europe Vienna’s architecture suffered greatly during WW2 but a number of significant buildings were either were not affected or were rebuild.
Today you are able to see great palaces, opera houses and museums
Schönbrunn Palace is a former imperial summer residence of the Habsburg emporers. The 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in Austria.
Hofburg Palace is the former imperial palace in the centre of Vienna. Part of the palace forms the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria. It was the principal imperial winter residence, while Schönbrunn Palace was their summer residence.
The Kunsthistorisches Museum “Museum of Art History”, also often referred to as the “Museum of Fine Arts” is an art museum in Vienna, Austria. Housed in its festive palatial building on Ringstraße, it is crowned with an octagonal dome.
This is only scratching the surface of what Vienna has to offer but there was one thing I loved and if you want to release you inner James Bond is to go to the Prater (ferris wheel) and walk in his shoes from The Living Daylights movie. Even better if you can find a girl to play the Maryam d’Abo role.
ImperialTalk have a competition that is open and the first prize is a trip to Vienna and is simple to enter
The first prize is a weekend for two people with 2 nights in a 4-star hotel in Vienna including breakfast (double room). Other conveniences include: Return flight to Vienna (direct flights only in Economy class), transfer from/to the airport in Vienna, a welcome package, two Vienna Cards with more than 210 discounts as well as free travel on the subway, buses and trams for 72 hours, to be redeemed by 31.10.2016.
Go to ViennaTouristBoard for more tourist information on Vienna a grand and imperial city to visit. As Ultravox said Ohhhhhh Viennnnna.