Awoke to a beautiful sunny day in Vienna. After a great shower, went down for a wonderful breakfast. Fruit, cold cuts, bacon, bread, juice and coffee.
We both enjoyed it
After breakfast we went back to the room. At 11:30am we went down to meet the tour. The bus pulled in with others for the tour from Salzburg.
We headed out to first stop, the Schonbrunn Palace and gardens.
We could just tour the gardens at no charge or buy tickets for the palace. We just toured the gardens.
There were lots of fountains and sculptured hedges
There is an Avery where special pidgeons have been raised.
We got back at the appointed time to be picked up by the bus. We then took a bus tour of major buildings and the Danube.
We stopped at the Hundertwasser House, an attempt to change the drabness of Vienna. He was an artist wanting to fulfill the environmental and psychological needs of our time. There is an arcade, the Hundertwasser Village, across the street named for him and his imprint is on the wall of the WC in the basement.
We then went to another palace, the Belvedere, summer palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy. He had seven palaces.
We then went down to city center where we had 2hrs of free time to shop or eat. We went to a coffee house.
Cathy had soup and I had goulash.
I also had a cup of Julius Meinl espresso.
We then walked back to meet the bus and got back to hotel at 8:45pm.