Last day in Vienna, 14/10
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Our last day in Vienna was october 14th. After check-out we went down to Landstrasse/Wien Mitte, the stop of the CAT. We found out that it's possible to check in our luggage there. It saved us a lot of dragging around....only down side is that there are no safety boxes there, so I still had to carry my dress bag. But whatever....
after that we went to the Hofburg, the winterpalace of the Habsburger Dynasty. In it you can visit some rooms used by Sissi and Franz Joseph, the imperial silver collection and the Sissi museum. The imperial silver collection consists of silver ware, golden table pieces and lots of porcelain. Let's say, enough to throw a huge diner party: of about 200+ people! But magnificent.
The Sissi museum tells the story of Empress Sissi, showing some (remakes of) her gowns, statues, pictures and so telling her story.
And then it was time for cake: Sacher torte this time...the original, of course, by Hotel/Cafe Sacher. Add some Sacher Chocolate milk (with liquor) and I am a very happy girl. The Sacher torte was rich and the unsweetened cream added just the right freshness to it! Going to Sacher is in Vienna a happening, for which you dress up.
We decided to visit the Natural history museum, only to find out that it's closed on thuesday! What to do now? We had still some hours to spend before going to the airport. WE took a ride in a fiaker, a horse and carriage, around the center of Vienna. The driver told us some things of Vienna, in the lovely Viennese accent (and it was a cute guy as well!)
A last cup of coffee and of to the airport! And back home!