3 days in Fabulous Vienna.

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Vienna from the Riesenrad

I traveled by train from Graz to Vienna; the scenery is gorgeous, definitively a very enjoyable journey.

 Shortly before my arrival, I got a message from Roland, a Viennese TB,  letting me know that there was a Marathon going on in the city and the main streets in downtown, were my hotel is,  were close to thru traffic.

Sure enough my cab driver drop me off a few blocks from my hotel and pointed toward the direction I had to walk with my bags.

A bit sweaty and tired, I checked into Le Meridian hotel, located in downtown, on the Ring, a few steps from the State opera house. After taking a quick shower to prevent any unpleasant first impression I went down to the lobby to meet up with Roland, my second mini meet up with a TB. We had a great lunch and I got a first rate jump start tour of the city center. 

I had 3 amazing yet very short days to live the Vienna experience; definitively just a small sample of this city that left me wishing for more; and definitively I will be back for more, hopefully soon. I would describe the city as stunningly beautiful, lots of art and history and one of the things that makes Vienna unique is its musical heart, any where you walk there is some sort of musical theme going on.

 In addition to Roland, I also had the opportunity to meet up with Cedric (Romania) and Numa and his lovely wife Loretta (Lithuania). I am extremely thankful to all of them for sharing and enhancing my travel experience.

giotravel says:
Thank's Alice, GLad to hear!
Posted on: Apr 27, 2009
alicegourmet says:
Vienna is one of my favorite European cities! I love the architecture and the vibre over there...the pictures really brought back those good memory of my visit 11 years ago! I'm glad to hear that you had a good time there! =)
Posted on: Apr 27, 2009
giotravel says:
Hey hombre gracias muchas de verdad!!! pues aca estoy poniendole nombre a las fotos,
Posted on: Apr 27, 2009
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Vienna from the Riesenrad
Vienna from the Riesenrad
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St Stephens Cathedral
St Stephens Cathedral
St Stephens Cathedral
St Stephens Cathedral
Inside St Stephens cathedral
Inside St Stephen's cathedral
Gothic pulpit, St Stephens
Gothic pulpit, St Stephens
Roland (TB Tarheel_Roli) and I on …
Roland (TB Tarheel_Roli) and I on…
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Vienna from St Stephens belltower
Vienna from St Stephens belltower
Vienna from St Stephens belltower
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Vienna, from St Stephens belltower
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The Hofburg Palace complex
The Hofburg Palace complex
The Hofburg palace complex
The Hofburg palace complex
random picture in Vienna
random picture in Vienna
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State Opera house
State opera house
State opera house
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State opera house
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State Opera house
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Numa and I
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Numa turned out to be quite the s…
Drive to Schonbrunn palace
Drive to Schonbrunn palace
Secession building, art Nuvo
Secession building, art Nuvo
Schonbrunn palace
Schonbrunn palace
Riesenrad
Riesenrad
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City Hall in new gothic style
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