Day 2 in Vienna
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Alex from Romania, one of my roommates in Vienna, and I decided to explore Schloss Schönbrunn together. It was in the opposite direction of the rest of the city. About half way there, we got a little turned around and asked for directions. The nice individual we asked would not tell us where it was until we had pronounced it correctly. Once we had done so, he told us that it was very close, just on the other side of some trees. We could only smile after that experience - we each had our accents and trying to say it was a little challenging. I will be prepared if I ever go back!
As we came through the trees, the palace was just huge in front of us, a really neat yellow. We were there rather early, so the lines were short.
Coming back down, we headed into the hedge maze since we had a little time before the next streusel demo started. We battled our way through the maze and eventually found the end, which happened to be a lookout point in the middle of the maze.
We left Schönbrunn and decided that we would head a little ways from Vienna to St. Marx Cemetary, where the composer Mozart is buried. Although the exact location is unknown, there is a grave for him with a marker. His remains were moved at some point in history, and the actual location was lost. We then headed to another cemetary nearby, Zentralfriedhof, which was much larger. It is there that the other famous composers from Vienna lay, including Beethoven, Brahms, Strauss, and Schubert.
After some time at the site, we headed back into Vienna. Heading downtown, we found a memorial to the Russian soldiers who had faught in World War II. We continued through Vienna and eventually reached the Danube River. As it began to get dark, we took some photos and headed back for the evening.