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Vienna and Melk

October 13th, 2017 · 2 Comments

After Budapest, the next stop was Vienna, Austria. Vienna is the capital and largest city in Austria, with about 1/4 of the country’s population.

We opted for the walking tour “Vienna Close Up” rather than the included bus tour. We rode the subway into central Vienna and then spent about 3 hours walking around with a guide. It was nice.

Here is the largest cathedral in Austria. Too ornate for my taste.

Here is a sign for the ballet that is playing right now in the main opera house.

This was part of a holocaust memorial. Look closely and you can see an old jewish man with a long beard, sprawled out scrubbing the floor. The barbed wire was added later because people passing by thought it was just a bench to sit on.

And here is Gisele sitting on our balcony watching the Austrian countryside pass by.

The next day (today) we visited Melk Abby, a very large abby, in fact a UNESCO World Heritage site. The abby has been around since about the year 1100, but the current building was constructed in the 1700s and renovated in the past few years.


Next stop: An excursion into Salzburg.

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  • 1 Donna // Oct 13, 2017 at 9:33 pm


  • 2 Dale // Oct 13, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Very nice photos! Gisele looks nice and relaxed.

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