2015/09/29

See You Again, Vienna!



Hello there!

I could try to make some excuses why it took me weeks to post this but there aren't any to be honest. I have plenty of time but I mostly spend it on the couch with Netflix haha (I watched the season 7 of The Big Bang Theory in one day. Ha!)
But finally here it is, the last post about my trip to Vienna.
During the last days we went to the Natural History Museum (I especially liked the Dinosaur/Evolution part! So interesting! And Dinosaurs!!!! ♥), to a Cat Video Festival (Cats!!!!!) which was quite funny, we went shopping (though I didn't buy much), we visited the Mozarthaus and at the last evening we had dinner on the Old Danube.
Everything was so beautiful and interesting. Especially the Mozarthaus. That was one place I really wanted to visit and I wasn't let down. I recommend getting an audio guide; there is A LOT to listen to, it would probably take hours to listen to everything but it's very if you love classical music and Mozart it's definitely worth it.
The Old Danube in the evening / at night is so beautiful! The dinner was very delicious but not enough for me unfortunately. But we had ice cream afterwards so it was alright. And yes, the dinner was ON the river. On some little boat. A great way to end such a great trip!
I hope to go back very soon and visit all the things I haven't seen yet.


The Natural History Museum
View over the city and the mountains 
This is the Mozarthaus! Unfortunately you're not allowed to take photos inside :(

The Old Danube

Beautiful sunset!
Walking over the Danube at night


Vienna is definitely one of the best cities in Europe I've seen so far (and the most livable city worldwide 2015 !!). I can't wait to visit again!


xx

Conney

2015/09/08

Schönbrunn Palace



When I was a child I always watched a TV show about Empress Elisabeth and her life. It was made for children and therefore not a 1:1 rendition of her real life (e.g. in the series she had blonde hair when in real life her hair was dark haha) but ever since I've watched it I wanted to visit Schönbrunn Palace.
And of course when you visit Vienna this is on top of your To-Do-List!

My aunt told me that when you visit Schönbrunn you basically just walk around the gardens and you can visit the Palm House but there is not much about Elisabeth. So before we went to Schönbrunn, we went to the Hermesvilla first.
This is the house where Elisabeth spent most of her time when she was in Vienna. It is not directly in Vienna but in the forest near Vienna I think. It's very beautiful though unfortunately it is being restored and there is scaffolding all around it. There is also an exhibition in it, so you can see how Elisabeth lived there.
After that we went to Schönbrunn. Finally!
I can't really talk about it a lot, just look at the pictures. But when you go there you should go the Palm House, too.

Hermesvilla and the Hermes statue in front
the view from the entrance of the Hermesvilla
the Palm House
Inside the Palm House. The Lighting was sooo pretty!!


The front of Schönbrunn
and the back of it + some parts of the gardens (the gardens are huuuuuge, there's even a maze)
The Neptune spring and the Gloriette in the back
Looking through the Neptune Spring
The Gloriette


Hope you got an impression of the Palace and the surroundings :) It's so gorgeous there!

There is still one last post about Vienna to follow :) Stay tuned!!

xx


Conney

2015/09/05

Through the Streets of Vienna


Hello there guys! Or rather "Gruß Gott" or "Servus", how the Austrians say haha.

In the last of August I've been to Vienna. I've been to Austria a couple times but I've always been in the Alps then. I have heard a lot about Vienna obviously, especially since one of my childhood rolemodels, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, lived there. People always told me that it is so beautiful there and now that I've been to Vienna myself, I can tell you yes, it is VERY beautiful indeed.

Earlier this year I asked my aunt if she wanted to travel with me somewhere and she said she would. There were a few options of where to go (London was also one of them) but in the end I decided that I wanted to see Vienna.
My aunt has a good friend there and we could stay at her flat, very close to the city centre and even closer to the Prater.

Our time there consisted mostly of very hot weather (we arrived tuesdays and from wednesday on it was always over 30°C), a lot culture, good food and an awful lot of running walking.

The things I knew about and which I wanted to visit were Schönbrunn and the Kunst Haus / Hunderwasser museum.
I looked through Pinterest and googled a bit but I didn't really find anything about other important tourist attractions, except the Prater maybe. But luckily my aunt lived in Vienna herself for one or two semesters during her study, therefore I had a good guide with me haha.

On the first day we walked through the city centre and she showed me some of the important buildings (they're all so gorgeous!!! The architecture in Vienna is amazing!) and we went to the Albertina, an art museum. There were four exhibitions, about Austrian modern art, drawing and sketching, impressionism and one about interior design during the Habsburg Monarchy.
In the evening after dinner we went to the Prater. We didn't go on any of the rides, just looking at some of them was sufficient haha.

On the second day we visited the Kunst Haus.
When I was in primary school we talked about Friedensreich Hundertwasser in Art and I loved him and his art ever since. So I was so happy to finally see his architecture and the exhibition of his art. I really appreciated this museum! After that we walked to the actual Hundertwasserhouse. It is so impressive! I'd love to live there.

And now finally some impressions of the beautiful city:

In front of St Stephen's Cathedral
The Austrian parliament
The townhall (in front of it was a music/film festival)
  
city centre / some shopping street
  
  
The Kunst Haus
Isn't it gorgeous?
Inside the Kunst Haus
The Hunderwasserhaus. It looks even more impressive in real life!

xx




Conney