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Salzburg

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I went on the Sound of Music Tour. It was alot of fun.

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The Leopoldskron Palace which was used as the backdrop for the Von Trapp home, and the lake where the boat scene was filmed where Maria and the children fall into the lake.

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Hellbrunner Allee where the Frohnburg Castle is that served as the front facade of the Von Trapp home. This is where the gazebo is located.

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The gazebo where the "I am Sixteen, Going on Seventeen" scene was filmed.

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The Untersberg, part of the Berchtesgaden Alps that straddles the border between Berchtesgaden, Germany and Salzburg, Austria.

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The picturesque Lakes District and Alps on the outskirts of Salzburg.

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The St. Michael's Cathedral in Mondsee, where the wedding scene was filmed.

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The Mirabell Gardens and Pegasus Fountain where the "Do-Re-Mi" scene was filmed.

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A young Austrian couple on their wedding day.

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Horses and buggies in the Old Town.

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Salzburg Cathedral.

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Giant chess board in Old Town Salzburg.

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Mozart is everywhere.

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Hohensalzburg Castle overlooking Salzburg.

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Views of Salzburg and the Alps from Hohensalzburg Castle.

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Posted by lcostet 13:41 Archived in Austria Tagged salzburg austria

Vienna Day 4

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Took the U-Bahn to the Schonbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Hapsburgs. It rivals Versailles.

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The Gloriette, a decorative monument, offering a view of Vienna.

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The Palace gardens.

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Posted by lcostet 13:38 Archived in Austria Tagged vienna palace austria schonbrunn

Vienna Day 3

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I took the tour of the Vienna Opera House.

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Then I walked around the Ringstrasse which is a boulevard around the city's core. Below is a statue of Mozart in the Hofburg Palace Gardens.

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The Austrian Parliament. The statue in front is Athena, goddess of wisdom.

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Hero's Square at the Hofburg Palace. I visited the Treasury which is filled with scepters, swords, crowns, robes, gowns, and gems including the world's largest cut emerald which is 2,860 carats!

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Posted by lcostet 13:34 Archived in Austria Tagged vienna palace austria hofburg

Vienna Day 2

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Today I did a self-guided walking tour of Vienna. I saw the famous Sacher Cafe, home of the sachertorte, the Monument Against War and Fascism, and Albertinaplatz. When it started to rain, I ducked into the Kaisergruft, the church with a crypt filled with all the elaborate coffins of the Hapsburgs. Then I walked the Graben, an upscale shopping district,with the elaborate plague monument called the Trinity Column.

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Then I walked to Stephansplatz with the St. Stephan's Cathedral.

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Horse and buggies outside of St. Stephan's Cathedral.

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The Judenplatz Memorial, in memory of the 65,000 Austrian Jews killed by the Nazis.

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In the afternoon, I took the tram to the Belvedere Palace, which was the palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy, and is now an art museum.

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The gardens in front of the Belvedere Palace.

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The highlight of the museum is Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss."

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Posted by lcostet 13:26 Archived in Austria Tagged vienna palace austria belvedere hofburg

Vienna Day 1

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Woke up to a rainy day, and thought it might let up, but after some time I braved the rain and walked with my luggage to the tram and back to the train station for the train to Vienna, only an hour away. After arriving, I had very little trouble making my way to my pension. I checked in and walked to the Hofburg Palace for a visit to the Sisi Museum and The Hofburg Imperial Apartments. There is a special exhibit of the silver and porcelain collection. The first six rooms tell the life story of Franz Josef's wife, Empress Elizabeth. Then you tour the lavish royal rooms.

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When I exited the Hofburg it had gotten dark, and he building were beautifully illuminated. I walked for awhile down the Karntner Strasse, a grand, mall-like street full of stores and cafes. I had some Chinese food at the Lucky Chinese restaurant and went back to my room.

Posted by lcostet 22:20 Archived in Austria Tagged vienna palace austria hofburg

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