Vienna - What is One Site Not to Miss?

Old Jun 29th, 2006, 06:45 AM
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PrincessOfPenguins - what kind of wierd stuff? That sounds tempting.

Thanks again for the information.
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Old Jun 29th, 2006, 12:13 PM
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wild rice and beer, mare's milk and oats, cream cheese... stuff like that... white poppy seeds and cinnamon cream... but they're absolutely wonderful! I ended up buying over 120 euro worth (mostly for gifts though)
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Old Jul 6th, 2006, 06:13 PM
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We were in Vienna for 3 days and were able to see the following:
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Hofburg & Treasury
Schonnbrunn Palace
Kunsthistoriches Museum
2 Concerts (purchase tickets in front of the Opera House...you'll see the guys all dressed up as Mozart, just pick a polite one & he'll set you up with concert tickets).

Plan on the Schonnbrunn taking most of a day. It's a 10 minute train ride, and you could spend 2 days there easily. But do take time to see the rooms (40 of them), the gardens, the Gloriette & fountain. We also bought a separate ticket to see the coaches.

The Hapsburgs were such a huge part of European history so visiting the Hofburg/Treasury & Schonnbrunn are a "must do." Get the audioguides for all.
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Old Jul 6th, 2006, 06:39 PM
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Hundertwasser House.Never seen anything like it!
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Old Jul 6th, 2006, 08:37 PM
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Good luck w/ this one.....everything in Vienna is worth seeing.....just be prepared to walk your feet off..but its worth it. I so agree about the Hundertwasser House..this was a new discovery for me. Went there for another exhibit but then discovered the house and Mr. H. Now Im a fan. Its hard to find..but worth the search.....the Gaudi of Vienna indeed!
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Old Jul 12th, 2006, 08:20 AM
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Ahem, that's spelled Kaisergrust, BTW.
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(My message doesn't appear, so I'll post it again, just in case. It should precede my spelling correction)

Congratulations, Nuttela! There is a lot of great advice here, and I would add only one more, although it is a bit off-beat and may only appeal if you love history and want to know a little about the Habsburgs. If so, visit the Imperial crypt (Kaiser Grusst) where much of the Habsburg dynasty is buried. The sarcophagi date from the early 1600s to 1987 (or is it 1989?) when the exiled Empress Zita died at the grand age of a hundred or so. Among the more famous here is Marie Antoinette's mother Empress Maria Theresia and her her husband in an immensely ornate double sarcophagus. At the foot of their tomb is the small and simple lead coffin of their son and heir, Joseph II, who was Mozart's patron. Then there is also, of course, the grave of Empress Elisabeth, the Princess Diana of her day, who still gets flowers more than one hundred years after her assassination. Anyway, the tombs all vary in style; some of them very grand, others a bit on the macabre side and many of them simple. I guess it all appealed to the former art and history major in me. If you so go, make sure to pick up a biographical guide to the crypt.

But enough of the history lesson. If you like Mozart, another place to see is Figaro House, which, I believe, is currently being renovated.

Have a wonderful honeymoon. I think you'll love Vienna!

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Old Jul 12th, 2006, 08:29 AM
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As you go through the crypts and look at the carved skulls, check the teeth...the older the crypt, the fewer teeth shown on the skulls. The skulls carved on the newer crypts have more teeth...dental arts keeping pace with funerary arts.
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Old Jul 12th, 2006, 10:21 AM
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Thanks again for the great information. It seems there are so many things to check out. I am finalizing the locations in the next week. Maybe I will pass the itenairy around and get some opions.

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Old Jul 12th, 2006, 10:31 AM
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My favorite restaurant in Vienna is:
Zu den drei Hacken
Singerstraße 28, Vienna
It is not far from the Stephansplatz, and serves traditional Austrian dishes.
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