A Week in Central Europe - October 2006

Budapest Vienna Cesky Krumlow Prague

Our first stop in Vienna was the 1400 room Schonbrunn Palace, the summer home of the Hapsburgs.

 
   

We checked into the Grand Hotel Wien, one of the most elegant hotels we have ever stayed in

 

The next day's highlights included a visit to the Hofsburg Palace, winter home of the Hapsburgs.

This wing of the 2000+ room palace contains the Royal
apartments, which we toured.
This balcony is where Hitler addressed Austrians after taking over the country.

Here's a sample of what we saw:


Demel, famous Vienese coffee house where we had lunch, coffee and patries.

Opera House

Hofsberg Palace, winter home of the Hapsburgs

Hofsberg Palace, winter home of the Hapsburgs

Demel, famous Vienese coffe house where we had lunch, coffee and patries.

Demel, famous Vienese coffe house where we had lunch, coffee and patries.

Schönbrunn Palace Vienna

Everything Mozart

Hofsberg Palace, winter home of the Hapsburgs

Lippanzer horses being led back to the stable after practice.

Central Cafe where Trotsky plotted the Russian Revolution under portraits of the Hapsburgs.

View the rest of the Vienna pictures here

On to Cesky Krumlov