A Day Tour in Vienna (Second Day)
Waking up to "Guten Morgen" from the hotel's automated wake up call at 7AM reminded me that I was still in Vienna. I met with colleagues at the breakfast lounge all set for a day of exploration. Nothing better than starting the day being welcomed by a buffet of fresh fruits, bread, eggs, coffee and lots of cold cuts. Our hotel arranged for us a half day tour around the outskirts of the city where Schonbrunn Palace was.
|Starhotel: The hotel we stayed in which was walking distance from the town centre- Stephanplatz|
|View from my hotel room|
|The landscape reminds me of Versailles Palace|
The french inspired sculpted garden with maze, fountain, sculpture, and glass houses is a delight to visit. There are many attractions in the park. One full day exploring the complex is just the right amount of time to spend lingering here.
|This is a better view of the palace. The main entrance facade is surrounded by metal fence .|
We ended the tour with a sumptuous Al fresco lunch of schnitzel over a pint of fresh wheat beer.
|Was I the rose among the thorns? Nah, I always felt like one of them|
I organized this weekend side trip for everybody and was behind of it all. I was blessed with wonderful colleagues and this is one of the things that I miss since I resigned. I will surely miss traveling with these guys. My last five years were spent with them traveling to various destinations at least two to three times per year. We definitely walked a lot in Vienna and quenched our thirst each time with a fresh pint.