Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Days 16 & 17: Vacation in Vienna

Sunday 29 Mai saw us arriving into Wien (Vienna) and brought up our 1000km. We found a great campground just out of Vienna and went straight in to the Schönbrunn Palace grounds to get this first picture of some of Vienna from on high.

The second photo is of the Gloriette viewing terrace which is where we took the first photo from.

The tip we got from the man on Day 15 was to get "standing room only" tickets for the Opera and so we did!!! We got tickets for approx NZ$7 to see the L'Elisir D'Amore by Donizetti last night. The whole experience was fantastic - the third photo is outside the Opera House at intermission.

Today we've been to the amazing Lipizzaner Museum and Spanish Riding School (not allowed to take photos sorry) and below is a photo of one of the pedestrian malls and also the ferris wheel that gives a great view of the city. What a wonderful city!!!