Austria! Our last destination on our Eastern European trip. We couldn’t have chosen a greater city than Vienna to end our adventure!
Day 1: Shristi and I wandered out of our hostel and onto the rainy and very cold streets of Vienna. Nothing was going to stop us however, we were going to make the most of this amazing city!
We ended up at the Belvedere. The Belvedere is a historic building complex that is made up of 2 Baroque palaces; the Upper Belvedere and the Lower Belvedere, the Orangery and the Palace Stables. The gardens surrounding the palace are grand but unfortunately we couldn’t enjoy them very well because of the weather. The palace was built as a summer house for Prince Eugene of Savoy.
Inside you can find the Belvedere museum. We toured both the Upper and the Lower Belvedere, which was an excellent way to escape the rain for the afternoon.
We managed to fit in a visit to St Stephen’s Cathedral in the centre of Vienna, and later spent our night in a quiet café. We really didn’t feel like running around in the cold getting our feet wet.
Close to our hostel, there was an ice-creamery on the corner called ‘Tichy’. Safe to say Shristi and I fell in love with Tichy. The caramel Tichy was the best thing we have tasted in a long time!
Day 2: Still freezing, but fortunately a little less rain! We visited the Schönbrunn Palace. It is a former imperial 1,441-room Rococo summer residence. Inside you could tour some of the preserved rooms and learn about the history of the Empress Elisabeth of Austria.
Outside the palace is the Neptune Fountain and at the top of the hill above the palace is the Gloriette. From the top of the Gloriette you get an amazing view of Vienna and the palace and its gardens.
So there you have it, our Eastern European adventure was an absolute success! We made countless memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives, and we experienced so many things that have helped us grow. As a concluding video I provide you with our top 3 Snapchats from Vienna & Budapest and images from our last night celebrated at Prater Dome.