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Vienna, Austria

My first stop, Days 1 - 3

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I arrived after a loooong all night flight. Luckily, in my tired and bemused condition I was able to navigate the Vienna map and find the Hotel Brillantengrund. Every Viennese I asked either didn’t know or didn’t care to direct me.

Vienna

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The very comfortable, clean, and affordable Hotel Am Brillanten Grund.
And that was my first day, chillin at the hotel on Sunday.

The second day, I bought a 48 hour pass on the “The Big Bus”. For those unfamiliar, this is a convenient way to be toured around a big city. It provides a comfortable setting and allowed me to get off and back on, wherever I wanted. I’ve used it before in other cities and it is very useful, especially in a city in which I am not familiar. Like, just about everywhere in Europe.

A few of the many beautiful scenes in Vienna.
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The only museum I spent time in was the Arsenal Museum. Originally a depot for troops and artillary to quell any uprising of the citizenry of Vienna, “radicals and the proletariat”. It now is home to the most amazing collection of military artifacts, paintings, equipment, etc of any collection in the entire world.

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I left the museum sad thinking how much effort mankind has put into killing each other. It seems like such a waste but it must be part of our “Human Nature”. So sad.

On Tuesday, my final day in Vienna, Jake arrived. We toured the city on the Big Bus. We outwitted a rainstorm by a few minutes and found shelter from the storm in a very nice Bier Stube in Vienna zentrum.

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It is time to go and catch the train to Prague.

Auf Wiedersehen.

Posted by steven1600 09:45 Archived in Austria Tagged buildings vienna austria

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