Vienna is a big city, with a river running through it, a famous river, the Danube (hence the Blue Danube waltz by Strauss). Christa decided to take us outside the city to see it from above, from the last slopes of the Alps which sort of end at Vienna….
What you should notice about these pictures is 1) basically the river separates the older city, from some of the newer parts of the city; 2) that the river actually splits in Vienna, and there is a long canal for a good long way; 3) notice where the high rise buildings are; 4) looking back down the river you can see a famous monastery/convent in the distance…
Of course when we walked in, we saw this sign…. Which means literally ‘grace of God’ and is a greeting, which is used in southern Germany and Austria to mean greetings. So we are expecting to meet the Grubers. Instead, some Turks had bought the restaurant, taken over, and were offering both Turkish and Austrian cuisine.
The view was excellent as was the company, but the food was pretty ordinary, even by fish camp standards. But that’s o.k. We had a great day anyway. Time to go back to the hotel, take a walk in the park across the street and have a cup of coffee in Klimmt cups! There is a special coffee offered in Vienna… called a Melange (they must have copied it from the French). Anyway, its delicious, better than a cappuccino.