Days 11-12: Vienna

I couldn’t find direct trains from Prague to Vienna so this time we took a bus that was also very comfortable, however, it was a challenge to find the bus stop in Prague. Usually, we arrived 30-40 min in advance before our train departure but this time we were glad that we had more time as there are no clear signs around the station and we were running around looking for our stop.

In Vienna we were able to check in early and went to explore the city. Our first stop was in Belvedere Palace and Park as it was the closest to our hotel:

Vienna

Vienna

Personally, I liked most of all gothic churches. I’ve been to Austria in the mountains and I imagined that Vienna will look similar to that part of Austria, but it’s a huge city with 3 palaces and massive buildings with golden decorations and sculptures. The historical city center is also a big shopping area.

It was nice to be able to enter the St. Stephen’s Cathedral in the very heart of the city:

Vienna

Vienna

Column of the Trinity:

Vienna

Beautiful Catholic Church of St. Peter where you can enter as well for free:

Vienna

Vienna

Vienna

Here is the Hofburg Palace and surrounding buildings:

Vienna

Vienna

Vienna

Rathaus – Neo-Gothic city hall:

Vienna

We accidentally entered from the side and witnessed orchestra practice.

Vienna

This is my favorite place – Votivkirche church:

Vienna

Vienna

On our way back to the city center:

Vienna

Austrian Parliament building:

Vienna

And finally some local schnitzel and beer!

Vienna

This was the first time when we saw people drinking this strange looking orange drink and we decided to give it a try. It actually came out really good so from now on aperol spritz is our new summer drink 🙂

Vienna

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Day 13

2 Weeks in Europe: Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Munich

Flight: Los Angeles, LAX –> Paris, CDG –> Los Angeles, LAX
Trip to EuropeDuration: 16 days 
Mileage
: 2000 by trains
Starting point: Paris, France
Countries: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria
Budget for 2 people: $5640 (1900 flight,  $1370 hotels, $970 transport, $1300 food, $100 other)

  • Day 0: flight from Los Angeles to Paris
  • Days 1-2: explore Paris, train to Brussels
  • Day 3: explore Brussels
  • Day 4: daily trip to Brugge
  • Days 5-6: morning train to Amsterdam, explore Amsterdam

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