Monthly Archives: January 2015

Vienna at night

Evening in Vienna is a great time to listen to the great music that has been inspired and created in this historic city. Our group was given the opportunity to listen to a small concert in a private home to … Continue reading

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New Vienna

The new Vienna is called Donau City The new city is on the left bank and is described as a city within a city. It is Vienna’s version of a science technology park called Tech Gate Vienna. It is a … Continue reading

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Afternoon Markets

Vienna Christmas Markets on a Saturday Afternoon The variety of crafts is astounding and the quality is outstanding. The parks are filling up with people enjoying the mild  mid-December day. In the evening the decorations in the trees were aglow … Continue reading

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Morning markets

Vienna Christmas Markets on a Saturday Morning Like many cities in Europe Vienna has several Christmas markets. On a Saturday morning the booths open around 9:30. Saturday morning Xmas markets are open In the morning it is not too busy. … Continue reading

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Vienna Morning

Good morning Vienna During the night we continued to cruise up the Danube River through Slovakia, past Bratislava, and on into Austria. In the morning we docked in Vienna and took a bus tour into the city.   Some of … Continue reading

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Esztergom

Esztergom Basilica, Hungary Esztergom is a city about 46 kilometers north west of Budapest, Hungary. It is famous for its Basilica which is the largest building in Hungary. Esztergom is the birthplace of Hungary’s first King, St. Stephen I, and … Continue reading

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Cruise begins

The Danube cruise begins north west of Budapest. Leaving Visegrad The new riverboat moves very smoothly through the water and does not leave a very large wake. It is driven by electric motors which are very quiet. An onboard diesel engine … Continue reading

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Budapest Road Trip

Budapest Road Trip After a busy morning of touring the city and walking along the Fisherman’s Bastion our bus headed off to Visegrad to catch up with the riverboat so that we could have our lunch. This was a great … Continue reading

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Sándor Palace

Sándor Palace, Presidential Palace In the courtyard behind the Royal Palace is the Presidential Palace. The changing of the guard occurs every hour. There were two guards at the front door and two more at the side door. In front … Continue reading

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Fishermen’s Bastion

Views from Fishermen’s Bastion   To get to the fisherman’s bastion at the top of Castle Hill we had to enter the tunnel from the traffic circle. At the top of the hill in front of St. Matthias Church is … Continue reading

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