End note & what will take me back to Vienna ?
My trip to Austria - Vienna and Salzburg was fulfilling. I packed a lot of experience in whatever time and energy I had. Being with an active 4.5 year old draws that much more from your own physical and mental capacities.
I highly regret not being able to spend time in the Sisi Museum. Empress Sisi, The Rose of Bavaria lived an enigmatic life. She was born to loving parents and lived a free and happy childhood until she was married at the age of 15 yrs after which she was sucked into a suffocating life. She struggled with mental health issues. The problems caused to her by her mother in law and the torture she endured at the hands of the mother in law and a husband who was madly in love with her but not enough to protect her mental health. Her escape from real life to Hungary, Portugal and Greece and the natural love she felt for these places specially Hungary is so understandable. She dedicated her attention to maintaining an attractive countenance in order to feel in control. She exercised and rode horses passionately. I cannot imagine the hurt she must have felt when she was denied the right to love her own children without interference. The suicide of her 30 year old son pushed her into mourning for the rest of her life. Her pain struck a personal cord with me. I would definitely take a stop over at Vienna in my next Euro trip and spend a day alone getting close to her life without the distraction of my toddler playing around showing impatience .
Sigmund Freud Museum - I want to immerse myself in the life and work of Sigmund Freud, Father of psychoanalysis. Both Sisi and Sigmund Freud were ahead of their times. His theory on finding cures alternate to the electric shock treatment were laughed upon. He was a jew and had to flee to London after the Nazi occupation of Austria where he finally passed away.
That's how I got to spend my time with my family in Vienna. After this we headed to Salzburg. Keeping reading to find out more.
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