The bus then took me to the Schönbrunn Palace -The majestic Baroque palace, once used to be the summer residence for many Austrian emperors, was originally built in 15th century and reconstructed in 17th century by the empress Maria Theresa, who received this as a wedding gift. With hop-hop off I got some discounts to the entry ticket (I took the basic ticket which included some 23 rooms - the entire palace has 1441 rooms). I visited the study room, dinning room, bedrooms of Francis Joseph 1. Lot of rooms still have retained the silverware, the bed and dressing tables. The palace has a huge garden which was one of the attractions too, but I skipped it.Unfortunately photography was not allowed inside the palace.
Oldest market in Vienna and probably the coolest place to hang around and watch vendors selling almost everything possible. Cheese, dried fruits, bacon, sausages, beautiful looking stuffed olives, desserts from across countries, hand painted crockery, flowers, fresh fruits and the list can just go on forever. The food stalls were very inviting serving different local and international cuisines - enjoy the pics!
Stephansdom or the St. Stephen's Cathedral is a beautiful Gothic church in the busy centre of Vienna at Stephansplatz. The towering church is ornately patterned and invites you with its delicate and intricate artwork. I remember standing on the pavement across the Church, still and just admiring the architectural brilliance. Don't break your neck as you stretch it to take in the look of the Cathedral in its full glory, though! The Cathedral offers beautiful view of the city from the top. For the health freaks, there are stairs - 343 steps to be precise! For those who would rather take the lift, you are my friend! Just go inside the church and a lift would take you up, of course with a fee.
It's one of the most important and busiest squares in the city center of Vienna. The streets are full of artistic artworks, shops selling everything from branded clothing to souvenirs, funky cafes and buildings with rich architecture.The main attraction here is St. Stephan's Cathedral which gives the place its name.