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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Vienna; our last day

Our last day in Vienna and quite possibly the hottest, was spent at Schönbrunn Palace. Schönbrunn Palace is a World Cultural Heritage site and Austria's most-visited sight. We ventured out purchasing an all day pass on the U (underground rail and very easy to navigate) and later found out it was good to use to get to the main train station too.
Entering the Palace
We trained over to the Palace and took the long tour. Afterward we walked out the back through the garden and up to the Cafe at The Gloriette.  

Approaching The Gloriette
The Gloriette was built in 1775. Today, the inscription of the middle part of the building still bears witness: "JOSEPHO II. AUGUSTO ET MARIA THERESIA IMPERANTIB. MDCCLXXV" (Erected 1775 under the reign of Emperor Joseph and Empress Maria Theresia). From there we walked back down over to the U and got off at the Rathaus (The Vienna City Hall). 
The Rathaus (Vienna City Hall)
Gorgeous red flowers adorn the building
As it was Saturday it was closed and also served as the site of the Film & Food Festival and was all set for that evening. We were going to walk back by the Parliament but it was just so darned hot and humid we finally called it a day a d went back to the hotel. We were so worn out that after showering and cooling off we spent the night at the Executive Lounge and stayed in our room.
Our last night in Vienna with a beautiful sunset. Goodnight and goodbye!
Tomorrow we depart for Budapest.
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