It would be very easy to get tired of seeing another city, but our visit to Vienna, the capital of Austria, was quite inspiring.
In the morning, we did a city tour that took us to some of the main sites – the Hapsburg family winter palace and to the Opera House. It seems that there is a grand and noble building on every major intersection. We were feeling a bit flat on this day and we didn’t do justice to Vienna. We could have spent the afternoon in the city, but we chose to catch up with a few administrative things back at the ship. Anyway, this place really demands a week of visiting time, rather than the one day that we had allocated. We will have to return one day and combine a trip to both Vienna and Prague.
Our highlight of the day was a private concert played for us at the Luxembourg Palace – a wonderful building in baroque style. The orchestra played superbly. After the concert, it was back on the buys and then home to the ship for a good night’s sleep.