Finish up Vienna

Old Oct 28th 2004, 1:19 pm
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In previous visits to Vienna, I saw:
- the inner ring: Mozarthaus, Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral,
Museum of Fine Arts, etc
- rode the ring tram
- the military museum with Archduke Ferdinand's car
- Schonbrunn and Belvedere palaces
- Melk and St. Polten
- Bratislava and Sopron

This time I plan to walk around the Prater and visit the House of
Musik. Any other suggestions to finish Vienna, sightseeing-wise?
I do not have lots of money to spend so taking in a concert may bust
my budget, besides I will not have any nice clothes with me due to
the airlines heavily restricting luggage weight. Is Linz worth a day-
trip? Other than Salzburg (I visited it, too), am I missing any Mozart
attractions?


Pete
 
Old Oct 28th 2004, 1:47 pm
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Lennart Petersen
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"nospam" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
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    > In previous visits to Vienna, I saw:
    > - the inner ring: Mozarthaus, Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral,
    > Museum of Fine Arts, etc
    > - rode the ring tram
    > - the military museum with Archduke Ferdinand's car
    > - Schonbrunn and Belvedere palaces
    > - Melk and St. Polten
    > - Bratislava and Sopron
    > This time I plan to walk around the Prater and visit the House of
    > Musik. Any other suggestions to finish Vienna, sightseeing-wise?
    > I do not have lots of money to spend so taking in a concert may bust
    > my budget, besides I will not have any nice clothes with me due to
    > the airlines heavily restricting luggage weight.
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One suggestion could be a trip over the narrow gauge mountain railway
Mariazellerbahn up to Mariazell. Mariazell being a place of pilgrimage is
worth a visit but the railwaytrip alone over a real scenic line is worth a
try.
http://www.aeiou.at/aeiou.encyclop.m...on?LANGUAGE=en


< Is Linz worth a day-
Rather than Linz I would suggest Graz being an interesting Baroque city.
Travelling is over a famous mountain railway the Semmering line.

Another rail excursion could be the trip to Hochschneeberg by narrow gauge
cog wheel and steam locos. Operates in summer only (April24-Nov1)
Wiener Neustadt being a real old city (despite the name) could be worth a
visit.
As for rail schedules try:
http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

b.t.w have you seen the Hundertwasser achitecture already ? Othervise
there's reason for a visit
http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/1605/hundertw.htm
 
Old Oct 28th 2004, 4:01 pm
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"Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "nospam" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
    > news:[email protected] nk.net...
    > > In previous visits to Vienna, I saw:
    > > - the inner ring: Mozarthaus, Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral,
    > > Museum of Fine Arts, etc
    > > - rode the ring tram
    > > - the military museum with Archduke Ferdinand's car
    > > - Schonbrunn and Belvedere palaces
    > > - Melk and St. Polten
    > > - Bratislava and Sopron
    > >
    > > This time I plan to walk around the Prater and visit the House of
    > > Musik. Any other suggestions to finish Vienna, sightseeing-wise?
    > > I do not have lots of money to spend so taking in a concert may bust
    > > my budget, besides I will not have any nice clothes with me due to
    > > the airlines heavily restricting luggage weight.
    > ---------------------------------------------
    > One suggestion could be a trip over the narrow gauge mountain railway
    > Mariazellerbahn up to Mariazell. Mariazell being a place of pilgrimage
is
    > worth a visit but the railwaytrip alone over a real scenic line is worth a
    > try.
http://www.aeiou.at/aeiou.encyclop.m...on?LANGUAGE=en
    > < Is Linz worth a day-
    > Rather than Linz I would suggest Graz being an interesting Baroque city.
    > Travelling is over a famous mountain railway the Semmering line.
    > Another rail excursion could be the trip to Hochschneeberg by narrow gauge
    > cog wheel and steam locos. Operates in summer only (April24-Nov1)
    > Wiener Neustadt being a real old city (despite the name) could be worth a
    > visit.
    > As for rail schedules try:
    > http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en
    > b.t.w have you seen the Hundertwasser achitecture already ? Othervise
    > there's reason for a visit
    > http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/1605/hundertw.htm

A trip to the salt mines is really fun.
 
Old Oct 28th 2004, 6:05 pm
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On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 01:19:46 GMT, nospam wrote:

    > In previous visits to Vienna, I saw:
    > - the inner ring: Mozarthaus, Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral,
    > Museum of Fine Arts, etc
    > - rode the ring tram
    > - the military museum with Archduke Ferdinand's car
    > - Schonbrunn and Belvedere palaces
    > - Melk and St. Polten
    > - Bratislava and Sopron
    >
    > This time I plan to walk around the Prater and visit the House of
    > Musik. Any other suggestions to finish Vienna, sightseeing-wise?

The Hundertwasser Haus.
The Spanish riding school (might be to expensive for you though).
http://www.spanische-reitschule.com/.../welcomee.html

    > I do not have lots of money to spend so taking in a concert may bust
    > my budget, besides I will not have any nice clothes with me due to
    > the airlines heavily restricting luggage weight.

    > Is Linz worth a day-trip?
Not really. There's the Mauthausen concentration camp just east of Linz if
you like that sort of thing.
I agree with Lennart, Mariazell is nice.

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Old Oct 28th 2004, 8:45 pm
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Try also the "gasometer" in Erdberg/St.Marx

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Old Oct 29th 2004, 2:17 am
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    > Rather than Linz I would suggest Graz being an interesting Baroque city.

Yes, I think Graz will be added to my itinerary. Graz looks like
Salzburg without Mozart or the salt mine.

Well, it looks like I will not be able to finish Vienna (or Austria) on
this trip. Another trip is needed!


Pete
 
Old Oct 29th 2004, 2:28 am
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Jim Best
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In Vienna the open-air food market and flea market are certainly worth a
visit. Plan to eat there on one of the outdoor benches and be willing to
talk with the Viennese sitting next to you.

Jim
"nospam" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > In previous visits to Vienna, I saw:
    > - the inner ring: Mozarthaus, Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral,
    > Museum of Fine Arts, etc
    > - rode the ring tram
    > - the military museum with Archduke Ferdinand's car
    > - Schonbrunn and Belvedere palaces
    > - Melk and St. Polten
    > - Bratislava and Sopron
    > This time I plan to walk around the Prater and visit the House of
    > Musik. Any other suggestions to finish Vienna, sightseeing-wise?
    > I do not have lots of money to spend so taking in a concert may bust
    > my budget, besides I will not have any nice clothes with me due to
    > the airlines heavily restricting luggage weight. Is Linz worth a day-
    > trip? Other than Salzburg (I visited it, too), am I missing any Mozart
    > attractions?
    > Pete
    >
 
Old Oct 29th 2004, 8:15 am
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"nospam" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected] ink.net>...
    > In previous visits to Vienna, I saw:
    > - the inner ring: Mozarthaus, Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral,
    > Museum of Fine Arts, etc
    > - rode the ring tram
    > - the military museum with Archduke Ferdinand's car
    > - Schonbrunn and Belvedere palaces
    > - Melk and St. Polten
    > - Bratislava and Sopron
    >
    > This time I plan to walk around the Prater and visit the House of
    > Musik. Any other suggestions to finish Vienna, sightseeing-wise?
    > I do not have lots of money to spend so taking in a concert may bust
    > my budget, besides I will not have any nice clothes with me due to
    > the airlines heavily restricting luggage weight. Is Linz worth a day-
    > trip? Other than Salzburg (I visited it, too), am I missing any Mozart
    > attractions?
    >

I enjoyed the Freud Museum much, much more than I expected to.

And while the Prater is somewhat seedy, the Riesenrad (Ferris Wheel)
is worth the experience.

I like dinosaur bones, so the Museum of Natural History was an
important destination for me.

There are frequent tours of the Opera House that are somewhat
interesting.

And sit in any coffeehouse for awhile, enjoy a snack and watch the
people go by.
 

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