16/07/2014

Austria Photo Diary


Hi everyone! I know it's been a while since my last post but I've recently returned from my three week trip around Europe so I've got plenty of posts lined up. So, on the ninth of June two of my best friends and I headed to the airport. Our first European destination was Austria, where we spent three days in Vienna and two days in Salzburg. I figured I'd combine both cities into one post so I have a lot of photos to share with you here. So, maybe grab a cup of tea because this is going to be a lengthly one!




Vienna is definitely one of my favourite cities that I have ever visited, it is so incredibly beautiful there I wish I had more time to explore the city. We got a little bit too lucky with the weather, it was very sunny but way too hot... Like thirty-seven degrees Celsius! Crazy! For most of our time in Vienna we just wandered aimlessly around the city and eating lots of desserts (plenty of apple strudel!!!). One evening we visited the Central Cemetery, which is one of the largest cemeteries in the world. We arrived less than an hour before closing time so it was very quiet and peaceful walking through there. If you ever get the chance to visit Vienna you should definitely take the time to walk through there and marvel at how beautiful and overgrown it is.


I think my favourite day in Vienna was when we visited Schönbrunn Palace. Just walking through the gardens was absolutely spectacular. We got to walk through the interior of the palace, which was just as impressive as the grounds. Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to take photos inside, but all of the rooms were so beautiful and the walls were decorated with such ornate designs. After walking around such a wonderful palace all day we obviously had to stop for some apple strudel.



Our last day in Vienna was also a really great day. One of the girls I went with has a friend who wass touring with Cirque du Soleil in Austria and invited us to one of the shows. I've never been to a Cirque du Soleil show so that was really awesome to see! The next morning we took the train to Salzburg... so keep on scrolling for even more photos! So exciting +*+*



Also! We stayed at the Wombat's City Hostel at the Naschmarkt which was really great! It was super clean and within walking distance of lots of cool places. If you ever visit Vienna I would really recommend staying here! Now, onto Salzburg!



One thing you should know about me is that I'm a big fan of the Sound of Music and I can (and very often will) sing all of the songs from the movie at the top of my lungs. One thing I have always wanted to do was go on the Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg - so that's what we did! Our main reason to visit Salzburg was to go on the tour, so we were only there for two days. Like Vienna, Salzburg was quite beautiful and full of historic buildings and wonderful architecture. However, it was also much more quiet and not quite as busy going out in the evenings, so I'm glad that we didn't stay there for any longer. The tour was definitely one of the main highlights of my trip! It was sooooo cool seeing some of the filming locations and driving up through the hills to see all these beautiful lakes and tiny towns. We didn't really get up to much else while in Salzburg. So, there's Austria! Done and dusted!

Next up... Munich!

8 comments:

  1. I just took a trip around Europe for three weeks as well and visited Austria! I loved the Schonbrunn palace too, it was so beautiful. I'm excited to see your post on Munich! :)

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    1. That's so exciting! Europe is so beautiful, I wish I could have visited more places! I hope you had a great time as well! x

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  2. You should have visited Slovenia as well, we have some beautiful places here as well and it's only a few hours drive away from Vienna :)

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    1. I have seen photos of Slovenia -- so beautiful! I would love to visit there one day! I wish I had more time to travel around Europe during my trip, so many beautiful countries I would love to see! x

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  3. This is amazing ! Austria is definitely on my must-see list ! I am also a huge Sound of Music fan ! Looks like you had a great time

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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    1. It was so beautiful! If you get the chance, definitely go! And be sure to take the Sound of Music tour, it's so beautiful and amazing to see some filming locations! Too cool! x

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