ALL-DAY TRIP TO VIENNA

 

Bratislava, Prague, Budapest, Salzburg were all jewels in the imperial Austrian crown, but that crown rested at the emperor’s court in Vienna.  One cannot fully appreciate the Classical style without a visit to what many considered the musical capital of Europe in the 18th century.

We will travel there by train for an all-day walking tour of the musical highlights, including sites associated with Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Schubert and a visit to the fabulous collection of keyboard instruments in the Hofburg museum.  Don’t forget your walking shoes! 

 

We’ll pause late afternoon for a visit to Demel’s, the legendary pastry shop to indulge in a Sachertorte and Viennese coffee mit Schlag (whipped cream).  At dusk we’ll take a tram up into the Vienna Woods for a Heurigen, typical Austrian outdoor dining featuring smoked meats, sausages, chicken, potato salad, sauerkraut, and local beverages... all accompanied by traditional folk music.  Hopefully we won’t miss the last train for Bratislava!