Isn't it amazing to see something from one location in the world and it remind you of another place or trip you took?  Read about our trip to Vienna, Austria to see which attraction reminds us of something we saw earlier in our European adventure!

Day 1

St. Stephen's Cathedral

Tour of the Inner City (Old Town)

The Musikevern


Schonbrunn Palace

We stayed at the beautiful Levante Parliament for two nights in Vienna, Austria. It is situated within walking distance to all of the major sites! Our first morning in Vienna began by walking towards St. Stephen's Cathedral. While on our walk we stopped briefly in Michelerplatz to discuss which direction to go next. We were looking at our map when my husband received a tap on his shoulder from a teacher who taught at the high school he graduated from! What a small world!

Once we gathered our bearings we were off to the cathedral. Stephen's Cathedral was one of the most beautiful cathedrals we had seen on our trip up until this point. Due to its location and size, it was extremely difficult to a get a picture.

Musikverein, home of the famous Golden Hall was next on our agenda. A music competition was being held there later in the week and a chorus performing in the competition happened to be practicing at the House of Music Museum! Before touring the House of Music we were able to hear the choir perform. If you like music or science or both you will enjoy the House of Music. It is a combination of the two and would be fun for the whole family. We had fun trying to conduct an orchestra! The museum is open daily 10am- 10pm. Tickets are 6 Euros for Children and 13 Euros for adults.

To complete our day we took a trip to Schonbrunn Palace. It is absolutely gorgeous even in the rain and reminded us of Versailles. Due to the rain we could not see the gardens. The rooms within the palace were the most well-persevered rooms we had seen out of the palaces we visited.

This is a must see stop when in Vienna!

Several tours are offered at the palace. There are ticket options for tours lasting anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours. If you take the family they even offer a special ticket that includes the Schonbrunn Children's Museum! For more information on ticket pricing click here.

Day 2

Lipizzaner Horses of the Spanish Riding School

The Imperial Crypts

Vienna is home to the Spanish Riding School where training of the Lipizzan Horses takes place. We saw a morning exercise show that lasts approximately 1.5-2 hours. It was fun to see the famous horses in action. This show is typically open to the public Tuesday- Friday and children under 5 are not allowed. If you want to take a tour of the school and see the horses up close that is also offered. After lunch and exploring the city we went back to the Spanish Riding School for an afternoon tour. Tours are offered on the hour from 2- 4pm. This tour is for anyone 3 and older. More information can be found here.

Our second day in Vienna quickly came to a close but enjoyed learning and experiencing the rich history and culture Vienna has to offer. We knew an overnight train was something we had to do when traveling through Europe. What better time to take it than from Vienna to Venice?

Next Stop: Venice, Italy 

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