Spanish Riding School, Vienna
It may be interesting for you to go there if you love horses or architecture.
I love both a bit so it was interesting to see the morning exercise.
Honestly I would prefer a free horse than a trained one, even if the last one looks more "elegant"... Shame on me for taking a photo there, after all warnings we have heard.
It was just because we have paid the tickets and we couldn’t find a seat (at least for our son) for all those money.
I was looking mostly to the breath-taking architecture and not to the scared horses exercising…
1.) Walk through the large...
1.) Walk through the large Centre and enjoy
2.) Sit in an Vienna Coffee House (always with an Piano!)
3.) Visit the Stephans-Dome, Hofgarten and the Churches (all inside the centre) The beautiful buildings are at least 100 - 200 years old, every street is an allee with trees, very old style with modern ambience!
Useful phone numbers
The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.
Here are some useful phone numbers that you might need while in Austria:
Gas leaks: 128
Alpine rescue: 140
On-duty medical unit: 141
Support for children and teens: 147
The last shot
Time was moving inevitably towards my departure time. I had spent nearly an hour wandering the gardens and having a too-brief peek inside the palace itself. It is my atypical royal residence. Not over large but definitely big. Dignified, bold yet artistic. Prince Eugen of Savoy would have been happy with it. I'm sure that by far the majority of those who visit will come away feeling the same.
Zentralfriedhof - Jewish quarter
Anti-semitism had consequences for the dead as well as for the living: the Jewish quarter of the Zentralfriedhof was heavily desecrated between 1938 & 1945. In recent years, volunteers have been working to restore damaged gravesites, and now there are several full-time staff devoted to that effort. There are also markers here for those who lived in Vienna up to the war years but who died elsewhere - in incomprehensible circumstances.