Vienna – Day 7

Our last day in Vienna. This trip has gone incredibly fast. After making our luggage, we return to the central station and put our bags in some lockers. We still have a busy day ahead of us before we leave to the airport. This morning is all about Secession. The Wiener Secession is de physical embodiement of the architecture style and was designed by Joseph Maria Olbrich. We visit the museum and learn all about the building and the Beethoven frieze through an audioguide.



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Vienna – Day 5

Today is a more athletic day than usual. And the day starts out great with hot and sunny weather. In the morning we rent some bikes to visit Kaisermühlen and the river Donau. First thing we visit is the Franz von Assisi Church. Although the exterior looks amazing, inside we find it to be more demure than the previous churches we visited.

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Vienna – Day 4

Halfway our journey and today is a more relaxed day for us. In the morning we visit the Gasometers. A building complex existing of 4 repurposed gas storage tanks. Eacht one was designed by a different architect : Gasometer A by Jean Nouvel, B by Coop Himmelbau, C by Manfred Wehdorn and D by Wilhelm Holzbauer.

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Vienna – Day 3

Because the last two days where official holidays, it’s the first time in the week we have to get groceries. So that is the first thing we do today.

After that we take the U-bahn to Spittelau, a thermal waste incineration plant that helps provide energy in Vienna. The plant’s exterior received a fresh and special look, designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Next to the plant, you can find the “Wien Energie-Erlebniswelt” where you can learn all about energy in a playful way. Fun for all ages.

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Vienna – Day 2

Around 8am we head for the Schönbrunn Palace, where we booked a Grand Tour through the building. The audioguide tells us the story of emperor Franz Jozef and his wife, empress Elisabeth of Bavaria (better known as Sisi). The building reminds us of Versailles, so it doesn’t surprise us to learn that Sisi’s granddaughter ends up marrying the French king Louis XVI, which confirms the links between the two buildings. Afterwards we take a walk in the beautiful gardens of the palace, which offer us even more beautiful sights to see.

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Vienna – Day 1

We start our journey at the gas station in Wetteren, on an hour most people are still asleep. From that point we drive in one car to Brussels airport. Some of us have some stress : Maarten had never been on a plane before and the last flight Helene was on was very bumpy. But after a short and quiet flight, we arrive in Vienna.

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