Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Vienna by Day

After our morning at the incredible Schonbrunn Palace 
we headed back into the city center to get some lunch at the 
famous Mozart Cafe.  This place is adorable and has 
the most delicious food.

After lunch we set
out to have all sorts of fun
in the city

We checked out the inside of
the St. Stephen's Cathedral

Then we had to stop and invest
in some Mozart chocolate balls.  You can't go to Vienna
and not get a whole box of these famous chocolates.
Original Mozartkugel's are made up of a core of 
pistachio marzipan wrapped in a layer of nougat
then covered in chocolate.  These chocolates got their 
fame when they were awarded a gold medal at a fair
in Paris in 1905.  They were the first chocolates 
to be formed in a perfect ball with no flat spots.

Our last stop of the day was at the 
stunning Karlskirche.  This is my Dad's 
favorite spot in Vienna. 

At first I was disappointed to see that 
the beautiful ceiling was all covered in scaffolding.
But then we discovered that we could ride and elevator 
to the top of the scaffolding and get up close looks 
at the amazing details of the ceiling paintings!

Then it was time to go back
to the boat to get ready for our big
dinner date at the Pallavicini Palace

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