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Peach visits beautiful Vienna

 To continue Peach travels adventure journal here are some photos of her visit in Vienna (Austria). Her lovely host was Sandra (aka MinkiDynamite on flickr) and she made sure Peach wouldn’t miss a single thing around the beautiful city of Vienna! Check out her photos!

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Peach, looking fabulous!

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The Gloriette  in Schönbrunn gardens was erected in 1775 under the reign of Emperor Joseph II and Empress Maria Theresa. Today, there is a café inside. You can also visit the roof to overlook Vienna.

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At Schönbrunn Gardens and Palace having a nice view on the palace and Vienna West.

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Peach enjoying a traditional Viennese „meal“ – a Wurstsemmel (bologna roll).

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The Neptunbrunnen at Schönbrunn Gardens and Palace.

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Statue of Paris. From Wikipedia: Paris was the son of Priam, king of Troy, and his wife Hecuba. He appears in several Greek legends and in Virgil’s epic poem Aeneid. Sent by his father as an ambassador to Sparta, Paris fell in love and eloped with Helen, queen of Sparta, which caused the Trojan War. After the Spartans arrived in Troy, Menelaus, king of Sparta, challenged Paris to a duel for Helen’s return. Paris was soundly beaten by the king and was saved at the last minute by Aphrodite spirits. Later, Paris, who was a skilled archer, fatally wounded Achilles in the heel with an arrow that was guided by Apollo.

At Wikipedia you see an detailed overview of all sculptures at the Schönbrunn garden.

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Peach in front of the Schönbrunn palace, a former imperial 1.411-room Rococo summer residence. Schönbrunn means „beautiful spring“.

 

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At St. Stephen’s Cathedral. From Wikipedia: St. Stephen’s Cathedral (German: Stephansdom) is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna and the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, OP. The current Romanesque and Gothic form of the cathedral, seen today in the Stephansplatz, was largely initiated by Duke Rudolf IV (1339–1365) and stands on the ruins of two earlier churches, the first a parish church consecrated in 1147. The most important religious building in Austria’s capital, St. Stephen’s Cathedral has borne witness to many important events in that nation’s history and has, with its multi-coloured tile roof, become one of the city’s most recognizable symbols.

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Peach visited the excavations of the Roman canabae (1st century A.D.) found at Michaelerplatz.

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At the Hofburg Palace, the former imperial winter residence. Today it is the seat of the Austrian Federal President. Many important actions and events took place here, most notably Adolf Hitler’s ceremonial announcement of the Austrian Anschluss to Nazi Germany on 15th March 1938.

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Peach getting in touch with the modern side of Vienna.

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Peach sitting on a CityBike (the free Viennese bike rental system). In the background: the University of Vienna.

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Peach at the thermal waste treatment plant, which facade is designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

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Peach met Camille (a custom by chaoskatenkosmos) living with Spiti84. At the fantastic new campus of WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business).

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Peach at the longest river in the European Union, The Danube. In the back you can see the Viennese skyline with the newly added DC Tower 1 (the highest building in Austria).

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Peach, looking fabulous again!