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Schonbrunn Gardens  

Schonbrunn Gardens

Day 2 in Vienna

June 7th 2007
We started today off with a city tour of Vienna. Our driver, Joseph, suggested we go to Schonbrunn Palace because it is a holiday here today and many things would be closed. We headed to the palace and got there early enough to beat the crowds. We took an audio tour of 41 rooms (out of 1440!). Schonbrunn Palace was the summer residence of Empress Maria Theresia (mother of Marie Antoinette). After ... read more
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