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July 3rd 2015
Published: July 3rd 2015
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We have arrived! Another year has passed and the traveling girls have gotten together again.


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Trip MapTrip Map
Trip Map

Beginning of a wonderful adventure.
Ballgasse 8Ballgasse 8
Ballgasse 8

Our apartment, built in 1772
Our streetOur street
Our street

Quiet cobblestone lane with no cars. Can you see our apartment door?
One of many little restaurants on our streetOne of many little restaurants on our street
One of many little restaurants on our street

Coffee and sweets are only steps away
Vienna streetsVienna streets
Vienna streets

This is what the real city looks like
St Stephen CathedralSt Stephen Cathedral
St Stephen Cathedral

You can see St. Stephens church from everywhere in the city
St Stephen - south towerSt Stephen - south tower
St Stephen - south tower

We decided not to climb the 343 steps of the south tower
St Stephen - built in the 12th centurySt Stephen - built in the 12th century
St Stephen - built in the 12th century

Colorful wooden roof tiles laid to create the double headed eagle, symbol of Vienna
St Stephens - insideSt Stephens - inside
St Stephens - inside

View of the alter
St Stephens - ceilingSt Stephens - ceiling
St Stephens - ceiling

St Stephens was reduced to rubble in the last days of WWII. It was rebuilt in 7 years after the war.
St Stephens - view from north towerSt Stephens - view from north tower
St Stephens - view from north tower

Elevator in the North Tower leads to the Pummerin, which is the 2nd largest free-swinging church bell in Europe.
Gelato in ViennaGelato in Vienna
Gelato in Vienna

Found our breakfast spot
Hohr Market - oldest square in ViennaHohr Market - oldest square in Vienna
Hohr Market - oldest square in Vienna

Site of Medieval pillory and gallows. Nice place for a Sunday family walk in the Middle Ages!
Anker Clock - built in 1911Anker Clock - built in 1911
Anker Clock - built in 1911

Every hour a different historical figure slowly walks across the face of the clock.
Wedding Fountain - 1729Wedding Fountain - 1729
Wedding Fountain - 1729

Depicts the marriage between Joseph and Mary.
St. Peters - 1733St. Peters - 1733
St. Peters - 1733

This site has been the location of a Christian church for 1,600 years.
St Peters Chuch - baroque architectureSt Peters Chuch - baroque architecture
St Peters Chuch - baroque architecture

Church is devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
St Peters ChurchSt Peters Church
St Peters Church

Truly one of the MOST beautiful churches we have ever seen...gold leaf decorations, marble columns, and crystal chandeliers


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