Hallstatt to Vienna: one extreme to another September 23rd 2010 We woke up early, to an alarm. Our train was scheduled to leave at 11:10 and a ferry boat ride must be taken beforehand. The hotel provided breakfast, which is always a good excuse for rising early. We filled up on cheese, more freshly baked rolls, yogurt, and fruit before heading out to get another quick fix of Hallstatt loveliness sans bags.
The town was still waking up. Locals were up bu ... read more
Europe » Austria » Vienna » Vienna Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria'... ... read more