Palace Vienna and the Danube cruise to Bratislava July 2nd 2011 This is somewhat unusually a morning blog at 11-ish – having had breakfast in Bratislava and the day outside is pretty grey and coolish (17 max.) and forecast for showers (maybe). Further east where I am going tomorrow it is even cooler – like 14 – but will warm up from Monday onwards so that is OK.
I was up VERY late in Vienna forming some impressions of where I was going next and bookin ... read more
Europe » Austria » 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