Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Vienna Sights

We walked through the city on Saturday until we got worn out, then hopped on a horse carriage for the easy tour. On Sunday we took a bus tour to see several historic churches and palaces. The musical influence of Mozart in the 1700's, and Strauss in the 1800's bring millions of tourists to Vienna. The very popular concerts from these famous composers are regularly performed here. We also toured St Stephen's Cathedral, built in 1147, shown here. In a study of 127 world cities, Vienna was ranked first in a tie with Vancouver Canada, for "quality of life". I believe it's true! This was such a beautiful city on a warm sunny weekend we both hated to leave.