Night 5: dinner on Viking Var

Walking almost 10 miles can really work up an appetite. The dinner was not as hearty as I would have liked, but it served its purpose. Today would have been a great day for pizza.…

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Vienna, Austria: Why take the metro, when you can walk?

At the end of the bus/walking tour, the tour guide stop in front of Saint Stephen’s Cathedral and gave us half hour to look around and meet back for the bus ride to the ship. Or,…

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Which Sacher Torte is better: Demel or Hotel Sacher?

When we were in Salzburg, we tried the famous Sacher-torte chocolate cake at the Sacher hotel. According to history, it was invented by Franz Sacher, who made the cake in 1832 for royalty. He later…

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Knickknacks, calendar, and wafers from Vienna

We had a great lunch at Figlmüller, and decided to find a German “day at a glance” calendar for Stephen’s parents. Mom gave us a sample and we have been searching for this since Munich,…

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Vienna: Figlmüller’s schnitzel

In Germany, you can get a schnitzel anywhere, but few can say they had one at the famous Figlmüller in Vienna. There’s 2 locations and both are less than 2 minutes walk from St. Stephen’s…

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The city of Vienna, Austria  

Viking Var, Day 5 … Vienna was once the seat of the Hapsburg Monarchy, and the center of the Holy Roman empire.  Vienna was the leader in music, art, architecture and the Capitol of Austria.…

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Austria: Melk Abbey 

Melk Abbey was built between 1702 and 1736 by Jakob Prandtauer, and is possibly the most famous Abbey in Austria. It was originally a royal palace, and in the 11th century, Leopold II  presented the…

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Day 5: Dining on the Aquavit Terrace

On the Viking Var, you can have 2 choices for dining: in the formal restaurant or at the Aquavit Terrace, a casual area next to the bar and piano lounge. After 4 days of eating…

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Viking Var wheelhouse

While traveling to Melk, the Viking Var gave passengers the opportunity to visit the wheelhouse of the ship. This is where the Captain navigates the ship, and plots future courses.   The ship has 3…

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