Category: Austria

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. The amuse bouche was a chicken wing with a spicy curry powered of […]

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 Cathedral. After our city tour, we found the original one tucked inside an […]

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. Sigmund Freud, Mozart and anyone who was anyone in the (classical) music world […]

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 palace to the Benedictine monks. This monastery is more than 900 years old, and […]

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 captains, working different shifts. To be the main captain, it takes at least […]