Louise Henriette of Orange-Nassau was born in the Hague as the daughter of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and Amalia of Solms-Braunfels on 27 November 1627. She fell in love with a French Prince but he was considered unsuitable and she was once considered for Charles II of England. In the end, Frederick William, the [read more]
The last two days of my Vienna trip were spent travelling. Unfortunately, that is the downside of travelling by bus. They try to make it fun by adding an excursion to one of the days. For this trip, that was the city of Passau, famous for its organ, supposedly the second biggest in the world. [read more]
Day six of my Vienna trip was my last full day in Vienna and I used it to visit three museums. I bought a combi-ticket for both locations of the Art History museum and for the Imperial Treasury. I began in the Imperial Treasury because it was the first to open!
Quite a busy day today in Vienna! In the morning we went to the Hundertwasserhaus, which I liked but didn’t take too many pictures of. Afterwards, we went to the Danube Tower for a cup of coffee and to see the views of course. During the afternoon we were free to do what we wanted, [read more]
Day four began in the Seegrotte. In this old mine, an explosion took place and the caves flooded creating an amazing underground lake. The caves were also used as an aircraft manufacturing facility with the use of forced labour during the second world war. The water is amazingly transparent. We had a short stop at [read more]
Day three of the Vienna trip began with a city walk with a Dutch tour guide. I didn’t particularly care for the guide. She didn’t speak loud enough for the whole group to hear and you could hear she didn’t care for Sisi at all. Also, she walked terribly slow. We began in the park [read more]