Most of us know the tragic story of Crown Prince Rudolf and his mistress Mary Vetsera. They probably made some sort of murder-suicide pact, which cost both of them their lives on 30 January 1889. I visited Mayerling Hunting Lodge where the event took place and the Imperial Crypt where Rudolf is buried last year. [read more]
I’ve wanted to read this book for quite some time now, and I finally ordered it a while ago. This book was written by Princess Stéphanie of Belgium about the time she was married to Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria. Stéphanie was born 21 May 1864 as the daughter of Leopold II of Belgium and [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]