As I told you earlier on Halloween we went to Austria to visit my parents, your grandparents. Although our visit was a short one, we did not miss an opportunity to see as much of Vienna as we could.
Not only the city was breathtaking, it was like taking a walk back through history. You must see it for yourself, and be sure to watch and listen to as many audio and video guides about Vienna you can find. Otherwise you may spend a lot of time in the city and see very little. Also the importance of some of the things you see is because of the part they have played in the history.
I bought an audio guide which we listened to as we were seeing the city, and I am glad I did, not only it gave us a clear view of what there is to see, it also turned our MP3 player to a personal guide telling us about the history of the places we visited.
I cannot describe my experience in words, it was amazing and I just want to give you an idea what to expect;
Imagine standing in the middle of the square where several thousand people were standing in 1938, looking at the balcony from which Hitler gave his famous speech after the take-over of Austria.
Imagine standing in front of the door that Mozart and Beethoven were walking trough.
Imagine standing in the magnificent room where Mozart gave his first concert at age of four.
Imagine standing in front of “Vienna Academy of Fine Arts”, thinking if Hitler had passed the entrance exam there would have not been a Second World War.
Imagine while visiting a palace, standing in one of its many rooms which is bigger than the whole of the house you live in, looking at a painting on the ceiling which took decades to finish.
I can keep writing about how I felt when I visited Vienna, but the question is that how will the city make you feel?.
Visit Vienna and let me know.
A few photos of Vienna as a sample of the beauty the city displays to its visitors.