Postcard from Vienna
|St. Stephan's Cathedral|
|Altar in St. Stephan's|
|Kunst Historisches Museum|
To avoid the rain, we spent the morning viewing the Peter Paul Rubens collection at the art museum.
|Jesus and Pilate by Rubens|
Maria-Theresa stood watch outside of the art museum with her four guards on horses protecting her. She was the only female ruler of the Habsburg dynasty, reigning from 1740-1780.
In the afternoon, we visited the Schonbrunn Palace, the summer home of the Habsburgs.
|Hofburg - winter palace|
We heard an organ concert at St. Peter's Church. The ornate baroque interior was very impressive to see.
|balcony with organ|
|Altar area with Christmas trees|
The last evening we had dinner at the Zwolf-Apostelkeller restaurant. In this historic (built by 1339) underground wine cellar, we had a Viennese dinner with sausages, pork, sauerkraut, dumplings, and all the trimmings.
We were serenaded with "The Blue Danube Waltz" by Johann Strauss. What a way to end our stay in this city.
|Stairwell in the museum|
This postcard can't do it justice to show off the splendor in Vienna. You'll just have to go and check it our for yourselves.