Wien (Vienna) – Day 8

Our day in Vienna started with a bus tour of the ring around central Wien. Franz Joseph realized that expanding beyond the old fortification wall would help promote significant growth in the city. He was certainly right.  We traveled past many of the city’s cultural landmarks including the opera house, parliament, the University, etc.

We followed this with a walking tour and free time which allowed us to explore the Presidential palace, the shopping district and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. There were a wide variety of architectural styles. Interestingly many were quite young) less than 200 years old – including the Boroque churches.

Tonight we are going to a concert in town featuring Mozart, Strauss, and Lehar.

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