Archive for the ‘Vienna’ Category

Vienna: Spanish Riding School Performance Hofburg Palace

December 28th, 2008 at 8:14 pm » Comments (8)

The main reason for us to go to Vienna were my birthday gift from hubby, something I’ve always dreamed about since I were a kid: to see the gala performance of the Spanish Ridingschool at Hofburg Palace. No wonder I was jumping up and down of excitement when we went there and had a glass [...]

Vienna Danube Island Festival

December 19th, 2008 at 2:27 am » Comments (11)

September the 5th until the 7th there was Europe’s largest free open air party at the Danube Island in Vienna. About 2,000 artists and up to three million visitors were expected to be there – including us! It’s the biggest music event I’ve ever attended. There were stages everywhere with different bands playing and artists [...]

Vienna Prater Fun Fair Scare

December 13th, 2008 at 4:53 pm » Comments (9)

Vienna Prater amusement park has been a public leisure place since as early as in 1766 when the Austrian Emperor Josef II donated the area to the Viennese. Before it became an amusement park it was hunting ground for the imperials and only allowed for the aristocracy, so we actually entered some historic grounds when [...]