Monday, 1 June 2009

My world Tuesday - Just like a Tourist

I love to walk through my home town Vienna like a tourist!
Come with me, it's not far, only an hour's walk, taking some pictures included :)


Start at St. Stephen's Cathedral!


Kohlmarkt and Michaelertor



Enter the Hofburg at Michaelerplatz


Michaelerkirche


The entrance to the Imperial Palace




In der Burg and the monument of Emperor Franz I



Heldenplatz


Neue Burg



Archduke Charles of Austria who defeated Napoleon,
behind him the domes of the two Museums,
the Museum of Art History and the Museum of Natural History.


Here is the Volksgarten with Empress Sissi's monument,



and her famous rosegarden!




Many visitors come here
to enjoy the roses and spend a leasurly afternoon in the sunny park.









In the background you see the Burgtheater,


the Parliament,


and the towers of the City Hall.



We leave the rosegarden and return to Hofburg again.


Thank's for joining me on my stroll today!
Now click on the image below and travel around the globe!

29 comments:

Clarissa said...

Welch ein schöner sommerlicher Spaziergang quer durch die City Wien. Vielen Dank!

Arija said...

Maria, what a wealth of wonders your city offers in its very heart. I think my nose and I would thoroughly enjoy the rose garden and my romantic heart would be quite at home in the palace.

erin said...

maria...i really must do a vienna trip...the city is simply gorgeous. that rose garden is heavenly...and all of the architectural detail of the many buildings, simply wonderful.

Guy D said...

No doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world, I cannot wait to visit. Excellent pics.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Sylvia K said...

Maria, your Vienna is so full of wonders and beauty, from the lovely buildings, to the exquisite flowers and parks and gardens! What a beautiful journey through your world! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

Esther Garvi said...

What a beautiful city! Thanks for giving us the best of tours! You made me want to revisit!

Martha Z said...

What a beautiful part of the world you live in.

Babooshka said...

I just loved being a virtual tourist. You live in a beautiful historic city.

Calm Energy said...

Wonderful post, Maria! Thank you for taking us on a Vienna Adventure :)
~Maria

Jenn Jilks said...

It's a whole different world than My Muskoka! Beautiful, Maria.

ewok1993 said...

Just from the photos I've seen, Vienna must be one of the most romantic cities in the globe.

janice said...

What great pictures!

Thanks for sharing, enjoy the week!

James said...

This is on my short list of places I want to visit. Thanks for the great pictures. You are indeed fortunate.

SandyCarlson said...

You are a great photographer of your hometown. Please keep playing tourist.

Wren said...

I love playing tourist close to home, too. Thank you for sharing a lovely city and its blooms with us.

Marja said...

What an amzing city Beauty everywhere My mum is going to Vienna in June She will surely enjoy it

Ebie said...

Beautiful photos, Maria, and thank you for the tour.(hehe, cost me nothing!)

Eleanor said...

I certainly enjoyed that walk around Vienna. It made me quite 'homesick' for my two previous visits to your lovely hsitoric city.

Pierre said...

Simply stunning! Thank you very much for sharing these fabulous photographs - perhaps you would like to also contribute to the travel community at trivago?
Kind regards from Cape Town,
Pierre

Vamsee said...

That was one long and beautiful stroll you took!
We spent a day in Vienna last year and clearly I missed seeing all the places you photographed. I need to go back.
Beautiful city

Deb said...

your city is so beautiful...I bet you never get tired of walking around it...your photos are wonderful...I feel like I'm there...

Tammie Lee said...

beautiful and so so different from my world. Thank you for the journey.

Denise said...

Incredibe sights Maria, Vienna is a magnificent city and your photos are fantastic.

Gaelyn said...

The architecture and gardens are magnificent.

Karen said...

Very cool shots and a wonderful tour...

Love the ornate detailing on the buildings...

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» very much enjoyed the tour you gave of Vienna! He was also quite happy to see you had visited. He hasn't been out much lately himself - he's been very busy with his new Espresso Shop.

Jocelyn said...

My dear Maria,
I have had the wonderful pleasure of visiting your beautiful city and country twice and I was supposed to be there this may and june. Unfortunately, I fractured my left ankle 2 weeks before my departure for Vienna so right now, i am lying in bed but thanks to your excellent photo-taking, I can tour Vienna and imagine myself drinking eis kaffe at Demel's, smelling the roses at Volksgarten, and just enjoying the lovely weather there. I am from Singapore and it is so humid and hot now.I love my country very much but I am thankful for the world that God has given me and the chance to visit and enjoy life .Keep up the good job of your blog and thank you for sharing your life and sights with us. God bless you and your family including your doggie!

smarties said...

Oh I loved this, brought me straight back when I was 17 and went to VIenna on a schooltrip... :)

Barbara Martin said...

Vienna has exquisite architecture from the ages with the wonderful work of stonemasons from centuries gone by.