Wednesday 17 August 2016

Euro tour - The Summer Palace Vienna

[Aug 7th]

For our last day in Vienna we headed up to the summer palace. It is quite a yomp up the hill so Kirsty had a cunning plan of catching a train that will take you to the back entrance so you start at the top of the garden and work your way down, much more sensible in the heat.

We picked up some sandwiches and ate as we people watched at the top, great view over the gardens, palace and city.

Then we made our way down to the gardens, n one side you pay to get in, we went as a family ticket and then there are 3 different mazes and a play area, there is also a little shop for refreshments and toilets. If you have been dragging kids around the town and then need to run free for a while it is worth the money!

It did however take us a while to make it to the middle of the maze!

But it was fun! The small one you can see in the background has activities and things to do along the way. The sun was brutal though so we didn't stay there for too long.

The play equipment isn't you usual swings and slides which made it a bit more exciting and interesting!

Even the adults can be entertained with the funny mirrors! I've always fancied having long legs...

Kirsty insisted that we have fancy cake before we left, Ebi-kun couldn't decide which one he liked the look of, so went for the sampler plate with Himbeer-topfen, Sacher-torte and the famous Mozart cake.

I went for Esterhazy torte, which was hazelnutty cream layers. All very nice.

Then we made our way back to the train station through the lovely gardens. I never thought I would be saying this but the one pound that I invested in on a selfie stick has been worth every penny, it was brilliant! I didn't take my big pink camera, and just used my iphone for the whole trip!

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