Eastern Europe and My Search for Roots Index
We began our tour of this incredible city at St. Stephens' Cathedral and Stephensplatz.

This monument was erected in memory of those lost to the plague

At right tickets to musical events are sold by Mozart look alikes

We had coffee and pastry in a "shop" that was formerly a family villa
The Palace of Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Elizabeth ("Sissi")
The Belvedere Palace

The modern side of the city across the river and having ice cream with a friend at Schwedenplatz
On our own with Martina we explored the interior of St Stephen's, the medieval clock and streets of the Jewish Quarter, and an ancient church.

We were surprised to find our family name in a McDonald's poster. Here 'Backofen' is used to advertised their "oven baked" ham.
Our ship was docked at "Mexicoplatz" along with many many others.
This is Vienna's version of the Hollywood's "Walk of Fame." But these stars are all classical composers and musicians.
The Opera House
Vienna is a very friendly to walkers and bikers. We explored the sites below on foot taking time to rest in the lovely garden.
In front of the entrance to the palace there is an excavation of Roman era ruins.
These signs are all over the city reminding people to clean up after their dogs. The amount refers to the fine for non compliance.

At right we're back at one of our favorite stops - more ice cream.