01.02.2015 - 01.02.2015
My first full day in Vienna!
After waking up and unpacking all of my things, my room is finally in order! Now it's time to buy some hangers (and more clothes) and I'll be set!
Although most things in Europe are closed on Sundays, I still had an eventful day! Julia, Amy and I jumped on a train to a new part of the city today and fell in love with what we found! We ended up at the Schonbrunn Castle and explored some of the Castle's grounds. I can't wait to go back in the Spring when the gardens are in bloom and we can get the full effect of the castle's beauty! This castle is one that I learned about in German 104. The story has to do with Sissi and Franz Josef. The short version of the story is that Franz Josef was supposed to be set up with Sissi's older sister and the family was invited to a ball at Franz's castle. Sissi was brought with and Franz ended up falling in love with her as well. The story ends dramatically with Sissi being shanked to death but that's besides the point. In German 104 we were required to write and perform a skit about Sissi where I played Sissi. Being at the castle brought back some...interesting memories of the tragic performance of our skit.
After walking around the outside of the castle (we decided to wait until we came back to purchase a ticket to go inside) we found a great little Italian pizza place about a block away! We made it back around six and are now planning our trip this weekend to Bratislava and Budapest! I can't wait to bring our country count of the trip up to three! It looks like there should be a lot of really neat places to see and stay this weekend
Until next time!