Zeremoniensaal Hofburg

Vienna Sightseeing Tour

Rooftop Lounge
Rooftop Lounge

On Thursday my grandfather and I went to Vienna for sightseeing. Particularly, we were interested in the guided tour at the Hofburg Vienna Imperial Palace, which was offered because of the 50 year anniversary of the congress center. The tour was stunning because it took us to parts of the palace which are normally closed to the general public. Another chance to see nearly the same would be the Wiener Kaffeesiederball which of course would give you a much more festive impression of the former imperial place. At a much different price point and without stories though… Further, we climbed the 343 stairs up the south tower of St. Stephen’s Cathedral which rewarded us with great view especially over the first district. After that we had brief stops, mainly for photos at the Votivkirche, Burg Theater, Parliament and Schönbrunn Imperial Palace. The weather was very much in the photographers favor! Blue skies. No clouds. Here are the pictures!

Hofburg Imperial Palace
Hofburg Imperial Palace
Hofburg Imperial Palace
Hofburg Imperial Palace
Schönbrunn Imperial Palace
Schönbrunn Imperial Palace
  • dkaar

    Back then I was taking pictures with a Canon PowerShot and did not play with the settings too much. My granddad did (and still does) film photography and carried two bodies with different film speeds for indoor and outdoor scenes. It is so easy to turn a wheel…