❦ Vienna is a handsome, lively city, and pleases me exceedingly. ❦
Vienna my favorite city and also my roots. I adore this beautiful place that left me speechless the first time I visited it. Now I understand why my grandmother told me about this place when I was still a little girl. Her royal roots were half Austrian and Slovene. Franz Joseph who was the longest-reigning Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, as well as the third longest reigning monarch of any country in European history after Louis XIV of France and Johann II of Liechtenstein, was her grandfather but this is just another very interesting story which I am proud of.
That`s why my granny`s father adore Vienna so much and also all her brothers were studying in Vienna.
Because I wanted to be in the very heart of the city, I rented a wonderful modern apartment which I booked in City Stay Vienna. The apartment was very comfortable and colorful. It was something different that I was used up to now. But the most important thing for me was that this apartment was in the very center of the city. I had a 2-minute walk to the mighty St. Stephen`s Cathedral. Oh, how I enjoyed the city’s bustle and the beautiful architecture of the city. People were friendly, food was great, but the shopping was even better. On each corner, there were also shops with prestigious brands. Since I adore sweet things I decided to go to the Hotel Sacher on the original Sacher cake, I visited Cafe Central and many other interesting places like Belvedere Palace etc..
The Belvedere Palace is a historic building complex in Vienna, consisting of two Baroque palaces (the Upper and Lower Belvedere), the Orangery, and the Palace Stables. The buildings are set in a Baroque park landscape in the third district of the city, on the south-eastern edge of its centre. It houses the Belvedere museum. The grounds are set on a gentle gradient and include decorative tiered fountains and cascades, Baroque sculptures, and majestic wrought iron gates. I enjoyed also one of my favourite artists paintings. The Belvedere houses the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, complemented by the work of international artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Max Beckmann. Highlights from the holdings Vienna 1880–1914 are the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings (including the famous golden Art Nouveau icons the Kiss (Lovers) and Judith) and works by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. Key works of French Impressionism and the greatest collection of Viennese Biedermeier art are further attractions on display at the Upper Belvedere. I hope you will enjoy just like I did throught pictures.