Austrian weekend - the original planTweet
28th March 2009
During April, we will be spending a long weekend in Austria – we’ve got a full Saturday, Sunday and half of the Monday.
Although we’ll be based in Vienna, we’ll spend a day to visit the world famous Melk Abbey which sits astride the Danube river and is famed as a centre of scholastic learning. En route to Melk, we’ll most likely also visit Durnstein and/or Krems at the other end of the Wachau valley. Durnstein is famed as the place where Richard the Lionheart – King of England and an important figure in English, French and Crusading history – was imprisoned in the 12th Century.
In Vienna, we’ll visit the Schonbrunn palace – originally designed as a hunting lodge for the Imperial Family before being redesigned as a palace by Johann Fischer von Erlach and subsequently substantially extensively remodeled by Marie Therese into its current impressive form.
We will be flying from Zürich on Swiss International Airlines to Vienna International Airport. From there, we intend to take the train into town. We'll be staying in Best Western Premier Hotel Romischer Kaiser.