Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria

The sun was out and the heat was intense, but there were still a lot of people bustling about the Schönbrunn Palace when we arrived there with the Metro. I was glad we did an audio guided tour through the Schönbrunn Palace because the inside of this building was truly magnificent.

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The imperial gardens, fountains and courtyards were freely open to the public, so it felt like walking through a local park rather than a tourist destination because the number of joggers, families and lovebirds doing their thing dominated the number of tourists snapping away silly pictures of wild squirrels and noisy frogs.

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After walking off our guilt of eating massive Wiener schnitzels consecutively for the last couple of days, we stopped by Schönbrunn Palace’s Café Residenz to try their world-famous combo; apfelstrudel, fresh cream and a cup of frothy milk coffee.

I had my hopes up for the apfelstrudel. I read so many positive reviews about it before coming here. It was somewhat disappointing when I took my first bite out of it though. It wasn’t mind-blowing, it was just ok. Eatable – that’s just my opinion. S loved his. I think up until this point, I never really realised how much I actually hate desserts with raisin in it.

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The palace’s facade viewed from the garden was the most impressive sight. The entire place is big, grand, and lovely, but I can’t help but wonder if Sissi ever felt truly happy living in such an estate.

The Beautiful and Grandiose Buildings of Vienna

Vienna; the city of Waltz, seemed like a movie set fit for a fairytale. The beauty of the Viennese buildings had me in a blink of an eye.  I love love love Baroque-style buildings, particularly the interiors. They just fascinate me to no end. Plus, they also make me want to wear huge ball gowns for no particular reason, and crave hot tea and fancy little sandwiches regardless of the hot summer temperatures outside.

If you haven’t been there already, you really should. Take your significant other and completely tourist-out during the day because they have a smart public transport system. However, make sure to dress up and go on a date when the sun isn’t at its hottest hour.  This place will surely make you fall in love with each other all over again. If the ambiance doesn’t do it for you, the food definitely will.

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