The woman who cuts my hair told me the other day that she was going to Vienna in a few months to a wedding.  She has never been to Vienna and asked me what my favorite thing about it was.

I thought about the Schonbrunn Palace, built in the 16th century with its beautiful elaborate gardens and 1400 rooms.


I thought about St Stephen’s Cathedral built in the 12th century.  It sits in the middle of the city center surrounded by shops and restaurants.

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I thought about the time I found an interesting old shop that had all kinds of strange things in it including what looked like a lot of old World War II paraphernalia.  We were really getting into snooping around when the owner became very irritated and kicked us out.  Guess he didn’t like foreigners snooping around his store.

Then I thought about the pastries!  And we can’t forget the Sachertorte.










But I had to say my most favorite thing about Vienna are the horses at the Spanish Riding School!