On our last day in Vienna, we took the train to Schloss Schonbrunn. The Schonbrunn Palace is the former summer residence of the Habsburgs. Mozart actually played at the palace when he was 6 years old, touring with his family. We spent the morning touring the palace and gardens. We also walked up a hill to get some cool views of the palace from afar!
Behind me is the hill we walked up. There was a pond behind the building that you see in the background that smelled like sewage! It was pretty nasty, but we didn’t smell it until we were at the very tippy top. There were several hiking trails through the woods on either side of the hill and a zoo within walking distance to visit as well!
After our visit to the palace, we made our way back to Vienna and visited The Belvedere. The Belvedere is an old palace turned into an art museum. If you know me, you know I choose to avoid art museums on trips. They just don’t interest me! Since it was cold and rainy out, our best option was to check the museum out! The art wasn’t so bad and I enjoyed my short visit. The gardens between the Upper and Lower Belvedere were also pretty neat to walk around!
After the museum, we made our way back to the hostel and got ready for our 6:30 am train ride to Salzburg the next morning!
* Schloss Schonbrunn – A great place to take the train to outside the city and explore. We enjoyed walking around both inside and outside of the palace!
* The Belvedere – I’m not a big art museum person, but this was a good stop to avoid the nasty weather!