What a glorious day to be roaming around Vienna. One of the first stops is the Mozart Statue in Burggarten near the Hofburg Palace grounds. The treble clef is beautifully made out of flowers. Must take a lot of effort to maintain.
Breakfast sees us stopping at a very well known cafe famous for their Sacher Torte, a Viennese specialty. It’s basically a chocolate cake. Nothing special about it, but it was lovely eating cake and drinking coffee whilst watching people walk by. We almost felt like locals.
Cafe Sacher Wien
1010 Vienna, Austria
We spot some dodgy chinese take away cart and order some without question. We missed Asian food, bad so anything was good at this point. Haha.
8 Jager Bombs for 20€ (Euro)
A bar at our accommodation sold 8 jager bombs for 20 euros. Yep, why would we not drink these? So damn cheap (and dangerous, very dangerous)!
On one of our rare free nights a group of us head down the road to a pub to have some dinner and drinks. Goulash and dumplings (massive ball of flour dough), & ham and mash are our mains with apple strudel and a sundae for dessert! It was a very relaxed and casual feed.
Mariahilfer Straße 152
1150 Vienna, Austria
One of the best snacks that were discovered on this trip were these Manner Neapolitaner. It was a wafer snack that just had the most delicious chocolate filling in between each wafer layer. This one in particular was hazelnut and it was heavenly. I may have eaten the 3 bags I bought for friends and family.. oops.
Our dinner in the Austrian Tyrol was something hearty and warming, perfect for the setting as we were in the mountains. At our contiki site we get fed goulash for entree, veal schnitzel for mains and apple strudel for dessert – the best 3 course meal the tour provided!
En route to Prague, we stop by Cesky Krumlov, a medieval town which was just amazing! Please excuse my facial expression, I clearly wasn’t ready for the photo lol
Shortly after arriving in Prague we already head out into town to The Beer Factory for mega sized cocktails and beers off the tap in the middle of the table. The Giga Mojito is 799 kc (czech koruna) approximately $35-$40AUD at the time, and feeds 8-10 people. You don’t want to know how many we had that night..
We’re hungry and stop by some random kebab equivalent shop. We get a gyros as we had such fond memories of it in Greece but sadly it just didn’t compare. It did satisfy our tummies at 1am in the morning though.
Our last dinner in Prague was organised by our bus driver and we ate at Pravek Restaurace. It was a caveman style restaurant, where the restaurant was literally a cave, no cutlery was provided (everything was to be eaten with your hands) and the staff were dressed as cave people. It was a very interesting and entertaining night – a great way to end our visit to the Czech Republic.
Prague 120 00
Czech Republic (Praha 2)
A huge tourist attraction in Munich is the Glockenspiel clock performance at Marienplatz (the city centre). It occurs at 11am daily, and 5pm in the summer. It was unbelievable how many people were squished into the city centre, just to watch a clock performance.
We spend a couple hours on a bike tour, roaming through the streets of Munich. It’s a great way to see the city, and lots of fun too!
We have some bier at Hofbrauhaus (a bier hall) and it was the first time I ever finished a glass of bier, let alone a Litre of it. And for lunch we have a massive pretzel which made me very thirsty.
Hofbräuhaus am Platzl
80331 Munich, Germany