Category Archives: history

Vienna’s Naschmarkt

A historic landmark and the best fresh food market  **I have so many photos of the Naschmarket that it was hard to choose. So…there are a lot! Please scroll through and enjoy. The Naschmarkt runs for 3-4 long blocks (about … Continue reading

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Sisi Museum and Imperial Apartments

From the Silver Collection we moved on to the Sisi Museum and then the Imperial Apartments (part of the same tour and ticket as the Silver Collection), all of it often known as the Residence of Empress Elizabeth (affectionately called … Continue reading

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Vienna’s Hofburg Palace Apartments

Vienna’s Hofburg Palace Apartments This includes the Imperial Silver and Porcelain Collection, a small museum on Empress Sisi, and the luxurious Imperial Apartments. All very well done and fascinating. Please note that this post has many photographs, so please scroll … Continue reading

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Cafe Central: The Ultimate Splurge

Indulging in a fancy pastry next to the Hofburg Palace in Vienna is a great experience. Bit of Background on Coffee House Tradition: The Vienna coffee house, like the English pub or the Parisian cafe, has unique characteristics that are … Continue reading

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Controversial Sculptures in Albertina Platz

From our window seat in Tirolerhof Café we could see Albertina Platz (Albertina Square) and its sculptures. Rod and I had breezed past them on previous visits to Vienna but hadn’t examined them closely, but Nath and Sonya were very … Continue reading

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Treasures in Vienna’s Capuchin Church

Capuchin Monastery Church The Kapunziner Church (Kapuzinerkirche), or Capuchin Church, is on the side of Neue Markt in the Inner City. It’s a church and monastery run by the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, and is most famous for containing … Continue reading

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The Siege of Sarajevo, the Tunnel of Hope, and Sarajevo Roses

Tunnel of Hope/Tunel Spasa “The Place That Ended the 20th Century” Many guided tours in Sarajevo include the Tunnel of Hope and this has become one of the most visited sights of the Bosnian capital. People can go on their … Continue reading

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Sarajevo: Srebrenica Exhibition

Visiting this special exhibition was another step in our quest to try and understand the extremely complex and convoluted history of this whole area: the Balkans and the former Yugoslavia. A way to get a grasp on the civil and … Continue reading

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Museum of Sarajevo 1878-1918

Muzej Sarajeva, the Museum of Sarajevo 1878-1918 Entrance is 4 KM (Bosnian Convertible Mark), about US$ 2.25. This small museum is on a corner, right opposite the Latin Bridge. The Latin Bridge was built in the 16th century, and was … Continue reading

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On To Sarajevo

The day we left Mostar, we’d arranged for Ermin to drive us to Sarajevo, a drive of a couple of hours. It’s a beautiful drive, past green mountains, and along the Neretva River part of the way, with lakes and … Continue reading

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