Tuesday, August 16, 2022

A Beer Garden in Vienna and a Linky

 


The Schweizerhaus is a well-known restaurant and beer garden situated in Vienna's large public park called the Prater. Its origins supposedly go back as far as 1766 when it was known as the Schweizer Hütte (Swiss lodge). When we arrived, the place was packed. Thankfully, we were allowed to eat at a booked table in the beer garden, so long as we left before the time of the reservation. It rained a bit but we were protected by the umbrella over our table. It was fun seeing what other people ordered as the food and beer were carried out.

We ate traditional dishes. Most interesting were the Knödel (bread dumplings), which are pressed into loaves and sliced. They are pictured in the last two dishes. My mom took the pic of me, Amanda, and Robbie under the Schweizerhaus sign. My mom has many happy memories at Prater and this restaurant, so it was important for her that we experience it too. I wish we were there now, but alas, we are home in South Africa and Amanda is back in school. Fun times are over. 😂










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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

A Traditional Austrian Restaurant and a Linky


We enjoyed this traditional Austrian restaurant in Vienna so much that we went twice. Usually, when we ate out, my mom and stepdad paid. We contributed to other meals. These photos are from both evenings at Reinthaler's Beisl. The first time we sat in the front, and it was my mom, Amanda, Hubby, and me. The second time we sat in the back, and my stepdad, my brother, and his fiance joined us.









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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Eating Out in Vienna and a Linky


We ate out several times while visiting Vienna. Hubby took the photo of us eating at the restaurant, Reinthaler. That's his plate of food at the end, and that's my mom and stepdad. We almost always chose traditional Austrian dishes. Amanda was the only one who had space for dessert.

It was nice to share Vienna with my husband and our youngest daughter, Amanda. She was at the right age to be able to enjoy everything. Samantha also came to Vienna for the second week that we were there. It was special for the sisters to be together for a week. I shared a picture of her in a previous post, Visiting the Cemetery in Vienna.




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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Our Apartment in Vienna and a Linky









My mom and stepdad rented an apartment in Vienna for the month of July. The first photo is of the apartment building. We were on the top floor. I also included two photos of the street outside and another little sidestreet. The last two photos were taken by Amanda. She took a photo of her dad in our bedroom and me in the dining room. You can see her reflection in the mirror.

I tried sharing a short video on Instagram of the church bells outside our bedroom window but Instagram kept flipping the video on its head. If you want to see it, I shared it successfully on my Facebook profile.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Visiting the Cemetery in Vienna and a Linky

In English: In gratitude for our deceased friends and patrons...





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We just got back from a small family reunion with relatives on the von Schwarzbek side of the family in Vienna, Austria. The event was to lay my Opa's ashes to rest in the family plot at the Hietzing Cemetery. If you're familiar with the famous painter, Gustav Klimt, he's also buried there, among other people of note. We have a permanent plot there with the first family members dating back to the 1800s. The words at the top of the gravestone are written in German and say, "The resting place of our good and unforgettable parents and their families." We had to get back for Amanda's third school term and missed the actual burial, but we did visit the cemetery before we left. The last two photos were taken by other family members.

I've been sharing a few photos on Instagram, and I'll be adding more. Below is a peek at St. Stephen's Cathedral. If you visit my account, you'll also see pics that I posted on another day taken inside the cathedral. It was amazing coming up the escalator from the underground subway to see this cathedral towering above us upon our arrival in Vienna. We were staying in an apartment only a couple of minutes away on foot.

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