Vienna is a romantic city that above all boasts a lot of MUSIC! Famous for Mozart and Beethoven, this city offers some of the best classical music in the world. We attended a fabulous concert at the Musikverein. Vienna was also the center of the Habsburg Dynasty. The palaces of Schönbrunn, Belvedere and Hofburg are therefore must-see attractions. The magnificent St Stephens Church in the historic center was one of the largest Gothic churches I have ever seen. Also, an interesting museum that we visited was Haus der Musik, which gave an innovative explanation about the science behind sound. Oh, and don’t forget to try schnitzel!
Stockholm is such a nice place to be with many historical buildings, picturesque cafe’s and interesting museums. Stockholm is situated on 17 islands surrounded by greenery. The city is rather expensive compared to other European capitals, but the experience you get from paying the entrance tickets to attractions is definitely worth it. If you don’t understand Swedish, there is always English provided at information displays (unlike in France!).
We spent 3 days in Stockholm and went to the following places: 1) Skansen, a pleasant park / zoo on the island of Djurgården, 2) Vaxholm, a beautiful island in the vast Stockholm archipelago, 3) Drottningholm, the official residence of the Royal Family, 4) Gamla Stan, the old town of Stockholm dating back to 13th century 4) and Södermalm, the hippie district of Stockholm. I can highly recommend all the place! I have attached a photo with each number below 🙂
4) Gamla Stan