Κυριακή, 23 Οκτωβρίου 2011

VIENNA - SALZBURG

 
VIENNA

Η ΡΟΜΑΝΤΙΚΗ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΙΚΗ ΠΟΛΗ ΤΟΥ ΔΟΥΝΑΒΗ
ΤΗΣ  ΑΥΣΤΡΟ – ΟΥΓΓΡΙΚΗΣ  ΜΟΝΑΡΧΙΑΣ,
Η ΠΡΩΤΕΥΣΑ ΤΗΣ ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΣ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ.

FOUNDED AROUND 500 BC, WAS ORIGINALLY A CELTIC SETTLEMENT. THEN IT BECAME A ROMAN CITY. IN 1440 IT BECAME THE RESIDENCE CITY OF THE HABSBURG DYNASTY. DURING THE NAPOLEONIC WAR IN 1804, VIENNA BECAME THE CAPITAL OF THE AUSTRIAN EMPIRE AND AFTER 1867 THE CAPITAL OF AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE. EVENTUALLY, IN 1918 AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR, THE CITY BECAME THE CAPITAL OF THE AUSTRIAN REPUBLIC. IT WAS ALWAYS A CITY OF MUSIC AND CULTURE AND FROM LATE 19TH CENTURY UNTIL 1938 IT WAS A WORLD CAPITAL OF MUSIC AND HOME TO COMPOSERS LIKE STRAUSS, MOZART AND BRAHMS.   

VIENNA IS A ROMANTIC CITY
ENJOY IT

STEPHANSDOM:  THE LANDMARK OF THE CITY, THIS GOTHIC CATHEDRAL OF ST. STEPHAN DATES BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES.
THE 343 STEPS OF ITS BELL TOWER GIVES YOU A BREATH-TAKING VIEW OF THE CITY!


HOFBURG:   ΤΟ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΙΚΟ ΠΑΛΑΤΙ ΤΩΝ ΑΨΒΟΥΡΓΩΝ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΣΗΜΕΡΑ ΤΑ ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΤΙΚΑ ΓΡΑΦΕΙΑ. IT IS ACTUALLY A BIG COMPLEX OF GREAT BUILDINGS THAT FORMS A BIG AND BEAUTIFUL PLATZ (ΠΛΑΤΕΙΑ). ONE OF ITS BUILDINGS HOUSES THE SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL WITH THE FAMOUS LIPIZZAN STALLIONS, WHICH SHOW THEIR SKILLS IN A UNIQUE SHOW. (RESERVE TICKETS IN ADVANCE).
A MUST IS A VISIT TO THE GALLERY WITH THE CROWN JEWELS.
RIGHT OPPOSITE THE HOFBURG IS THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF   FINE ART WITH GREAT EXHIBITS.


STAATSOPER: VIENNA STATE OPERA OFTEN HOLDS MEMORIAL TO MOZART, BEETHOVEN, SHUBERT, STRAUSS, SCHOENBERG, ETC. HERENYOU CAN ALSO ENJOY THE VIENNESE VAL’S!


RATHAUS: THE CITY HALL IS A VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL BUILDING!
IN CHRISTMAS TIME THEY HOLD THE “WEIHNMARKT” IN FRONT OF THE RATHAUS WHICH IS A FESTIVE CHRISTMAS MARKET WITH ALL KIND OF CHRISTMAS LITTLE THINGS TO BUY, LOCAL FOOD SPECIALTIES TO TRY FROM THE MANY FOOD-STANDS AND OF COURSE DRINK BEER OR THE FAMOUS “HOT RED WINE”! (YOU CAN KEEP THE MUG AS A SOUVENIR).


PARLIAMENT: GREAT BUILDING WITH MANY COLUMNS AND THE STATUE OF GODDESS ATHENA!


SECESSION: ART NOUVEAU ARCHITECTURE ΜΕ ΕΠΙΧΡΥΣΩΜΕΝΟ ΘΟΛΟ.

STADTPARK: ΤΟ ΜΕΓΑΛΟ ΠΑΡΚΟ ΤΗΣ ΠΟΛΗΣ ΜΕ ΤΟ ΕΠΙΧΡΥΣΟ ΜΝΗΜΕΙΟ ΤΟΥ JOHAN STRAUSS.

KARLSKIRCHE: THE BAROC CHURCH OF KARL ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΕΠΙΒΛΗΤΙΚΟ ΤΡΟΥΛΟ.

SACHER HOTEL:  LOCATED JUST BEHIND THE STAATSOPER IS A REAL PALACE AND ONE OF THE MOST LUXURIOUS HOTEL OF VIENNA. ENJOY THE FAMOUS “SACHERTORTE“  CHOCOLATE CAKE IN ITS ELEGANT CAFÉ.
IT’S A MUST, DO NOT MISS IT!


THE RINGSTRASSE: IS THE FORMER CITY WALLS OF LATE 19TH CENTURY. A WALK ALONG THE RING BOULEVARD OFFERS THE BEST SIGHTSEEING OF THE CITY WITH ALL THE IMPOSING BUILDINGS, MANY OF WHICH HOUSES MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES WITH THE WORK OF FAMOUS ARTISTS.


BELVEDERE PALACE: IS THE BAROQUE SUMMER RESIDENCE OF PRINCE EUGENE OF SAVOY. IT ALSO HOUSES KLIMT’S FAMOUS “KISS”. FROM THE UPPER BUILDING, YOU HAVE A FABULOUS VIEW OF THE OLD CITY.

INNERE STADT: THE OLD CITY ΜΕ ΤΗ ΚΟΜΒΙΚΗ ΣΤΑΣΗ ΤΟY ΜΕΤΡΟ “KARLSPLATZ” AND THE PEDESTRIAN ZONE OF KARNTNER STRASSE AND GRABEN STRASSE WITH MANY SOUVENIR SHOPS, BISTROS AND CAFÉS.


HUNDERTWASSER HAUS: UNIQUE, ECCENTRIC ARCHITECTURE BUILDINGS FROM THE ARCHITECT FRIEDENSREICH HUNDERTWASSER ΟΠΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΠΗΡΕ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΟΝΟΜΑ ΤΟ ΠΕΡΙΕΡΓΟ ΑΥΤΟ ΣΥΜΠΛΕΓΜΑ ΚΤΙΡΙΩΝ. IT’S A MUST, DO NOT MISS IT AND DON’T FORGET YOUR CAMERA!!!
ΜΕ ΤΟ UNDERGROUND U4, ΣΤΑΣΗ : SCHWEDEN PLATZ ΚΑΙ ΣΥΝΕΧΕΙΑ ΜΕ ΤΟ TRAM N ΜΕΧΡΙ ΤΗ ΣΤΑΣΗ  LOWERGASSE.


SHONBRUNN PALACE: IS THE SUMMER RESIDENCE OF THE HABSBURG RULERS IN THE WEST OF THE CITY. YOU CAN ADMIRE THE ROOMS OF EMPRESS MARIA THERESIA, EMPEROR’S FRANZ JOSEF I (WHO RULED IN THE YEARS OF 1848-1916) AND HIS BEAUTIFULL WIFE ELISABETH, THE WELL KNOWN “SISSI” – AUSTRIA’S MOST BELOVED AND FAMOUS EMPRESS. DON’T MISS A VISIT TO THE PALACE’S WONDERFUL GARDENS WITH THE “GLORIETTE” – ΑΨΙΔΑ ΤΟΥ ΘΡΙΑΜΒΟΥΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΥΠΕΡΟΧΟ ΣΙΝΤΡΙΒΑΝΙ ΤΟΥ ΠΟΣΕΙΔΩΝΑ.ΕΠΙΣΗΣ ΕΔΩ ΒΡΙΣΚΕΤΑΙ ΚΑΙ Ο ΖΩΟΛΟΓΙΚΟΣ ΚΗΠΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΠΟΛΗΣ. (TIERGARDEN = ZOO).
ΜΕ ΤΟ UNDERGROUND U4, ΣΤΑΣΗ HIETZING/TIERGARTEN.

DANUBE TOWER: Ο ΠΥΡΓΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΔΟΥΝΑΒΗ. IS THE TALLEST BUILDING OF THE CITY AND WITH ITS REVOLVING RESTAURANTS OFFERS GREAT VIEWS OF THE CITY.
ΜΕ ΤΟ UNDERGROUND U1, ΣΤΑΣΗ KAISEMUHTEN/VIENNA CENTRE. ΛΙΓΟ ΠΕΡΠΑΤΗΜΑ ΜΕΣΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΟ ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΦΤΑΝΟΥΜΕ ΣΤΟ ΠΑΡΚΟ-ΔΑΣΟΣ ΣΤΟ ΟΠΟΙΟ ΒΡΙΣΚΕΤΑΙ Ο ΠΥΡΓΟΣ.

DONAU INSEL: ΠΕΡΙΟΧΗ ΔΙΠΛΑ ΣΤΟ ΠΟΤΑΜΙ ΟΠΟΥ ΟΤΑΝ Ο ΚΑΙΡΟΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΖΕΣΤΟΣ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΟΥΝ ΠΟΛΛΑ ΕΣΤΙΑΤΟΡΙΑ ΣΕ RIVERBOATS. Η ΠΕΡΙΟΧΗ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΓΝΩΣΤΗ ΚΑΙ ΜΕ ΤΟ ΟΝΟΜΑ “COPA CARGANA”.
ΜΕ ΤΟ UNDERGROUND U1, ΣΤΑΣΗ DONAUINSEL.


ALTE DONAU: ΕΠΙΣΗΣ ΩΡΑΙΑ ΠΕΡΙΟΧΗ ΣΤΟΝ ΔΟΥΝΑΒΗ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΤΟ “OLD DANUBE” ΜΕ ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΙΑΚΑ ΕΣΤΙΑΤΟΡΙΑ ΚΑΙ CAFÉ ΣΤΟ ΠΟΤΑΜΙ.
ΜΕ ΤΟ UNDERGROUND U1, ΣΤΑΣΗ ALTE DONAU.

ΤΟ DANUBE TOWER, ΤΟ DONAU INSEL ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ALTE DONAU ΕΙΝΑΙ ΣΤΗΝ ΙΔΙΑ ΠΕΡΙΟΧΗ ΚΑΙ ΜΠΟΡΕΙ ΕΥΚΟΛΑ ΝΑ ΣΥΝΔΥΑΣΤΕΙ ΕΠΙΣΚΕΨΗ ΚΑΙ ΣΤΑ ΤΡΙΑ ΜΕΡΗ.


IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY

PRATER AMUSEMENT PARK: WITH THE GIANT FERRIS WHEEL AND MANY OTHER THEMES. IS FIVE MINUTES FROM THE CITY CENTRE BY UNDERGRAOUNDU1, ΣΤΑΣΗ PRATERNSTERN.

GRINZING: ΕΝΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΑ ΥΠΕΡΟΧΑ ΚΡΑΣΟΧΩΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΒΙΕΝΝΗΣ ΜΕ ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΙΑΚΕΣ ΤΑΒΕΡΝΟΥΛΕΣ ΓΝΩΣΤΕΣ ΩΣ “HENRIGER” WINE TAVERNS ΠΟΥ ΠΡΟΣΦΕΡΟΥΝ ΩΡΑΙΟ ΑΥΣΤΡΙΑΚΟ ΦΑΓΗΤΟ, ΥΠΕΡΟΧΟ ΤΟΠΙΚΟ ΚΡΑΣΙ ΚΑΙ ΡΟΜΑΝΤΙΚΗ ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗ. BROST! CHEERS! ΠΟΛΥ ΠΟΛΥ ΠΟΛΥ ΠΟΛΥ ΟΜΟΡΦΟ ΚΑΙ ΓΡΑΦΙΚΟΤΑΤΟ ΧΩΡΙΟ!!!!!!!!!!!!
ME TO UNDERGROUND, ΣΤΑΣΗ HEILIGENSTAD ΚΑΙ ΣΥΝΕΧΙΖΟΥΜΕ ΜΕ ΤΟ TRAM 38A ΜΕΧΡΙ ΤΟ ΧΩΡΙΟ.
ΜΕΤΑ ΤΟ GRINZING ΜΠΟΡΕΙΤΕ ΝΑ ΣΥΝΕΧΙΣΕΤΕ (ΜΕ ΤΟ ΙΔΙΟ TRAM 38A)
ΑΝΑΜΕΣΑ ΑΠΟ ΜΙΑ ΠΟΛΥ ΟΜΟΡΦΗ ΔΙΑΔΡΟΜΗ ΣΤΟ ΒΟΥΝΟ, ΜΕΣΑ ΣΤΟ ΔΑΣΟΣ, ΚΑΙ ΝΑ ΦΤΑΣΕΤΕ ΣΤΟ SISSI CAPELLE ΠΟΥ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΕΝΑ ΜΙΚΡΟ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΑΚΙ ΤΟ ΟΠΟΙΟ ΕΠΙΣΚΕΠΤΟΤΑΝ ΣΥΧΝΑ Η EMPRESS SISSI. ΕΙΝΑΙ ΜΙΑ ΩΡΑΙΑ ΔΙΑΔΡΟΜΗ ΣΤΟ ΔΑΣΟΣ (ΤΟΝ ΧΕΙΜΩΝΑ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΟΛΟΑΣΠΡΗ ΑΠΟ ΤΟ ΧΙΟΝΙ!) ΚΑΙ ΟΤΑΝ Ο ΚΑΙΡΟΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΚΑΘΑΡΟΣ ΜΠΟΡΕΙΤΕ ΝΑ ΔΕΙΤΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΟΛΗ ΠΟΥ ΑΠΛΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΑΠΟ ΚΑΤΩ.


DO NOT MISS A VISIT TO GRINZING, IT’S NOT A MUST
IT’S A MUST-MUST!!



VIENNA WOODS: IN THIS HALF-DAY TOUR YOU WILL SEE THE MAYERLING HUNTING LODGE WHERE PRINCE RUDOLPH AND BARONESS VETSERA TRAGICALLY DIED IN 1889. NEXT, YOU VISIT ON A BOAT RIDE THE LARGEST SUBTERRANEAN LAKE IN EUROPE.
YOU CAN VISIT VIENNA WOODS ONLY WITH A TOUR OPERATOR.

SHOPPING: KARNTNER STASSE ΚΑΙ ΤΑ ΓΥΡΩ ΣΤΕΝΑ ΔΡΟΜΑΚΙΑ ΣΤΗ ΠΑΛΙΑ ΠΟΛΗ ΚΑΙ MARIAHILFERSTRASSE WHICH IS VIENNA’S LONGEST SHOPPING STREET ENDING AT STEPHANSDOM PLATZ.

FIAKERS: “TAXIS OF THE OLD DAYS”. HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES THAT GIVES YOU A ROMANTIC TOUR OF THE OLD CITY (AGREE THE PRICE BEFORE YOU SET OFF!)



HEURIGEN: ΟΙΝΟΜΑΓΕΙΡΕΙΑ ΜΕ ΡΟΥΣΤΙΚ ΠΡΟΣΩΠΟ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΛΩΔΙΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΑΚΟΡΝΤΕΟΝ. ΤΑ ΑΝΑΓΝΩΡΙΖΕΙΣ ΑΠΟ ΤΙΣ ΠΟΡΤΕΣ ΤΟΥΣ ΓΙΑΤΙ ΕΧΟΥΝ ΚΡΕΜΑΣΜΕΝΟ ΠΡΑΣΙΝΟ ΚΛΑΔΙ, ΓΝΩΣΤΟ ΣΤΗ ΒΙΕΝΝΗ ΜΕ ΤΟ ΟΝΟΜΑ “BUSCHN”.

BEISEL: VIENNESE BISTROS WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY VIENNESE COFFEE AND VIENNESE SPECIAL PASTRIES.

COFFEE TIPS:   MOKKA  = BLACK COFFEE
                              MELANGE = COFFEE WITH MILK               
                              FIAKER = MOCCA WITH RUM OR BRANDY SERVED IN
                              GLASS
                              EINSPANNER = MOCCA WITH WHIPPED CREAM SERVED
                              IN GLASS

PASTRY TIPS:  SACHERTORTE IS A FAMOUS CHOCKOLATE CAKE. THE BEST YOU CAN FIND IS IN SACHER HOTEL, WHICH IS THEIR SPECIALTY, AND THE CAKE TOOK ITS NAME FROM THIS HOTEL. (IS THE BEST, TAKE MY WORD ON IT!)
APFELSTRUDEL: APPLES, NUTS, CINNAMON AND SUGAR
PANCAKES WITH ALL KIND OF FILLINGS……..YAMMIE!!!!

VIENNESE DISHES: 
WIENER SCHNITZEL: VEAL AND POTATOES SALAD.
TAFEL SPITZ: BEEF AND FRIED POTATOES AND SAUCE.



SALZBURG

UNSPOILT COUNTRYSIDE WITH UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS!
THIS IS SALZBURG!


LOCATED ON THE BANKS OF SALZACH RIVER, SALZBURG IS A MEDIEVAL CITY BY THE ALPS. IT WAS ORIGINALLY OCCUPIED BY THE CELTS, LATER IT BECAME BAVARIAN AND IN THE LATE 14TH CENTURY, IT WAS THE BISHOPRIC OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.

THE ALTSTADT, THE OLD TOWN, IS DOMINATED BY BAROQUE TOWERS AND CHURCHES. IT IS ONE OF THE BEST-PRESERVED CITY CENTERS AND IS A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE SINCE 1997.




THE FESTUNG HOHENSALZBURG IS THE CITY’S MASSIVE FORTRESS, BUILT IN 1077.


SALTZBURG IS THE BIRTH TOWN OF WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART AND YOU CAN SEE HIS POOR BIRTH HOUSE IN THE OLD CITY AND HIS LATER HOUSE IN THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER. THIS AREA WAS CONSIDERED THE RICH SIDE OF SALZSBURG. HIS FAMILY MOVED THERE WHEN HE GAINED FAME AND MONEY, DUE TO HIS TALENTED SUCCESS!


MIRABELL PALACE IS A BEAUTIFUL PALACE, WHERE IN ITS BIG GARDENS, PART OF THE FAMOUS FILM SOUND OF MUSIC TOOK PLACE.





BON VOYAGE
HAVE A GREAT TIME IN THIS BEAUTIFUL MEDIEVAL CITY…

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