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From Vienna to Zell am See

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Our journey out of Budapest was much more pleasant than our journey in - we travelled via a smart new Austrian Railjet train, which whisked us to Vienna in under three hours. Happily Austrian trains don't require reservations, and we found seats without a problem. With only one night booked at a hostel on the outskirts of the city, after dropping our bags off, we started exploring.


Heading for the centre, we wandered around, taking in the sights. These included the Opera House (pictured), and various other grand buildings that included the Austrian Parliament and St Stephen's Cathedral. The latter featured tile-work similar to that we'd seen in Budapest. Our sightseeing continued the following day, before we caught the train to our next destination - Zell am See.

The weather had been more or less perfect since Paris, and seeing so many cities was becoming a bit too much like hard work, so we'd decided that our next destination should be somewhere a little more relaxing. After searching around, we found a hostel set on a lake, where we could soak up a bit of sun and have somewhere to cool off. This is the view from our room:


However, the weather forecast was for rain, and so it's proved - our walk around the lake today was something of a washout. However, the skies are now clearing, so fingers crossed...

Posted by shoestring 10:13 Archived in Austria Tagged buildings vienna landscape lake austria am see zell

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The lake looks amazing! Vienna is on my list of places to visit too. One day! Xxx

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