So much to do!
Our Piano World Member's trip (see under tours etc section) included Salzburg and Vienna. Lots covered there.http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthrea...tml#Post1690750
(lots of my pics of both are on pg 5 and 6)
A highlight for musical instruments was the Technical Museum in Vienna. A large roomful of instruments and mechanical instruments, another with organs.
Hofburg - history, spectacular place...look out front for a sight into lower digs of Roman ruins.
Vienna Choir boys sing there
NaschMarket, food market, loved it - eat there or get goodies for the hotel room
St Stephen's Cathedral in ctr of town - go inside for a beautiful stained glass site
Great architecture just to view in the ctr of town - very walkable
Belvedere Palace - artwork (Gustav Klimt), outside walking
Schönbrunn Palace - overwhelmingly large inside and out
I stayed fairly close to mid ctr, nice hotel about 15 minutes to walk to St. Stephens. (Hotel Erzherzog Rainer)
Mozart place was overcrowded, hot and not much to see, but I guess, while in Rome...
However that area of town is gorgeous.
Walk over the bridges, the river is beautiful. Especially at night.
Mirabel Palace has gorgeous grounds that are comfortable to walk about. (sound of music)
We stayed in a hotel in that area that I don't recommend. However from there back over the bridge was a great biergarten in a monastery. A must do.
After our tour, a friend and I traveled outside the city of Vienna...an hour by train
Go to Melk. Stay overnight there. Melk Monastery is fantastic. Loved it. Don't miss where Mozart played and the painted walls and ceilings of the tea house. Then travel down the Danube by boat and get off at Durnstein, another must see small village with walkable viewing. Make sure you find the old ruins and the cemetery.
Wineries all around so try some.
Beer is big too.
Great food everywhere.
If you are interested in seeing some tour photos, PM me. I have some stuff up on youtube.