Daily Archives: July 19, 2018

Euro18: Hofmobiliendepot

The Imperial Furniture Museum is the repository of furniture from various Hapsburg palaces in Central Europe.  Apparently, when various people went to various castles or lodges, furniture moved with them!

The collection is arranged in like displays: candelabra are grouped together, as are wall sconces for candles.  Commodes take up one wall.  Another display is of funerary items from the Emperor of Brazil.  And then there’s the hallway of Biedermeier rooms, collected in magnificent array.

I had a blast!

Euro18: Wachau

For any away-day, I booked a Danube Valley trip, calling at Dürnstein and Melk.

So on Wednesday at 9 a.m., along with about 40 others, I boarded a motorcoach and left Vienna.  Forty-five minutes later, we were at Dürnstein, a little village in the Wachau region that is best know for its wine, its city walls, and the ruins of a castle looming over the village.  I had visited here years ago with colleagues from Webster-Vienna, so I had a cup of coffee.

But views are tremendous! —

We then took a brief coach ride to Spitz, where we embarked on a cruise on the Danube! —