We started at the Schönbrunn Palace, initially established in the 1560’s and most known for its use by the Habsburg monarchs. The Palmenhaus in the palace grounds contains one of the largest botanical exhibits in the world with 4,500 species of plants.
That afternoon we went to the Prater amusement park downtown. We hopped on the Wiener Riesenrad for a gorgeous view at the top of the Ferris wheel. It was originally built in 1897!!
Lastly we were blessed to enjoy a small Viennese chamber music concert in the Mozart House with the players in period dress. The venue is the Sala Terrena, which is a vault on the ground floor next to the church that was designed and painted in the second half of the 18th century. Mozart himself played in that very room for Bishop Colloredo in 1781. He lived in the associated house and worked here, as well.