I’d decided to get the fast boat down the Danube from Vienna to Bratislava. After the somewhat overcast Saturday, the Sunday was wonderfully sunny! The boat wasn’t exactly packed, either, so I was able to not only have a seat on the front row, but wander round & explore it – though once I realised how blowy a boat going at 70kph was, I didn’t hang round on the outside!
Bratislava was wonderfully sunny when I got there – so dashed into the room & then out to explore. The castle wasn’t mostly an art gallery, very little in the way of furniture; however, there were two links with the Schoenbrunn Palace – mostly that Marie Theresia had allowed her youngest & favourite daughter to marry for love – which lead her to Bratislava (the other 10 daughters – including Marie Antionette – got married into useful families). In addition, the gilding on all the walls was similar. Snuck a few photos in Bratislava, as there were far fewer guards!