Vienna to Bratislava

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!