Our first item of the day was to secure our train tickets for tomorrow, so we headed to the train station. With help of information person, we printed out our pre-purchased tickets from the kiosk.
Then we boarded the bus for the half hour ride to Hellbrunn, the pleasure Palace of the Archbishop. It is out of town and has very fancy fountains that spray out of antlers, walkways and fake caves. The entire palace and gardens were meant to entertain. The grounds have many Greek/Roman statues. Interestingly, we did not see any statures or paintings that were religious in nature, which surprised us, being the archbishop's residence and all.
The guide had fun spraying us. And there was even a very elaborate scene with moving people and items along with music, all powered by a paddle wheel. It was all original from 300 years ago. The fountains from 400 years ago.
Then we headed to Mirabelle gardens, but we didn't have time to go in the museum because it was already 3 pm and time to meet up with friend Christina and her husband, David, who met us for coffee, tea and Sacher torte at the Sacher hotel. Tom and I admitted not to liking it too much. Christina said she didn't like it either. It's a dry chocolate cake with marmalade or strawberry jam between the layers.
Anyway, we had fun visiting with them.
Then it was 5:30, all museums and other items closed, so we decided to walk around and see if we could get into any churches. Most were closed but we had fun walking along the river and them climbing up high for some views. We ended up at the Museum of Modern Art, which was closed as well.
Then it was back to the hotel. We are at our hotel's restaurant, which was a weird mix of Italian and Pakistani food. We split daal curry, naan and an order of veggie samosas. Yum and not a bit too spicy.