We decided this was the year to begin exploring Eastern Europe, and chose Vienna as an entry point because there were good fares from the U.S. on Austrian Air, and Paul had never been there. We spent a couple of days taking in sights in Vienna before boarding a train to Prague, in the Czech Republic. Unfortunately, the memory card in our camera which contained most of our photos from Vienna and Prague was damaged, and we lost hundreds of pictures. What follows is mostly from our last day in Prague, when we had replaced the card.
Above, a view of Prague across the Charles Bridge over the Vltava (Moldau) River, from the Prague Castle grounds in Stare Mesto.