Well today was going to be a HUGE day we had so much to see in do in our 1 day in Vienna. We started the day with a walk to the Stephensplatz Cathedral in the city centre, it was lovely in the city with all the christmas decorations. The church was lovely. We then decided to try and find a bus to do a city circle trip it was a long walk but we finally found one. We took the bus back to where we started and got off at the Imperial Palace, it took us a while to figure out where the entrance once as the place was huge and after finally stumbling on an employee they pointed us in the right direction after another long walk to get around the entire palace from back to front we finally found the museum, the palace is extraordinarily huge, it houses 3 museums but it was only 2 we were interested in visiting, the Sisi museum and the Imperial Palace rooms. The Sisi museum was truly fascinating telling the story of Queen Elizabeth (named Sisi by her husband) and the interesting reclusive life that she led up to her untimely murder. We also got to see the rooms and how they lived in the day of Elizabeth and the kitchen utensils such as dinner ware etcwhich was impeccably designed. After spending a couple of hours here we then wandered over to the Christmas markets at the Rathaus which was so beautifully decorated for the season. We had a mug of gluhwein to warm us up and put a pep in our step and then had a look around the markets, they were so pretty and had some beautiful trinkets for sale that I would have loved to bring home buuuut it would have been all too much, so to make up for not being able to purchase anything to bring home we decided to eat our way around the markets, we had a really big pastry each and then had the biggest spud I've ever seen stuffed with sour cream and bacon yum. Well we couldn't stay here all day unfortunately, we still had many things to see and do. We made our way to the Belvedere Palace that was having a special exhibition of Gustav Klimts works for his 150th birthday celebration. We had a quick look through the first exhibition titled "Night" which of course was different medias depicting night time. The funniest one I saw was a video recording playing over and over again, I was watching it intently trying to figure out what it was and then realised it was a penis flipping a light switch, I burst out laughing uncontrollably, the security guard must have thought I was nuts LMAO. We then made our way through the back gardens to the building that contained the Klimt exhibition. It was truly beautiful, I have never seen so many works of art that just took my breath away, some of them were so meticulously done that you would swear they were a photograph. It was a real thrill seeing the original of "The Kiss", though his early works were so different to this style. We then rushed from here over to the Schonbrunn Palace to have a look through the Palace and to see the worlds oldest zoo. Luckily not all the Palace was open to inspection as it was HUGE and we would never have got it all done to see the zoo. The rooms of the palace were just scrumptious so beutifully decorated it's always such a buzz walking through rooms with such history attached to them. The zoo was a real highlight, it was so wonderfully set out and so well maintained, even though it was a bit of a rush to get through it it was well worth the trip. There was every kind of animal you could think of there from monkeys to koalas. Well it's right on dark now and the zoo was closing so we had to dash back to our hotel to grab our things so we could get to the train station to wait a few hours for our night train to Venice. The train was very disappointing with no toilet or shower facilities in our room but luckily we arrived early in Venice and were able to check in straight away and shower and change.