August 12 - ViennaAfter an opening reception last night at the hotel, we took a bus tour of Vienna stopping at Bruckner's residences, the Musikverein, the University and the Tilgner statue in the Stadtpark.
We went to the central cemetery to see the graves of such notable composers as Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Johann Strauss.
Finally, we visited Belvedere and the place where Bruckner died in 1896.
|Church in Vienna where Bruckner took his organ examination|
|The tour on its first outing|
|Discussion outside the church|
|Inside of church during Sunday service|
|Where Bruckner lived on Waehringstrasse 41|
|The plaque at Hessgasse 7|
|Plaque at the site of the Ringtheater fire|
|The Viktor Tilgner bust at the Stadtpark|
|Bruckner Tour at Stadtpark in Vienna|
|A tour member portrays Elizabeth Praherstorfer on the original statue base|
|Bruckner's star at the Musikverein|
|The Bruckner Tour sign on the bus|
|Beethoven's grave in Vienna|
|Grave of Schubert at Central Cemetery|
|The grave of Brahms at the Central Cemetery|
|Grave of Johann Strauss, Jr at Central Cemetery|
|Memorial marker for Ringgasse Fire victims|
|Guests resting in the shade|
|Upper Belvedere Palace, Vienna|
|The Bruckner Room at Belvedere||