Skip to main content

Vienna

Saturday, 22, 2010; sixth day of the International Training Programme at ICPE, Slovenia and it was the day for second field trip; our destination was Vienna - the capital city of Austria (the previous day we visited Venice). Apart from the status of the capital city, Vienna is also one of the nine states in the Republic of Austria. It is also the prominent cultural, economic and political centre of Austria.

Our bus started from Hotel Austria Trend at 7.30AM. The distance from Ljubljana, Slovenia to Vienna, Austria is around 383 km and it took around 4 hours to reach Vienna. The highway to Vienna goes through the enchanting beauty of Slovenian villages.


Our first destination was Schonbrunn Palace, the historic home of the Hapsburg rulers and now one of the most important historic places in Austria. The Palace is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List since 1996. The palace is under the administrative control of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth. The Schloss Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H. (SKB), a limited-liability company is in charge of managing the palace. The palace complex is consisted of the imperial apartments, gardens, park with its numerous architectural features, fountains and statues and a zoo.


Writing in progress...







License : CC-BY-SA

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP), Kerala

Higher Education, General Education and Local Self Government Departments of Kerala State Government in India have jointly launched an Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) as part of State Skill Development Programme to enhance the employability of students passing out of Higher Secondary Schools (+2) as well as Arts and Science Colleges in the state.
Historically Kerala has been a prominent supplier of skilled human resource to the rest of the world. But now, in accordance with the requirements of the fast changing world, though Kerala has an amazing pool of Human Resource, the overall employability is calculated below twenty five percent, the ASAP project document says.
 Additional Skill Acquisition Programme has been conceived as an effective remedy for this situation. The whole idea is that the students will be given skill training, in addition to their regular academic programme/curriculum, in the crucial sectors as being demanded by the Industry. These skill training w…

Wayanad; everlasting memories of a travel

Wayanad, a northern district of Kerala state (my state) in India is always a passion for our friend Nelson, who has worked there for many years before joining us in Thiruvananthapuram, the State Head Quarters of Kerala. Through his narrations we (the other friends) have also got attracted to the place. Usually every year, we conduct two-three days trekking tour. This time we have decided to select Wayanad. Anil Kumar, Anoop, Nelson, Dileep, Sabu, Gopikrishnan and me (Anil Prasad) arrived at Kalpetta, the head quarters of Wayanad district in the misty and cold early morning of 9th October, 2009 by KSRTC bus from Kozhikode. We were travelling the whole night from Thiruvananthapuram to Kozhikoe by train. Another friend Asokan would join as there. Asokan would also arrange a rented van for our local trips. After having tea from a small shop in front of the Kalpetta Civil Station, we went to the PWD Rest House to freshen up and to take breakfast. By 11 a.m the entire team got ready for the…

Mahatma Gandhi’s vision about the need for skill training