Eurovision 2015 – The Viennese tourist board have pulled all the stops out this year to promote their city. As well as receiving a Vienna card that allows free access to many attractions and free travel, the accredited press and fans have been able to sign up to all sorts of ‘Trips 4 Free’. Last night The Eurovision Times gratefully accepted an invite onto a Danube evening cruise with dinner and free drinks, and spent it in the company of the Estonian and Lithuania delegations.
Setting off down the Danube canal we were waved to by the hundreds of friendly Austrians relaxing at the cafes along the bank, and got to see lots of the street art and graffiti that lines the canal.
We went through the biggest lock any of us had seen and out onto the River Danube itself, sailing past many of Vienna’s highrise buildings, towers and churches. Looking at the Tower, Wiwi’s Jakob tried to convince himself it wasn’t nearly as high as it looked as one of the trips he has signed up for is to bungee jump from it!
We did a quick interview with EscKaz, chatting about our thoughts on the first semi-final rehearsals.
Lithuania were enjoying their time with a glass of wine, camera crew in tow.
Estonia had a more formal dinner, but were happy to chat and take photos too.
Stig of Estonia
3 hours later, we disembarked and one of the Lithuanian delegation jokingly welcomed us all to Bratislava.
Here’s the EscKaz video of the cruise: