Celebrating 15 years in business!
30th May 2019
North Laine Financial Management Limited celebrated 15 years in business in May 2019 and what better way to celebrate than to take a team trip to Vienna! The whole team (8 in total) enjoyed a fabulous weekend away together in Vienna.
Find out what they got up to below...
Saturday morning arrival we checked in at the Hotel Bristol, a beautiful old school luxury hotel opposite the Vienna Opera House.
We then walked through the Hofburg Imperial Palace buildings and Square passing the Spanish Riding school where the famous Lippizan horses are stabled and had lunch at Palmenhaus.
http://www.palmenhaus.at/content/de/palmenhaus - amazing ambience and great food, beers and wine!
We then had a walking tour of the Old City with a very knowledgeable guide who took us through the Hofburg Palaces in more detail and told us the history of the Austrian Empire, specifically around the time of the Napoleonic wars. It was very interesting to learn that this small landlocked country once ruled such a huge swathe of Europe, including Venice.
There was a noisy but peaceful demonstration as we walked through the main square and on the news later that night we learnt the government had resigned and there was going to be a snap election.
In the evening we went to the Vienna State Opera to see the Barber of Seville.
More walking and window shopping (!) in the luxury designer shops of Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci . We then walked to the Belvedere Gardens and Palace which had a fantastic art gallery with masterpieces of European art. Including Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss, it was an excellent wide ranging collection which we all enjoyed.
Sacher Torte is one of the most famous cakes of Vienna and we had to try it in the grounds of the Belvedere.
We then walked again back through the city to one of the most historic restaurants in the old city, the Grierchenbeisl and had a traditional Viennese meal and wines, lovely food and wine.
Then jumped on the direct train back to the airport – 15 minutes – very efficient service and on time!
In all we did around 15,000 steps a day which helped burn off the calories from all the wonderful food!
The whole team had a fantastic weekend away and are very much looking forward to celebrating 20 years in business...where will we go?!!