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Vienna Walking Tours: My Favourites

New Year's Eve Concerts: Hofburg Palace

Vienna walking tours. There are travellers who book a guided walk to cover off landmarks more efficiently. And then there are travellers who love to hear stories as they roam places that connect them more deeply with those. With a few great city walks being available, feel free to indulge in your own interests about Vienna: from Imperial history to ...

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Otto Wagner Church And Hospital: Art Nouveau Tour Review

Vienna tours: Otto Wagner Church

The Otto Wagner church, top gem of Viennese Art Nouveau, lies in the West of Vienna. From the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace you can see its golden dome sparkling through the hills of Steinhof. The church outshines many top attractions. Compared with the dark Nazi history of Otto Wagner’s elegant hospital on the grounds, its beauty is bizarre. I joined a guided tour for Art Nouveau fans to explore Wagner’s wonderful world ...

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Vienna Salzburg Day Trip: Small Group Tour Review

Vienna Salzburg Day Trip: Mirabell Gardens

Vienna Salzburg Day Trip. Vienna is not Austria. To discover a different landscape, head for the region and town of Salzburg. As a native Viennese, I have covered that route several times, usually on my way to the Alps, or over a weekend. If you plan to go for a day and need a reality check for a day trip read my story ...

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Vienna Concerts 2017 – Quality Music Events In My Hometown

Vienna Concerts: Musikverein

There are one to three dozen Vienna concerts in my hometown every day. Start from my list of the best classical and contemporary Vienna music events in town. They include those I visit with friends and family, and those I would choose as an independent traveller. Concerts In Mozart’s House Enjoy Mozart music under the fresco-decorated vaulted ceilings of a monastery ...

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Baroque Gardens In Vienna: Schonbrunn to Augarten

garden of Schloss Hof, Austria

There are four baroque gardens in and around Vienna that fans of geometrical landscapes, clipped hedges, patterned ‘broderie’ flower beds, and sculpted boxes shouldn’t miss: They are all part of baroque palaces, and perfect examples of transforming nature into organic classical art. Augarten The Augarten is Vienna’s oldest baroque garden, and in my view the most charismatic. Located in the second district ...

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Mini Danube Cruise Review – Vienna To Bratislava By Boat

Vienna Danube Cruise Shop

By High-Speed Catamaran From Vienna To Bratislava Mini Danube Cruise. Once you have seen all of Vienna, do NOT pack. Take at least another 24 hours to go on a day trip out of town. The most tempting city trip is nearby Bratislava, the tiny and beautiful Slovakian capital at just 60 km from Vienna. The most exciting travel option: a ...

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Vienna Bed And Breakfast – Inspired Local Living By A Native

Vienna Bed and Breakfast: the rooms

If you search for a Vienna Bed and Breakfast go for original and well-located places. Most of them are independent, reasonably priced and family-run. The smaller B and B’s make it easy to engage with locals and fellow-travellers. Some Bed and Breakfasts operate like small hotels. Vienna hotel directories sometimes rank them under certain hotel categories, depending on their ratings. The choice below ...

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