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Vienna Budapest Prague: Insider Itineraries for the Golden Triangle

Vienna Budapest Prague: Mala Strana quarter

Vienna Budapest Prague. A while ago, Ann from South Africa asked me for advice for her planned trip to the Golden Triangle: Vienna, Budapest and Prague. She wanted to know where best to fly into, what to see and do in each city, and the best transfer and hotel options. Since many travellers have the same question, I have structured …

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Vienna Concerts 2017 – Quality Music Events In My Hometown

Vienna Concerts: Musikverein

My home city stages one to three dozen Vienna concerts every day. To make things more complicated, the ‘capital of music’ hosts events with varying levels of quality. At this point you may start to choose selectively. Let’s assume you are after quality music events and would like to avoid tourist traps. To facilitate your choice I’m sharing a list of great and good concerts below; some …

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Secret Vienna Tour: Discovering Wien’s Hidden Courtyards

Things to do in Vienna March: secret courtyards tour

 Discovering Vienna’s Hidden Courtyards Secret Vienna Tour. Do you like advancing into unknown territory? Give your sightseeing an unexpected twist. The most exciting corners in Vienna are the hidden courtyards right in the city centre. I had done a tour on my own before but felt that I stepped past the most intriguing places. I was right, as my tour guide …

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Schonbrunn Palace Vienna Guide – Pomp, Stucco And Hidden Gems

Schonbrunn Palace is the number 1 Vienna attraction. With millions of visitors per year it is a well-trodden path. I have been to the gardens and palace of Schonbrunn since I was a child.  To both inspire your visit and make it smooth let me share the beautiful pomp and stucco, the hidden corners and small group experiences.  UNESCO World heritage site Schonbrunn Palace showcases baroque …

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Mini Danube Cruise Review – Vienna To Bratislava By Boat

Vienna Danube Cruise Shop

Mini Danube Cruise. If you plan a day trip from Vienna to Bratislava by boat consider taking the catamaran during the warm months. At just 60 km distance from Vienna, this stretch of the Donau provides a great setting for a mini Danube cruise, or more precisely: a fun high-speed ride down the Danube. To decide about this travel option, read my story. …

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Luxury Hotels In Vienna – Viennese Legends And Top Tips

Luxury Hotels in Vienna: Hotel Sacher

Honestly, there is no shortage with luxury hotels in Vienna: In fact, it’s about your personal taste, and possibly price differences. In general, you can focus on two categories – the legendary Viennese hotels such as Hotel Sacher, and exquisite newcomers.  In order to kick start your search, I’ll share my shortlist of those luxury temples that are worth their money: from old …

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Spanish Riding School Vienna – Video, Shows And Tickets On Offer

Vienna Attractions: Spanish Riding School

Should You Get On Your Horse? Every classical city guide harps on about the Spanish Riding School Vienna as a Must-See. Should you spend  two hours to experience baroque horses performing to classical music in a baroque riding hall? For 30 years I wasn’t convinced. See a video and read my first-hand review of watching a show. You will also get a quick …

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Boat Trips On the Danube Around Vienna Austria: Best Areas And Day Cruises

Boat Trips: Wachau ship

There are different boat trips on the Vienna Danube that allow you to enjoy lush scenery as much as the thrill of high speed transport and city trips to nearby European capitals Bratislava and Budapest. The best location for a scenic river tour is UNESCO World Heritage site Wachau Valley, which is around thirty minutes from Vienna. For trips to Bratislava and Budapest, the best vehicles …

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