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Puppets Theatre Vienna Review: Marionette Opera Magic Flute

Marionette Theater Vienna in Schonbrunn

Puppets Theatre Vienna. Since the marionette opera in Vienna is fun and enchanting it’s a sure fire way for your children to enjoy classical music. When I introduced my kids to opera I took them to see Mozart’s Magic Flute at the marionette theater of Schönbrunn Palace. Her is our review. The Puppets Theatre In Schönbrunn Puppets Theatre Vienna. Tucked …

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Volksoper Vienna: Best Vienna Theatre for Operetta Musicals

Volksoper Vienna: Strauss operetta Die Fledermaus

Volksoper Vienna. Dear opera and theater lovers, what about looking behind the scenes and exploring Wien’s popular operetta genre? Watching an operetta musical at a Vienna theatre like Volksoper entertains and enlightens in a very local way. Ever since I could think my late grandparents and their friends raved about this popular Wiener opera house. Now also my generation rediscovers operetta …

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Johann Strauss Vienna Guide: What To See And Do For Strauss Music Fans

Johann Strauss: 19th century painting

Johann Strauss Vienna Guide. To be up-front: not even die-hard Johann Strauss II fans will stumble across Strauss at every step in Vienna. Too hidden are his former apartments, too secluded exhibitions about him, and too tucked away or irregular are Strauss music events. Hence, here is the top guide to Vienna for fans of the King of Waltz. Who …

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Vienna For Children – Exploring Vienna with a Children’s Guide

Vienna with kids: children's tour guide

Vienna for children. At first sight, Wien doesn’t scream ‘fun’. Since most kids activities in Vienna hide in museums and palaces how do you get your children to explore the city itself? In fact, since the center is packed with wonderful stories and references, your kids just need to unearth them. My own children were lukewarm about mama’s home city. …

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Inside Otto Wagner Villa and Ernst Fuchs Museum in Vienna

Otto Wagner Villa and Ernst Fuchs Museum

If you love Art Nouveau and modern art the Otto Wagner Villa in Vienna opens an other-worldly experience. Hiding on a hillside in Western Vienna the Jugendstil mansion and museum blends Fin de Siècle art and Fantastic Realism. Find out what to encounter in the villa and how to visit. The Villa’s Story Otto Wagner Villa. Yes, it’s Otto Wagner, but …

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Hitler in Vienna: Tracking The Fuhrer And Nazi Vienna

Hitler in Vienna: Speech on Heldenplatz 15th March 1938

Hitler in Vienna. I hate to say this but Vienna played a role in catapulting Adolf Hitler to dictatorship. For one thing, it was in Vienna that he was bitterly rejected as an artist and slipped into poverty. And it was in Wien where he encountered fervent Antisemitism and started to doubt democracy. On the other hand, Vienna was the …

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Fin De Siècle Vienna Tips: Best Of Vienna Modernism And Art Nouveau

Fin de Siecle Vienna: Gustav Klimt Tree of Life

Fin De Siècle Vienna. In 2018 we will commemorate the end of Vienna Modernism 100 years ago (1890 to 1918). In that same year, four of its biggest geniuses died: Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Egon Schiele, and Otto Wagner. Whether your heart beats for bold patterns or bold ideas, straight lines or straight talking, complex psyches or complex music: a radical …

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What To Buy In Vienna Austria: Best Classical And Insider Gifts

Vienna Shopping: tradtional silverware

What to buy in Vienna during your trip? If you aren’t into rubber ducks with Mozart wigs, let me share the best quality gifts and souvenirs from my hometown: They range from classical elegant and vintage to real insider objects. What To Buy In Vienna: Top Five Classical Gifts Augarten Porcelain Whether you visit Schonbrunn Palace, an elegant coffeehouse or …

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Vienna Classical Music Tours – My Top 5 Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert Walks

Vienna classical music tours: Mozarthaus

Vienna Classical Music Tours. While you will love visiting a concert or opera in Vienna, it won’t tell you the full story. Since the Habsburg Emperors, Wien has been running a classical music industry second to none. Top composers from Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart, to Schubert, Strauss and Vivaldi nurtured their talents here. Actually I’m not the best person to …

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Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna: Private Walking Tour Review

Sigmund Freud Museum: Freud and his two sons

Before you head straight for the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna remember that Freud left his traces in many more places than his practice and apartment. Specifically, Freud represents a whole era: If you follow his legacy you’ll get a premier view on our World of Yesterday and Vienna 1900. Since my visit to the museum formed part of a private walking tour, let me share the …

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