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Wienerschnitzel in Vienna: My Restaurant Guide

Wienerschnitzel in Vienna: Pichlmaier's Zum Herkner

Where do you get the best Wienerschnitzel in Vienna? In a dedicated German schnitzel restaurant? Or in the neighbourhood tavern that no one in search of ‘der weinersnitchel’ ever heard of? To add local flavour, my Wiener Schnitzel restaurant guide largely reflects where Viennese residents like to go. I think you will love those places, too! Pichlmaiers Zum Herkner Wienerschnitzel …

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Vienna Music Experience With Private Conductor

Vienna Music: Maestro Christroph Campestrini

Vienna Music Experience. Where do you find the best classical music when in town? Honestly, it’s a bit like sightseeing: the best places to visit in my home city are easy to identify. But how do you get the most out of these places? And how do you get the most out of classical music, especially in the city of …

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Beethoven in Vienna – 2019 and 2020 Anniversary Tips

Beethoven in Vienna. With the Beethoven 2020 anniversary approaching fast, classical music fans should make space for him in their trip plans. Where did Beethoven spend most of his life? While Mozart spent just 10 years in Wien, Beethoven lived there for 35 years. Almost two thirds of his life!  Becoming Viennese by choice, Beethoven’s nationality was actually German. When …

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Vienna Art Museum Review: Inside Kunsthistorisches Museum

Vienna Art Museum: Kunsthistorisches Museum

Vienna Art Museum. Your personal taste against those of the Habsburg Emperors? Unlike anywhere else, Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna will provide a taste of the Habsburgs’ favourite things: After collecting artwork across Europe and Northern Africa for more than 400 years the Emperors enabled one of Europe’s finest museums. Following my multiple visits, let me share some insight into Vienna’s …

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Vienna Music Festival Guide 2019: My Top 9

Vienna music festival: Wien Modern, Konzerthaus

Always have your ear on the ground in the ‘city of music’. If you are serious about music why not pick a Vienna music festival and then treat yourself to a daily dose of gorgeous tunes? To help you do that I have pulled together a festival guide for my home city: Resonanzen Festival Vienna Music Festival Guide 2019. Prefer …

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Tipping in Austria – Guide To Hotel, Restaurant and Taxi Tipping

Is it customary to tip in Austria? And how much do you tip? Essentially, tipping in Europe can differ significantly by country. Tipping in Austria is generally at the consumer’s discretion. While certain service sector workers expect to receive a tip you do not need to pay extra if you are not happy. If you have been to Germany you …

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Best Bars In Vienna – Cocktail, American and Jazz Bars

Best bars in Vienna: First Floor Bar

Best Bars in Vienna. To shake up evenings of classical music find out where people of our generation and upwards gather over drinks and live tunes in Wien. In fact, many bars already open in the afternoon, adding an exciting stopover to your sightseeing program. There are so many more great bars out there but this list puts you in …

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Baroque Architecture in Vienna: Top 10 Places To See

baroque architecture in Vienna: Palais Kinski

Baroque architecture in Vienna concentrates on the inner districts. The opulent period buildings boast squiggly façades, chubby-cheeked cherubs, and delicate stuccos. To make sure they cross your path use my guide below to select the top 10 of five dozen baroque palaces, churches, and landmarks. Top Three Baroque Architects Vienna’s baroque architecture was dominated by three architects: Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (Schonbrunn Palace, Augarten Palace, Church St. …

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Mayerling Austria: Touring The Former Mayerling Lodge

Mayerling Austria: documents of Mayerling incident

At barely an hour from Vienna, Mayerling Austria holds both a tragic love story and an eye opener. Certainly, fans of the opera Mayerling and history buffs will know the Mayerling incident. On a sunny July morning, I toured the former Mayerling lodge where Habsburg Crown Prince Rudolph’s once shot Mary Vetsera and then committed suicide. Read my review. The …

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Cistercian Abbey Heiligenkreuz: Gregorian Chant And Top Sights

Vienna Woods: Cistercian abbey Heiligenkreuz, Vienna Woods

Landing at the Cistercian abbey of Heiligenkreuz you set foot on a different planet. Tucked away in the Vienna Woods the local Cistercian monks, however, have found a unique way to connect with the world. Since they stormed the international music charts with their Gregorian chant in 2008 visitors keep coming. Not only to hear monks chanting but to trace …

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