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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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Vienna Spa Guide – Best Day And Hotel Spas And Pools

Vienna Spa Guide. While Vienna famously embraces the good life its wellness and spa part has quietly rippled under the surface. Hotel spas just add to a nice deal, and external day spas are being left to the locals. Hence, my independent spa guide selects some of the best spas and pools in Viennese hotels and beyond. To provide you …

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Vienna Chocolate Museum And Workshop Review

Vienna Chocolate Museum. Despite its top art museums, what Viennese treasure even more is – chocolate. Long before Sacher Torte and Mozart chocolates rose to fame the Habsburg Emperors championed the rise of the cocoa bean in Europe. To explore Vienna’s ‘dark side’ my children and I chose the Schokolade Museum Wien at Vienna’s Prater amusement park. Here is our …

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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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Vienna Zoo At Schonbrunn: A Native Mum’s Guide And Map

Since my Viennese grandparents took me to the Vienna Zoo in Schonbrunn I have returned several times: first with my little nephews, now with my own children. Below you’ll get my personal guide of the ‘Tiergarten Schonbrunn’. Find out what to see and do there, where to eat (or NOT to eat), and how to book tickets. Like Schonbrunn Palace, …

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Vienna Christmas Market Guide and Map 2017

Vienna Christmas market on Freyung

Vienna Christmas Market Guide 2017. Each year Vienna and various local associations fit more than a dozen Christmas markets with Christmas trees, mulled wine, traditional food, and arts and crafts stalls. In addition, some of them boast live bands and gospel choirs, ice curling rinks, and even fire dances and an Alpine log cabin. To find out where and when …

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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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Mozart House Vienna: Review of Mozarthaus and Mozart Museum

Mozart house Vienna: facade

Mozart House Vienna Review. If your love of Mozart goes beyond music explore his private world in Wien. Mozart’s 10 years in Vienna spawned so many of his greatest pieces. Since I have been to the Mozarthaus in Vienna let me share what to expect from this museum and apartment. The Mozart House Vienna Building Mozart House Vienna Review. Definitely …

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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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