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What To Do In Vienna For Valentine’s Day 2020

dinner waggon at Giant Ferris Wheel

What are the best things to do in Vienna Austria for Valentine’s Day? My hometown is scoring high on romantic terms, with its music, waltz, baroque swirls, palaces, cakes and charming streets. 1. Clip Clop, Eat And Drink What To Do In Vienna For Valentine’s Day. If it’s not too icy and you don’t mind a tourist attraction, board a …

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Ice Skating Vienna – Where To Find Magic Winter Fun

Ice skating Vienna: city hall ice skating rink

One of the best things to do in Vienna in winter is ice skating. First, you won’t need to wait for snow. Second, Vienna’s best ice rink is right on your sightseeing track. And third, you won’t need a skate shop since you can borrow skates at the rinks.  City Hall Ice Skating in Vienna By far the most spectacular …

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Hermesvilla Vienna: Sissi of Austria’s Palace of Dreams

Hermesvilla Vienna: Empress Sissi's Palace of Dreams

Hermesvilla Vienna is a charming off path manor in Wien that unites Empress Sissi fans, nature and culture lovers. In fact, Empress Elizabeth of Austria’s romantic bolthole is set in 6,000 acres of Natural Reserve in Lainz, a few kilometres West of Schönbrunn Palace. Honestly, I am totally biased as I have been there and loved it. To help you decide, I’m …

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Vienna Danube Guide: Wiener Donau, Alte Donau and Donaukanal Highlights

Boat Trips: Vienna Danube seen from Donauturm

You have just discovered the first extensive insider guide to the Vienna Danube. I’m going to share what the Donau in Wien looks like, the best places to explore and enjoy yourself and where you’ll likely arrive by cruise ship. Danube River In Vienna Approximately 23 km of the Donau flow through Vienna. The Danube river in Vienna as of today didn’t always look like …

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Vienna Secret Classical Music Treat: Mozart Off-Path

Vienna Secret Classical Music at church St. Peter's

Vienna secret classical music treat. As you would expect classics echo from every corner in Vienna. But how do you know your chosen performance pays off? If the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra gave daily public concerts at EUR 50 a ticket the choice would be easy. But then I wouldn’t have been where I was and would never have discovered what …

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Burgenland: Neusiedlersee, Wine And Esterhazy Palace

Burgenland: Vineyards and Neusiedlersee

As I write, Burgenland is still an insider tip for travellers. For us Viennese, the historic Land of Castles represents a Southern escape: Thanks to lots of sunshine, vineyards, a rolling landscape, spas and vast Neusiedlerseee we use Austria’s warmest region for culture and wellness. Most of us don’t ponder about the region’s ancient Celtic wine culture when we roam local wine cellars …

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New Years Eve Concerts in Vienna 2019: Reviews

New Years Eve Concerts in Vienna: Church St. Charles Borromeo

New Years Eve concerts. There is hardly a better way to let 2019 float past in Vienna than with music. If you are not up to a violinist fiddling into your ear at an Austrian dinner show, you will find my list of the top six ‘Silvester’ classical concerts useful. ‘Silvesterkonzert‘ by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra New Years Eve Concerts. The most prestigious of …

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Vienna Wineries – Heuriger Guide And Wine Tastings

Vienna wineries: Buschenschank Wolf

Vienna wineries. Where are the best wineries and wine taverns in Vienna? And what about wine tasting? Few people know that my hometown is the only world city with a notable wine growing industry. Local wineries are a fantastic excuse to venture out of the city centre and into the green outskirts of Grinzing, Neustift, Stammersdorf, and Jedlersdorf. Start from …

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Wachau Bike Tour: Wine Tasting On 2 Wheels

Wachau tour: biking group

What is a Wachau bike tour like? Is it easy and fun with a bit of culture sprinkled in? In fact, I did just that tour. After more than 23 visits to this 1,000-year-old wine region set alongside Europe’s second largest river I wanted to do what everyone does there: Cycling on a beautiful path, through boasting postcard villages, along …

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Augarten Vienna: Porcelain Museum, Baroque Gardens And Other Tips

Vienna Sights: Augarten and air defence tower

At Augarten, Vienna displays a curious outdoor collection of history and lifestyle. Strangely, the stunning baroque garden along with a fragrant lime grove has gone widely unnoticed by travellers. I think it is THE missing page of many mainstream travel guides, espcially because there is so much to see and do there. Baroque Gardens The park itself is Vienna’s oldest baroque garden and has …

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