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Ice Skating Vienna – Our City Hall Ice Skating Experience

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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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 2018

Vienna Christmas market on Freyung

Vienna Christmas Market Guide 2018. 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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Best Vienna Balls 2019: Tickets and Dress Code

Johann Strauss: Viennese ball

This shortlist summarises the best Vienna Balls 2019 and lets you know about tickets, online ordering and dress codes for each event. Each year, Vienna hosts more than 400 balls: High profile traditional events with elegant dress codes next to modern balls such as the Life Ball and dance events of the local firebrigade. I have pulled together 11 of the best traditional …

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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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Vienna Tourism Calendar: Wien Events And Things To Do

things to do in Vienna May: Vienna Coffeehouse Conversation

Vienna tourism calendar. While it is hard to get lost in Vienna, you CAN lose yourself in its cultural offer. If you like classical and contemporary culture, outdoors and good food, you will find my lists of Vienna events and great things to do useful. Each month’s tips include special seasonal events, top tips for concerts, opera or theatre, and recommendations …

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Vienna by Night Tour: Tips for Self-Guided, Private And Group Tours

Vienna by night: Hofburg

Vienna by night. Sometimes, switching off the sun helps you see better. For example, by taking this magical night walk past top landmarks. Street lights and special lighting accentuate shapes and dramatise even the loveliest baroque squiggles and fountain nymphs. Doing a Vienna walk by night also lets you peek inside those town palaces without flat pressing your nose… Mölkerbastei Vienna by …

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Wachau Boat Trip – Danube Valley Of Wachau By Ship

things to do in Vienna August: Danube boat trip

A Wachau boat trip through UNESCO world heritage site Wachau Valley is hard to beat in romantic, historic, and relaxing terms. When I first took my Portuguese husband to the Wachau Valley he loved the boat trip most, floating on the wide Danube while being exposed to almost two hours of blissful vineyard, village and river gazing. Wachau Boat Trip – Which To Choose? …

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Vienna Woods: Best Villages, Wine And Historic Sights

Vienna Woods: Bridge in Helenental

I grew up in the Vienna Woods, at the Viennese’s favourite outdoors. Let me share the places I know, they are quite a few.  The Vienna Woods (Wienerwald) are a large belt of mixed woodland with a couple of small historic towns and hilly vineyards, and reach from Vienna’s north west right to the south east. Towns like Perchtoldsdorf, Moedling, and Baden in the south …

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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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