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Klimt Villa Vienna: Gustav Klimt’s Studio Reviewed

Klimt Villa, Vienna Austria

Gustav Klimt paintings are everywhere in Vienna. But there is only one of his studios that has survived as such. It is the closest you can get to the Art Nouveau painter’s working environment. I visited the Klimt Villa in the 13th district of Hietzing after a stroll through nearby Schönbrunn Palace. It’s the result of a tenacious attempt to restore authenticity ...

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Egon Schiele Museum Vienna: Leopold Collection

Egon Schiele Museum: Portrait of Wally Neuzil

Leopold Museum, aka Egon Schiele Museum in Vienna, throws you head first into Vienna 1900’s haunted soul. I believe Schiele artwork is key to grasping Fin-de-Siècle Wien. Schiele was not an eye pleaser in the first place but a radical Expressionist. I only understood that after visiting Leopold Museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of Schiele art. Find out what to expect. Egon Schiele ...

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Music Museum Vienna: The House of Music Reviewed

music museum Vienna

Music Museum Vienna. The House of Music is Vienna’s top museum for sound and learning about Austrian composers the fun way. It is a top choice if music interests you, and if you look for things to do in Vienna for kids. Here is my review. The House of Music blends classical music with mind-blowing technology. It has deepened and totally spiced ...

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Vienna Prater Amusement Park: A Native Viennese’s Tips

Vienna Prater Amusement Park: Giant Ferris Wheel

Vienna Prater amusement park is our oldest and largest luna park. The most exciting attraction for travellers is the Giant Ferris Wheel. For second time travellers and insiders it is the new chain carousel. At 117 metres, it is the highest in the world and whizzes you around in exhilarating heights, offering the most stunning views over Vienna. The larger part of ...

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Vienna Opera Tour: Inside Wiener Staatsoper

Ringstrasse Vienna: Wiener Staatsoper

Why should you do a Vienna Opera Tour when you spend a night at the State Opera anyway? The answer is: you will miss half of the story. You’ll get the opera on stage, but not the story of the opera house, its directors, guests and visitors. I joined a little known opera tour for the full picture. Here is what I ...

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Austrian National Library: Nationalbibliothek

Imperial Palace Vienna: Austrian National Library

Inside Nationalbibliothek Is the Austrian National Library just one of the Imperial Palace’s 2,600 rooms you can skip? Should you pony up EUR 7 for visiting a potential tourist trap? I have been there. Here is my review along with some background. History In Brief The institution of the Austrian National Library dates back almost 450 years to 1575. At that time, the first official ...

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Eugene of Savoy’s Winter Palace: Review

Eugene of Savoy's Winter Palace

Old World Glamour Off-The-Path A small town palace in a narrow Viennese side street: This is Eugene of Savoy’s Winter Palace. It is not not even Imperial. Why would you squeeze Prince Eugene’s winter palace into your sightseeing programme? I tried it out on a grey December afternoon for you to decide. From outside, the palace looks bigger than it is. It’s probably whiter ...

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Albertina Vienna: My Museum Review

Albertina Vienna museum at night

Boutique Museum For Classic Art and Design Albertina Vienna. Should you squeeze in a visit of the Albertina? Probably queue up, and skip another larger museum? Yes, please do. You will get fine historic art and design inspiration without wandering through endless halls. Top 5 Sources To Get You Inspired Compared to the Belvedere and the Museum of Fine Art, the rococo ...

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Vienna Insider Tips: Wien Sightseeing Off The Beaten Path

Vienna Insider Tips: Museum of Folks and Folk Art

From Vienna’s Top 10 Attractions To Insider Gems Great Wien sightseeing goes beyond tourism attractions. Build some unexpected finds into your sightseeing agenda that lead you off the beaten path. This page helps you do that. In fact, for each of Vienna’s top 10 attractions there is an insider twin: A similarly beautiful attraction that comes without the crowds and will turn you ...

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Hapsburgs Museum of Furniture: Hofmobiliendepot’s Historic Interiors

Hapsburgs Museum of Furniture: Biedermeier room

The Hapsburgs Museum of Furniture (Hofmobiliendepot) introduces you to historic lifestyle through applied arts: The Imperial depot  revives 300 years of upper and middle class interiors, marked by the Hapsburg (or Habsburg) family. Find out between pompous footstools, silk upholstered chairs, showcase salons and bedrooms, travel thrones and throne-like sanitary chairs what living felt like for the Emperors, their family and bourgeois Vienna. ...

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