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Webcam Wien Showing Rathaus Vienna

Webcam Wien. This is a live Wien webcam of some of Vienna Austria’s key sites. Use it to get a live impression of landmarks such as Rathaus Vienna and Ringstrasse boulevard. Check current weather conditions and festivals in front of City Hall. What Does The Webcam Wien Show? The Vienna webcam is installed on top of Burgtheater at Ringstrasse boulevard. First, you …

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Vienna Prater Amusement Park: Giant Ferris Wheel And Insider Tips

Vienna Attractions: 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 probably the 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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Richard Lionheart in Austria and Duernstein

Richard Lionheart: Duernstein Ruin, Austria

Richard Lionheart: King of Crusaders The story of Richard Lionheart reaches from England to the Middle East. This page recalls his time in Austria and provides travel tips for Dürnstein in Wachau Valley. Richard’s Austrian Adventure Richard Lionheart. In December 1192, Richard returned from his Third Crusade. He was exhausted from a long power struggle with his father Henry II and from bloody revolts in …

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Roman Vienna: History Overview for Travellers

Roman Vienna: relief detail, Roemermuseum Wien

If you know about Roman Vienna you will understand us better. 400 years of Vienna being a Roman town left their mark. Our lovely vineyards in the outskirts and our winery culture date back to the Romans. They loved the warm sulphur springs in the Vienna Woods and set up spas there. Carnuntum in the east of Vienna is a well preserved Roman town. It has …

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Wachau Tour: Wine Tasting And Danube Biking

Wachau Tour: Duernstein

What is it like to pedal on a Wachau tour through a 1,000-year-old wine region set alongside Europe’s second largest river, boasting postcard villages, medieval castles, apricot and apple orchards, and edible rabbit poo? I found out. Wachau Tour Highlights The guided bike and wine tasting tour threw a 24 km loop around the best bit of Wachau Valley, between Krems and …

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Wachau Valley Tour Review: Wine And Danube

Wachau Valley Tour: Duernstein

Wachau Valley Tour. For us Austrians, Wachau Valley resonates with sweet apricots, excellent white wines, countryside baroque, memories of school trips, and black-and-white romantic 1940ies films. Officially, the UNESCO World Heritage site at a 45 min drive from Vienna is one of the best places in Europe to visit.  I joined a small group wine tasting tour – read my review. Wine Tasting …

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Neusiedlersee Burgenland: Rust, Wine, Wildlife And More

Neusiedlersee at Breitenbrunn

Neusiedlersee (Lake Neusiedl) is still an insider travel tip. An hour from Vienna, the Viennese love to taste its excellent local wines, roam historic villages with their Pannonian cottages, tour the lake’s shores by bike, and watch wild birds and open air operettas. Here is a guide to the best things to do at Austria’s largest lake, how to get there for a …

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Austrian National Library: What To See At Vienna’s Nationalbibliothek

Imperial Palace Vienna: Austrian National Library

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 court …

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Gustav Klimt Artwork: Guide to Top Paintings

The Short Guide To Klimt’s Art Are you as passionate as me about Gustav Klimt artwork? I was lucky enough to be born at the centre of his artistic work in Vienna. You are going to benefit from my Klimtmania with this one page appetiser: Gustav’s life in brief, what makes his art so brilliant and a closeup of his top 7 …

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Vienna Winter Palace of Prince Eugene

Vienna Winter Palace Prince Eugen: room with battleground paintings

The Vienna winter palace of Prince Eugen is an exquisite town palace in the city center. It is the perfectly located off-path treat during your sightseeing. I used 45 minutes of my time to review the dwelling of one of Europe’s greatest statesmen and warlords. Find out below what to see and learn at Eugene of Savoy’s baroque home. UPDATE: As of …

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