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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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Austrian Design Shopping: Best Shops in Vienna

Vienna Culture Shopping: Dorotheum

Austrian Design Shopping. When back in Vienna, my design wish list is varied. I share some of the best addresses to buy Austrian design below. It includes places to buy original objects that are unique or express the local zeitgeist. MAK Design Shop Austrian Design Shopping. Why buy? At the design shop of the Museum of Applied Arts/ Contemporary Art you are at the …

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Austrian Jewelry Stores: Best In Vienna

Austrian Jewelry: Frey Wille

Austrian Jewelry In Vienna Since I have a hang for Austrian jewelry are you and me after the same prey? Here is a list of the best Vienna addresses for fine and fashion jewelry: original styles and craftsmanship that shines through. Skrein Why it’s good for Austrian Jewelry. Skrein’s hand crafted pieces are probably the most poetic Austria jewelry; you can watch the goldsmith …

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Dirndl Dresses: Where To Buy Dirndls In Vienna

Dirndl Dresses: Lena Hoschek

Best Shops For Buying A Dirndl In Vienna Dirndl Dresses. When you visit Vienna, grab Central Europe’s most feminine garment. Styles go from frumpy to classic, stylish, historic, retro, sexy, to superkitsch. Here is sound advice from an Austrian folkwear enthusiast holding the flag for dirndl and co. on British soil. What Makes A Dirndl? A dirndl is a bodice dress, …

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Albertina Vienna Museum: 6 Highlights For Art And Gourmet Fans

Albertina Vienna

Every city has its boutique museums. In Wien, we have the Albertina Vienna, our little treasure chest of 19th and 20th century art, fine graphics, architectural sketches from Renaissance to Modernism, and Austrian vintage photography.  History And Collections The Albertina’s name comes from Count Albert von Sachsen-Teschen, one of Empress Maria Theresa’s sons-in-law.  Different from most traditional museums modern confronts traditional at the Albertina’s exterior: a wing-shaped ‘trampolin’ …

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Baroque Period In Vienna – Guide to Baroque Architecture, Gardens, Music And More

baroque period in Vienna: Jesuit Church

In order to unearth Wien’s culture, I’ll share some insight on the baroque period in Vienna. Unlike any other the baroque lifestyle has shaped much of my hometown, making it one of the best places in Europe to experience baroque and rococo art. Use this guide to baroque architecture, baroque gardens, baroque costumes and baroque classical music to navigate around town. Baroque Period In …

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Vienna Insider Tips: 10 Rare Wien Sightseeing Finds

Vienna Insider Tips: Museum of Folks and Folk Art

Vienna Insider Tips. Great Wien sightseeing goes beyond tourism attractions. Build some off guidebook 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 from tourist to traveller. 1. …

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Vienna Sightseeing: Top 10 + 3 Points Of Interest By A Native

Vienna sightseeing: Belvedere Palace

Vienna Sightseeing. Actually, even the core Vienna points of interest can be overwhelming. On top, a few of them embrace various football fields in size. For example, the whole historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Use this page to get an overview of must-sees and my own discoveries. Click on the headlines to kick start your travel preparations. Vienna …

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