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Vienna Casino: Poker, Roulette, Dress Code and More

Vienna Casino at Esterhazy Palace

Visiting the Vienna Casino is about an elegant night out while having fun. You may have noticed that entertainment in Vienna happens at a generally smaller scale and the local casino is no different – it’s far from the busy hum drum of Las Vegas. What I like about the casino Vienna is that it is boutique-style, typically Viennese, lets you breathe old world glamour …

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Best Place To Live: Testing Most Liveable City Vienna, Austria

Vienna metro: Cafe Central

Do you live in the best place to live? Find out why Vienna Austria is the world’s most livable city, and how you as a traveller can test it, using seven key insider travel tips. Best Place to Live: Official Rankings Vienna has been ranking among the most livable cities in the top 8 places of three respected annual ‘quality of …

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Vienna Tours To Salzburg: Best Day Trips From Wien to Salzburg

Vienna Tours to Salzburg: city view

Vienna Tours to Salzburg. Are you up for Salzburg while in Vienna? At 250 km (155 miles), Austria’s second most popular city is not far off. However, ensure you don’t spend redundant hours in transit. In my case, I travelled twice from Vienna to Salzburg for a day in a friend’s car: great company and good journey but no highlights on the way, and we got …

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Ringstrasse Vienna: Map, Illustrated Guide And My Favourite Tours

Ringstrasse Vienna, Austria

Ringstrasse Vienna. Where should you start to explore the city? Go in a circle. Ringstrasse girds the city centre. It lines up more than 20 great sightseeing spots and is the perfect start for first time visitors. Check my quick guide with map and tour suggestions of what to see. Why Ringstrasse Was Built Ringstrasse dates from 1858. Emperor Franz Joseph I. had the former city walls …

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New Years Eve In Vienna: A Native’s Tips

New Years Eve in Vienna: market stall

New Years Eve in Vienna is about music, mulled wine, balls, parties and traditions. Many travellers either know too little about local events, or they are overwhelmed with the choice they are presented with. You should have it easier with my top list of the best things to do to celebrate the new year 2018/19 in my hometown. Silvesterpfad Vienna The Silvesterpfad (‘New …

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Vienna Segway Tour Review: Key Spots and Hidden Gems

Vienna Segway Tour Review: Stephansdom

Vienna Segway Tour Review. Criss-crossing Vienna on a segway is a rare treat for me.  I had done it en groupe before my partner guide and friend Yvonne suggested to take me on a private tour. How much group fun would I have to sacrifice for that extra dash of independence and subtle street presence? Forbidden Strauss I refreshed my skills on a quiet stretch of …

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Wachau Valley – My Favourite Day Trips and Danube Boat Rides

Wachau Valley, Duernstein monastery

UNESCO-World-heritage site Wachau Valley is among our favourite weekend getaways from Vienna; best spot for a ‘blue Danube river cruise‘, bike and winery tours, and seeing world heritage treasures such as UNESCO-recognised Melk Abbey. Wachau was my commuter destination for two years. I was lucky enough to get a postgraduate scholarship between vineyards, medieval market towns and baroque landmarks. Wachau Valley In …

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Best Rooftop Views Vienna: Top 8 Panoramic Views of Austria’s Capital

Best rooftop views in Vienna

Best Rooftop Views Vienna. Before you climb up the wrong 300 stairs let me share my favourite rooftop views in my home city. 1. Canteen of the Palace of Justice Best Rooftop Views Vienna. the weirdest and most ‘insider’ way to enjoy a rooftop view in Vienna; the publicly accessible ‘Justizcafé’ is the canteen of the Palace of Justice; pass bag …

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Congress Vienna: Prince Metternich And European History

Congress Vienna cartoon

Congress Vienna. It’s hard to ignore a historic event such as the Congress of Vienna if you know a bit about European history. Use our 200-year anniversary of the Congress (1814/15 – 2014) as an opportunity to gear up your knowledge. Significance The Wiener Kongress was one of the most significant international political summits in Europe. It also helped Viennese balls and …

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Life Ball Vienna 2018 – Native’s Guide And Ticket Info

Life Ball Vienna: Opening 2015

Life Ball Vienna. I have been to quite a few balls in my home city but none compare to the excitement and flamboyance of the Life Ball. While you won’t waltz much to Strauss there, you will dive right into Vienna’s famous joy of loving life. Here is my guide of what to expect from Vienna’s most extraordinary event nd …

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