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Vienna Sightseeing: Top 10 + 5 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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Hapsburgs Museum of Furniture: Imperial Vienna On The Go

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, bedrooms and travel thrones what mobility felt like for the Emperors, their family and bourgeois Vienna. Imperial Vienna On The Go The …

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Wienerisch – Viennese Language In Brief

Wienerisch: Viennese family, 19th century

Wienerisch is Vienna’s regional dialect. You don’t need to speak it to get around there. However, understanding a few words and peculiarities will round your experience. You will hear Wienerisch at Vienna sausage stands, at neighbourhood markets and inns, and probably when you take a taxi. Some local wineries and concert venues host ‘Wienerlied’  (Vienna Song) singers. Even the Holy Bible has been translated into …

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Vienna Budapest Day Trip: Tour Review By A Native Viennese

Things to do in Vienna February: day trip to Budapest

If you go on a Vienna Budapest day trip you will explore yet another corner of the ‘Golden Triangle’ Vienna – Budapest – Prague. My day trip from Vienna to Hungary’s capital was enlightening. I could connect so many pieces of our common Central European culture, from coffeehouses and palaces to Pawlatschen courtyards. Find out how it was. Vienna Budapest Day Trip I joined a guided tour to …

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Otto Wagner Church And Hospital In Vienna: Where Light Meets Shade

Vienna Austria Off Beat Travel Tips: Otto Wagner Church

The Otto Wagner church, top gem of Viennese Art Nouveau, lies in the West of Vienna. From the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace you can see its golden dome sparkling through the hills of Steinhof. The church outshines many top attractions. Compared with the dark Nazi history of Otto Wagner’s elegant hospital on the grounds, its beauty is bizarre. Explore Wagner’s wonderful world of shapes and ornaments. Here is my review. …

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Vienna Salzburg Day Trip: Small Group Tour Review

Vienna Salzburg Day Trip: Mirabell Gardens

Vienna Salzburg Day Trip. Vienna is not Austria. To discover a different landscape, head for the region and town of Salzburg. As a native Viennese, I have covered that route several times, usually on my way to the Alps, or over a weekend. If you plan to go for a day and need a reality check for a day trip read my story …

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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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Jewish Vienna: Map, Top Sights, and Walking Tours

Jewish Vienna: Judenplatz

Do you want to trace the foot steps of your Jewish ancestors, when in Vienna? Since the Jewish community in Wien goes back 900 years you’ll have plenty of sites to see. Here are the best places of Jewish Vienna to visit. Leopoldstadt Jewish Vienna. The former Jewish quarter was known as the ‘Matzoth Island’ of Vienna. The inhabitants of Leopoldstadt were almost …

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Jewish Museum Vienna: Judenplatz and Dorotheergasse

Jewish Museum Vienna

Vienna has almost 900 years of Jewish history.  To get a thorough idea of the Jewish community in Vienna in the past and present,  tour the Jewish Museum Vienna. It brims with stories in every information board, object, video and quote. I have been at the museum to learn more about the Jewish part of my family. Museum’s Main Building Jewish Museum Vienna. The main building is located …

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