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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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Vienna Shopping – Best Streets, Centers and Addresses in Vienna

Vienna Shopping

Vienna Shopping Streets and Centers If you are looking for Vienna shopping tips, I’d love to share some of the best addresses in Vienna with you. I’ve got them straight out of my personal address book. The best shopping streets are the elegant city center with Kärntner Strasse, Graben, Kohlmarkt and Tuchlauben and the bustling neighbourhood high street of Mariahilfer Strasse, which starts …

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Third Man Movie Tour: A Native Viennese’s Tour Review

Third Man Movie Tour: Wien river

Third Man Movie Tour. Even if you visit Vienna for the first time it pays to join a special themed tour like the ‘Dritter Mann Tour’.  Not only will you get under the skin of an international cult film, you will also get to know Vienna off the beaten path. Read my review and watch the Third Man move trailer below. Why I Liked The …

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Vienna by Night Tour: Tips for Self-Guided, Private And Group Tours

Vienna Walks: Hofburg

See Vienna In A Different Light Vienna by night. Taking this out-of-the-ordinary walk through town still covers top landmarks. Just switch off the sun. Street lights and special lighting accentuate shapes and dramatise even the loveliest baroque squiggles and fountain nymphs. Doing a Vienna walk by night also lets you peek inside those town palaces without flat pressing your nose… Mölkerbastei Climb up …

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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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Vienna Walks – Six Routes With Maps To Guide Your Sightseeing

What to do in Vienna: Spittelberg walk

Vienna Walks are easy if you compare them to those in big metropolises. That is because Vienna is as compact as a Swiss army knife: Almost all major Vienna landmarks and attractions line up within the three square kilometres of Old Vienna, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This page provides a couple of links to my favourite Vienna walks which are also mapped out, …

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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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