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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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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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Rosetta Stone German: My Husband’s and My Review

Rosetta Stone German

My Portuguese husband selected Rosetta Stone German to take on my mother tongue, having sifted through half a dozen German language training software. As a trained linguist, I reviewed it myself. Here is what we think. Rosetta Stone German offers a matrix of different versions, sorted byinterests and by depth of desired knowledge. a) by interests: Personal (best for travellers), Business, Public Sector (even United Nations …

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Melk Abbey Review: Visiting A Wachau Valley UNESCO Jewel

Melk Abbey

It’s easy for a Vienna traveller to skip Melk Abbey at 75 min drive west. There is little reason you should, though. Unless you have set all your heart on Bauhaus architecture, learn what fans of classical culture are dying to see. The photos below were taken from one of my visits to UNESCO World Heritage Site Melk Abbey on a sunny December day. …

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Vienna By Night

Vienna by night: Hofburg

See The Town In A Different Light Vienna by night. 

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Vienna Secession Building: History And What To See

Vienna Sights: Secession building

Art Nouveau Architecture Gem Vienna Secession. Whether you love good design, Art Nouveau or the smell of revolution. The Secession deserves a red flag in your travel itinerary. The Secession is the most successful provocation by Viennese architects and artists. It blends early Modernism and late Art Nouveau architecture like no other. The building’s stern white cubes boast gold-plated laurel …

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