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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 Tourism Tips – Essentials To Know

Vienna Tourism: Volkstheater

My Vienna Tourism Essentials collect the kind of insight my friends should get from Vienna: Which events have shaped my homecity, which buildings fill the streets, which artwork fills museums, which parties fill our calendars, which books fill our thoughts, which food fills local tummies? Use these snippets for a deeply rich experience when in Vienna. Austria’s Capital  Vienna Tourism Essentials. This article …

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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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Vienna Jewish Tour Review

Vienna tours private sightseeing: Jewish Synagogue

Vienna Jewish Tour. Have you got Jewish family roots in the city, too? I was curious about the history of the local Jewish community, for that reason. Where did people live, work, pray, shop, go to school? How do the Viennese commemorate (do they)? How does Jewish life look like today? Here are highlights of a private Jewish Vienna tour. Granite …

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Secret Vienna Tour: Discovering Wien’s Hidden Courtyards

Things to do in Vienna March: secret courtyards tour

 Discovering Vienna’s Hidden Courtyards Secret Vienna Tour. Do you like advancing into unknown territory? Give your sightseeing an unexpected twist. The most exciting corners in Vienna are the hidden courtyards right in the city centre. I had done a tour on my own before but felt that I stepped past the most intriguing places. I was right, as my tour guide …

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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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