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Vienna Spa Guide – Best Day And Hotel Spas And Pools

Vienna Spa Guide. While Vienna famously embraces the good life its wellness and spa part has quietly rippled under the surface. Hotel spas just add to a nice deal, and external day spas are being left to the locals. Hence, my independent spa guide selects some of the best spas and pools in Viennese hotels and beyond. To provide you …

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Vienna Tours: 6 Ways To See Tourist Places In Vienna

Vienna tours: sightseeing tour

There are dozens of different Vienna tours. They help you turn every stone there, get pointers or just have fun, explore the city in a small group, in private, or in a larger group. I have screened and tested a few tours to help you do just that. Here is my guide of the best guided tours on foot, by …

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Burgenland: Neusiedlersee, Wine And Esterhazy Palace

Burgenland: Vineyards and Neusiedlersee

As I write, Burgenland is still an insider tip for travellers. For us Viennese, the historic Land of Castles represents a Southern escape: Thanks to lots of sunshine, vineyards, a rolling landscape, spas and vast Neusiedlerseee we use Austria’s warmest region for culture and wellness. Most of us don’t ponder about the region’s ancient Celtic wine culture when we roam local wine cellars …

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Vienna Walking Tours: Places To Visit In Vienna On Foot

New Year's Eve Concerts: Hofburg Palace

Vienna Walking Tours. I love to hear stories and learn something new as I roam places to visit in Vienna. My home city offers dozens of walking tours. Find out about my top guided walking tours for first time visitors. You can also access my personal tour reviews of very unusual tours below. Have fun! Introducing Vienna Vienna Walking Tours. Tour guide Herbert leads this walk. …

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Imperial Vienna Tour: A Native’s Review

Imperial Vienna Tour: Hofburg

Imperial Vienna Tour. Does your travel itinerary leave space for 34 football fields, packed with prime landmarks and cultural treasures?  That is the size of Vienna’s Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Gertrude, a local tour guide, mapped out a special route to provide the big picture along with a few anecdotes of Imperial Vienna in two hours. Here is my review. A Family …

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Vienna Tours by Bike: My Top Four Cycling Tours

rental bikes in Vienna

Vienna tours by bike are the healthiest way to hop on and off during a city break. And for none of them you will require a steely condition. When I lived in Vienna, I cycled everywhere from left to right of the centre, with my average condition. On the way, I would pass dozens of landmarks. In and around the centre, Vienna is flat. …

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Vienna Tourism Calendar: Wien Events And Things To Do

things to do in Vienna May: Vienna Coffeehouse Conversation

Vienna tourism calendar. While it is hard to get lost in Vienna, you CAN lose yourself in its cultural offer. If you like classical and contemporary culture, outdoors and good food, you will find my lists of Vienna events and great things to do useful. Each month’s tips include special seasonal events, top tips for concerts, opera or theatre, and recommendations …

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Shopping In Vienna Austria: Vintage And Luxury Shopping Tours

Shopping in Vienna: shopping tour with Lucie

Insider shopping in Vienna can be hard for the average traveller. You want to buy quality with a local flavour that you can’t buy anywhere else. I visited just two shopping streets in the fourth and fifth districts on a quiet weekday afternoon and discovered a dozen exciting places. If you like Austrian craftsmanship and local luxury design, scroll down to my …

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Day Trips From Vienna: Salzburg, Bratislava, Budapest, Wachau, Burgenland

Day Trips from Vienna: Salzburg City

Day trips from Vienna are incredibly varied. Half a dozen top landmarks, UNESCO World Heritage sites and European cultural capitals huddle together within a radius of 200 miles.  Let me share a few day trip ideas to neighbouring cities and the countryside with you. Mini Danube Cruise To Bratislava Day Trips from Vienna. Can you imagine that you overlooked a beautiful spot …

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Vienna Concerts 2018 – Quality Music Events In My Hometown

Vienna Concerts: Musikverein

My home city stages one to three dozen Vienna concerts every day. To make things more complicated, the ‘capital of music’ hosts events with varying levels of quality. At this point you may start to choose selectively. Let’s assume you are after quality music events and would like to avoid tourist traps. To facilitate your choice I’m sharing a list of great and good concerts below; some …

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