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Vienna Music Festival Guide 2019/2020: My Top 9

Vienna music festival: Wien Modern, Konzerthaus

Always have your ear on the ground in the ‘city of music’. If you are serious about music why not pick a Vienna music festival and then treat yourself to a daily dose of gorgeous tunes? To help you do that I have pulled together a festival guide for my home city: Resonanzen Festival Vienna Music Festival Guide 2020. Prefer …

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Vienna Tours: How I’d Explore Tourist Places In Vienna Austria

Vienna tours: sightseeing tour

There are dozens of different Vienna tours. Essentially, they help you turn every stone, 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 and guides, to help you do just that. Here is my shortlist of the best guided tours on …

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Vienna Theatres: Entertainment Guide For Wien’s Top Theaters

Vienna theatres: lounge, Volkstheater Vienna

Vienna theatres have a fantastic reputation throughout Europe, and come in various formats: from our national treasure Burgtheater to opera theaters, musical theatres, and small but ambitious English language stages. Whether you kept some of  your school German or know no Deutsch at all, screen a selection of the best theatres. Some perform in English and some offer English surtitles. With musicals, you …

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Vienna City Centre – Old Town Vienna Routes And Map

Vienna city centre: Graben

Just imagine a UNESCO World Heritage stretching across three square kilometres (1.16 square miles) – that is the Vienna City Centre. In fact, old town Vienna brims with history, palaces, classical music venues, coffeehouses and restaurants, and high-end shopping. When it comes to architecture, you will find a mix of Medieval, Baroque, Historistic, Art Nouveau, Modernist and sleek contemporary sites. …

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Vienna Private Tours – How to Hire A Private Guide

Vienna private tours: tour guide Gertrude

Vienna Private Tours. To be frank, tours are only as good as their guides. Beyond knowing the facts, they should have an excellent narrative and connect well with people.  After all, tour guides influence your perception and experience. With private tours, the personal connection is even more important since you are likely on a one-on-one with your guide. Below are two routes for you …

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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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Wachau Valley Tour: Wine Tasting Review

Wachau Valley Tour: Duernstein

Wachau Valley Tour. Most of all, Wachau Valley resonates with sweet apricots and excellent white wines. Amongst orchards and 1000-year-old terraced vineyards emerge ancient castle ruins and quaint countryside baroque such as Melk Abbey. Actually, it’s no surprise that this UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the best places in Europe to visit.  Since I joined a fabulous small group …

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Best Vienna Balls 2019/20: Tickets and Dress Code

Johann Strauss: Viennese ball

This shortlist summarises the best Vienna Balls 2019 and lets you know about tickets, online ordering and dress codes for each event. Each year, Vienna hosts more than 400 balls: High profile traditional events with elegant dress codes next to modern balls such as the Life Ball and dance events of the local firebrigade. I have pulled together 9 of the …

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Vienna Insider Walk: Pawlatschen Courtyards

24 hours in Vienna: Deutschordenshaus

Vienna Insider Walk. Exploring the courtyards of our historic Pawlatschen houses lets you discover some of the most charming attractions in Vienna. For one thing, sneaking into these courtyards takes you off the beaten track. Conveniently, many of them are in a central location and shopping area, such as those in the first and seventh district. Second, the Pawlatschen tell a story of Vienna’s …

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Visit Vienna Austria: 19 Free Vienna Vacation Tools And Travel Tips

Visit Vienna: rooftop view

Before you visit Vienna use this page to orientate yourself and plan: Vienna’s exact location, weather, hotels, flights, maps, transport, city cards, booking restaurants, local wifi, and more. You can also use it for inspiration: how to spend 24 hours in Vienna, what to do with kids, Jewish Vienna, how to spend a halal holiday there, and other tips. 1. Where Is Vienna Exactly? Visit …

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