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Vienna Tourism Calendar: My 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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Day Trips From Vienna: Salzburg, Bratislava, Budapest, Wachau, Burgenland

Day Trips from Vienna: Salzburg City

Day trips from Vienna are incredibly varied. Essentially, 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. If you prefer to explore on your own, read my car rental tips below. Mini Danube Cruise …

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What To Do In Vienna: A Native’s 15 Free Guides

What to do in Vienna: Volksgarten and Burgtheater

What to do in Vienna to have the best possible time? Go for what it is known for, by travellers and by locals: Classical art and music, coffee and cake, historic palaces, hanging out in beautiful locations, gift shopping from classical to quirky, great Central European food and wine. If you have been to Wien before or plan an extended …

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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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Vienna Museums – Habsburgs, Hitler, Klimt, Mozart and More

Vienna Museums: Museum of Natural History

Vienna Museums. Where to see Gustav Klimt paintings, where is the Museums Quarter, and where to learn about Hitler and World War II? There are more than 100 Vienna museums, housing everything from world renown 16th century oil paintings to curious objects. My personal shortlist below will help you pick and choose what you want to see. Museum of Fine …

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Imperial Palace Vienna Austria: Hofburg Wien Guide And Map

New Year's Eve Concerts: Hofburg Palace

First and foremost, the Imperial Palace Vienna, or Hofburg Wien, is vast. In detail, the Habsburg Emperors’ Palace spreads across more than 30 buildings, 2,600 rooms, and squares, equalling 34 soccer fields in size! Don’t panic, though. Instead, cover off those things that appeal to you: medieval, renaissance and baroque, art, and social places and events. To facilitate your sightseeing …

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Vienna Tours Private Sightseeing: Top Guides + Tours

Vienna Tours private sightseeing: tour guide Walter at Cafe Braeunerhof

Vienna Tours Private Sightseeing. Can a mere a print guide ever replace a knowledgeable and passionate private guide such as Walter here at Cafe Bräunerhof (see above)? To help connect you with professionals like him I have put together the best small group and private tours for you to screen. Private City Highlights Tour Vienna Tours Private Sightseeing. What I like about this …

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Mini Danube Cruise Review – Vienna To Bratislava By Boat

Vienna Danube Cruise Shop

Mini Danube Cruise. If you plan a day trip from Vienna to Bratislava by boat consider taking the catamaran during the warm months. At just 60 km distance from Vienna, this stretch of the Donau provides a great setting for a mini Danube cruise, or more precisely: a fun high-speed ride down the Danube. To decide about this travel option, read my story. …

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