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Adolf Loos Vienna: Top 10 Modernism Sites To Visit

Adolf Loos Vienna: Loos Haus upper facade

Where in Vienna can you explore modernism by architect and cultural critic Adolf Loos? Inspired by Loos’ polemic style guide Ornament and Crime I thought it was time to share a list of the 10 best Adolf Loos related sites to visit in Wien and surroundings. Who Was Adolf Loos? Adolf Loos Vienna. Born in today’s Czechia in 1870 Loos was a …

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Vienna For Children – Exploring Vienna with a Children’s Guide

Vienna with kids: children's tour guide

Vienna for children. At first sight, Wien doesn’t scream ‘fun’. Since most kids activities in Vienna hide in museums and palaces how do you get your children to explore the city itself? In fact, since the center is packed with wonderful stories and references, your kids just need to unearth them. My own children were lukewarm about mama’s home city. …

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Vienna Chocolate Museum And Workshop Review

Vienna Chocolate Museum. Despite its top art museums, what Viennese treasure even more is – chocolate. Long before Sacher Torte and Mozart chocolates rose to fame the Habsburg Emperors championed the rise of the cocoa bean in Europe. To explore Vienna’s ‘dark side’ my children and I chose the Schokolade Museum Wien at Vienna’s Prater amusement park. Here is our …

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Vienna Zoo At Schonbrunn: A Native Mum’s Guide And Map

Since my Viennese grandparents took me to the Vienna Zoo in Schonbrunn I have returned several times: first with my little nephews, now with my own children. Below you’ll get my personal guide of the ‘Tiergarten Schonbrunn’. Find out what to see and do there, where to eat (or NOT to eat), and how to book tickets. Like Schonbrunn Palace, …

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Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna: Private Walking Tour Review

Sigmund Freud Museum: Freud and his two sons

Before you head straight for the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna remember that Freud left his traces in many more places than his practice and apartment. Specifically, Freud represents a whole era: If you follow his legacy you’ll get a premier view on our World of Yesterday and Vienna 1900. Since my visit to the museum formed part of a private walking tour, let me share the …

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Vienna Austria Things To Do: Free Guides And Itineraries. Romantics, Seniors, Kids, Honeymoon, Jewish, Halal

Visit Vienna: coffeehouse debate

There are honestly 500 different ‘Vienna Austria things to do’ I could dish up for you straight away. But you won’t be interested in all of them and you won’t have the time to do them all. Instead, let me share a few special guides to hone down your trip planning: Find the best selection of 24 hours in Vienna itineraries, …

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Vienna Danube Guide: Wiener Donau, Alte Donau and Donaukanal Highlights

Boat Trips: Vienna Danube seen from Donauturm

You have just discovered the first extensive insider guide to the Vienna Danube. I’m going to share what the Donau in Wien looks like, the best places to explore and enjoy yourself and where you’ll likely arrive by cruise ship. Danube River In Vienna Approximately 23 km of the Donau flow through Vienna. The Danube river in Vienna as of today didn’t always look like …

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Vienna Attractions : Native Advice of Tourist Attractions And Places To Visit

Vienna Attractions: Museum of Fine Art

Vienna Attractions. ‘Barbara, I am going to see your hometown, what shall I visit?’ Get my native Viennese’s NON tourism-agency insight as you collect tourist attractions and places to visit for your trip to Vienna.  Spanish Riding School Vienna Vienna Attractions. Clearly, the Spanish riding school is one of the top Vienna places to visit for lovers of classical culture, music and horses. Even local families with …

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Vienna With Kids: Classical Music, Fun Museums, Outdoors and More

Vienna With Kids: quadrille dancing

Vienna with Kids. Classical city breaks don’t rank top with children. How do you inspire your kids in Vienna while sightseeing? Which classical music activities are fun for them? Where are the best green spaces for children? My own kids and their local cousins recommend top 15 things to do in Vienna.  1. Vienna Walk For Children Vienna with Kids. While most …

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Klimt Villa Vienna: Gustav Klimt’s Studio Reviewed

Klimt Villa, Vienna Austria

Gustav Klimt paintings are everywhere in Vienna. But only one of his studios has survived as such. In fact, it’s the closest you can get to the Art Nouveau painter’s working environment. Following a stroll through nearby Schönbrunn Palace I once visited the Klimt Villa in the 13th district of Hietzing. It’s the result of a tenacious attempt to restore authenticity …

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