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Vienna Culture Shopping – quality and luxury gift guide

Vienna culture shopping: Rozet und Fischmeister silverware

Vienna Culture Shopping. In general, the best souvenirs don’t come from souvenir shops. When in Vienna, do take advantage of Vienna’s heritage of quality craftsmanship. As old family businesses are evolving their range both local Viennese and visitors (re-) discover the Austrian style. To make your visit to Vienna easier, I’m sharing a list of my favourite shops for quality and luxury …

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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 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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Hermesvilla Vienna: Sissi of Austria’s Palace of Dreams

Hermesvilla Vienna: Empress Sissi's Palace of Dreams

Hermesvilla Vienna is a charming off path manor in Wien that unites Empress Sissi fans, nature and culture lovers. In fact, Empress Elizabeth of Austria’s romantic bolthole is set in 6,000 acres of Natural Reserve in Lainz, a few kilometres West of Schönbrunn Palace. Honestly, I am totally biased as I have been there and loved it. To help you decide, I’m …

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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. 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 horse …

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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 12+1 things to do in Vienna.  1. Vienna Walk For Children Vienna with Kids. While most …

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Vienna Art Wine Tour: Klosterneuburg Abbey On The Danube

Vienna Art wine tour: Klosterneuburg Abbey

Why do art, history and wine combine so well? Klosterneuburg was admittedly an obvious match. What else would you do in Austria’s oldest wine estate that happens to be a monastery where the Austrian nation was forged, and that has been run by art aficionado clerics for 900 years?  Like El Escorial in Spain, Klosterneuburg monastery is outside the capital. At just 10 …

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Vienna Coffeehouses Favourites Of My Hometown

Best Vienna Coffeehouses: Cafe Frauenhuber

My Wiener Kaffeehaus Shortlist Vienna Coffeehouses Favourites. There are hundreds of Vienna coffeehouses, each with their own style, menu, cultural offer and therefore their own special audience. 

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