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Vienna Jewish Tour Review

Vienna tours private sightseeing: Jewish Synagogue

Vienna Jewish Tour. Have you got Jewish family roots in the city, too? I was curious about the history of the local Jewish community, for that reason. Where did people live, work, pray, shop, go to school? How do the Viennese commemorate (do they)? How does Jewish life look like today? Here are highlights of a private Jewish Vienna tour. Granite …

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Secret Vienna Tour: Discovering Wien’s Hidden Courtyards

Vienna insider walk: secret courtyards tour

Secret Vienna Tour. Some of the most exciting corners in Vienna are the hidden courtyards right in the city centre. I had done a tour on my own before but felt that I stepped past the most intriguing places. I was right, as my tour guide proved. Regina met me at Schwedenplatz, our diving station.  She was determined to start our …

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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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Schönbrunn Palace – Vienna Castle Insider Guide

Vienna Unwrapped site image: Schonbrunn Palace

Clearly, Schönbrunn Palace is the number 1 Vienna castle. With millions of visitors per year the Hapsburg palace is a well-trodden path. Since I fitted into a pram, I visited Schönbrunn palace and gardens.  To inspire your visit let me share my insider guide about its pomp and stucco, hidden corners and insider experiences.  A UNESCO World heritage site, this …

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Naschmarkt in Vienna – A Native’s Street Market Guide

Turkish stand at Naschmarkt in Vienna

While the Naschmarkt in Vienna is a historic landmark it’s also our best fresh food and flea market. My Viennese mum hunts there for the best food and vintage things every Saturday. As a result, we are sharing our free insider guide to the more than 100 vintage and food stalls, bars and restaurants. The Naschmarkt in Vienna is its window to the …

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Belvedere Vienna Review: Klimt Art And Baroque Gem

Vienna metro: Belvedere Palace

Visiting the Belvedere Vienna you can happily lose yourself in fine art and beautiful landscaping. While the palace and baroque gardens alone are worth a visit the Belvedere’s Austrian National Gallery impresses with 1,000 years of national art. Below I’m sharing my personal notes of what to see and do at the Belvedere.  The Palace And Baroque Gardens To begin with, the Belvedere shines a bright light on the …

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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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Spanish Riding School Vienna – Video, Shows And Tickets On Offer

Things to do in Vienna August: Spanish Riding School

Should You Get On Your Horse? Every classical city guide harps on about the Spanish Riding School Vienna as a Must-See. Should you spend  two hours to experience baroque horses performing to classical music in a baroque riding hall? For 30 years I wasn’t convinced. See a video and read my first-hand review of watching a show. You will also get a quick …

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