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Central Cemetery Vienna – Visiting Zentralfriedhof

Johann Strauss' and Brahms' tombs

Central Cemetery Vienna. It sounds weird but nowhere else does Viennese history become so alive than at Wiener Zentralfriedhof. During a guided tour through the cemetery we traced celebrity musicians’ graves like those of Beethoven, Strauss, Schubert, Falco, and of other famous Viennese.  Vienna residents have a reputedly tender relation with death. ‘Death has to be a Viennese…’ goes a …

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Vienna Segway Tour Review: Key Spots and Hidden Gems

Vienna Segway Tour Review: Stephansdom

Vienna Segway Tour Review. If you have never used a segway, criss-crossing Vienna that way sounds exotic. But I found it was the ultimate treat for my legs, and big fun! Forbidden Strauss Vienna Segway Tour Review. Before we headed off I refreshed my skills on a quiet stretch of Ringstrasse’s bike path. My  tutor steered me by boldly walking in …

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Best Rooftop Views Vienna: Top 8 Panoramic Views of Austria’s Capital

Best rooftop views in Vienna

Best Rooftop Views Vienna. Before you climb up the wrong 300 stairs let me share my favourite rooftop views in my home city. 1. Canteen of the Palace of Justice Best Rooftop Views Vienna. the weirdest and most ‘insider’ way to enjoy a rooftop view in Vienna; the publicly accessible ‘Justizcafé’ is the canteen of the Palace of Justice; pass bag …

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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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Music Tour Vienna Review: Mozart, Beethoven And Who Set The Tone

Music Tour Vienna. If you are a classical music connoisseur go from sound to power of music: Once I went beyond nights at the Staatsoper and tracing composers in Vienna, I finally understood that there was more to Vienna’s ‘capital of music’ label than a tourism tag.  To begin with, the Mozart House, the Beethoven House and top music venues such …

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Vienna Jewish Tour 2019: The Secrets Your Family Didn’t Talk About

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Vienna Jewish Tour. Have you got Jewish family roots in the city, too? Did your relatives talk much about their lives in Vienna in those days? For these reasons, I was curious about the history of the local Jewish community. Where did people live, work, pray, shop, go to school? What did really happen from Kristallnacht onwards? How do the …

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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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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: 10 Reasons You Will Love It

Belvedere Vienna gardens

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 …

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