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Adolf Loos Vienna: 10 Spots Where He Broke Ground

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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Cistercian Abbey Heiligenkreuz: Gregorian Chant And Top Sights

Vienna Woods: Cistercian abbey Heiligenkreuz, Vienna Woods

Landing at the Cistercian abbey of Heiligenkreuz you set foot on a different planet. Tucked away in the Vienna Woods the local Cistercian monks, however, have found a unique way to connect with the world. Since they stormed the international music charts with their Gregorian chant in 2008 visitors keep coming. Not only to hear monks chanting but to trace …

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Volksoper Vienna: Best Vienna Theatre for Operetta Musicals

Volksoper Vienna: Strauss operetta Die Fledermaus

Volksoper Vienna. Dear opera and theater lovers, what about looking behind the scenes and exploring Wien’s popular operetta genre? Watching an operetta musical at a Vienna theatre like Volksoper entertains and enlightens in a very local way. Ever since I could think my late grandparents and their friends raved about this popular Wiener opera house. Now also my generation rediscovers operetta …

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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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Inside Otto Wagner Villa and Ernst Fuchs Museum in Vienna

Otto Wagner Villa and Ernst Fuchs Museum

If you love Art Nouveau and modern art the Otto Wagner Villa in Vienna opens an other-worldly experience. Hiding on a hillside in Western Vienna the Jugendstil mansion and museum blends Fin de Siècle art and Fantastic Realism. Find out what to encounter in the villa and how to visit. The Villa’s Story Otto Wagner Villa. Yes, it’s Otto Wagner, but …

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Hitler in Vienna: Uncovering The Führer And Nazi Vienna

Hitler Speech on Heldenplatz 15th March 1938

Which key locations of Adolf Hitler in Vienna should you visit to trace his footsteps? Since Hitler sites in Vienna don’t have plaques and signs you need to know what to look for. Though I hate to say this Vienna played a role in catapulting Adolf Hitler to dictatorship. For one thing, it was in Vienna that he was bitterly …

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Sigmund Freud Museum And Tour: Freud 360

Sigmund Freud Museum: Freud and his two sons

Before you head straight for the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna why not start tracing his footsteps earlier: Clearly, Freud left valuable traces in many more places than his practice and apartment. What’s more, Freud represents a whole era: If you follow his legacy in Wien you’ll get a 360 degree view on our World of Yesterday and Vienna 1900. …

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Vienna Cooking Classes With Private Dining: Off-Track Local Experience

Vienna Cooking Class with private dining: baking apple strudel

Vienna cooking classes with private dining let you dive into local life, make Viennese friends, and learn about Wiener habits and culture beyond the guide books. To show you what it’s like, I joined a cooking class at a local foodie’s home to prepare Wiener Schnitzel and apple strudel. Unlike apple strudel shows for tourists at Schonbrunn Palace this private …

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Honeymoon In Vienna – 11 Ideas You Only Find In Wien

Honeymoon in Vienna: butler at Hotel Imperial

Planning a honeymoon in Vienna Austria you organise an event with a ready set stage. The surroundings are so romantic you just have to fill in yourselves. Here is a guide of the most amazing honeymoon experiences and romantic hotels in Vienna to kick start your planning. Visit A Ball And Take A Waltz Dance Lesson If you have mastered the ballroom dance at …

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Burgenland Wine Tour: Wine Tasting Near Vienna

Burgenland wine tour: wine colour display

Burgenland Wine Tour. You have probably tasted the wines of this boutique Burgenland winery if you buy Austrian wine at home. The wine estate is located in the south east of Vienna and still a secret on the tourist front. There, an innovative vintner from a traditional family estate has created a sensory wine world that offers a fun wine experience with wine …

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