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Planning Tips And Tools

Vienna Central Station: Our Railway Hub Explained

Vienna Central Station, train

With 5 levels, 12 platforms and 90 shops the city’s main railway hub Vienna Central Station is complex. In German, the train station is called Wien Hauptbahnhof, Wien HBF or Bahnhof City Wien. To get around, see the central station map, Hauptbahnhof’s exact location in Vienna, nearest hotels, restaurants and attractions, and fastest routes to the center and airport below. …

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Is Vienna Safe? Must Knows For Travellers

Vienna sausage stand by night

Is Vienna safe to visit in 2020? Whether you simply like to go out at night, are a solo female traveller or an American tourist: safety matters. To give you a sound perspective I have collected the latest statistical evidence on safety and security in Austria’s capital. According to the 2019 Global Peace Index Austria ranks fourth among the most …

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Vienna Travel Planning 2020/2021: Safe And Authentic

Vienna Travel Planning: insider spot

Vienna Travel Planning. Did a Native ever connect your holiday planning to the pulse of her home place? Even if that meant chasing limited event tickets, optimizing walking routes, and contacting local ancestry archives? What’s more, as Austria emerges from lockdown due to the corona virus (Covid-19), learning about new health and safety guidelines, and cancellation rules, have become key …

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Fin De Siècle Vienna: How You Best Connect

Fin de Siecle Vienna: Gustav Klimt Tree of Life

Fin De Siecle Vienna. Whether your heart beats for bold patterns or bold ideas, straight lines or straight talking, complex psyches or complex music: a radical mindset is key to enjoying Vienna 1900.  I have pulled together a list of the best things to see and do, including the best anniversary exhibitions.  Fin de Siècle Vienna In Brief Fin De …

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Austria Cell Phone Use For Travelers: SIM Cards To Mobile Hotspots

Austria cell phone use: Austrian mountain and lake

Austria Cell Phone Use for Travelers. If your cell phone carrier’s International Roaming and Mobile Data Package is too expensive there are a few options to consider to cut roaming charges: Buy Prepaid Austrian Or European SIM Card Austria Cell Phone Use for Travelers. Overall, a SIM Card can considerably cut roaming charges. Since Austria may only be one stop during …

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Vienna Budapest Prague: Inside the Golden Triangle 3 X 3

Vienna Budapest Prague: Mala Strana quarter

Vienna Budapest Prague. Especially when traveling from overseas, covering the Golden Triangle Vienna, Budapest and Prague in one go makes sense. But what to see and do in each city, how to get there and where to stay? Since many travellers ask me these questions, I have moulded my tips into robust sample itineraries of 3 days in each city …

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Vienna Austria Things To Do: Free Guides And Itineraries

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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What Is Vienna Known For: 20+ Highlights That Make Vienna Famous

What is Vienna known for: Hofburg Palace

What is Vienna known for? To get a feel for Austria’s capital explore where it stands out from the rest of the world. In order to build your own profile of the city, and to frame your trip planning, you can use the highlights I am listing below. City Of Music What is Vienna Known For? Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vienna waltz …

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Learn German in Vienna: 11 Tips For Travellers, Students And Expats

Viennese coffeehouse Cafe Museum

Each year, thousands of travellers, students and expats learn German in Vienna. Some travellers just want an hour of key German phrases in a local coffeehouse. Students and expats are usually after in-depth language courses. I have listed the best schools and private teaching resources to kick start your search: from a one-hour session in a coffeehouse to exam preparation courses. …

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Vienna City Centre – The 4 Smartest Old Town Routes

Graben boulevard in Vienna

Just imagine a UNESCO World Heritage stretching across three square kilometres (1.16 square miles) – that is the Vienna City Centre. In fact, old town Vienna brims with history, palaces, classical music venues, coffeehouses and restaurants, and high-end shopping. When it comes to architecture, you will find a mix of Medieval, Baroque, Historistic, Art Nouveau, Modernist and sleek contemporary sites. …

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