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: Personal 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? Being a native Austrian my clients use my personal travel planner services to perfect and authenticate their Austria and Vienna vacations. In 2019 Vienna Unwrapped received …

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Vienna Christmas Market Guide and Map 2019

Vienna Christmas market on Freyung

Vienna Christmas Market Guide 2019. Each year Vienna and various local associations fit more than a dozen Christmas markets with Christmas trees, mulled wine, traditional food, and arts and crafts stalls. In addition, some of them boast live bands and gospel choirs, ice curling rinks, and even fire dances and an Alpine log cabin. To find out where and when …

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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: Insider Itineraries for the Golden Triangle

Vienna Budapest Prague: Mala Strana quarter

Vienna Budapest Prague. A while ago, Ann from South Africa asked me for advice for her planned trip to the Golden Triangle: Vienna, Budapest and Prague. She wanted to know where best to fly into, what to see and do in each city, and the best transfer and hotel options. Since many travellers have the same question, I have structured …

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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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