Seasonal Highlights

Wachau Bike Tour: Wine Tasting On 2 Wheels

Wachau tour: biking group

What is a Wachau bike tour like? Is it easy and fun with a bit of culture sprinkled in? In fact, I did just that tour. After more than 23 visits to this 1,000-year-old wine region set alongside Europe’s second largest river I wanted to do what everyone does there: Cycling on a beautiful path, through boasting postcard villages, along …

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Neusiedlersee Burgenland: Boat Rides, Wine, Wildlife And More

Neusiedlersee marina

Despite its popularity among local wine fans and families UNESCO World Heritage Site Neusiedlersee (Lake Neusiedl) is still an insider travel tip. An hour from Vienna, the Viennese love to taste its excellent local wines, roam historic villages with their Pannonian cottages, tour the lake’s shores by bike, and watch wild birds and open air operettas. To help you explore this amazing …

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Augarten: Exploring Vienna’s Forgotten Treasure

Vienna Sights: Augarten and air defence tower

What is there to see at Vienna’s Augarten? From fine Viennese porcelain in Europe’s second oldest porcelain manufactory to a manicured baroque garden and a World War II Air Defence Tower. These are just some of the local treasures that have been hiding from tourist swarms. Here are five things you can do there: 1. Stroll Through Oldest Baroque Garden …

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Vienna Tourism Calendar 2024 For Non-Tourists

Wienissimo food festival

Vienna tourism calendar. While it is hard to get lost in Vienna, you CAN lose yourself in its cultural offer. To help you focus, this month-by-month calendar lists the top highlights: from operas and concerts, music and food festivals, and top exhibitions, to the best seasonal tours and popular neighborhood events. To find relevant dates, addresses, opening times and booking …

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Vienna Balls Guide: Kickstart Your Planning In Less Than 10 Min

Vienna Balls: Fete Imperiale

To kick start your plans of attending a ball in Wien, this Vienna Balls guide will get you going in less than 10 minutes: from tickets and dress code to etiquette and must-know traditions. Clearly, attending a Viennese ball is a must if you love glamorous dresses, are at least somewhat interested in dancing and won’t run a mile when hearing …

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Vienna Ball Review from Hofburg: What It Is Really Like.

Vienna Ball of the Coffee Brewers

Vienna Ball Review. Unless you are a die-hard rock fan, visit a Vienna Ball. This complete first-hand report from Wiener Kaffeesiederball at Hofburg Imperial Palace will take you through the setting, the etiquette, the program, ballroom dancing, getting tickets in the first place, and most of all the fun! First and foremost, a Wiener Ball with all its glitz and …

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Vienna Concerts 2024 – 18+ Examples To Avoid Tourist Traps

Vienna Concerts: Vienna Symphonics at Konzerthaus

Every day, my home city stages one to three dozen Vienna concerts. To make things more complicated, the ‘capital of music’ hosts events with varying levels of quality. Let’s assume you are after quality music events and would like to avoid tourist traps. To facilitate your choice I’m sharing a list of great and good concerts below: from Vienna …

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Wachau Boat Trip – The 4 Most Dazzling Danube Rides

Wachau boat trip: Grand Wachau Cruise

In romantic, historic, and fun terms a Wachau boat trip through this quaint Danube valley is hard to beat. When I first took my Portuguese husband to the Wachau Valley he loved the boat trip most, floating on the wide Danube while being exposed to almost two hours of blissful vineyard, village and river gazing. Wachau Boat Trip – Which …

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Vienna Woods: 7 Enchanting Ideas For Your Day Out

Vienna Woods: Bridge in Helenental

I grew up in the Vienna Woods, at the Viennese’s favourite outdoors. Let me share the places I know, they are quite a few. The Vienna Woods (Wienerwald) are a large belt of mixed woodland with a couple of small historic towns and hilly vineyards, and reach from Vienna’s north west right to the south east. Towns like Perchtoldsdorf, Mödling, and Baden in the south …

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Mini Danube Cruise – Vienna To Bratislava Day Trip

Twin city Liner catamaran on the Danube

Mini Danube Cruise. If you plan a day trip from Vienna to Bratislava by boat consider taking the catamaran during the warm months. At just 60 km distance from Vienna, this stretch of the Donau provides a great setting for a mini Danube cruise. Despite this being a fairly high-speed ride it feels super safe and is also child friendly. …

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