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Egon Schiele Museum Vienna: Leopold Collection

Egon Schiele Museum: Portrait of Wally Neuzil

Leopold Museum, aka Egon Schiele Museum in Vienna, throws you head first into Vienna 1900’s haunted soul. I believe Schiele artwork is key to grasping Fin-de-Siècle Wien. Schiele was not an eye pleaser in the first place but a radical Expressionist. I only understood that after visiting Leopold Museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of Schiele art. Find out what to expect. Egon Schiele ...

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Vienna Art Wine Tour: Klosterneuburg Abbey On The Danube

Vienna Art wine tour: Klosterneuburg Abbey

Why do art, history and wine combine so well? That Vienna art wine tour I did in Klosterneuburg was admittedly an obvious match. What else would you do in Austria’s oldest wine estate that happens to be a monastery where the Austrian nation was forged, and that has been run by art aficionado clerics for 900 years? Actually, the tour was my friend Regina’s idea. ...

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Gustav Klimt Artwork: Guide to Top Paintings

The Short Guide To Klimt’s Art Are you as passionate as me about Gustav Klimt artwork? I was lucky enough to be born at the centre of his artistic work in Vienna. You are going to benefit from my Klimtmania with this one page appetiser: Gustav’s life in brief, what makes his art so brilliant and a closeup of his top 7 ...

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Albertina Vienna Museum: 6 Highlights For Art And Gourmet Fans

Albertina Vienna

Every city has its boutique museums. In Wien, we have the Albertina Vienna, our little treasure chest of 19th and 20th century art, fine graphics, architectural sketches from Renaissance to Modernism, and Austrian vintage photography.  History And Collections The Albertina’s name comes from Count Albert von Sachsen-Teschen, one of Empress Maria Theresa’s sons-in-law.  Different from most traditional museums modern confronts traditional at the Albertina’s exterior: a wing-shaped ‘trampolin’ ...

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Baroque Period In Vienna – Guide to Baroque Architecture, Gardens, Music And More

baroque period in Vienna: Jesuit Church

In order to unearth Wien’s culture, I’ll share some insight on the baroque period in Vienna. Unlike any other the baroque lifestyle has shaped much of my hometown, making it one of the best places in Europe to experience baroque and rococo art. Use this guide to baroque architecture, baroque gardens, baroque costumes and baroque classical music to navigate around town. Baroque Period In ...

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Hapsburgs Museum of Furniture: Hofmobiliendepot’s Historic Interiors

Hapsburgs Museum of Furniture: Biedermeier room

The Hapsburgs Museum of Furniture (Hofmobiliendepot) introduces you to historic lifestyle through applied arts: The Imperial depot  revives 300 years of upper and middle class interiors, marked by the Hapsburg (or Habsburg) family. Find out between pompous footstools, silk upholstered chairs, showcase salons and bedrooms, travel thrones and throne-like sanitary chairs what living felt like for the Emperors, their family and bourgeois Vienna. ...

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Augarten Vienna: Porcelain Museum, Baroque Gardens And Other Tips

Vienna Sights: Augarten and air defence tower

At Augarten, Vienna displays a curious outdoor collection of history and lifestyle. The sizeable baroque garden has gone widely unnoticed by travellers. It is THE missing page of many mainstream travel guides. Baroque Gardens The park itself is Vienna’s oldest baroque garden and has landmark status. In the 17th century it was conceived as a hunting ground amidst the Danube flood plains. Augarten not ...

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Otto Wagner Church And Hospital In Vienna: Where Light Meets Shade

Vienna tours: Otto Wagner Church

The Otto Wagner church, top gem of Viennese Art Nouveau, lies in the West of Vienna. From the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace you can see its golden dome sparkling through the hills of Steinhof. The church outshines many top attractions. Compared with the dark Nazi history of Otto Wagner’s elegant hospital on the grounds, its beauty is bizarre. Explore Wagner’s wonderful world of shapes and ornaments. Here is my review. ...

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Vienna Tourism Calendar: Events And Things To Do

things to do in Vienna May: Vienna Coffeehouse Conversation

Things To Do In My Hometown Vienna tourism calendar. While it is hard to get lost in Vienna, you CAN lose yourself in its cultural offer. If you like classical and contemporary culture, outdoors and good food, you will likely find my lists of Vienna events and great things to do useful. Each month’s tips include special seasonal events, top tips ...

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Vienna Tourism Tips – 15 Essentials To Know

Vienna Tourism: Volkstheater

My Vienna Tourism Essentials collect the kind of insight my friends should get from Vienna: Which events have shaped my homecity, which buildings fill the streets, which artwork fills museums, which parties fill our calendars, which books fill our thoughts, which food fills local tummies? Use these snippets for a deeply rich experience when in Vienna. Austria’s Capital  Vienna Tourism Essentials. This article ...

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