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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

Things to do in Vienna November: Babenberg family tree at Klosterneuburg abbey

Vienna art wine tour. What would you prefer – exploring historic artwork in a Vienna winery estate or roaming baroque wine cellars in a key historic site? I thought both would be terrific, and toured Klosterneuburg monastery and wine estate. Actually, it wasn’t my idea but my friend Regina’s, a local tour guide living in Klosterneuburg. Like El Escorial in Spain, the ...

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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: My Museum Review

Albertina Vienna museum at night

Boutique Museum For Classic Art and Design Albertina Vienna. Should you squeeze in a visit of the Albertina? Probably queue up, and skip another larger museum? Yes, please do. You will get fine historic art and design inspiration without wandering through endless halls. Top 5 Sources To Get You Inspired Compared to the Belvedere and the Museum of Fine Art, the rococo ...

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Baroque Period In Vienna

baroque period in Vienna: Jesuit Church

Baroque Architecture, Baroque Gardens, Music And More The baroque period in Vienna has shaped much of my hometown and its culture, making it one of the best places in Europe to experience baroque and rococo art. Baroque Period In Vienna: Introduction Baroque art commenced around 1600 in most of Europe. The baroque period in Vienna only started at the time of high baroque, around ...

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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: Art Nouveau Tour Review

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. I joined a guided tour for Art Nouveau fans to explore Wagner’s wonderful world ...

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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 Museums – Habsburgs, Klimt, Hitler and More

Vienna Museums: Museum of Natural History

Vienna Museums. Where to see Gustav Klimt paintings, where is the Museums Quarter, and where to learn about Hitler and World War II? There are more than 100 Vienna museums, housing everything from world renown 16th century oil paintings to curious objects. My personal shortlist below will help you pick and choose what you want to see. Museum of Fine ...

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