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Klimt Villa Vienna: Gustav Klimt’s Studio Reviewed

Klimt Villa, Vienna Austria

Gustav Klimt paintings are everywhere in Vienna. But there is only one of his studios that has survived as such. It is the closest you can get to the Art Nouveau painter’s working environment. I visited the Klimt Villa in the 13th district of Hietzing after a stroll through nearby Schönbrunn Palace. It’s the result of a tenacious attempt to restore authenticity ...

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Vienna Insider Walk: Pawlatschen Courtyards

Vienna insider walk: pawlatschen courtyard

Hidden Attractions in Vienna Vienna Insider Walk. A courtyards walk through some of Vienna’s historic Pawlatschen houses lets you discover some of the most charming hidden attractions in Vienna and is one of my top Vienna travel tips. Sneaking into publicly acccessible historic courtyards takes you off the beaten track. Many of these courtyards are in a central location and shopping area, such as ...

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Eugene of Savoy’s Winter Palace: Review

Eugene of Savoy's Winter Palace

Old World Glamour Off-The-Path A small town palace in a narrow Viennese side street: This is Eugene of Savoy’s Winter Palace. It is not not even Imperial. Why would you squeeze Prince Eugene’s winter palace into your sightseeing programme? I tried it out on a grey December afternoon for you to decide. From outside, the palace looks bigger than it is. It’s probably whiter ...

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24 hours in Vienna – One Day In Vienna, Seven Ideas

24 hours in Vienna: Kleines Cafe

You have only 24 hours in Vienna, or maybe double that? Many people on a roundtrip through Europe visit my city in just one or two days. If you plan a short city break Austria’s capital needs to be sliced and diced in the right way. Here are seven packages of 24 hour itineraries, based on different travel objectives. A tip ...

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Vienna Insider Tips: Wien Sightseeing Off The Beaten Path

Vienna Insider Tips: Museum of Folks and Folk Art

From Vienna’s Top 10 Attractions To Insider Gems Great Wien sightseeing goes beyond tourism attractions. Build some unexpected finds into your sightseeing agenda that lead you off the beaten path. This page helps you do that. In fact, for each of Vienna’s top 10 attractions there is an insider twin: A similarly beautiful attraction that comes without the crowds and will turn you ...

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Empress Sissi’s Palace Of Dreams in Vienna

Empress Sissi Palace: Hermesvilla

Vienna has been hiding a spot that unites Empress Sissi fans, nature and mansion lovers: Hermes Villa. Empress Elizabeth of Austria’s romantic bolthole is set in 6,000 acres of Natural Reserve in the area of Lainz, a few kilometres West of Schönbrunn Palace. I am totally biased as I have been there and loved it, but there are also a few caveats. Here are three ...

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Vienna Woods: Tour And Hiking Tips With Map

Vienna Woods: Bridge in Helenental

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Jewish Vienna: Map, Top Sights, and Walking Tours

Jewish Vienna: Judenplatz

Do you want to trace the foot steps of your Jewish ancestors, when in Vienna? You’ll have plenty of sites to see. The Jewish community there goes back 900 years. Here are the best places of Jewish Vienna to visit. Leopoldstadt Jewish Vienna. The former Jewish quarter was known as the ‘Matzoth Island’ of Vienna. The inhabitants of Leopoldstadt were almost ...

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Jewish Museum Vienna: Judenplatz and Dorotheergasse

Jewish Museum Vienna

Vienna has almost 900 years of Jewish history.  To get a thorough idea of the Jewish community in Vienna in the past and present,  tour the Jewish Museum Vienna. It brims with stories in every information board, object, video and quote. I have been at the museum to learn more about the Jewish part of my family. Museum’s Main Building Jewish Museum Vienna. The main building is located ...

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Budget Hotel Vienna: Reviewing Magdas Hotel

Cheap hotels in Vienna: Magdas Hotel lounge

Budget Hotel Vienna. Are you keen on extras when going for a cheap hotel in Vienna? At Magdas Hotel you can add a social dimension to your city break, and get more than just a place to rest your head. It will change the way you travel. Here is my review. First, a look at the basics – the lobby of Magdas Hotel is wide ...

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