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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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