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Klimt Villa Vienna: Gustav Klimt’s Studio Reviewed

Klimt Villa, Vienna Austria

Gustav Klimt paintings are everywhere in Vienna. But only one of his studios 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 in a place ...

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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 Winter Palace of Prince Eugen: What To See And Learn

Vienna Winter Palace Prince Eugen: room with battleground paintings

The Vienna winter palace of Prince Eugen is an exquisite town palace in the city center. It is the perfectly located off-path treat during your sightseeing. I used 45 minutes of my time to review the dwelling of one of Europe’s greatest statesmen and warlords. Find out below what to see and learn at Eugene of Savoy’s baroque home. From outside, the ...

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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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24 hours in Vienna – 7 Itineraries For 1 Day In Vienna Austria

24 hours in Vienna: deckchairs of Museum of Fine Arts

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

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 from tourist to traveller. 1. Schönbrunn Palace ...

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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: Hermes Villa in Vienna

Empress Sissi Palace: Hermesvilla

There is a hidden spot in Wien that unites Empress Sissi fans, nature and manor lovers: Hermes Villa. More precisely, Empress Elizabeth of Austria’s romantic bolthole is set in 6,000 acres of Natural Reserve in Lainz, a few kilometres West of Schönbrunn Palace. In fact, I am totally biased as I have been there and loved it. To help you decide, I’m sharing 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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