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Private Dining in Vienna: Review

Art Walk: private dining in Neubau

Private Dining in Vienna. Whenever a Viennese friend invites me, I get easy private dining. But where can you go private when you travel to Vienna? Asta is a private dining host. The blond 30 something and her cat Hase (rabbit) live in Vienna’s trendy urban neighbourhood Neubau. I am as hungry for her Viennese cuisine as I am for (re) experiencing ...

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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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Vienna Boat Tour: Old Danube Explored

Boat trips: self guided Old Danube 'island boat' tour

Vienna boat tour. Vienna boat trips on the Danube sound like fun and romance. Until you realize that neither Ringstrasse boulevard nor Hofburg, let alone Schönbrunn Palace, are anywhere near Donau. There is one boat trip on the Vienna Danube, though, that has thrilled me, and I will show you why. Read on if you like authentic places, charm, design ...

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Vienna Bicycle Tour: Vienna Woods by e-Bike

Vienna bicycle tour: Vienna Woods

This Vienna bicycle tour has two eye openers in store: It will change the way you perceive Vienna, and it may change the way you perceive a bike. I joined that tour on a warm July day. Here is what happened. Vienna bicycle tour. Our small group of three met where town meets green, where plain meets hill, and where capitalist meets marxist. Heiligenstadt in ...

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Jewish Vienna Walk: Native’s Review

There isn’t much left of the Jewish Vienna you or your ancestors may have known. But what is left, and what has developed since, fascinates. I joined a guided Jewish Vienna tour. Here is my review, alongside the most intriguing questions answered during the tour. “There is no Jewish quarter in Vienna”, our guide Barbara introduced her tour. Not even Leopoldstadt. The ...

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Vienna Danube Concerts – Dinner And Classics

Vienna Danube concerts: floating concert

Vienna Danube Concerts. Many Europe travellers dream of a concert on the Danube. A local Viennese has dreamt of it his whole life. Then he just set it up, in his own unique way. I attended one of his floating classical concerts on the Old Danube. These concerts are not in any tourist guide, but word of mouth is spreading fast. ...

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Vienna Restaurant Hofzeile 27: Private Dining

Vienna restaurant Hofzeile 27

One warm April evening, my husband and I sidestepped busy restaurants and went for Vienna restaurant Hofzeile 27. Here is our independent review: The restaurant Hofzeile is an exclusive private dining place that is in the best sense unique. Whether you are a romantic couple in search for an exclusive place to eat, plan a discrete business dinner, want an authentic local experience, ...

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Michelin Restaurant Steirereck Vienna: Review

Michelin restaurant Steirereck

Michelin Restaurant Steirereck is Austria’s number one gourmet temple for Austrian food. One of two star Michelin restaurants in Vienna, the Steirereck ranks in the first half of S. Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Chef Heinz Reitbauer has earned his reputation for innovative local food creations by rediscovering rare local vegetables like the Beta Sweet Carrot, a purple carrot that is cultivated in the Higher School ...

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Vienna Restaurants Best Roast: Review

Vienna Restaurants best roast: Zu den Drei Hacken

Where can you have Vienna restaurants best roast in a relaxed place in the centre? My Portuguese in-laws were fast approaching my hometown. They love all things meat, and authentic local eateries. Having a succulent chunk of pork topped with a crispy upper crust in a cosy little tavern would certainly make their day. Hence, we headed for Viennese pork ...

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