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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 Prater Amusement Park: A Native Viennese’s Tips

Vienna Prater Amusement Park: Giant Ferris Wheel

Vienna Prater amusement park is our oldest and largest luna park. The most exciting attraction for travellers is the Giant Ferris Wheel. For second time travellers and insiders it is the new chain carousel. At 117 metres, it is the highest in the world and whizzes you around in exhilarating heights, offering the most stunning views over Vienna. The larger part of ...

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Vienna Casino: Poker, Roulette, Dress Code and More

Vienna Casino at Esterhazy Palace

Visiting the Vienna Casino is about an elegant night out while having fun. You may have noticed that entertainment in Vienna happens at a generally smaller scale and the local casino is no different – it’s far from the busy hum drum of Las Vegas. What I like about the casino Vienna is that it is boutique-style, typically Viennese, lets you breathe old world glamour ...

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Ringstrasse Vienna: Map, 35 Landmarks and Hotels, Tours

Ringstrasse Vienna, Austria

Ringstrasse Vienna. Where should you start to explore the city? Go round in a circle. Ringstrasse girds the city centre. It lines up more than 20 great sightseeing spots and is the perfect starting point for first time visitors. Check my quick guide with map and tour suggestions of what to see. Why Ringstrasse Was Built Ringstrasse dates from 1858. Emperor Franz Joseph I. had the ...

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Melk Abbey: Day Trip From Vienna

Melk Abbey

It’s easy for a Vienna traveller to skip Melk Abbey at 75 min drive west. There is little reason you should, though. Unless you have set all your heart on Bauhaus architecture, learn what fans of classical culture are dying to see. The photos below were taken from one of my visits to UNESCO World Heritage Site Melk Abbey on a sunny December day. ...

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Vienna Woods Hotel – Guide to Best Places In My Native Area

Vienna Woods Hotel: Freigut Thallern

Find The Perfect Vienna Woods Hideaway The perfect Vienna Woods hotel can be a 19th century palace hotel in a spa town, a romantic tavern in a historic market town, or a hideaway wine growing estate in a sleepy village. Having said that, it’s not that easy to find a great local hotel. I have used my own local experience ...

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Vienna International Airport

What is the best way to get in and out of Vienna International Airport? And where to go if you are on a layover? As I use Schwechat airport myself several times a year you’ve just caught someone with their ear on the ground. My top tips include how to get round the airport, Vienna airport transfer options, the best Vienna airport hotel, and Vienna layover tours if you ...

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Vienna Hotels For Christmas – Best Places To Stay

Vienna hotels for Christmas: seasonal tree

Vienna Hotels for Christmas. If you are in Vienna for Christmas, do you want a place near Christmas markets, or a romantic hideaway? I have found a few perfect places right next to Christkindlmärkte, seasonal concert venues, churches and Christmas shopping; Alternatively, look at my finds in tranquil outskirts with village character for a romantic hideaway. Here are my top choices for Christmas in ...

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Accommodation Vienna – My Top Vacation Rentals And Condo Hotels

Accommodation Vienna at Naschmarkt

‘Looks Like My Viennese Flats’ Accommodation Vienna. Space, charm, and that ‘local living’ feeling: vacation rentals in Vienna make a difference to your city break. I have lived in seven apartments Vienna for more than ten years. ‘Steal’ my experience to lead a truly local life while you visit my hometown. My selected apartments have typical Viennese elements: old townhouses, spacious rooms, ...

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Cheap Hotels In Vienna – Best Value Places Near City Centre, Train Station and Airport

Best Value Places Near City Centre, Train Station And Airport Cheap Hotels In Vienna. Selecting a quality budget hotel in Vienna is more challenging than cherry picking among luxury temples. There is a vast number of cheap hotels in Vienna. Searching for a good place means your road will eventually fork between price and quality. To keep you on track, ...

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