Home » Tag Archives: sites

Tag Archives: sites

Vienna Danube Guide: Wiener Donau, Alte Donau and Donaukanal Highlights

Boat Trips: Vienna Danube seen from Donauturm

You have just discovered the first extensive insider guide to the Vienna Danube. I’m going to share what the Donau in Wien looks like, the best places to explore and enjoy yourself and where you’ll likely arrive by cruise ship. Danube River In Vienna Approximately 23 km of the Donau flow through Vienna. The Danube river in Vienna as of today didn’t always look like ...

Read More »

What Is Vienna Known For: 20+ Highlights That Make Vienna Famous

What is Vienna known for: Hofburg Palace

What is Vienna known for? To get a feel for Austria’s capital explore where it stands out from the rest of the world. You can use the things I am listing below to build your own profile of the city, and as key markers for your trip planning. City Of Music What is Vienna Known For? Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vienna waltz king Johann ...

Read More »

Burgenland: Neusiedlersee, Wine And Esterhazy Palace

Burgenland: Vineyards and Neusiedlersee

As I write, Burgenland is still an insider tip for travellers. For us Viennese, the historic Land of Castles represents a Southern escape: We use Austria’s warmest region as a wellness and culture retreat thanks to lots of sunshine, vineyards, a rolling landscape, spas and vast Neusiedlersee. Most of us don’t ponder about the region’s ancient Celtic wine culture when we roam local wine ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Vienna Prater Amusement Park: A Native Viennese’s Tips

Vienna Attractions: 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 ...

Read More »

Vienna Walking Tours: Places To Visit In Vienna On Foot

New Year's Eve Concerts: Hofburg Palace

Vienna Walking Tours. I love to hear stories and learn something new as I roam places to visit in Vienna. My home city offers dozens of walking tours. Find out about my top four guided walking tours for first time visitors. You can also access my personal tour reviews of very unusual tours below. Have fun! Introducing Vienna Vienna Walking Tours. Tour guide Herbert leads this ...

Read More »

Stephansdom: St. Stephen’s Cathedral From Catacombs To Concerts

interior of Stephansdom, Vienna

The story of Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) almost tells the story of Vienna. It has been around for 900 years and is a key local landmark. As a native, I associate it with mundane things like cream wafers, radio and school kids rattling charity moneyboxes in the streets; but you will get the whole story and Cathedral concert tips here. ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Ringstrasse Vienna: Map, Illustrated Guide And My Favourite Tours

Ringstrasse Vienna, Austria

Ringstrasse Vienna. Where should you start to explore the city? Go in a circle. Ringstrasse girds the city centre. It lines up more than 20 great sightseeing spots and is the perfect start 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 former city walls ...

Read More »

Day Trips From Vienna: Salzburg, Bratislava, Budapest, Wachau, Burgenland

Day Trips from Vienna: Salzburg City

Day trips from Vienna are incredibly varied. Half a dozen top landmarks, UNESCO World Heritage sites and European cultural capitals huddle together within a radius of 200 miles.  Let me share a few day trip ideas to neighbouring cities and the countryside with you. Mini Danube Cruise To Bratislava Day Trips from Vienna. Can you imagine that you overlooked a beautiful spot ...

Read More »
By Barbara Cacao. Copyright (c) 2014 vienna-unwrapped.com. All Rights Reserved. This site uses unobtrusive cookies to store information on your computer. By using our site you accept the terms of our
Accept Cookies
x