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Vienna Central Station: Our Railway Hub Explained

Vienna Central Station, train

With 5 levels, 12 platforms and 90 shops the city’s main railway hub Vienna Central Station is complex. In German, the train station is called Wien Hauptbahnhof, Wien HBF or Bahnhof City Wien. To get around, see the central station map, Hauptbahnhof’s exact location in Vienna, nearest hotels, restaurants and attractions, and fastest routes to the center and airport below. …

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Vienna Music Festival Guide 2020: Hear Wien

Vienna music festival: Wien Modern, Konzerthaus

What are the best music festivals in Vienna in 2020? As always in Vienna, do have your ear on the ground in this ‘city of music’. If you are serious about music why not pick a Vienna music festival and then treat yourself to a daily dose of gorgeous tunes? To help you do that I have pulled together a …

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Vienna Cooking Classes With Private Dining: Off-Track Local Experience

Vienna Cooking Class with private dining: baking apple strudel

Vienna cooking classes with private dining let you dive into local life, make Viennese friends, and learn about Wiener habits and culture beyond the guide books. To show you what it’s like, I joined a cooking class at a local foodie’s home to prepare Wiener Schnitzel and apple strudel. Unlike apple strudel shows for tourists at Schonbrunn Palace this private …

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Vienna Tours: Why These 6 Ways Of Exploring Wien Work

Vienna tours: sightseeing tour

There are dozens of different Vienna tours. Essentially, they help you gain deep insight into how the city ticks, get pointers or just have fun. explore the city in a small group, in private, or in a larger group. To help you do just that I have screened and tested a few tours and guides. Here are 6 proven ways to …

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Learn German in Vienna: 11 Tips For Travellers, Students And Expats

Viennese coffeehouse Cafe Museum

Each year, thousands of travellers, students and expats learn German in Vienna. Some travellers just want an hour of key German phrases in a local coffeehouse. Students and expats are usually after in-depth language courses. I have listed the best schools and private teaching resources to kick start your search: from a one-hour session in a coffeehouse to exam preparation courses. …

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Vienna Theatres 2020: Where to Watch The Best Shows and Plays

Vienna theatres: lounge, Volkstheater Vienna

Throughout Europe Vienna theatres and shows have a fantastic reputation, and come in various formats: from our national treasure Burgtheater to opera theaters, musical theatres, and small but ambitious English language stages. Whether you kept some of  your school German or know no Deutsch at all, screen a selection of the best theatres. Some perform in English and some offer …

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Egon Schiele Museum: Introducing Leopold Collection

Egon Schiele Museum: Portrait of Wally Neuzil

Quite dramatically, the Leopold Museum, aka Egon Schiele Museum in Vienna, throws you head first into Vienna 1900’s haunted soul. To fully grasp the Fin-de-Siècle in Wien Schiele’s artwork is key. In general, Schiele was not an eye pleaser but a radical Expressionist. I only understood that after visiting the Leopold Museum. which houses the world’s largest collection of Schiele …

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Vienna 1900: Two Eye Opening Walks In Wien

Vienna 1900: Otto Wagner church

To explore a period as radical as the early 20th century in Vienna you will need eye-opening walks. These two self guided tours about Vienna 1900 below follow the likes of Sigmund Freud, Stefan Zweig, Gustav Klimt, and Otto Wagner. They are wrapped in two day itineraries, ready for your travel agenda. Plus find some great Jugendstil shopping tips below. …

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Vienna City Centre – The 4 Smartest Old Town Routes

Graben boulevard in Vienna

Just imagine a UNESCO World Heritage stretching across three square kilometres (1.16 square miles) – that is the Vienna City Centre. In fact, old town Vienna brims with history, palaces, classical music venues, coffeehouses and restaurants, and high-end shopping. When it comes to architecture, you will find a mix of Medieval, Baroque, Historistic, Art Nouveau, Modernist and sleek contemporary sites. …

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Vienna Private Tours – How to Hire A Private Guide

Vienna private tours: tour guide Gertrude

Vienna Private Tours. To be frank, tours are only as good as their guides. Beyond knowing the facts, they should have an excellent narrative and connect well with people.  After all, tour guides influence your perception and experience. With private tours, the personal connection is even more important since you are likely on a one-on-one with your guide. Below are two routes for you …

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