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Wachau Valley Tour Review: Wine Tasting Uncorked

Wachau Valley Tour: Duernstein

Wachau Valley Tour Review. Most of all, Wachau Valley resonates with sweet apricots and excellent white wines. Amongst orchards and 1000-year-old terraced vineyards emerge ancient castle ruins and quaint countryside baroque such as Melk Abbey. Actually, it’s no surprise that this UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the best places in Europe to visit.  Since I joined a fabulous …

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Best Vienna Balls 2020: 10 Ballroom Dancing Highlights

Johann Strauss: Viennese ball

This shortlist summarises the best Vienna Balls 2019 and lets you know about tickets, online ordering and dress codes for each event. Each year, Vienna hosts more than 400 balls: High profile ballroom dancing events with elegant dress codes next to modern balls such as the Life Ball and dance events of the local firebrigade. I have pulled together 9 of …

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Vienna Insider Walk: Pawlatschen Courtyards

Deutschordenshaus

Vienna Insider Walk. Exploring the courtyards of our historic Pawlatschen houses lets you discover some of the most charming attractions in Vienna. For one thing, sneaking into these courtyards takes you off the beaten track. Conveniently, many of them are in a central location and shopping area, such as those in the first and seventh district. Second, the Pawlatschen tell a story of Vienna’s …

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Visit Vienna Austria: 20 Free Vienna Vacation Tools And Travel Tips

Schoenlaterngasse in Vienna

Before you visit Vienna use this page to orientate yourself and plan: Vienna’s exact location, weather, hotels, flights, maps, transport, city cards, booking restaurants, local wifi, and more. You can also use it for inspiration: how to spend 24 hours in Vienna, what to do with kids, Jewish Vienna, how to spend a halal holiday there, and other tips. 1. Where Is Vienna Exactly? Visit …

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Vienna Sightseeing: 12 Jaw-Dropping Places To Visit

Hofburg's Neue Burg in Vienna

What should you see in Vienna Austria? To be honest, even the core places to visit can be overwhelming if you have limited time. On top, a few of them embrace various football fields in size. For example, the whole historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Use this page to get an overview of the best things to …

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Vienna Tours by Bike: 4 Cake-Busting Cycling Tours

rental bikes in Vienna

If you enjoy a bike ride you can combine cycling with sightseeing in Vienna. There are a couple of excellent Vienna tours by bike, which take you around the historic centre and to green spaces. When I lived in Vienna, I cycled everywhere within the compounds of Gurtel ring road. On the way, I would pass several landmarks, or simply …

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Vienna Budapest Day Trip: Results From My Test Drive

Things to do in Vienna February: day trip to Budapest

If you go on a Vienna Budapest day trip you will explore yet another corner of the ‘Golden Triangle’ Vienna – Budapest – Prague. My day trip from Vienna to Hungary’s capital was enlightening. Most of all, I managed to connect so many pieces of our common Central European culture: from coffeehouses and palaces to Pawlatschen courtyards. Find out how …

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Vienna Salzburg Day Trip: Comprehensive Review

Vienna Salzburg Day Trip: Mirabell Gardens

Vienna Salzburg Day Trip. Clearly, Vienna is not Austria. To discover a different landscape, head for the region and town of Salzburg. As a native Viennese, I have covered that route several times, usually on my way to the Alps, or over a weekend. If you plan to go for a day and need a reality check for a day …

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Vienna Tours To Salzburg: Best Day Trips From Wien to Salzburg

Vienna Tours to Salzburg: city view

Vienna Tours to Salzburg. Are you up for Salzburg while in Vienna? At 250 km (155 miles), Austria’s second most popular city is not far off. However, ensure you don’t spend redundant hours in transit. In my case, I travelled twice from Vienna to Salzburg for a day in a friend’s car: great company and good journey but no highlights on the way, and we got …

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Ringstrasse Vienna: Map, Illustrated Guide And My Favourite Tours

view on Ringstrasse in Vienna

Because Ringstrasse Vienna lines up more than 20 landmarks, historic buildings and gardens, it makes a great entry point to the city. Alongside a stunning 2,000 lime, Norwegian maple and hackberry trees, Wien’s 5.2 km (3.2 m) long ring road mixes cultural highlights and green space. In sizzling summers, the trees can reduce the temperatures by up to five degrees! To …

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