What To See And Do

Vienna Ferris Wheel – 8 Insights Before You Board

Vienna Ferris Wheel

Would you enjoy a ride in the Vienna Ferris Wheel? By all means, add the Wiener Riesenrad to your list if you love nostalgic places, engineering breakthroughs, a gentle pace, and panoramic views. To prepare for your ride and everything around, gather insight and practical information below. How Old Is The Vienna Ferris Wheel? Dating from 1897, the Giant Ferris …

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Vienna Alps – Austria’s Semmering and Rax In A Day

Vienna Alps: Rax Alp vista

Vienna Alps. Did you know that the Alps are just an hour’s drive from Vienna? At the foothills of Europe’s largest mountain range, the Rax and Semmering create Alpine feelings. That said, you will find easy hiking paths, lovely historic villas and lush surroundings as well. In fact, the kind of things Empress Sissi, Sigmund Freud, baron Rothschild and many …

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Vienna Art Museum: Unlocking Kunsthistorisches

Vienna Art Museum: Kunsthistorisches Museum

Vienna Art Museum. Your personal taste against those of the Habsburg Emperors? Unlike anywhere else, Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna will provide a taste of the Habsburgs’ favourite things: After collecting artwork across Europe and Northern Africa for more than 400 years the Emperors enabled one of Europe’s finest museums. Following my multiple visits, let me share some insight into Vienna’s …

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Adolf Loos Vienna: 10 Spots Where He Broke Ground

Adolf Loos Vienna: Loos Haus upper facade

Where in Vienna can you explore modernism by architect and cultural critic Adolf Loos? Inspired by Loos’ polemic style guide Ornament and Crime I thought it was time to share a list of the 10 best Adolf Loos related sites to visit in Wien and surroundings. Who Was Adolf Loos? Adolf Loos Vienna. Born in today’s Czechia in 1870 Loos was a …

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Cistercian Abbey Heiligenkreuz: Gregorian Chant And Top Sights

Vienna Woods: Cistercian abbey Heiligenkreuz, Vienna Woods

Landing at the Cistercian abbey of Heiligenkreuz you set foot on a different planet. Tucked away in the Vienna Woods the local Cistercian monks, however, have found a unique way to connect with the world. Since they stormed the international music charts with their Gregorian chant in 2008 visitors keep coming. Not only to hear monks chanting but to trace …

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Child-Friendly Vienna Tour – How To Add Fun To Wien

Vienna with kids: children's tour guide

With so much sophisticated culture around, kids need a child-friendly Vienna tour to add fun to Wien. And since most kids activities in Vienna hide in museums and palaces how to get your children to explore the city itself? In fact, since the center is packed with wonderful stories and references, your kids just need to unearth them. My own …

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Vienna Spa Guide – Best Day And Hotel Spas And Pools

Sacher chocolate spa

Vienna Spa Guide. Use the granular details of my independent spa guide to select from Vienna’s best spa hotels and day spas: Which spa hotels to choose for couples and for families. And which spa hotels provide the best views. Use the links to find out how much a spa hotel would cost for a weekend, or however long you’d …

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Vienna Chocolate Museum And Workshop Review

Vienna Chocolate Museum. Despite its top art museums, what Viennese treasure even more is – chocolate. Long before Sacher Torte and Mozart chocolates rose to fame the Habsburg Emperors championed the rise of the cocoa bean in Europe. To explore Vienna’s ‘dark side’ my children and I chose the Schokolade Museum Wien at Vienna’s Prater amusement park. Here is our …

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Vienna Zoo At Schonbrunn: A Native Mum’s Guide And Map

Since my Viennese grandparents took me to the Vienna Zoo in Schonbrunn I have returned several times: first with my little nephews, now with my own children. Below you’ll get my personal guide of the ‘Tiergarten Schonbrunn’. Find out what to see and do there, where to eat (or NOT to eat), and how to book tickets. Like Schonbrunn Palace, …

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Hitler in Vienna: Uncovering The Fuhrer And Nazi Vienna

Hitler Speech on Heldenplatz 15th March 1938

Which key locations of Adolf Hitler in Vienna should you visit to trace his footsteps? Since Hitler sites in Vienna don’t have plaques and signs you need to know what to look for. Though I hate to say this Vienna played a role in catapulting Adolf Hitler to dictatorship. For one thing, it was in Vienna that he was bitterly …

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