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What To See And Do

Rathaus Vienna: Inside The City’s Inner Circle

Rathaus Vienna: City Hall

What is the Rathaus Vienna and Rathausplatz? And what is there to see? In brief, the Rathaus is Vienna’s City Hall where the local municipality and mayor legislate and administer everything from urban planning and transport to education and leisure. The grand neogothic building boasts an impressive Council chamber and festival hall, as well as the Coat of Arms halls, …

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Museum of Applied Arts Vienna: Viennese Design and More

Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna

Museum of Applied Arts Vienna. Quite Italian in appearance and British in spirit, the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna (MAK) stores hundreds of designs and objects, from Austria and around the world. Most importantly, the MAK showcases the story of Viennese design. To give you an idea what to expect I’ll share the MAK’s key highlights, along with practical information. …

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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. 1. How Old Is The Vienna Ferris Wheel? Dating from 1897, the Giant …

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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: How To Easily Navigate Kunsthistorisches Museum

Vienna Art Museum: Kunsthistorisches Museum

Vienna Art Museum. What makes Kunsthistorisches Museum one of Europe’s finest places for classical art? And what is the best way to easily manage a visit at Vienna’s most popular art temple? To prepare your visit, use these simple navigation tricks below. Key Facts Before You Go Vienna Art Museum. After collecting artwork across Europe and Northern Africa for more than …

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Ice Skating Vienna – Where To Find Magic Winter Fun

Ice skating Vienna: city hall ice skating rink

One of the best things to do in Vienna in winter is ice skating. First, you won’t need to wait for snow. Second, Vienna’s best ice rink is right on your sightseeing track. And third, you won’t need a skate shop since you can borrow skates at the rinks.  City Hall Ice Skating in Vienna By far the most spectacular …

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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 activities for kids hide in museums and palaces how to get your children to explore the city itself? In fact, the historic center is packed with wonderful stories and references. It’s just not obvious. For example, my own children were …

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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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