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Outdoor Activities Vienna

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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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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Vienna Danube Guide 2020: 16+ River Discoveries To Dive Into

view of the Vienna Danube

In this 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. Although the Danube flows through Vienna it is not the only Vienna river. Further down you will also learn about the eponymous Wien river. …

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Seegrotte Tour Review: Europe’s Largest Underground Lake

Vienna Woods: Seegrotte, blue lake

Seegrotte Tour Review. As soon as you have done Vienna sightseeing a boat ride across our underground lake should appear on your sonar. If you are a history buff with a hang for World War II and aircraft, or have children, sharpen your focus. I have toured the underground lake and former mine Seegrotte in Hinterbrühl with my family. Here is what you can …

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Burgenland Austria: Top Attractions And Outdoor Activities

Burgenland: Vineyards and Neusiedlersee

Burgenland Austria. For most travellers Burgenland is still uncharted territory. For us Viennese, the historic Land of Castles and its ancient Celtic wine culture represents a Southern escape: Thanks to lots of sunshine, vineyards, a rolling landscape, spas and Neusiedlerseee we use Austria’s warmest region for culture and wellness. Find out about Burgenland’s top attractions and outdoor activities, the best tours, and …

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Vienna Prater Amusement Park: Giant Ferris Wheel And Insider Tips

Vienna Prater 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 probably the 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 …

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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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Augarten: Exploring Vienna’s Forgotten Treasure

Vienna Sights: Augarten and air defence tower

What is there to see at Vienna’s Augarten? From fine Viennese porcelain in Europe’s second oldest porcelain manufactory to a manicured baroque garden and a World War II Air Defence Tower. These are just some of the local treasures that have been hiding from tourist swarms. Here are five things you can do there: 1. Stroll Through Oldest Baroque Garden …

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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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Wachau Valley 2020: 14+ Surefire Tips For A Magic Day

Wachau Valley, Duernstein monastery

Since there is lots of talk about UNESCO World heritage site Wachau Valley let’s get specific. First, how far is that Danube valley from Vienna and does it qualify for a day trip? Can you take a river cruise from Vienna to Wachau, or is it better driving there? Second, what about Durnstein, Melk Abbey and other key places? Third, …

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