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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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Klimt Villa Vienna: Gustav Klimt’s Studio Reviewed

Klimt Villa, Vienna Austria

Gustav Klimt art is everywhere in Vienna. But only one of his studios has survived as such. In fact, it’s the closest you can get to the Art Nouveau painter’s working environment. Following a stroll through nearby Schönbrunn Palace I once visited the Klimt Villa in the 13th district of Hietzing. It’s the result of a tenacious attempt to restore authenticity …

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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 Mapped Out Itineraries With Museum Visits

Vienna 1900: Otto Wagner church

To explore radical and complex Vienna 1900  these two in-depth mapped out itineraries cover key buildings, visits of museums, a coffeehouse, a church, a concert hall, and even an American bar. On your way, you will follow the likes of Sigmund Freud, Stefan Zweig, Gustav Klimt, and Otto Wagner. The walks are wrapped in two day itineraries, and include addresses, …

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Vienna Opera Tour: Exploring The Unsung Story

Ringstrasse Vienna: Wiener Staatsoper

Why should you do a Vienna Opera Tour when you spend a night at the State Opera anyway? Well, if you don’t  you will miss half of the story: while you will experience the opera performance on stage, the opera house, its directors, guests and visitors have their own story to tell. To get the full view, I joined the Staatsoper’s …

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Wachau Bike Tour: Wine Tasting On 2 Wheels

Wachau tour: biking group

What is a Wachau bike tour like? Is it easy and fun with a bit of culture sprinkled in? In fact, I did just that tour. After more than 23 visits to this 1,000-year-old wine region set alongside Europe’s second largest river I wanted to do what everyone does there: Cycling on a beautiful path, through boasting postcard villages, along …

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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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Austria Fashion Shopping In Vienna: Where To Buy Austrian Folkwear

Austria Fashion Shopping: Ludwig Reiter

Austria Fashion Shopping. If your taste only partially overlaps with mine, you will like these Austria fashion shopping tips: What turns my head are fashion classics with a twist, and clean contemporary styles made in Austria. Gössl: Best of Austria Fashion Shopping Austria Fashion Shopping. Why buy? Outstanding quality traditional Austrian folk dress, many pieces quite simplistic or in contemporary design that won’t …

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Austrian National Library: What To See At Vienna’s Nationalbibliothek

Austrian National Library, State Hall

With more than 12 million books, is the Austrian National Library just one of the Imperial Palace’s 2,600 rooms you can skip? Should you pony up EUR 8 for visiting a potential tourist trap? I have been there. Here is my review along with some background. Where Is The Austrian National Library? As part of Vienna’s Imperial Palace, the Austrian …

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Vienna Art Wine Tour Through Austria’s Medieval Powerhouse

Vienna tours private sightseeing: Klosterneuburg Abbey

Why do a Vienna art wine tour outside Vienna? Simply  because nearby Klosterneuburg amasses some of Vienna’s most legendary art and wine treasures. In addition, you will discover Austria’s Medieval powerhouse that most tourists never heard of: Not only did the abbey forge the Austrian nation but it hosts Austria’s oldest wine estate. For the past 900 years, this place …

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