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Vienna 1900: Two Eye Opening Walks In Wien

Vienna 1900: Otto Wagner church

To explore a period as radical as the early 20th century in Vienna you will need eye-opening walks. These two self guided tours about Vienna 1900 below follow the likes of Sigmund Freud, Stefan Zweig, Gustav Klimt, and Otto Wagner. They are wrapped in two day itineraries, ready for your travel agenda. Plus find some great Jugendstil shopping tips below. …

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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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Gustav Klimt Artwork: Guide to Top Paintings

Are you as passionate as me about Gustav Klimt artwork? I was lucky enough to be born at the centre of his artistic work in Vienna. You are going to benefit from my Klimtmania with this one page appetiser: Gustav’s life in brief, what makes his art so brilliant and a closeup of his top 7 paintings. Gustav Klimt Artwork: What Makes …

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Imperial Vienna Tour Or The Habsburg Emperors Explored

Imperial Vienna tour: palace courtyard

Imperial Vienna Tour. Not all trip itineraries allow for 34 football fields packed with prime landmarks and cultural treasures.  In fact, that is the size of the Habsburg Emperors’ Palace compound! Since Hofburg Palace is the heart of historical Wien you’ll first need to pick and choose the best spots. And second, some off-path routes to avoid the crowds also …

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Vienna Coffeehouses Favourites Of My Hometown

Best Vienna Coffeehouses: Cafe Frauenhuber

My Wiener Kaffeehaus Shortlist Vienna Coffeehouses Favourites. There are hundreds of Vienna coffeehouses, each with their own style, menu, cultural offer and therefore their own special audience.  Last Updated on January 2, 2018

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