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Albertina Vienna Museum: Why Art And Gourmet Fans Love It

Albertina Vienna

Every city has its boutique museums. In Wien, we have the Albertina Vienna, our little treasure chest of 19th and 20th century art, fine graphics, architectural sketches from Renaissance to Modernism, and Austrian vintage photography.  Albertina Vienna’s History And Collections Albertina Vienna. In fact, the Albertina’s name comes from Count Albert von Sachsen-Teschen, one of Empress Maria Theresa’s sons-in-law.  Different from most traditional …

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Vienna Art Nouveau Walk: Your Practical Guide

Art Nouveau Walk: Majolika House

Vienna Art Nouveau Walk. To explore Art Nouveau on your own, embark on an enlightening walk using this comprehensive guide and mapped out walking route. Besides top works of Wiener Jugendstil like the Vienna Secession and Otto Wagner buildings you will discover precious hidden gems.  Net Duration of walk: 1 hour 10 min Length: 4.5 km / 2.8 m Anker …

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Vienna Sightseeing: 12 Jaw-Dropping Places To Visit

Hofburg's Neue Burg in Vienna

What should you see in Vienna Austria? To be honest, even the core places to visit can be overwhelming if you have limited time. On top, a few of them embrace various football fields in size. For example, the whole historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Use this page to get an overview of the best things to …

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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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Hapsburgs Museum of Furniture: Imperial Vienna On The Go

Hapsburgs Museum of Furniture: Biedermeier room

The Hapsburgs Museum of Furniture (Hofmobiliendepot) introduces you to historic lifestyle through applied arts: The Imperial depot  revives 300 years of upper and middle class interiors, marked by the Hapsburg (or Habsburg) family. Find out between pompous footstools, silk upholstered chairs, showcase salons, bedrooms and travel thrones what mobility felt like for the Emperors, their family and bourgeois Vienna. Imperial Vienna On The Go The …

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Vienna Budapest Day Trip: Results From My Test Drive

Things to do in Vienna February: day trip to Budapest

If you go on a Vienna Budapest day trip you will explore yet another corner of the ‘Golden Triangle’ Vienna – Budapest – Prague. My day trip from Vienna to Hungary’s capital was enlightening. Most of all, I managed to connect so many pieces of our common Central European culture: from coffeehouses and palaces to Pawlatschen courtyards. Find out how …

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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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Otto Wagner Church And Hospital In Vienna: Where Light Meets Shade

Vienna tours private sightseeing: Otto Wagner Church

The Otto Wagner church, top gem of Viennese Art Nouveau, lies in the West of Vienna. From the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace you can see its golden dome sparkling through the hills of Steinhof. The church outshines many top attractions. Compared with the dark Nazi history of Otto Wagner’s elegant hospital on the grounds, its beauty is bizarre. Explore Wagner’s wonderful world of shapes and ornaments. Here is my review. …

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Vienna Prague Day Trip: What You Should Know

Vienna Prague Day Trip: Mala Strana from Charles Bridge

Vienna Prague Day Trip. From Vienna to Prague it is little more than 250 km. Some busy Europe travellers visit Prague from Vienna in a day. If you have the same plans make sure you are perfectly organised to get the most out of your day. I joined a guided day trip by coach to find out how Prague shaped up in …

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Vienna Salzburg Day Trip: Comprehensive Review

Vienna Salzburg Day Trip: Mirabell Gardens

Vienna Salzburg Day Trip. Clearly, Vienna is not Austria. To discover a different landscape, head for the region and town of Salzburg. As a native Viennese, I have covered that route several times, usually on my way to the Alps, or over a weekend. If you plan to go for a day and need a reality check for a day …

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