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What To See And Do

Central Cemetery Vienna – Visiting Zentralfriedhof

Johann Strauss' and Brahms' tombs

Central Cemetery Vienna. It sounds weird but nowhere else does Viennese history become so alive than at Wiener Zentralfriedhof. During a guided tour through the cemetery we traced celebrity musicians’ graves like those of Beethoven, Strauss, Schubert, Falco, and of other famous Viennese.  Vienna residents have a reputedly tender relation with death. ‘Death has to be a Viennese…’ goes a …

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Vienna Segway Tour Review: Key Spots and Hidden Gems

Vienna Segway Tour Review. If you have never used a segway, criss-crossing Vienna that way sounds exotic. But I found it was the ultimate treat for my legs, and big fun! Forbidden Strauss Vienna Segway Tour Review. Before we headed off I refreshed my skills on a quiet stretch of Ringstrasse’s bike path. My  tutor steered me by boldly walking in …

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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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Best Rooftop Views Vienna: Top 8+1 Panoramic Views of Austria’s Capital

Rooftop view from Vienna's Justizcafe

Best Rooftop Views Vienna. Before you climb up the wrong 300 stairs let me share from where to have the best views in Vienna. 1. Canteen of the Palace of Justice Best Rooftop Views Vienna. the weirdest and most ‘insider’ way to enjoy a rooftop view in Vienna; the publicly accessible ‘Justizcafé’ is the canteen of the Palace of Justice; pass …

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Vienna Museums – 17 Simple Choices

Vienna Museums: Heeresgeschichtliches Museum

How to make the best Vienna Museums and art collections manageable during your visit? Get the basics on 17 simple choices: from Kunsthistorisches Museum, Museums Quarter and Albertina to insider gems Vienna Clock Museum and Beethoven Museum. How Many Museums Are There In Vienna? Although the official number is more than 100 the Viennese Municipality lists more than 250 museums …

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Music Tour Vienna: Mozart, Beethoven And Who Else Set The Tone

Music Tour Vienna. From sound of music to power of music on the fastest way: Once classical music connoisseurs go beyond nights at the Staatsoper to trace composers in Vienna, they will know that there is more to Vienna’s ‘capital of music’ label than a tourism tag.  To begin with, the Mozart House, the Beethoven House and top music venues such …

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Vienna Jewish Tour 2020: The Secrets Your Family Didn’t Talk About

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Vienna Jewish Tour. Have you got Jewish family roots in the city, too? Did your relatives talk much about their lives in Vienna? In fact, this private tour through Jewish Vienna doesn’t just line up sites and attractions. It reveals the stories many Jewish families chose never to talk about. More than historic facts, this tour is about the history …

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Secret Vienna Tour: Discovering Wien’s Hidden Courtyards

Secret courtyard

Secret Vienna Tour. Some of the most exciting corners in Vienna are the hidden courtyards right in the city centre. I had done a tour on my own before but felt that I stepped past the most intriguing places. I was right, as my tour guide proved. Regina met me at Schwedenplatz, our diving station.  She was determined to start our …

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Vienna Secession Building: What’s Behind The Scenes

Vienna Sights: Secession building

Vienna Secession. Whether you love good design, Art Nouveau or the smell of revolution, the Secession deserves a firm space in your itinerary. The Secession is the most successful provocation by Viennese architects and artists. It blends early Modernism and late Art Nouveau architecture like no other. The building’s stern white cubes boast gold-plated laurel leafs, owls and twirling lines, …

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Otto Wagner Vienna: 8 Must-Sees Of Art Nouveau and Modernism

Otto Wagner Vienna: Kaiserpavillon

Otto Wagner Vienna.  Unlike any other, Austrian architect, furniture designer, and interior decorator Otto Wagner holds the key to Viennese Modernist and Art Nouveau architecture. Essentially, Wagner catapulted Fin-de-Siècle Vienna into the 20th century by celebrating the beauty of simplicity. If you want to trace this period when in Wien, use these eight signature pieces below to plan your itinerary. Otto Wagner …

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