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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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Shopping In Vienna Austria: Finding Shops You Like

Shopping in Vienna: Mothwurf

Insider shopping in Vienna can be hard for the average traveller. Just assume you want to buy quality with a local flavor that you can’t buy anywhere else. On a quiet weekday afternoon I visited just two shopping streets in the fourth and fifth districts and discovered a dozen exciting places. If you like Austrian craftsmanship and local luxury design, …

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Third Man Movie Tour: 7 Priceless Clues To Boost Your Experience

Third Man Movie Tour

Third Man Movie Tour. Even if you visit Vienna for the first time it pays to join a special themed tour like the ‘Dritter Mann Tour’.  Not only will you get under the skin of an international cult film, you will also get to know Vienna off the beaten path. Read my review and watch the Third Man move trailer below. Film And Reality First …

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Vienna by Night Tour: Tips for Self-Guided, Private And Group Tours

Vienna by night: Hofburg

Vienna by night. Sometimes, switching off the sun helps you see better. For example, by taking this magical night walk past top landmarks. Street lights and special lighting accentuate shapes and dramatise even the loveliest baroque squiggles and fountain nymphs. Doing a Vienna walk by night also lets you peek inside those town palaces without flat pressing your nose… Mölkerbastei Vienna by …

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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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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 2022: Uncovering 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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