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Exclusive, Private Music Introduction by a celebrated Maestro in Vienna

Vienna Music: Maestro Christroph Campestrini

Vienna Music Experience. Where do you find the best classical music when in town? Honestly, it’s a bit like sightseeing: the best places to visit in my home city are easy to identify. But how do you get the most out of these places? And how do you get the most out of classical music, especially in the city of …

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Beethoven in Vienna – 10 Ideas To Connect With Him In Wien

Beethoven installation in Vienna Austria

Beethoven in Vienna. Did Beethoven live in Vienna? In fact, Beethoven spent almost two thirds of his life in Austria’s capital. While Mozart spent just 10 years in Wien, Beethoven lived in the capital of music for 35 years. Becoming Viennese by choice, Beethoven’s nationality was actually German. With the Beethoven 2020 anniversary approaching fast, classical music fans should therefore …

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Vienna Classical Music Tours – My Favourite Musical Walks

Vienna classical music tours: Mozarthaus

Vienna Classical Music Tours. While you will love visiting a concert or opera in Vienna, it won’t tell you the full story. Since the Habsburg Emperors, Wien has been running a classical music industry second to none. Top composers from Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart, to Schubert, Strauss and Vivaldi nurtured their talents here. Actually I’m not the best person to …

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Vienna Austria Things To Do: Free Guides And Itineraries

Visit Vienna: coffeehouse debate

There are honestly 500 different ‘Vienna Austria things to do’ I could dish up for you straight away. But you won’t be interested in all of them and you won’t have the time to do them all. Instead, let me share a few special guides to hone down your trip planning: Find the best selection of 24 hours in Vienna itineraries, …

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What Is Vienna Known For: 20+ Highlights That Make Vienna Famous

What is Vienna known for: Hofburg Palace

What is Vienna known for? To get a feel for Austria’s capital explore where it stands out from the rest of the world. In order to build your own profile of the city, and to frame your trip planning, you can use the highlights I am listing below. City Of Music What is Vienna Known For? Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vienna waltz …

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Hidden Classical Music In Vienna: Mozart Off-Path

church St. Peter in Vienna

As you would expect classical music in Vienna echoes from every corner. But how do you know your chosen performance pays off? If the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra gave daily public concerts at EUR 50 a ticket the choice would be easy. But then I wouldn’t have been where I was and would never have discovered what I did. The Venue …

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Baroque Period In Vienna: Guide to Baroque Architecture, Music And More

baroque period in Vienna: Jesuit Church

Clearly, the Baroque period in Vienna left an indelible mark on the city’s architectural landscape and artistic heritage. Spanning from the early 17th to the mid-18th century, this magnificent era generated grandiose and ornate styles. More than anything, it reflected the wealth and power of the Habsburg Empire. During this period, the arts flourished, and Vienna became a center for …

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Vienna Opera House: Overview of Choices, Tours and Tickets

Vienna opera house at night

While the Vienna State Opera is the main opera house in Vienna, there are three other opera houses you should know of. In the subsequent post I’m sharing my experiences at both venues and how to get tickets. You will also find tips of the best opera venue for children. 1. Vienna State Opera Vienna Opera House Guide. As Vienna’s …

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Vienna Tours To Salzburg: Best Day Trips From Wien to Salzburg

Vienna Tours to Salzburg: city view

Vienna Tours to Salzburg. Are you up for Salzburg while in Vienna? At 250 km (155 miles), Austria’s second most popular city is not far off. However, ensure you don’t spend redundant hours in transit. In my case, I travelled twice from Vienna to Salzburg for a day in a friend’s car: great company and good journey but no highlights on the way, and we got …

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Vienna Tourism Tips – 17 Facts You Should Pay Attention To

Vienna Tourism: Volkstheater

Vienna Tourism Essentials. What facts about Vienna, lifestyle, customs and key history do independent travellers need to know before they go? Which events have shaped my home city, which buildings fill the streets, which artwork fills museums, which parties fill our calendars, which books fill our thoughts, which food fills local tummies? Use these 17 reads to shape your trip …

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