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Karlskirche Vienna: How To Turn It Into Your Best Church Visit

Karlskirche Vienna

With no shortage of churches, Karlskirche Vienna – aka Church St. Charles Borromeo – ranks top in Austria’s capital. Not just because of its lavish baroque interiors, but for two other reasons: First, Mozart’s requiem and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons regularly enchant local angels, saints and visitors with live sounds. And second, because Karlskirche is Vienna’s only church with a stunning …

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Vienna Danube Guide 2024: 16+ River Discoveries To Dive Into

view of the Vienna Danube

In this extensive insider guide to the Vienna Danube I’m going to share what the Donau in Wien looks like, the best places to explore and enjoy yourself and where you’ll likely arrive by cruise ship. Although the Danube flows through Vienna it is not the only Vienna river. Further down you will also learn about the eponymous Wien river. …

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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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Vienna Walking Tours: 9 Thought-Provoking Walks

New Year's Eve Concerts: Hofburg Palace

If you belong to the smart 27% of Vienna visitors*) who are keen to learn about the city while there check these eight Vienna walking tours. Since my home city offers almost 100 guided walks start on top with this manageable list of the best group tours: from basic orientation walks to expert-led tours, from Jewish to architectural, shopping and …

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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. History In Brief The institution of the Austrian National Library dates back almost 450 years …

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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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Stephansdom: St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna

Stephansdom: St. Stephen's Cathedral

Actually, the story of Vienna’s Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) also tells the story of Vienna. Not least because it has been around for 900 years and is a key local landmark. As a native I instinctively associate ‘Steffl’ with mundane things like cream wafers, radio and school kids rattling charity moneyboxes in the streets; but you will get the key …

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Hotel Imperial Vienna: Why Upgrade To Austria’s Best Hotel

Hotel Imperial Vienna Review: exterior

Hotel Imperial Vienna. If you want to gold frame your special trip, go for the boundless luxury of this hotel. Unless you are Queen Elizabeth II or Prince Sultan al Kabeer, you will find Hotel Imperial out of the ordinary. To explore why you should upgrade to the radiant white palace hotel read my comprehensive report. Hotel Imperial Vienna: What …

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Hotel Sacher Vienna – Your Questions Answered

Hotel Sacher Vienna: lounge

Hotel Sacher Vienna. Why is the Sacher the best and most famous hotel in Wien?  Staying there, you will not just accommodate yourself at one of the best addresses in Vienna.As a matter of fact, you will land right in the middle of local history. To provide a complete first-hand guide, I made my way from the café up to …

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Ringstrasse Vienna: Map, Illustrated Guide And My Favourite Tours

view on Ringstrasse in Vienna

Because Ringstrasse Vienna lines up more than 20 landmarks, historic buildings and gardens, it makes a great entry point to the city. Alongside a stunning 2,000 lime, Norwegian maple and hackberry trees, Wien’s 5.2 km (3.2 m) long ring road mixes cultural highlights and green space. In sizzling summers, the trees can reduce the temperatures by up to five degrees! To …

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