Tag Archives: luxury

Vienna Spa Guide – Best Day And Hotel Spas And Pools

Sacher chocolate spa

Vienna Spa Guide. Use the granular details of my independent spa guide to select from Vienna’s best spa hotels and day spas: Which spa hotels to choose for couples and for families. And which spa hotels provide the best views. Use the links to find out how much a spa hotel would cost for a weekend, or however long you’d …

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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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Prater Vienna Tips: Giant Ferris Wheel, Rotunda And More

Vienna Prater Giant Ferris Wheel

As one of Wien’s largest public parks, the Prater Vienna is home to various recreational activities, including our oldest and largest amusement park, green spaces, and walking and cycling paths. Most famously, the Prater hosts the Giant Ferris Wheel. However, woodlands and a recreational area make up the larger part. If you ask me as a native Viennese, it is …

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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 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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Boutique Hotels Vienna 2024: Why Cosy Up In These 8 Nests?

Schreiner's pavilion

Boutique Hotels Vienna 2024. Vienna itself charms as a delightful bolthole. Moreover, the city hosts a few brilliant retreats for an utterly private city break: from traditional, typical Viennese style to contemporary designs. Some reside in quiet side streets of the city center. Others nestle in atmospheric neighborhoods. However, you must unearth them. To skim the cream of boutique hotels, …

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Melk Abbey Review: Visiting A Wachau Valley UNESCO Jewel

Melk Abbey

Surely it’s easy to skip UNESCO World Heritage Site Melk Abbey. However, there is little reason you should. Unless you have set all your heart on Bauhaus architecture, learn what fans of classical culture are dying to see.  How Far Is Melk Abbey From Vienna? Melk Abbey is a 75 minutes drive west of Vienna, in the Danube Valley of Wachau. By …

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How To Handle Hofburg Palace In 7 Smart Steps

New Year's Eve Concerts: Hofburg Palace

Before you start wondering about the name of that palace in Vienna, there are two different Imperial palaces: Hofburg and Schönbrunn Palace. In fact, this post will answer your questions about Hofburg Palace and map out the entire palace compound. First and foremost, the Wiener Hofburg is as vast as it is old. For more than 600 years, the Habsburg …

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Schönbrunn Palace Insider Guide: How To Prepare Your Visit

Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna

[todaysdate format=”F Y”]  Because it’s my home city’s top tourist attraction, this Schönbrunn Palace insider guide to Vienna’s most stunning castle will take you a step ahead. With millions of visitors per year the Hapsburg palace is a well-trodden path. To inspire your visit let me share my own guide to pomp and stucco, hidden corners and insider experiences.  Why …

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Vienna Boys Choir Events in Vienna – Schedule and Tickets 2024

Vienna Boys Choir

When does the Vienna Boys Choir stage events in Vienna and how to get tickets? To help you experience the Wiener Sängerknaben during your stay, I’m sharing their schedule in 2024 at different locations and how to get tickets. Throughout the classical world, these boys’ voices are known for their pure and clear quality: There is this crystalline clarity in …

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