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Baroque Architecture in Vienna: Top 10 Places To See

baroque architecture in Vienna: Palais Kinski

Baroque architecture in Vienna concentrates on the inner districts. The opulent period buildings boast squiggly façades, chubby-cheeked cherubs, and delicate stuccos. To make sure they cross your path use my guide below to select the top 10 of five dozen baroque palaces, churches, and landmarks. Furthermore, the city’s religious buildings underwent Baroque transformation. For example, St. Charles Church exemplifies Baroque extravagance with its striking dome and …

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Mayerling Austria: Touring The Former Mayerling Lodge

Mayerling Austria: documents of Mayerling incident

At barely an hour from Vienna, Mayerling Austria holds both a tragic love story and an eye opener. Certainly, fans of the opera Mayerling and history buffs will know the Mayerling incident. On a sunny July morning, I toured the former Mayerling lodge where Habsburg Crown Prince Rudolph’s once shot Mary Vetsera and then committed suicide. Read my review. The …

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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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Burgenland Austria: 8+ Top Attractions And Outdoor Activities

Burgenland: Vineyards and Neusiedlersee

Burgenland Austria. For most travellers Burgenland is still uncharted territory. For us Viennese, the historic Land of Castles and its ancient Celtic wine culture represents a Southern escape: Thanks to lots of sunshine, vineyards, a rolling landscape, spas and Neusiedlerseee we use Austria’s warmest region for culture and wellness. Find out about Burgenland’s top attractions and outdoor activities, the best tours, and …

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Klimt Villa Vienna: Gustav Klimt’s Studio Reviewed

Klimt Villa, Vienna Austria

Gustav Klimt art is everywhere in Vienna. But only one of his studios has survived as such. In fact, it’s the closest you can get to the Art Nouveau painter’s working environment. Following a stroll through nearby Schönbrunn Palace I once visited the Klimt Villa in the 13th district of Hietzing. It’s the result of a tenacious attempt to restore authenticity …

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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 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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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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Inside Vienna’s Little-Known Casino: What To Know

Vienna Casino at Esterhazy Palace

Visiting the Vienna Casino is about an elegant night out while having fun. You may have noticed that entertainment in Vienna happens at a generally smaller scale and the local casino is no different – it’s far from the busy hum drum of Las Vegas. What I like about the casino Vienna is that it is boutique-style, typically Viennese, lets you breathe old world glamour …

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