Vienna Surroundings

Richard Lionheart: His story in Vienna and Dürnstein

Richard Lionheart: Duernstein Ruin, Austria

Famously, the story of Richard Lionheart, King of Crusaders, reaches from England to the Middle East. This page recalls his time in Austria and provides travel tips for Dürnstein in Wachau Valley. Richard’s Austrian Adventure Richard Lionheart. In December 1192, Richard returned to England from his Third Crusade. He was exhausted from a long power struggle with his father Henry II and from …

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Neusiedlersee Burgenland: Boat Rides, Wine, Wildlife And More

Neusiedlersee marina

Despite its popularity among local wine fans and families UNESCO World Heritage Site Neusiedlersee (Lake Neusiedl) is still an insider travel tip. An hour from Vienna, the Viennese love to taste its excellent local wines, roam historic villages with their Pannonian cottages, tour the lake’s shores by bike, and watch wild birds and open air operettas. To help you explore this amazing …

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Klosterneuburg Abbey And Winery Near Vienna: High Spirits

Vienna tours private sightseeing: Klosterneuburg Abbey

Why visit Klosterneuburg abbey near Vienna? Because the monastery amasses some of Vienna’s most legendary art and wine treasures. In addition, you will discover Austria’s Medieval powerhouse that most tourists never heard of: Not only did the abbey forge the Austrian nation but it hosts Austria’s oldest wine estate. For the past 900 years, this place had been in the …

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Empress Sissi in Vienna: Guide For Kaiserin Elisabeth Fans

Empress Sissi in Hungarian coronation dress

›Where in Vienna should you go if you like Empress Sissi of Austria? Is the Sissi Museum worth your time? Below I am sharing the best local places where to trace Habsburg’s Elizabeth of Hungary, aka Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie of Bavaria. To begin with, there are more stories about ‘Austria’s Diana’ as there are places in Wien related to her. On …

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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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Austria Travel Guide – 21 Austrian Locations To Visit From Vienna

Austria Travel Guide: Attersee

In my Austria Travel Guide I’m going to share my favourite travel destinations from Vienna. It will increase your radius of exploring Austria, too. Find out which amazing places to visit from Vienna, best transport connections, trip duration and what to do in each location. The following 21 places have been taken from my personal photo albums, memories and hot tips from local friends and family.  …

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