Belvedere Palace in the sunshine

Visiting the Historical Palaces of Vienna

Few places in the world are as imposing as the regal Vienna, with its abundance of opulent palaces and elegant architecture, much of it courtesy of the ostentatious Hapsburgs, rules of the Austrian empire for many generations. To witness what it perhaps their most impressive – and, indeed, shameless – display of wealth, there is no other destination than Schönbrunn Palace. Add a visit to Belvedere Palace and a bus tour around the other main sights of the city, and you’re doing well. And you can do it all on the Vienna Historical City Tour with Schönbrunn Palace Visit.

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November 26, 2014 by
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Sights Along the Danube From Vienna

Sights along the Danube from Vienna include the wine-growing region of Wachau Valley, fabled for its castles and abbeys, as well as the natural beauty of the Nationalpark Donau-Auen.

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November 19, 2014 by
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Walking Tours of Vienna

Austria’s capital is not a huge city and its main attractions are concentrated in the central districts, making it the perfect destination for enjoyable and informative walking tours of Vienna.

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November 5, 2014 by
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Vienna Christmas Markets

Christmas Market in Vienna. Photo courtesy of charley1965 via Flickr.

Romantic Vienna has plenty of appeal at any time of year with its Biedermeier architecture, famous choir and exceptional galleries, but it really lights up over the festive season with enticing Christmas markets in its most photogenic corners. With around 20 to choose from, the scent of glühwein and fresh baking hangs over the city between Saturday, November 16 – when most open – and Christmas. Here are some of the most beguiling Vienna Christmas Markets.

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November 3, 2014 by
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Halloween in Vienna

Along with most of Europe, Vienna now celebrates Halloween in spooktastic style, although it is not so widely marked as it is in the US. Here’s where to find the best of Halloween in Vienna.

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October 28, 2014 by
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Ten Ways to Explore Vienna by Boat

Vienna is not usually associated with boating but in addition to its imperial palaces, galleries and museums, the splendid parks and the classical concert halls, the mighty Danube River runs through the city center. As one of Europe’s most famous cruising rivers, here are the best ten ways to explore Vienna by boat – many cruises only run from May through October.

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October 22, 2014 by
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