Why is Vienna the Most Livable City in the World?

Elegant, cultured Vienna has a thriving social and cultural calendar, word-class museums, a traditional of classical music fired by Mozart and Strauss, fine parks, expensive shops and a thriving gastronomic scene – plus its fabulous Habsburg-era coffeehouses. So why is Vienna the most livable city in the world?

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May 20, 2015 by
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The Top Five Summer Festivals in Vienna

Vienna has a thriving social and cultural calendar focusing on music, film and dance, and 2015 also brings special celebrations to mark the 450th anniversary of the Spanish Riding School as well as the 150th of the Ringstrasse. The city takes to the streets in the summer months, and barely a day goes by when Vienna is not celebrating its cultural heritage. Here’s a list of the top five summer festivals in the city.

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May 13, 2015 by
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The Austrian Romantic Road

Running from Salzburg to Vienna at a distance of 380 km (237 miles) the Austrian Romantic Road is devised to take travellers through the country’s most idyllic spots, from alpine peaks to tranquil lakes, from great abbeys to cultured cities.

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April 15, 2015 by
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Making the Most of the Vienna Card

Seventy two hours in Vienna, what a great idea! The city has so much to offer.

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March 25, 2015 by
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Family Fun in Vienna

Glorious Baroque Vienna is a city of great architecture and galleries, but is also surprisingly child friendly. Here’s how to have family fun in Vienna.

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March 18, 2015 by
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How to Navigate the Classic Austrian Coffeehouse

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It’s the antithesis of fast food culture, of your name scribbled—and spelled wrong—in sharpie on a takeaway cup, of silent wireless workers lit by the blue glow of laptops. Your coffee arrives on a tray with a little glass of water and a few individually wrapped sugar cubes. No tattoo-covered wait staff here, rather, a neat black apron and white blouse, or a bow tie and waistcoat. There are actual newspapers and old ladies in fur coats, but no wifi. This is the traditional Austrian coffee house and you are here to sit for a while, to get a little newsprint on your fingers and cake crumbs on your napkin, and to enjoy.

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March 12, 2015 by
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