Category: Things To Do

The Austrian Romantic Road

April 15, 2015

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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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Making the Most of the Vienna Card

March 25, 2015

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

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Family Fun in Vienna

March 18, 2015

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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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How to Navigate the Classic Austrian Coffeehouse

March 12, 2015

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Sachertorte

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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The European Peace Route from Vienna to Trieste

March 11, 2015

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Set to link some of the longest walks through central Europe, the European Peace Route runs through six countries, beginning in Vienna and ending on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea at Trieste in northeast Italy.

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The Eurovision Song Contest 2015

March 1, 2015

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Strauss statue in Vienna

The annual celebration of lowbrow European culture that is the Eurovision Song Contest is 60 years old in 2015 and is the longest-running TV program in the world.

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