Category: Things To Do

Remembering the Holocaust in Vienna

September 10, 2014

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Up to 65,000 Viennese Jews died in the Holocaust during World War II, when Germany annexed Austria in 1938 and marched into the country during the Anschluss. Today it’s easy to remember the holocaust in Vienna, as there are several memorials in the city as well as in the surrounding countryside.

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Ten Things to Do With the 72-Hour Vienna Card

September 3, 2014

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There’s so much to do and see in Vienna that visiting all the museums, palaces and churches can prove pretty expensive, so it’s worth considering buying a Vienna Card, which gives discounted entry into major attractions and offers free public transport as well. Here are ten things to do with the 72-hour Vienna Card.

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Cycling and Wine Near Vienna

August 27, 2014

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We left Krems behind and were suddenly surrounded by the telltale straight rows of grape vines that visually signaled our entry into the Wachau Valley, a wine destination spanning 25 miles along the Danube River.Within the valley, there are somewhere between 50 and 60 wineries and 900 grape producers. A quarter of these producers — about 250 families — take their grapes to Domäne Wachau, the first stop on our tasting tour.

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Schonbrunn Zoo and Prater Amusement Park in Vienna

August 20, 2014

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Much of present-day, beautiful and elegant Vienna was shaped by the Habsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria (and indeed much of Europe) until 1918. The two popular visitor attractions of Schonbrunn Zoo and Prater Amusement Park are no exception.

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Vienna Film Festival on the Rathausplatz

August 13, 2014

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Running from June 28 to August 31, the 54th Vienna Film Festival is currently taking place on the Rathausplatz in front of the Rathaus (City Hall). With around 700,000 visitors each year, the Vienna Film Festival is showing nearly 50 productions in 2014.

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Klosterneuburg Monastery, Austria’s Oldest Winery

August 8, 2014

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The town of Klosterneuburg is north of Vienna in Lower Austria and has been dominated by its Augustinian monastery for nine hundred years. Although there’s been a church on this site since the early 12th century, Klosterneuburg Monastery’s present incarnation is a glorious ocher-colored Baroque castle backed by the snowy-white twin spires of its Romanesque and Gothic church.

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