Category: Things To Do

Touring Schönbrunner Gardens in Vienna

August 12, 2015

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Vienna’s Baroque Schönbrunn Palace was built as the summer residence of the Habsburg Imperial Family and its sprawling, ornate gardens were opened to the public in 1779, making them the first public park in the world. Touring Schönbrunner Gardens in Vienna easily makes for a day’s sightseeing.

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Visiting Mauthausen From Vienna

August 5, 2015

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Mauthausen-Gusen was a cluster of concentration camps located throughout Upper Austria but with the main camp two hours west of Vienna near Linz. Visiting Mauthausen from Vienna is possible as a day trip and essential to understanding Nazi inhumanity during World War II’s Holocaust.

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History of the Vienna Boys Choir

July 8, 2015

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The Vienna Boys Choir is one of the oldest — and most famous — youth choirs in existence. But what are the roots of this world-renowned group, clad in fetching sailor suits, and how come it’s still in existence?

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10 Reasons to Visit Vienna in 2015

June 10, 2015

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Vienna had its moment on the world stage in May 2015, with the arrival of the circus of kitsch that is the Eurovision Song Contest, but there is plenty more to come from this magical city of music and dancing this year. Here are 10 good reasons to visit Vienna in 2015.

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Why is Vienna the Most Livable City in the World?

May 20, 2015

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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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The Top Five Summer Festivals in Vienna

May 13, 2015

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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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