Category: Things To Do

Halloween in Vienna

October 28, 2014

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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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Ten Ways to Explore Vienna by Boat

October 22, 2014

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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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An Evening Tour of Vienna’s Old Town

October 8, 2014

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Vienna is a big city with a small town feel. Walking around the old districts of the city you wouldn’t guess that 1.7 million people call Vienna home. The city of Vienna has a very long history dating back to 500 BC, but it’s not until the 18th and 19th century that the city became a dominant force both politically and culturally. We toured the city with Viator on the Vienna Old Town Walking tour which took us on a trip through Vienna’s history, culture, and architecture.

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Using the Innsbruck Card

October 1, 2014

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As unofficial capital of the Austrian Alps, Innsbruck is also its biggest city, with masses to do and see. Using the Innsbruck Card provides a package of goodies that saves money on sightseeing and activities as well as accessing public transport throughout the city.

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Underground in Vienna

September 24, 2014

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Lovely Baroque Vienna has art galleries, museums and majestic palaces aplenty to keep visitors entranced but a trip down into the bowels of the earth below St Michael’s church reveals a dark side to the city; going underground in Vienna makes a suitably ghoulish Halloween excursion.

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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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