Category: Things To Do

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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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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