Category: Things To Do

Visiting Innsbruck in Winter

December 3, 2014

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The Austrian Tyrol is at its magical best in winter, with a sparkling shroud of snow and sunshine most days, even though the temperature often drops well below zero. As the region’s main ski resort and most beautiful town, visiting Innsbruck in winter delivers a festive atmosphere and the chance to ski in near-perfect powder.

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Visiting the Historical Palaces of Vienna

November 26, 2014

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Belvedere Palace in the sunshine

Few places in the world are as imposing as the regal Vienna, with its abundance of opulent palaces and elegant architecture, much of it courtesy of the ostentatious Hapsburgs, rules of the Austrian empire for many generations. To witness what it perhaps their most impressive – and, indeed, shameless – display of wealth, there is no other destination than Schönbrunn Palace. Add a visit to Belvedere Palace and a bus tour around the other main sights of the city, and you’re doing well. And you can do it all on the Vienna Historical City Tour with Schönbrunn Palace Visit.

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Sights Along the Danube From Vienna

November 19, 2014

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Sights along the Danube from Vienna include the wine-growing region of Wachau Valley, fabled for its castles and abbeys, as well as the natural beauty of the Nationalpark Donau-Auen.

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Walking Tours of Vienna

November 5, 2014

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Austria’s capital is not a huge city and its main attractions are concentrated in the central districts, making it the perfect destination for enjoyable and informative walking tours of Vienna.

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Vienna Christmas Markets

November 3, 2014

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Christmas Market in Vienna. Photo courtesy of charley1965 via Flickr.

Romantic Vienna has plenty of appeal at any time of year with its Biedermeier architecture, famous choir and exceptional galleries, but it really lights up over the festive season with enticing Christmas markets in its most photogenic corners. With around 20 to choose from, the scent of glühwein and fresh baking hangs over the city between Saturday, November 16 – when most open – and Christmas. Here are some of the most beguiling Vienna Christmas Markets.

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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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