Located near Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut (Lake District), Admont Abbey is one of the oldest monasteries in Austria. Visiting Admont Abbey from Vienna makes for a scenic day trip through alpine valleys and lakeside towns.
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May 12, 2016
Shaped by the Baroque glamour of the imperial palaces, the Ringstrasse and its great mansions and theaters, Vienna is also famous for its sublime Art Nouveau buildings and artists. This design movement swept through Europe between the 1890s and early 20th century, encompassing the Belle Epoque of Paris, Jugendstil in Germany and extraordinary genius of Gaudí in Barcelona. Call it what you will, Vienna and Art Nouveau are inextricably linked.
May 5, 2016
Many of Vienna’s top sights are accessible on foot, and there is a comprehensive range of themed or guided walking tours available for visitors wanting to discover the city’s Baroque palaces and colorful neighborhoods. However, there are also more novel methods of getting around the city — here are five new ways of exploring Vienna.
February 12, 2016
The mighty Habsburg dynasty shaped the face of Vienna for several centuries, and the year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Emperor Franz Joseph. Two years after his death, one of the world’s most illustrious dynasties, which had ruled over parts of Europe since the 13th century, was lost forever. A raft of special exhibitions is to be held this year to encourage visitors to follow in the footsteps of Imperial Vienna.
November 18, 2015
Vienna is the home of classical music and world-renowned composers such as Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven, Brahams and Haydn all lived here during their illustrious careers. In winter when the city’s famous social season gets underway, there are nightly concerts in a variety of splendid venues across town. Here are five of the best classical concerts in Vienna.
October 7, 2015
Autumn hits Vienna in October, when the temperatures begin to drop, the summer visitors are long gone but there are still sunny days without the bitter cold experienced over Christmas. It’s also the time when the famous Vienna social season starts, with theatres, opera houses and concert halls introducing their new offerings and museums and galleries opening new shows. Here are the best ten things to do in Vienna in fall.