Category: Things To Do

Five Things Not to Miss in Innsbruck

April 9, 2014

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Innsbruck sits in its valley surrounded by snow-speckled peaks, a photogenic town with a medieval heart, Imperial treasures, and a winter-sports heritage second to none in the Alps. When you’re visiting, here are five things not to miss in Innsbruck.

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See the Famous Faberge Eggs in Vienna

March 12, 2014

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Faberge is one of the most famous names associated with Tsarist Russia and now there’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of their beautifully crafted and world-revered golden eggs on show in Vienna. See the famous Faberge Eggs in Vienna at the Kunsthistorisches Museum between February 18 and May 18.

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Odd Museums in Vienna

February 26, 2014

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In addition to the wonders of Vienna’s peerless Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum), Klimt’s The Kiss in the Belvedere and the funky new art hub of the MuseumsQuartier, there are some distinctly odd museums in Vienna.

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Vienna’s Heurigen

February 12, 2014

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Vienna is one of the few cities in the world that has vineyards within its limits – they are mostly concentrated on the northern side of town on fertile hills overlooking the Danube. Locally produced wines mostly include Rieslings and cabernet and the perfect way to sample the local vintages is to visit one of Vienna’s heurigen.

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Vienna: Beethoven and Mayer am Pfarrplatz

January 29, 2014

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Grinzing is a leafy suburb of Vienna on the edge of the Wienerwald (Vienna woods) and close to the vineyards of Kahlenberg; it’s well known for its heurigen – cosy, simple wine bars serving local dishes and local wines. The Mayer am Pfarrplatz is one of the oldest and most historic of Grinzing’s heurigen and it was made famous by the fact that German composer Ludwig von Beethoven lived here briefly. The connection between Beethoven and Mayer am Pfarrplatz draws people to eat and drink here from far and wide across Europe.

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Vienna Christmas Markets

November 7, 2013

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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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