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Bundesland Wien Favorites

  • 1. Bezirk / 1st District

    Vienna Favorites

    We spent much of our sunny weekend in the city simply strolling around with friends or on our own, rather than focusing on seeing specific sights. But that doesn’t mean we didn’t see a lot, and in particular (as is so often the case) I enjoyed spotting and photographing a myriad of beautiful and/or interesting architectural details. The city...

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  • Schönbrunn

    Vienna Favorites

    The initial animal collection at Schounbrunn was formed by the stock of animals from the former palace of Neugeboude and the menagerie belonging to the Belvedere. These animals - with the exception of the "rapacious" beasts - were moved to the new menagerie at Schounbrunn. The number of exotic animals subsequently increased through new...

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  • Hofburg

    Vienna Favorites

    The Imperial Eagle, the two headed Eagle, I saw all around Vienna. Eagles "Lords of the air" Habsburg Monarchy "Lords of a Kingdom." Eagles are often chosen as they are a symbol of power, but why add the second head? This puzzled me, and now I know the answer. The Byzantine Empire was who added a second head to the originally one-headed Roman...

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  • museums

    Vienna Favorites

    Vienna seems to be a hot-bed for creativity and I wanted to search out the sites relating to some of the most famous people in the world who either were born in Vienna or who had spend creative years in this city. Naturally, I wasn't successful this time. However, I did master the public transportation system! Some of my Favorite people...

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  • sightseeing & day-excursions

    Vienna Favorites

    I love architecture and I like to walk around and exploring new places. I try to make as many photos I can. I think this is the best way to learn about new places. It is interesting to see how much Viennese put effort in architecture. They preserve monuments, object, washing them and build new one to connect them with present style. It is not...

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  • Hundertwasser

    Vienna Favorites

    The Hundertwasserhaus is an apartment house in Vienna, Austria, built after the idea and concept of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser with architect Joseph Krawina as a co-author. This expressionist landmark of Vienna is located in the Landstraße district on the corner of Kegelgasse and Löwengasse.

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  • churches

    Vienna Favorites

    This church is also very different to the usual Viennese Baroque being neo-byzantine in design and really looking very unlike a church at all from the outside. It's in the old Fleischmarkt area, once frequented by many Greek merchants who eventually built their own church and had it re-designedn in mock- Byzantine style in 1861. This red brick...

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  • Classical Music

    Vienna Favorites

    Several ways to purchase tickets: 1) Call the ticket offices of the venues (Staatoper, Musikverein, etc) ahead of time. The Viennese speak excellent English. 2) Attempt to reserve on the venues' website (I speak passable German but did not successfully manage to complete any online transactions). 3) Visit the ticket office upon your arrival to...

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  • Grinzing & Heurigen

    Vienna Favorites

    I asked LJ that when we got to Vienna, let's stay away (as much as possible) from the tourist places...I want to experience the "real" Vienna with the locals. Well, not only did we do that, we went "way" off the beaten path to a heuriger (basically a place where local wine, music and food are served). I (we) had a blast, danced and had a song...

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  • Ringstrasse

    Vienna Favorites

    What I suggest you do at some time, is to take a tram on the Ringstrasse, the ring road of Vienna, where many of the most important buildings and sights are located beside. The Ringstrasse is a 5km long horseshoe-shaped boulevard, which starts and ends at the Danube canal. Together with the canal, the street completely encircles the historic center...

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  • Stephansdom

    Vienna Favorites

    Stephansdom is also called " Steffel " by the local people of Vienna. Already in medieval times it was situated in the very centre of town, overlooking all other houses. And from the beginning it had a small chamber - the so called " Turmstube " - where a fireguard was watching out for fires all day and night. Nowadays you can still step up to...

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  • Spanische Hofreitschule & Lipizzaner

    Vienna Favorites

    It may be interesting for you to go there if you love horses or architecture. I love both a bit so it was interesting to see the morning exercise. Honestly I would prefer a free horse than a trained one, even if the last one looks more "elegant"... Shame on me for taking a photo there, after all warnings we have heard. It was just because we have...

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  • Jugendstil / Art Nouveau

    Vienna Favorites

    Have you heard of Otto Wagner (1841 to 1918) ? I bet you have by the time you leave Vienna! He was a trained architect, visual artist and brick layer who shaped Vienna. Many of the residential buildings he built in the style of beautiful Art Nouveau. Some of them I have already written about, others I didn't see. His most recognized buildings...

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  • Zentralfriedhof

    Vienna Favorites

    Ludwig van wasn't originally buried in the Zentralfriedhof - he died in 1827, and the cemetery wasn't opened until 1874. But it was thought to be appropriate that he be here, and his remains were shifted in 1889 - along with those of Franz Schubert, who has his own memorial nearby. There's practically a composer's corner, with Brahms, Gluck, and...

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  • Belvedere

    Vienna Favorites

    Vienna has the best cafes and pastries I have tried...walking around and hopping from one cafe to another was a delightful daily experience for me. Shopping may be expensive though I'd rather spend money on tiks for classical shows and museums. It was winter so its was difficult for me to walk around with my heavy clothes though it never stopped me...

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  • Donau / Danube

    Vienna Favorites

    we spend 2 days in vienna it's quite big but we went during june in donau area a lot a people are eating here bringing their own barbecue, there s also a lot of little restaurant closes to the pedaloboats to make a little cruise cycling in the water.

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  • Kaffeehaus

    Vienna Favorites

    Even if you arrive at or are travelling from the not so pretty train stations Westbahnhof and Südbahnhof, there are many options for having a great breakfast at Vienna's famous coffee houses, either a short walk or tramride/underground ride a way. At Westbahnhof, the nearest coffee place is right across the street, Cafe Westend. Take the main exit...

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  • Oper / Staatsoper

    Vienna Favorites

    The famous sweets-shop "Opern Confiserie" in Kaerntnerstrasse 47 near the Opera and Hotel Sacher has been closed and moved to Hietzing (near Schoenbrunn Castle) as "Park Confiserie" in Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 6, phone 876 60 12. They sell exactly the same sweets like Opern Confiserie did! Hope, that helps! PS:and confirmed the above by phone a few...

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  • Fiaker

    Vienna Favorites

    Vienna is well known for its light four-wheeled carriages drawn by two horses that are known as a Fiaker. As we walked around the city, we were often passed by them, or saw them stopped some-where so the people could take photos. How I would have loved a ride in one, but for two people, it was too expensive for us, best split between four people. A...

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  • The 3rd Man

    Vienna Favorites

    I’d have to say that many of my earliest impressions of Vienna were formed by the classic film “The Third Man” with Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton. It involves a second-rate writer (Cotton) who goes to Vienna in 1949 to see his former friend Harry Lime (Welles), only to find that Lime was killed in a motor accident – or was he? Needless to say,...

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  • Jewish Vienna

    Vienna Favorites

    Judenplatz is a quite pretty and very quiet corner of the city - it was Susan's favourite part, and we wished we could spend more time there, maybe to have a drink at one of the Cafes. In this square is the Holocaust Memorial, dating from the year 2000. Around the base of the memorial is the name of all of the Nazi death camps. In a strange piece...

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  • Riesenrad & Prater

    Vienna Favorites

    Already in the Roman times, a village was situated along the banks of the river Donau (Danube). The Romans made a fortified town out of it in their constant struglle to keep Eastern invasions under their thumb. Vindobonum grew slowly and even when the Roman empire fell, the town became bigger and more important in the region. When the Holy Roman...

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  • UNO-City

    Vienna Favorites

    As a lot of cities in centre Europe, Vienna is perfect to take a walk in bike. We rented three in the prater, and went around the Donau, the ONU city. It was not expensive, everybody can pay. That is a great memory that i keep. If you can, don't miss it. The streets and the citizens are quite ready to the bikes.

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  • Wiener Sängerknaben

    Vienna Favorites

    Touring the Augartenpalais, a baroque palace in Vienna, the place where world famous boys chorists live, study and rehearse, and what's more, listening to Haydn Choir singing just for us, is something I'll never forget. Listening to 'Carmina Burana' (among other things) in this Choir's interpretation, and in their familiar surroundings, is a...

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  • why vienna

    Hi, no I'm not being transfered! But I consider looking for a job in Wien and move there. No particularly reason except that the culture scene interests me a lot and I would like a taste of central Europe. It may sounds a little strange that I just want to move to another country like that but nothing is impossible. I have allready done this, I...

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