Bundesland Wien Off The Beaten Path

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Bundesland Wien Off The Beaten Path

  • Hundertwasser

    Vienna Off The Beaten Path

    There is no doubt about that Hundertwasser Haus will occupy your attention at the very first glance. First you will seem that this is a joke or a creation reminiscent of the story of "Hansel and Gretel". My first impression was as if the house has made by a playful, imaginative and very talented children. In fact it is true that all similar works...

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  • excursions from Vienna

    Vienna Off The Beaten Path

    Bratislava is a capital of Slovakia, it is almost like a border town with Austria, Hungary is also not so far. As a capital, it is one of the main touristic objects in Slovakia. Old town, castle territory, Petrin hill, Devin suburb can be visited. To make city more important, one fact can be mentioned - it was even a capital of Hungary for some...

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  • parks & gardens

    Vienna Off The Beaten Path

    Vienna's botanical garden, which belongs to the university, is the next-door neighbour of Belvedere palace gardens. It is a pleasant addition if you want to go for a walk through the gardens as a change from city sightseeing. The garden is surely a lot more impressive in the warmer half of the year when trees and shrubs have their leaves and...

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  • churches

    Vienna Off The Beaten Path

    The convent of the Salesian nuns is located next to Lower Belvedere Palae and Park. The church with the dome probably appears in many photos but hardly anyone seems to take notice. The grounds have the flair of a somehow forgotten place that hardly sees any tourists. I have no idea whether I was supposed to enter the grounds or not, tee hee - I...

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  • museums

    Vienna Off The Beaten Path

    Hofmobiliendepot is the store of the furniture of the royal family that was transported togeather with the royal families, when they moved for a few weeks from one palace to another one. You have the feeling to walk through endless corridors of an auction-house, while passing by the original furniture that was used by austrian emperors and their...

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  • 1.Bezirk / 1st district

    Vienna Off The Beaten Path

    Vienna is city of art, decorated with so many monuments, sculptures and fountains, dislocated all over the city and its parks. Many facades and corners of the houses are adorned with small sculptures which illustrating certain events important for their owners or symbolizing their professions. Such a details usually capturing attention of the...

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  • architecture

    Vienna Off The Beaten Path

    Palais Schwarzenberg was built in the 18th century as the summer palace of one of the wealthiest and most influential families in Austria. Their next-door neighbour was Prince Eugen in his summer palaces at Belvedere. The Schwarzenbergs had their base in Bohemia, it’s the very same family that played an important role through imperial Austria and...

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  • Jugendstil / Art Nouveau

    Vienna Off The Beaten Path

    This is the Pavillon on Karlsplatz, that used to be a "Stadtbahn"-station once and while it's equivalent is used as a cafe, this one is a great museum with changing exhibitions, but it is mainly interesting for visitors beeing interested in Vienna's Art-Nouveau-style, because the building was restored recently and it also shows some small-scale...

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  • Classical music

    Vienna Off The Beaten Path

    Mozarthaus is the name of a newly restored building just a few meters behind the Stephansdom. It was there, where Mozart lived the last 3 years of his life 1784 bis 1787 and where he had died. He had quit a large appartment there with a total of 6 rooms and a kitchen, you will learn about his friends, his financiers, his problems with money... It...

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  • Wine Tasting and Vineyards

    Vienna Off The Beaten Path

    Stammersdorf - located in the 21st district of Vienna - is where the good local Heurigers (wine taverns/pubs) and wineguts/wineries are. If you want to know where the locals go to eat and drink excellent food and wine, don't go to Grinzing or Neustift in the 19th district. Instead, go to Stammersdorf ... !! This northern part of Vienna,...

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  • Jewish Vienna

    Vienna Off The Beaten Path

    I have always been interested in one question; which is why most synagogue in central Europe has been built in such a way that are compressed between two neighboring buildings and commonly are located in come narrow alley so that taking pictures of the temple in total is almost a mission impossible. I only recently learned of the Edict issued by...

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  • Karlskirche & Karlsplatz

    Vienna Off The Beaten Path

    The Karlsplatz (Charles Aquare) is a special place to roam around in. Here, in between the huge Karlskirche (Charles church), the city centre with the Artists House (Kunstlerhaus), the conservatorium (Muzik Verein) and the City historical museum, one can find pleasant open space with playgrounds for children, small café's in Jugendstil metro-houses...

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  • Kaffeehaus

    Vienna Off The Beaten Path

    This place was opened in 1873 and it is consider one of the most famous and traditional cafés in Vienna. Sigmund Freud was frequently having his coffee here. This is a very nice and charming place to spend some hours during lazy evening day during the summer!! Metro: U2 Schottentor or Universität; U3 Herrengasse address:1st...

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  • Schönbrunn

    Vienna Off The Beaten Path

    "I go, where the Kaiser is going to WALK" - "Ich gehe, wohin der Kaiser zu Fuss geht"... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This proverb is used very often in Austria, when someone would like to talk with a man about a horse, or a Lady wants to powder her nose... . And THIS is the real place, that also the emperor went to WALKING -...

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  • Meet the people who live in Vienna

    Whether traveling or moving to Vienna it can be both very challenging, yet rewarding to meet the people living there. A useful site for meeting people is www.vienna-expats.net

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