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Vienna Small-Group Naschmarkt Food Walking Tour
"Once you meet your guide at a designated meeting point you can get ready for a culinary and multi-cultural stroll through one of most famous Viennese markets. Naschmarkt is always in motion and reflects both seasonal and fashion influences. You will be offered a variety of local fruits and vegetables exotic herbs and spices Mediterranean delicacies and organic specialities.""""Enjoy this 2-hour food-tour and let your guide introduce you to the Naschmarkt food market; and learn about food science
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Private Half-Day History Walking Tour in Vienna: The City of Many Pasts
"Vienna is not just a city of one past but a city of many pasts. Delve into Vienna's past and present on an insightful 3-hour walking tour of its colorful history and architecture. Your tour begins at Michaelerplatz where the Hofburg the Habsburg’s imperial palace and seat of power since the thirteenth century dominates the square. Clockwise from the palace is the green and gray Loos House designed by Austrian architect Adolf Loos (1870 1933).From there the tour continues down Kohlmarkt and the Graben
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Small-Group History Walking Tour in Vienna: The City of Many Pasts
"Vienna is not just a city of one past but a city of many pasts. Delve into Vienna's past and present on an insightful 3-hour walking tour of its colorful history and architecture. Your tour begins at Michaelerplatz where the Hofburg the Habsburg’s imperial palace and seat of power since the thirteenth century dominates the square. Clockwise from the palace is the green and gray Loos House designed by Austrian architect Adolf Loos (1870 1933).From there the tour continues down Kohlmarkt and the Graben
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Kahlenberg

Kahlenberg can be reached from Grinzing on bus 38A. It is 484m high, set in the midst of the Vienna Woods and famous for its views. Unfortunately for us the views were not clear when we visited. There is a café, souvenir shop and church here. It is the starting point for various walks.

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IreneMcKay
Aug 12, 2014

Grinzing

Grinzing is a pretty village set in the middle of Vienna’s vineyards. It is famous for its heuriger – restaurants serving new wine. These are very popular with tourists and many have musical shows in the evenings. Restaurants hang branches of pine over their doorways to indicate that they sell wine. You can get here on tram number 38. I liked the heuriger which displayed wines created for different famous people in its window. One displayed a Hong Kong flag and I wondered if it was owned by a Hong Kong family.

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IreneMcKay
Aug 12, 2014

Well-kept secret: Good Heurigers in Stammersdorf

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, separated off from the city by the Danube river, is known locally as Trans-Danubien. Created by rapid urban development, this once rather poor part of the city made a strong recovery. The Heurigers in Stammersdorf have remain (for the most part) unspoilt, simple and low-key. The reason is because few tourists come here, and prices are much cheaper than in 19th district - Grinzing and Neustift.

Take a walk along the Keller strasse; you can find small houses with subterranean wine cellars - it's where wine is stored until it is mature enough to drink. There are several good Heurigers and weinguts in Stammersdorf.

Best time to go is during the warm months starting from April/May until September/October. You can sit out in the garden and enjoy the warm days and cool balmy evenings with a few glasses of excellent Austrian wines and roasted pork.

To get to Stammersdorf, you can take the Tram 31 from Schottenring (U4) or Floridsdorf (U4 or U6). Or you can take the regional bus 228 from Floridsdorf to Stammersdorf Kellerstrasse.

Have a good time exploring the Heurigers in Stammersdorf.

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longsanborn
Mar 12, 2008

Wachua - famous wine region on the Danube

Wachau/Melk/Dürnstein
A trip to the Wachau region will let you ride through one of the most scenic parts of the Danube Bike Trail. This entire region is a UNESCO Heritage Site and for a good reason. There is the beautiful and historic monastery in Melk, the unforgettable scenery as you ride through the vineyards along the Danube and then, quaint Dürnstein with the castle ruins where King Richard the Lionhearted was kept prisoner. It doesn't get much better than this! A day to remember.

This is what we suggest:
Rent a bike in Vienna. Take the train to Melk, visit the monastery, bike on the Danube Bike Trail through the Wachau eating lunch in one of the many places along the way, ending the day with a leisurely ride on the train from Krems back to Vienna.
Train times are subject to changes but as of this writing there was a direct train every hour from Vienna to Melk. Travel time 1:15. Total bike kilometers 40.

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pedpow
Feb 22, 2008
 
 
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visit Lake Neusiedl and the Nationla Park

Want a real Austrian adventure? Rent a bike in Vienna and after a 45 minute train ride (Sudbahnhof) you are in Neusiedl am See. From here you ride through the reeds along the lake to the National Park / bird sanctuary. Depending on the time of the year, you can see many of the birds that travel to Europe from Africa. Then to Illmitz to catch the ferry across the lake to Mörbisch. Here you will see just how big it is. Disembarking, you continue to Rust, known for three things; a quaint, beautiful town square, storks nesting on the houses and good food and wine. Pick one of the enticing restaurants. You won't be sorry! After lunch you ride through the villages along the lake and through vineyards back to Neusiedl for a well earned, relaxing ride back to Vienna. You might want to do it again the next day!

This is what we suggest:
Take the train to Neusiedl am See, bike through the National Park/bird sanctuary, take the ferry across the lake, eat lunch in picturesque Rust, bike back to Neusiedl, ending the day with a leisurely ride on the train back to Vienna.
Train times are subject to changes but as of this writing there was a direct train every 20 to 30 minutes from Vienna to Neusiedl am See. Travel time 45 minutes. Total bike kilometers 58.

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pedpow
Feb 22, 2008

Grinzing

Grinzing is on the hill of Vienna... it has a small village feel and it is famous for its herigen, which are nothing less than local wine-taverns where traditional food is served as well as locally-produced wines.

If the perfect place to go bar hopping and socializing in the evening, and in the winter months for tasting the most recent year's wine, which is delicious and fresh. Many people (like we did) go for dinner, too - but we found it disappointing.

To get to Grinying, take tram 38 to the last stop. It leaves from the station near Votivkirche in Vienna.

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call_me_rhia
Jun 04, 2007

The very different "Wiener Heurige!"

A short walk up the Nussberg on KAHLENBERGERSTRASSE (or the shorter walk down from bus 38 terminal on Kahlenberg) is rewarded with a congenial atmosphere, a fine drop of wine, and a fabulous view over the vineyards and the Danube from one of the city’s loveliest natural gardens. Children’s Play-ground.
Genuine, ecologically based Austrian food,
April - mid October, 3pm- midnight, closed hols.

Large selection of wines, Non-smoking area, Outdoor seating
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WStat
Jul 31, 2006

Talk a walk in the Vienna Woods

If you like to get away from the hustle & bustle of the city, take a short trip to the Vienna Woods which is about 30 minutes drive from Vienna. The drive there will be a plesant trip by itself because you will pass Grinzing and some residental areas. You can take a hike through the woods as there are paths. On the way back to Vienna, you can stop at Grinzing and the heurigens or wine taverns and enjoy a drink or two.

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Jan 02, 2006
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On the outskirts of Vienna - Perchtoldsdorf

After meeting Ursula for dessert at Café Landtmann, we decided to jump in her car and head off to the outskirts of Vienna...a place that not many tourist visit, but a place where we can "hang out" with the locals. We headed off past the 23rd District to the village of Perchtoldsdorf. Quaint, historic, quiet and beautiful are words that can be used to explain this town and the surrounding countryside. As luck would have it, a heuriger was open so we stopped by for a couple glasses of wine...what a way to end our day.

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BLewJay
Aug 12, 2005

Dornbacher Pfarrhof Heuriger

Since this was my initial trip to Vienna (Austria), I asked LJ if we could experience the "real" Vienna (with the locals and away from the tourist). Well, not only did we do that, we went "way" off the beaten path to an authentic heuriger...nothing beats eating, drinking (wine of course), dancing and listening to folk music with the locals. I (we) had a blast, danced, had a song played in our honor, drank wine and ate well...roast beef, ham, bread, liptauer (cheese spread) and bergkäse (cheese that smells like stinky feet but taste so darn good).

The music was provided by the most authentic Austrian Folk Music group in Vienna: Die Tanzgeiger. Do check out their website (shown below) and click on Performance to find their upcoming venues.

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Jul 13, 2005

Eisenstadt

This city is close to the Austrian/ Hungarian border, but it is worth going out of the way to visit and with an early start you can go for a day while in Vienna.
Eisenstadt is on the southern slopes of the Leitha Mountains and it is the capital of the Federal Province of Burgenland. The city is situated in the centre of the the wine region. We of course had to go there because of the cities musical connections. Joseph Haydn lived and worked in the city for years. He was born in the nearby village of Rohrau where the house is now a museum.
The Esterhazy palace is a beautiful yellow Baroque palace and in it is the famous and wonderful Haydn Hall which was where many of Haydn's works were first heard and where concerts are still given regularly. The tour through the Palace is very limited (only a few rooms) but is the only way to see the lovely hall. The Palace gardens are lovely to walk through. Close to the Palace is the Hydn Museum which is where the composer lived during his time in service to the Esterhazys. It is a very interesting museum so worth the short walk through the Palaces front garden.
On the corner oppositye the Palace is a lovely statue of the com[poser Liszt - as a young man charming, handsome and liked by the ladies. A walk up the hill pass the hospital will bring you to the Bergkirche and the Tomb of Haydn. In Unterberg there is an old Jewish cemetery which is also worth visiting.

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margaretvn
May 29, 2005

Kahlenburg

This is the highest point of the Vienna Woods - 484 metres. At the top is a church an observation terrace and a restaurant. The views over the surrounding vineyards, the Danube bridges and the Vienna woods are wonderful. the Kahelenburg is very important in the history of Vienna. In 1683 John Sobieski led his troops down from here to rescue the Viennese forces fighting for the city. Today you can make a lovely walk through the vineyards to Nussdorf (a wine village) and the most northern part of Heiligenstadt - an area loved by us because of its association with Beethoven. It is known that Beethoven regularly walked in this area. The walk takes about three hours but it is lovely at all times of the year.
You get to the Kahlenburg with bus 38A

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May 29, 2005

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Naschmarkt

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Karlsplatz

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Theater an der Wien

Go and see the Theater an der Wien. This is the theatre were Beethoven's opera 'Fidelio' went in premiere in 1805. There is a plaque on the wall to honour it. I love the opera although it is not often...
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Karlskirche - St Charles Church

Karlskirche or Charles’ Church is situated at the Karlsplatz and dedicated to Saint Charles or Cardinal Carlo Borromeo. Construction of this church started in 1716 and was accomplished by 1737. Church...
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Wien Museum Karlsplatz - Historical Museum of the City of Vienna

First of all, this museum implemented and conducts visitor friendly policy of non-barriers. It will tell you the story of Vienna from the times of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius to the Times of...
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Wiener Staatsoper - State Opera House

One of the two most famous Opera houses in the World (La Scala in Milan, Italy) being the other one. The Opera House in Vienna is one of the many symbols in this beautiful city. We weren't able to...
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