Vienna Wants Less Cars

January 30, 2014

Vienna is one city committed to reducing its carbon footprint for the long term. It has already implemented several measures in line with its green campaign such as the use of electric buses and cars. This is in addition to its already existing biking lifestyle. 

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First Porsche Resides in Austria

January 30, 2014

The Porsche is a very popular brand of sports car and is made in Germany. But did you know that the first ever Porsche now resides in Austria? 

Yes, the first Porsche car ever made has lived in Austria for 100 years. It is Austria’s first car to be registered and is known as the P1 which refers to the car engineer’s first design. Its official name, however, is the 1898 Egger-Lohner electric vehicle C.2 Phaeton. 

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Vienna to Exhibit Russian Golden Eggs

January 30, 2014

An egg is simply an egg if it is plain and cooked but not when it’s made of gold. Previous golden eggs from Russia will make their way to Vienna next month where they will  be displayed in an exhibition.

The Moscow Museums will showcase more than 160 objects at the Art History Museum in the Austrian capital. Called “The World of Faberge,” the star of this exhibit are the four imperial Easter Eggs made of gold. 

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Affordable Fine Dining Experience this February

January 26, 2014

February is just a few days away and those in Vienna looking to savor a fine dining experience are in for a real treat this year. The reason is that they need not shell out large sums of money in order to enjoy a romantic dinner with sumptuous food. 

This year, several of Vienna’s top rerstaurants have decided to lower their prices. And this is not just for one day but 10 straight days starting on February 15 and ending on February 25. 

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Vienna’s Highest Tower

January 26, 2014

Skyscrapers are abundant particularly in international cities. Austria is not to be outdone and it’s highest tower is located, where else, but in the capital city of Vienna. 

Called the DC Tower, the building is situated by the Danube River giving occupants a beautiful view of this famous body of water. It was designed by architect Dominique Perrault. 

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Vienna Ice Dream

January 22, 2014

It may still be winter in Austria but there’s every reason to enjoy the season even outdoors. One of the best ways to explore the outdoors in this chilly weather is to enjoy the Vienna Ice Dream or Wiener Eistraum at the city hall. 

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Best Places to Get Some Pampering

January 22, 2014

Spa services are in demand all over the world. Not surprising at all because with the fast-paced lifestyle that many people lead these days, they surely need a way to remove the stress from their bodies and recharge their energies. There are even tour packages today that provide opportunities for travelers to go to destinations where they can pamper themselves during their entire holiday. 

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Mozart Week Highlights

January 16, 2014

Classical music remains to be one of the most appreciated musical genres worldwide and people have a lot to be thankful for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for pioneering such beautiful music that’s soothing to the senses. For this reason, Mozart’s birthplace in Austria never fails to honor the famous musician in a special event each year. 

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The Johan Strauss Ball

January 16, 2014

Vienna’s ball season does not only feature one major ball event. There are many of them targetted at different types of audience. 

One particular ball that honors a well known Viennese musician is the Johan Strauss Ball. This is normally held at the Kursalon Wien, one of the most exclusive buildings in the Austrian capital. 

Established between 1865 and 1867, this Italian Renaissance style is where the Strauss brothers marked their major successes. The waltz ambiance was established here through the holding of dances and promenade concerts. 

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TU Wien Ball for Students

January 15, 2014

Elegants balls are a major part of Vienna’s culture particularly at the start of the new year. The most famous is the Vienna Ball which takes place at the Hofburg palace. 

But perhaps not many people know that the youngsters, notably the students, also have their own version. The Vienna University of Technology students have their TU Ball which is also held at the Imperial Hofburg Palace. This event has a special cause to gather funds in order to provide financial support to students.   

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