Outdoor Pursuits to Do in Vienna

March 29, 2014

Nature lovers and adventurous travelers can always look forward to an exciting holiday when in Vienna. With its vast land and marvelous landscapes, there are various outdoor activities worth doing with your partner, family or friends. Some popular active pursuits available in Vienna are biking, hiking, boating, skiing, swimming and other water sports. 

Biking

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Best Places to Visit for Side Trips

March 29, 2014

Vienna on its own has numerous beautiful attractions that never fail to capture the hearts of visitors. But for those who want to explore more, there are other areas within the Austrian capital’s doorstep worth visiting. They’re just nearby and can be reached within minutes to an hour. 

Lower Austria or the so-called cradle of Austria’s history is highly recommended for its exquisite beauty and affordability. Prices here are 30 percent lower compared to Vienna. 

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Exquisite Architecture in Vienna

March 28, 2014

Vienna is one city boasting of historic buildings with unique architecture that have been restored to their former beauty. Not many people perhaps know that great effort went into preserving much of Vienna’s historic buildings, thanks to concerned groups who value the Austrian capital’s rich heritage.  

In the early days, Gothic buildings dotted Vienna built from older foundations. A famous architectural style in the 1300s was known as the Hallenkirche or hall church which featured hallways with nave and aisles in the interior portion of the building. 

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Art Austria Fair

March 24, 2014

Art exhibits are commonplace in the Austrian capital. They are held all throughout the year and this April, Vienna will once again host the Austrian Art Fair at the Leopold Museum. 

Some 45 artists are expected to display their works spread out on the three floors of the museum for this Art Austria trade fair. 

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Concert Cafes Only in Vienna

March 24, 2014

Apart from classical music and its world renowned musicians, Vienna is also well known for its cafe culture. Coffeehouses are everywhere in the Austrian capital and there’s even one unique type called the concert cafe. 

Concert cafes are coffeehouses that play live music mostly via the piano. They feature classical Viennese music sometimes with a hint of jazz. Other times, soloists also perform in these establishments. 

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Lost Painting Now on Display at Belvedere Palace

March 21, 2014

Paintings get lost and found. Sometimes, it would take years for them to be rediscovered. When found again, they may or may not be returned to its rightful owner, put to auction or displayed at a museum. 

In Vienna, a rediscovered degenerate painting is now on display at the Belvedere Palace. The art piece entitled Im Gasthaus by a German-Swedish artist name Lotte Laserstein was taken by the Nazi’s for being degenerate. It is part of the “Vienna-Berlin: the Art of Two Cities” exhibit now going on at the Belvedere Palace. The exhibition will run until June 15. 

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Vienna Airport Gets More Share of Austrian Market

March 21, 2014

With the recent launch of new services, Vienna Airport is predicted to increase its hare of the Austrian airport market. Reports have noted that between 1996 and 2013, the airport in the Austrian capital has experienced a rise in its share of the country’s airport traffic (covering a total of six airports) from 75 percent to nearly 84 percent.

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Albertina Exhibit Displays Durer Painting of Hare

March 16, 2014

A popular painting that had not been displayed in the Albertina Museum in Vienna is now on display once again. The painting by German artist Durer which features a hare will be shown in the museum starting this month of March until June 19. 

This special exhibition entitled “The Founding of the Albertina Between Durer and Napoleon is part of the museum’s goal of showcasing the collection with regards to the lives of the gallery founders covering the periods from 1738 and 1822. 

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Vienna Plays Host to Blues Spring Festival

March 16, 2014

Being the center of classical music in Austria and perhaps in the entire European continent, Vienna is often the choice for holding music-related festivals. This year, it will host the 10th Blues Spring festival that will take place for six weeks beginning March 20th. 

For this particular festival considered to be the longest of its kind in the world, the Austrian capital will be accommodating some 300 musicians from across the globe particularly from 13 countries. 

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