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The Blue Danube Waltz

January 27, 2015

Many people around the world are very familiar with the Blue Danube Waltz and its composer Johann Strauss. But not all know the history of this authentic Viennese music. 

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Viennese Doughnut

January 27, 2015

People in Vienna love doughnuts as much as Americans love their own version. The Austrian capital also has its own famous doughnut known as the Krapfen and it is usually filled with apricot or raspberry jam. Some have vanilla and chocolate fillings. 

While in Vienna, you can choose to buy this either from a cafe or from a vendor peddling Krapfen such as those in the different markets found in the city. You can even experience watching these doughnuts fried in front of you and then sprinkled with powdered sugar. 

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Unique Wedding Venues

January 23, 2015

A dream wedding can happen in Vienna. There are many reasons why foremost of which is the wide choices of venues and themes offered by this beautiful capital city of Austria. 

Many women desire to be married in a regal setting and where else can you fulfill this but in a palace venue. If an imperial ambience is what you wish for, there are several palaces to choose from. These are the Schonbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace and Liechtenstein Garden Palace to choose from. These palaces offer a perfect setting for a royal wedding. 

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Vienna’s Popular Ball Venues

January 23, 2015

The formal balls are a major part of the Viennese culture. There are plenty of them held each year but they’re not limited to only a single venue such as the Hofburg Palace. These balls take place in a number of grand locations around Vienna all of which offer an elegant atmosphere. In fact, not many people are aware that ballrooms were built all over the Austrian capital since the olden days separate from the palaces or the town houses of the aristocracy. 

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Vienna Welcomes Bitcoin

January 20, 2015

Vienna used the Austrian schilling as its currency in the past. But for two decades now, it has been using the Euro as its main currency thereby saying goodbye to tradition. This is after Austria joined the European Union (EU) in 1995 and the Eurozone in 1999. 

With the introduction of the bitcoin, it is expected to give the city and the Austrian country in general another unique European experience. But the use of this new currency is not yet widespread and the Austrian government’s position is still between indifference and hostility. 

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Hofburg Vienna Ball for Business

January 20, 2015

At the start of each year, Vienna hosts several balls as part of its famous ball season. This is a formal event wherein attendees take part in dance performances that highlight the waltz and other musical entertainment. Dinner is included and sometimes, famous people are invited as guests.  

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Waltz Dance Lessons

January 13, 2015

Vienna is the place where the waltz music and dance originated. Thanks to Johann Strauss, this music and dance became known worldwide and up to know is still being appreciated by people from all walks of life. 

It’s interesting to note as well that in Austria, people there actually start their new year dancing to the famous Blue Danube Waltz. This music by Johann Strauss is usually broadcast by public radio. 

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Vienna to Launch World’s Shortest Flight

January 13, 2015

In a few months, Vienna will launch the world’s shortest flight. The route, courtesy of FlyNiki, will be from Vienna to Bratislava covering 30 miles which will take only a short 10 minutes. 

Land travel by car usually takes an hour from the Austrian capital to Bratislava. A trip by train is even shorter. 

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Hunting and Hunter’s Ball

January 13, 2015

As the new year starts, Vienna is already abuzz with different types of balls. It’s the ball season, after all. 

One of the famous ball events in the Austrian capital is the Hunter’s Ball. This one is unlike any other because participants get to wear traditional Austrian dress and be in fairytale forests depicting the life of hunters. This year, this kind of ball will take place on January 26th at the Imperial Palace. 

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What Not to Do When in Austria

January 6, 2015

Visiting a new place should fun and enriching. You get to meet new people and see interesting places even the historical ones. 

But in order to create a memorable holiday, one needs to do a little research first about the place he or she is going to visit. This way, you avoid the common mistakes people make and don’t get the ire of the locals. 

When in Austria, there are some things that you should keep in mind. Following these tips will ensure a stress-free holiday anywhere in the German-speaking country. 

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