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Viennese Etiquette Worth Practicing

When visiting Vienna, it is good practice to know how to behave in public and interact with the locals. You can do your research in advance before your trip to ensure that you don’t offend the people in the Austrian capital.

The Viennese people tend to be the reserved type so if you’re in Vienna, avoid being loud. Lower the tone of your voice if possible whenever you’re out touring the city or shopping around.
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City Bikes Gain Record Users

Using the bicycle as a regular transportation brings with it many benefits. Around the world, Vienna is one city that offers a biking lifestyle to its residents.

In July this year, the Austrian capital recorded the highest number of people using the City Bikes. The bicycles were used 129,279 times during the month which was 45 percent increase from the 2012 figure. In 2012, the number of users also went up by 25 percent from the 2011 figure.
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Coffehouse Conversations Revived

Human interactions on a social level these days often take place on various social media platforms on the internet. It is here where people share information, experiences and images as well as discuss issues in real time.

In Vienna, however, the traditional salon-style and more personal conversations are being revived thanks to some concerned groups. A series of events will take place starting this March to encourage both local residents and visitors to interact with each other.
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Experience the Changing of the Guards

If there’s one cultural activity that you need to experience in Vienna, it has to be the changing of the guards at the Imperial Palace’s Inner Courtyard. Unlike those in other European countries, this one is unique because it is accompanied by a musical concert.

Known as Hoch- und Deutschemeister, this event was resumed just recently. It takes place every Saturday from 10:45 a.m. until 12 noon.
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Childcare Services in Vienna

Childcare services are a great factor for all parents. Where to leave their kids and who will look after them is of utmost importance as most parents have to work and do not have the luxury to stay home. Luckily Vienna has a wonderful network of child care centers within reach.

Day Nurseries for children below three years have a maximum of 15 children per group and they are handled by a team of four people -2 nursery school teachers and 2 assistants who make sure that their basic needs are met.

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High Quality of Living in Vienna

Many countries all over the world have experienced economic instability in 2011. Even European countries had their share of difficulties. Despite this, Vienna has maintained their ranking as the number one city with the highest quality of life. Life expectancy in Vienna averages at 79.5 years of age. The less stressful lifestyle is a result of have a thriving economy and a stable political system.

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Bike 2 Work Gaining Ground in Vienna

Many cities in Europe have been promoting the bicycle lifestyle and Vienna is no exception. Today, this capital city of Austria is also encouraging its residents to bike to work as its way of helping lower carbon emissions and dust pollution.

A recent survey done by a traffic research organization showed that tens of thousands of Vienna residents are cycling to work on a daily basis. Specifically, the Austrian Traffic Club (VCO) revealed that some 34,000 residents of the total 1.7 million currently living in the city are using their bicycles to go to work.
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Vienna Tops Quality of Living Survey

The 2010 Quality of Living world survey results have been released and it’s a thumbs-up for Vienna which bested all other international cities in the world. Based on the Mercer Global Quality of Living Survey, the Austrian capital scored the highest for overall quality of living. In the list of Top 5 cities, Vienna is followed by Zurich and Geneva in Switzerland, Vancouver in Canada and Auckland in New Zealand.

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Vienna Cycle Chic – Explore Vienna With Free Bikes

Why not tour Vienna on a bike? This is often the best way to explore and get to know a new city. Not only can you go from from one place to another faster, but you can also discover routes not easily passable by cars. And if you’re concerned about the environment, using the bike is the perfect way to encourage other people to follow suit and help preserve Mother Nature.

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Discover Vienna’s Nightclubs

Nighttime is perfect for exploring a city’s entertainment spots. By then, the temperature is cooler and just right for relaxing, enjoying some drinks and listening to great music with friends and loved ones.

After a busy day of touring popular attractions in Vienna, never forget to experience the city’s vibrant nightlife. Parties start after dark so be sure to check out the bars and clubs spread out in the city center.

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