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Green Parks Worth Spending Time At

One of the best forms of entertainment in Vienna is to take a stroll at the city’s beautiful parks. There are plenty of them open to the public, each with its own unique charm. They also boast of lots of greenery so you can be sure that a  trip there with loved ones or friends will be most worthwhile and relaxing.
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Unique Bars and Clubs of Vienna

Bars and pubs abound in Vienna and they make the city’s nightlife so alive and entertaining. While some of them offer the traditional ambience, there are others that feature unique and stylish interior. Visitors eager to experience something out of the ordinary when out to enjoy the night should check out some of them.
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Viennese Opera Season

The Austrian capital is most well known for its classical music and operas, among others. The Vienna State Opera is where most of these operas are performed.

One famous performance in the city is Parsifal by Richard Wagner. An opera in three acts, it is said to be Wagner’s last completed work. It was conceived in April 1857 but was finished only after 25 years.
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Anchor Clock

If London has its Big Ben, Vienna has its own version and it is called the Anchor Clock or Ankeruhr. Situated on Hoher Markt, Vienna’s oldest square, this clock is part of an Art Nouveau design and features mosaic ornaments.

Built between 1911 and 1917, the animated clock serves as a bridge between the two buildinga of the Anker Insurance Company. It measures 10 meters wide and 7.5 meters high with a diameter of 4 meters.
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Animals and Kids’ Carnival

In Vienna, carnivals don’t just involve people. Animals are also part of the Fasching season. They are highlighted in a carnival together with kids at the Schonbrunn Zoo.

Each year, the popular zoo in Vienna invites kids for its own carnival. The kids enter for free but they have to come in costumes of their favorite animals. Through the years, the zoo director has been greatly satisfied seeing parents becoming very creative in coming up with animals costumes for their children. 
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Fasching Season

Vienna also has its own carnivals much the like the ones celebrated in Brazil and other parts of the world. They are part of the Fasching season which begins in the new year and runs until the Mardi Gras or Strove Tuesday.

When the carnival season comes, the Viennese normally take the time to celebrate. They spend money to buy decorations for their home, costumes and tickets to important events. For 2013, the trend in costumes include skintight body suits, vintage dresses and super heroes.
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Raimundtheater

It is Vienna’s most popular stage for musicals and live performances and it’s been open since the 19th century. The Raimundtheater was named after the well-known Austrian playwright and actor Ferdinand Raimund and at the time that it opened was mainly showing dramas and serious plays in German or “Wiener Volkstheater” (which was also Raimund’s genre). The first play shown in the theater was Raimund’s “Die Gefesselte Fantasie.” It wasn’t long however when it changed its offering to operettas to cater to a more sophisticated audience. […]

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Silberkammer

Offering yet another layer of perspective into the magnificent court life of the Habsburg dynasty is the Museum of Court Silver and Tableware or the “Silberkammer” housed in the Hofburg Kaiserappartements in Vienna. Beyond the glitter of the silverware and the pomp of the table settings, visitors will gain an insight into the royal banquets and the European manufacturers who provided all the items in the collection.

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Apollo Kino

If you find yourself in the Mariahilf district in Vienna and raring to see a movie, there’s one place where locals go to – the Apollo Kino in Gumpendorfer Strasse. In its heyday it was the second biggest cinema in Austria with a seating capacity for 1,500 viewers. It was built in 1929 on the site where the old Baroque Palais Kaunitz once stood. Before it became a cinema it was known as a major theater for vaudeville performances. It had to close down after World War I as it failed to attract international performers.

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Funkhaus

Visitors to Vienna might think this as a name for a club or a place for hip parties but it is actually the hub for radio broadcasting in the city. Located in Wieden, the Art Deco building (also referred to as Radiokulturhaus) is home to the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the radio orchestra of Osterreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) and the only one of its kind in the country. It also houses the radio stations of ORF namely the indie station FM4, Vienna, and its culture and education channel O1. […]

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