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Best Vienna Shopping Center

There are plenty of great places to shop in Vienna, from Naschmarkt to MariahilferStrasse, but although it’s great to explore in the fresh air, sometimes you just want somewhere warm and dry to continue scooping […]

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Famous Palaces on Ringstrasse

Vienna’s Ringstrasse may be well known as a commercial district but not many people know that palaces also abound in the area. In fact, during the construction of this famous boulevard, several palaces were also built by the royal families and wealthy residents including Jewish families of the Austrian capital. Public buildings also occupy the area along with the 13 magnificent palaces. 

Palaces back then were occupied by the royal families together with their servants. In some palaces, however, some areas were rented out. Other palaces had been turned into hotels. 

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The Must See Christmas in Vienna

If you get to spend part of the Christmas season in Vienna, you should consider yourself lucky indeed.  Christmas in Austria is a magical time.  Of all the cities in Europe, Vienna has the most festive Advent and Christmas celebration imaginable. […]

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How to Have a Meaningful Christmas in Vienna

Christmas is always one of the busiest times of the year for many people. In Vienna, the city is abuzz with activities especially with the Christmas markets now open in the different parts of the metropolis. Being an old tradition, these Christkindlmarkts are part of the Vienna culture and offers plenty of products for both locals and tourists. 

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Palaces on Ringstrasse

Vienna’s Ringstrasse may be well known as a commercial district but not many people know that palaces also abound in the area. In fact, during the construction of this famous boulevard, several palaces were also built by the royal families and wealthy residents including Jewish families of the Austrian capital. Public buildings also occupy the area along with the 13 magnificent palaces. 

Palaces back then were occupied by the royal families together with their servants. In some palaces, however, some areas were rented out. Other palaces had been turned into hotels. 

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Pink Christmas in Vienna

Vienna is one of the most gay-friendly cities in Europe and beyond accommodating the LGBT folks visiting from the different parts of the world, it has places especially dedicated to them. One of them is the Pink Christmas Market which carries the theme “Pink loves – give pink a chance” and now on its second year. 

This Pink Christmas market is dedicated to gays and lesbians and can be found in the 6th district, specifically by the U4 station Kettenbrückengasse at the Naschmarkt. It will run until December 23. 

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Best Christmas Markets

The holiday season is almost here and when those visiting Vienna at this time are in for some great treat. If you’re looking for gifts of all kinds, the best way to look for them are in the Christmas markets. 

Vienna’s advent markets have started to open giving locals and tourists a festive shopping atmosphere. So where should you start your Christmas shopping in the Austrian capital?

Altwiener Christkindlmarkt

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UN Women’s Guild Festival Bazaar

One well known event in Vienna before the Christmas season sets in focuses on charity. Called the United Nations Women’s Guild (UNWG) International Festival Bazaar, this charity event will take place on November 28 at the Austria Center and is aimed at raising funds to help the needy children across the world. 

This special bazaar offers a great opportunity for visitors to buy gifts of all types from the different parts of the globe. They can even sample different food and drinks from 80 countries. 

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Supermarket of Art

What most people think when they hear the word supermarket is food and other grocery items for sale. But in Vienna, they have this unique kind of supermarket which sells artworks. 

Called Kunstsupermarkt or the Supermarekt of Art, this place is an art fair run by international artists. The aim is to offer artists from around the world a venue where they can showcase their art creations and establish new networks. More than 5,000 original works done by some 90 contemporary artists coming from 13 countries are featured at the venue.  

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Authentic Viennese Perfumes

Not many people are aware that apart from music, arts, coffeehouses, wine and pastries, Vienna also produces its own perfume. The tradition of making perfumes began during the Habsburg monarchy which made the Austrian capital known as a perfume city. Today, people can still purchase the genuine scents whether they were created using the original formula or the new version. 

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