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Best Times to Visit Vienna

It’s summer in Vienna and tourists who don’t mind the heat and large crowds are in for a great time. The heat is usually on during the months of July and August but don’t fret as there are lots of places to chill out notably along the Danube River and canal. Just make sure you have the budget as rates during this time can be up. 

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Republic of Kugelmugel

One of the lesser known attractions in Vienna that tourists should find time to visit is the Republic of Kugelmugel. Situated in Vienna Prater, this spherical house is a republic of its own. 

This house and republic got its name from German terms kugel which means sphere and mugel which is an Austrian German expression for bump or mogul. 

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Gay-themed Traffic Lights

On city roads, the traffic lights are normal installations people see every day. But if you’re Vienna, you will be amazed to see their different kind of traffic lights for pedestrians. 

Instead of the usual pedestrian stick man figure people are very familiar of, the Austrian capital this year installed new traffic lights focusing on gays. They feature a couple (man and woman), two women and two men and were designed for use during gay-friendly events. 

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Best Weekend Destinations Near Vienna

Weekends are great for spending quality time with loved ones and friends. While Vienna has so many great spots to offer, an out-of-town trip would be worth taking once in a while. 

We share here some places not far from Vienna worth exploring on your free time. A visit to these places would give you and your companions a truly enriching and fun experience whether indoor or outdoor. 

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Weinviertel Draisine Tour

A wine region worthy of your time is Weinviertel. Situated northeast of Lower Austria, it boasts of one unique tour best for families and group of friends. 

Known as the Draisine tour, this fun activity you can enjoy this summer will let you travel along disused train tracks that stretch 13 kilometers. The tour will take you through yellow rape fields, reeds and acacia forests from Ernsbrunn to Aspen der Zaya. 

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Chequer Trees

Not many people may be aware that Vienna is home to one unique tree specie. The chequer tree is an ancient and very rare tree that can be found in Brand-Laaben in the Vienna Woods. 

Also known as Elsbeerbaum in German, this tree bears fruit particularly between the months of May and September. 

Visitors in Vienna who would like to learn about the culture of this chequer tree and taste the fruit should join a hiking tour. It is even recommended that you spend a night there for a unique experience. 

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Austrian Superstitions

Superstitions may be old stuff but in Austria, there are still people who believe in them and practice them. If you’re curious about what they are, we share some of them here. 

For many people, sharing their dreams does not mean anything but not to Austrians. Did you know that it means bad luck if you tell another person about your dreams even before you drink a glass of water? 

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Wiener Festwochen

Cultural events are always part of Vienna all year round. They are worth attending as they provide insights into the city’s rich history and culture. Owing to these valuable events, the Austrian capital has been known as a cultural metropolis. 

This month of May until June, visitors and locals can experience Wiener Festwochen. Established in 1951, this activity was originally organized to show to the world that Vienna can engage in cultural events despite the destructions caused by the war. 

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Vienna Bars With Fantastic City Views

If you’re in Vienna and are looking for a place to unwind and enjoy fantastic views, there are many to choose from. Keep in mind that being on top of a place is the best way to savor wonderful views of nature and the entire city. 

In Vienna, the rooftop is one place that offers amazing city views. Hotels and bars have hence, it’s best to check them out with your partner or friends. 

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Church of the Minorities

A historical religious structure worth exploring in Vienna is the Minoritenkirche or the Church of Minorities. Built in the later part of the Middle Ages, this church looks much older than the other old churches in the city. 

Unlike Stephansdom, however, Minoritenkirche was left in its original French Gothic style. Its original belltower was damaged several times during the war and was later replaced with a flat roof. 

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