Love the nightlife? You can experience a memorable experience if you go through this Vienna nightlife guide. The nightlife in this Austrian capital offers variety unlike when you’re in other capitals of the world. There […]
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.
Foodies from around the world visiting Vienna will surely not be disappointed. They have a wide range of choices when it comes to the food and drinks they can taste while in the city.
And a must-try is the culinary tour offered in Vienna. This tour will let you experience the Austrian capital’s coffee house culture and its Heurige wine taverns.
The Empress Elisabeth of Austria, or Sisi as she is fondly called by her family and friends, is a beloved historical and cultural icon. Her colorful life has been the subject of many literary works – from a musical, a ballet piece, music, a movie to a made-for-TV-series.
Even in the middle of Vienna, visitors can still experience a quiet stroll amid a lush green environment with lots of trees, shrubs and a wide expanse of well manicured lawn.
For those who want to be away from the hustle and bustle of city life can head to the Lainzer Tiergarten. A large part of this wild preserve (80 percent) situated in the city’s 13th district is covered with woodland. As such, long walks can be very much enjoyed here.
The Danube Tower or the Donauturm is the tallest free standing structure in Austria. It weighs 17,600 tons, 827 feet high and is considered as one of the 75 tallest towers in the world. You can find the tower by the north bank of the Danube River in the Donaustadt district. The Donauturm was constructed from 1962-1964 and it was designed by Hannes Lintl. It took 18 months to build the structure and in April 16, 1964, it was officially opened by Federal President Adolf Scharf.
Many of you already know that Vienna has a city card that can be used for public transportation and certain tourist attractions at the same time. It comes in various denominations and offers more than 210 discounts as well as free travel on the city’s public transport system for 2 days or 3 days.
Early next year, a new Vienna Pass card will be launched. This will come in different variations that can be used for two, three or six days. The two-day pass will be sold at 69 Euros while the one good for six days will cost 99 Euros.
Wine is one of Vienna’s famous products and is one of the world’s best. Not many may be aware that the Austrian capital has an abundance of vineyards and wineries that produce great and unique tasting wine.
But apart from the vineyards which visitors can tour around, this international city is also home to the heurigen or the traditional wine tavern. Most of them are located in the vineyards outside the capital but for those who prefer to stay within the city center, the Heurigen area is the best place to go to.
Naschmarkt is the most popular market in Vienna since the 16th century. It is 1.5 meters long and located at the Wienzelle by the Wien River. Back then only milk was sold in the area. Later on fruits and vegetables in carts were sold as well. Nowadays, there are plenty of interesting finds from all over the world, may it be China, Japan, Greece or Turkey. There are herbs, cheeses, meats, seafood, baked goods and even Persian Caviar.
World famous psychologist Sigmund Freud is one of Vienna’s most important figures. And 75 years after his death, this man is still greatly honored in the Austrian capital while his ideas and theories are still being used in schools today. Well known terms associated with him such as ego and Freudian slip are still used by many people worldwide as part of their daily language.