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The Ring Marks its 150th in 2015

Known as the world’s most beautiful boulevard, Vienna’s Ringstrasse will mark its 150th anniversary next year. Compared to any similar area, the Ring boasts of having more representative buildings, palaces and parks. 

Ringstrasse was officially opened on May 1, 1865 by then Emperor Franz Joseph. From then on, huge and magnificent buildings were built within the area shaping the Vienna Ring. Among them are the Vienna State Opera, the Burgtheater, the Neue Burg, the Parliament, the Univeristy, City Hall and the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Museum of Natural History. 

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New Museum for Jewish Kids Opens

Museums of various kinds abound in Vienna and more are being established. The latest is the museum to honor the people who helped Jewish children escape from the Nazis in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

The memorial museum called Fur das Kind can be found in RadetzkystraBe in the 3rd district. The building where it is locoated used to house 380 Jews before they were brought to the death camps.
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Secession Gallery

Art is a way of life in Vienna and visitors in the city have so many choices when it comes to art galleries to explore. One of them worth visiting is the Secession Gallery located at Friedrichstrasse 12, A-1010.

Built in 1897 by architect Joseph Maria Olbrich, the Secession Building is an exhibition hall which opened to the public in 1898. The structure was the first example of Viennese Art Nouveau also known as Wiener  Jugendstil or Secessionist.
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A Glimpse of Greece in Vienna

Vienna boasts of its own architectural designs that date back from centuries ago. But perhaps not many know that they can have a glimpse of Greece in the city. 

In the Volksgarten, visitors can find a Grecian-style temple constructed way back in 1819 to 1923 by Austrian architect Peter von Nobile.  Called the Theseus Temple, the structure was originally built to accommodate a single piece of art which is the sculpture known as Theseus defeats the Centaurs. 

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Museum of Ethnology

The Museum of Ethnology known locally as the Volkskundemuseum is a must-see when you’re in Vienna. This place will let you see the opposite side of the Imperial Vienna that is grand and elegant in scope. 

As its name suggests, the museum lets visitors learn about the multi-ethnic empires of Vienna in the past such as the Habsburg like you’ve never seen before. 

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Best Time to Visit Vienna – Events, Hotel Rates & Weather Info

Vienna is great to visit any time of the year but if you’re planning on going there in the most appropriate weather, the best times to go are during spring and fall. 

Travelers who want to stay away from big crowds should consider visiting the Austrian capital during these two seasons. The weather is mild and the crowds are not that much. 

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Vienna Autumn Fair Seniors

In Vienna, people of all ages are given their much needed attention. So apart from the kids, the teens and young professionals, the seniors are also given time to be in the spotlight. 

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St. Martin’s Day

In Vienna and most of Austria, the month of November marks a special occasion which is being celebrated by preparing a dish featuring the goose. Known as Martinstag or Martinmas, this occasion set on November 11 this year is a time for feasting. 

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Halloween in Austria

Halloween may not be a traditional event in Austria but certain parts of the country celebrate it in their own way.

In a town near Vienna called Retz, a Pumpkin Festival is being held each year. This kind of festival known locally as Kurbisfest featuresr pumpkins, parties and a Halloween parade. 

The region where Retz belongs is also popular for its yearly pumpkin harvest. Called Bluza in the regional dialect, this harvest season focuses on the family and the pumpkin is the centerpiece. 

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Vienna in Top 10 List of 2015 Tourist Destinations

As one of Europe’s best international cities, Vienna often gets attention and recognition. It adds another feather in its cap for being named in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 List of Places to Visit in 2015. 

The Austrian capital placed 8th in the world’s top 10 towns and cities to visit in 2015, based on the travel guide’s latest survey. Vienna ranks behind Washington DC, Milan in Italy, Valetta in Malta, Plovdiv in Bulgaria, Salisbury in the U.K., Toronto in Canada, Chennai in India and Zermatt in Switzerland. 

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