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Wien Leuchtet 2015 – Seeing Vienna In A New Light

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This year has been designated the UN’s International Year of Light and to mark the occasion, Vienna is hosting Wien leuchtet 2015. The event sees two of the Austrian capital’s most recognisable buildings – the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Naturhistorisches Museum – … Continue reading

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Sunset Over The Alte Donau

“If the world comes to an end, I’m moving to Vienna where everything happens 50 years later,” the saying goes. Well I can testify that this particular scene – looking up the Alte Danube towards Leopoldsberg – has hardly changed … Continue reading

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Biking Around Beautiful Burgenland

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Straddling the Austrian-Hungarian border is the Neusiedlersee, the western-most steppe lake in Europe. The 315 square kilometre lake, known as Fertö in Hungary, and surrounding national parks are a Unesco World Heritage Site thanks to a unique ecosystem and history. … Continue reading

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Inspiring Innsbruck, 24 Hours In The Tyrolean Capital

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Three Things I Love About My Favourite City: Vienna

It is no secret that my heart is in Vienna, so when Accor Hotels invited bloggers to write about their favourite place for their A Tale of Three Cities competition it seemed a bit of a no-brainer to enter. Here are … Continue reading

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Happy New Year: Spinning Into 2015

When I was a kid in Austria, we had a Weihnachtspyramide, or Christmas pyramid. For those not in the know, a Weihnachtspyramide is a traditional Christmas decoration with its roots in the Erzgebirge of Germany. It’s a kind of carousel … Continue reading

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Austria: The Riesenrad In Vienna

Today’s Thursday Travel Treat is the Viennese Riesenrad. Continue reading

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Night Over Austria The Anschluss of 1938 – Flight and Expulsion: An Exhibition

Any visitor to Vienna will immediately recognise the former imperial palace the Hofburg. Once the winter residence of the Habsburgs, its buildings hark back to the days when Austria ruled much of Europe. It was planned to be an ‘imperial … Continue reading

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Praterturm

The Prater park in Vienna, Austria, was declared to be free for public use by Emperor Joseph I in 1766. It is also home to an amusement park, home to the famous Riesenrad, which was immortalised in the film The … Continue reading

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