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Few places in the world are as magical as Vienna at Christmas. The lights, the markets, the Gluehwein… No snow this year, sadly, but still beautiful. I’m here until Christmas Day, when I will celebrate with family and friends before … Continue reading
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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
“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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I’m not normally one for cocktails, but a fortnight of daily daiquiris in Cuba on holiday last year changed that. So when a pal suggested my other half and I check out one of Vienna’s classic cocktail bars on … Continue reading
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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
Today’s Thursday Travel Treat is the Viennese Riesenrad. Continue reading
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
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