St. Peter’s Abbey – The Oldest Monastery in Austria

Erzabtei St Peter, Salzburg

St. Peter’s Abbey – One of the Oldest Monasteries in Austria: One of the oldest Benedictine monasteries in Austria and perhaps in the German-speaking nations is St. Peter’s Abbey (Erzabtei St. Peter) in Salzburg. St Peter’s monastery was originally founded by St Rupert, a Franconian missionary, who came to Salzburg around 696 AD. The central […]

St. Peter’s Cemetery – A Famous Landmark in Salzburg

Salzburg Cemetery

St. Peter’s Cemetery – Final Resting Place of Famous Salzburg Citizens: Cemeteries are not usually places that one would include in travel itineraries, but St. Peter’s Cemetery in Salzburg is an exception. Set in the grounds of St Peter’s Monastery, it is said to be one of the most beautiful and oldest cemeteries in the […]

Christmas in Salzburg: Adventsingen, Christmas Markets, Tours…

Salzburg Christmas

Christmas in Salzburg: Advent Music, Christmas Markets and Other Christmas Things to Do: Winter in Salzburg has its very special charm especially at Christmas. The hectic summer festivals are replaced with Advent music, Christmas markets and other traditional Christmas celebrations. Advent Music The Christmas season starts with the traditional Salzburg Adventsingen at the Great Festival […]

Vienna’s Famous New Year’s Concerts

Vienna New Year's Concert

A Classical Way to Usher in the New Year: For classical music lovers, a dream Christmas present would be some tickets to the Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Day Concert – but getting this would be a miracle!  This concert is so popular that to stand any chance of securing tickets, you must firstly register your […]

Imperialsaal – A Stunning Concert Hall at Beethovenplatz

Imperial Hall Vienna

Imperialsaal or Imperial Hall was Built by the Same Architect of the Vienna Rathaus: Vienna’s Imperialsaal (Imperial Hall) is a stunning concert hall at Beethovenplatz 1. It is the home of the the Vienna Royal Orchestra Orchestra whose musicians are the very best in the city. The Imperial Hall was built by Friedrich Schmidt, the […]

Rock Concerts at the Vienna Gasometer

Concerts at the Gasometer

For Fans of Rock Music, the Vienna Gasometer is one of the Popular Rock Concert Venues: Vienna is famous for its classical concerts and all around the city centre one sees many advertisements for Mozart concerts, Strauss concerts, operas and more. But what if the music you love is several decibels higher than classical music. […]

From the Vienna Gasometers to a Modern G-Town

Vienna Gasometers

Transformation from the Landmark Vienna Gasometers to the Modern G-Town: When Vienna converted its energy supply from town gas to natural gas in the 1970s, its massive gasometers become obsolete. The Vienna gasometers are four huge gas tanks, built between 1896-1899 in the 11th district of Simmering. Each of these gas holders had a storage […]

Bicentenary Celebrations at the Vienna Musikverein

Vienna Musikverein

Bicentenary Celebrations of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde at the Vienna Musikverein: Vienna Musikverein is the home of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde (Society of Music Lovers in Vienna), a society founded in 1812.   The year 2012 marks the for 200th anniversary of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde and some of the biggest names in the world of […]

In Hundertwasser’s World at the Kunst Haus Wien

Hundertwasserbrunnen in Zwettl

An Exhibition Dedicated to Hundertwasser at the Kunst Haus Wien: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its establishment, the Kunst Haus Wien is holding an exhibition dedicated to its founder, Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser.  The Kunst Haus Wien is housed in an 1892 building that was previously a furniture factory.  Friedrich Hundertwasser redesigned […]

Wiener Wiesn – Vienna’s Own Oktoberfest

Wiener Wiesn - Courtesy Vienna Tourism

Wiener Wiesn – Vienna’s Own Version of Oktoberfest at the Wien Prater: Better known for its Mozart concerts and grand balls, Vienna is having a go at establishing its own version of Oktoberfest. The Wiener Wiesn will make its debut in Vienna’s famous Prater Park this fall in a premiere that promises to overflow with […]