Hohensalzburg Fortress – Salzburg’s High Fortress

Hohensalzburg Fortress, Salzburg

Hohensalzburg Fortress is Europe’s Largest Intact Fortress: Dominating the skyline of Salzburg is Hohensalzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg in German), one of the major the landmarks of Salzburg.  Standing gloriously on top of Festungsberg, Hohensalzburg Fortress is also Central Europe’s largest intact fortress – 250 metres long and 150 metres wide. Hohensalzburg Fortress was built in […]

A Self-Guided Walk Around Vienna's Zentralfriedhof

Zentralfriedhof-Vienna

A New Guide To Vienna’s Central Cemetery: A visit to a cemetery is not something that most travellers would include in their Vienna travel itinerary – unless the cemetery is one as famous as Vienna’s Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery). With 330,000 graves and 100 kilometers of roads, the Zentralfriedhof covers an area of 2.5 square kilometers […]

Vienna City Hall and Rathaus Park

Vienna Rathaus or City Hall

Vienna’s Rathaus is More Than Just the Council Chambers: Vienna’s magnificent City Hall is called the Rathaus. Rathaus is a German word which literally translates as “council house” or city hall or town hall. However, to the ear of an English speaker ‘Rathaus‘ might seem deeply ironic or unfortunate. But accidental associations with the character […]

Hofburg – Imperial Palace and Residence of the Habsburgs

Hofburg Palace by Night..

Hofburg Palace was the Residence of Habsburgs for more than Seven Centuries: Vienna’s Hofburg (Imperial Palace) was the seat of the great Habsburg empire for more than seven centuries. Dating back to the 16th century and until 1918, Vienna Hofburg was the family residence of many of the Habsburgs, successive rulers of the Austro-Hungarian empire. […]

Liechtenstein Museum – Vienna’s Princely Collections

Liechtenstein Museum - Vienna

Liechtenstein Museum has the World’s Most Important Private Art Collections: Named after the princely House of Liechtenstein, one of Europe’s oldest noble houses, the Liechtenstein Museum holds one of the world’s most important private art collections, with masterpieces of European art spanning several centuries. For generations, the House of Liechtenstein had consistently and systematically acquired […]

Schanigärten – Typically Viennese Sidewalk Cafés

Sidewalk Café © WienTourismus/Bryan Duffy

Vienna’s Summertime Sidewalk Cafés: As sure as springtime brings on the blooms of Vienna’s flower gardens, summertime in Vienna sees something quite different springing up on Vienna’s sidewalks:  Between March 1 and November 15 each year, Vienna’s Schanigärten (sidewalk cafés) spring to life – around 1,800 of them. So when the warm weather comes on, […]

Schönbrunn Palace – a Baroque Work of Art

Schönbrunn Palace - Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace – Once the Summer Residence of Hapsburg Rulers: The former summer residence of many a Hapsburg ruler, Schönbrunn Palace, is one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria. This Baroque work of art remains one of Vienna’s top tourist attractions. It’s not hard to see why. First used as hunting grounds, the […]

Experience All That's Viennese at a Wiener Heurigen Show

Wiener Heurigen Show

An Evening of Viennese Waltz and Operetta at a traditional Viennese Heuriger : Vienna is famous for its classical music, Viennese waltz, Viennese cuisine and the Viennese Heurigen. You can experience all that’s traditional about Vienna at a Wiener Heurigen Show. In the rustic ambience of a genuine wine tavern which has been family owned […]

Enjoy Mozart Concerts in Mozart's House in Vienna

Sala Terrena - Vienna

Concerts in a Room where Mozart once Lived and Worked: To be able to enjoy Mozart music on your Vienna holiday is a great treat, but to listen to Mozart’s music in a place where the great composer once lived and worked is a surreal experience. At the Sala Terrena in the historical centre of […]

Xocolat – Vienna’s Latest Chocolate Hotspot

© Xocolat / Herbert Lehmann

In Vienna, the Latest Hotspot is not about WiFi : If the thought of gourmet, handmade Viennese chocolates makes you dribble at the mouth, wait till you have a peak through the large window of Xocolat Manufaktur, Vienna’s latest chocolate hotspot. Even before you set foot in the door of the ninth district’s Xocolat Manufaktur, […]