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Exploring the Salzburg City Center

Salzburg City Center The Gothic art and Baroque City Center of Salzburg is not only the birthplace of Mozart and the Sound of Music, but also a happening place for religious buildings and modern art and one Hell(brunn) of a palace. My first visit to the city was a rainy mess, and consisted largely of … Continue reading »

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Old City Vienna: Ten Reasons YOU Should Visit

Old City Vienna: 10 Reasons YOU Should Visit There are so many great things to do in Vienna that even after spending several weeks there over ┬áthe past few years I haven’t but barely begun to scratch the surface. Not even counting the potential for short trips to the outskirts of the city, one could … Continue reading »

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Biking in Vienna: Justifying excessive acts of strudel.

Biking in Vienna Something about the laid back atmosphere of Vienna make it a great place to explore on two wheels. After spending a morning sipping coffees and snacking on apple strudels in the many historic cafes of the city, taking to the streets and biking in Vienna for a few hours is a great … Continue reading »

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Belvedere Palace: A Beautiful View of Vienna!

Belvedere Palace: A Beautiful View of Vienna! There can be no doubt that standing at the top of the Belvedere palace one has a ‘beautiful view’ of the city of Vienna. It says so right there in the name, after all, and who could argue with the Italian translation of an Austrian palace built by … Continue reading »

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Schonbrunn Palace: Where the Hapsburgs Went Baroque

Schonbrunn Palace You may remember that I’ve written about Vienna’s Schonbrunn palace once before, in an article with an exceptionally witty title and lots of photos but very little information. Never fear, as your lingering questions of a year ago are now to be answered! Originally a Royal Hunting Ground and later a Royal Summer … Continue reading »

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The Third Man Vienna Sewers Tour – A Smelly Way to Spend a Vacation

The Third Man Vienna Sewers Tour It looks like nothing so much as a giant metal maw just waiting to swallow unsuspecting tourists. This is the entrance to the Vienna Sewers. This is one of those rare instance where I recommend finding a tour. These sewers are closed to the public otherwise, and the one … Continue reading »

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The Salzburg Mozart House Museum – a Monument to a Master.

The Salzburg Mozart House Museum Austria has a long history of famous musicians and composers and creative types, but in the city of Salzburg none of these are nearly as famous as little Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart was born in Salzburg in 1756, and his early works were composed and played here until he left … Continue reading »

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The Chillest Little Hostel In Vienna

While traveling long-term, there are certain places that just grab me and make me want to stay for longer. Vienna hit me like that last time I was here, but one key part of the equation was missing: a cool place to stay. The hostel I stayed at for a week last year was all … Continue reading »

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