A Cultural Guide To Vienna: History, Music, and Food!; Therese Sta Maria; TripZilla

Learn everything about how Vienna makes for an awesome medieval and modern adventure!

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3 High-End Neighborhoods Worth Checking Out in Vienna; Laura Whateley; Mansion Global

Residences in the Austrian capital range from Belle Epoque apartments to villas…

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11 Best Day Trips from Prague, Czech Republic; Charity De Souza; Trips To Discover

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While Prague is an incredible city to explore, its central location near small Czech towns and nearby European countries make…

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Vienna: Entrance Tickets for Belvedere; Get Your Guide

Visit the Belvedere in Vienna and admire the most important collection of Austrian art from the Middle Ages to the present day. Explore one of the most beautiful Baroque buildings in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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In Vienna, the Inner City Is the Home of Luxury; Catherine Bolgar; Mansion Global

The city’s First District offers palace living steps from high culture…

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How to Visit 5 European Countries in a Single Week; Richard Franks; The Culture Trip

If you are looking to pack as much as you can into your short holiday, here’s an easy way to visit five border-hugging European countries in a week!

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Top 10 Cities to Visit in Europe; Bucket List Traveler; Travel Update

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INTRODUCTION

There are 44 countries in Europe today with dozens of cities with populations of over one million residents.  Many of these major cities have a long history that goes back thousands of years and at one point was either the capitol of a vast empire or achieved the title of richest city in the world.

The below list of top 10 cities to visit in Europe includes cities with varied architecture, food, language, culture, and history.  As a result, these cities provide a great travel experience to gain a sense of the vast diversity within Europe.

10) VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Vienna is the capital of Austria with a population of about 1.8 million residents and is the cultural, political, and economic center.  The city started out as Celtic and Roman settlements before transforming into a Medieval and Baroque city, and then capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  The historic center is a UNESCO world heritage site with impressive architecture including Baroque castles, gardens, monuments and parks.

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You Will Be Amazed By These Free Things To Do In Vienna; TravelWith2OfUs

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Vienna is an amazing city. The architecture is as impressive as the city itself. There are many amazing buildings, both historic and modern that will take you breath away even if you’re not particularly fond of architecture.

Several modern and contemporary buildings that come to mind include the new campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business, which is located at Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020, Haas House, which is located at Stephansplatz 1010 Wien and Uniqa Tower located at Untere Donaustraße 21 1020.

Of course we cannot write about architecture and Vienna and not mention the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna City Hall, Hofburg, the Belvedere and Karlskirche. If you love architecture, then Vienna should definitely be on your bucket list.

However, Vienna is much more than that, it is a city that is buzzing with culture, delectable cuisine, beautiful places to see and lots of things to do. What is even more impressive is that there are many free things that you can do while visiting this European gem.

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See them before they vanish: Europe’s most under-threat heritage sites; Chris Harris; Euro News

 

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A communist monument in mountainous Bulgaria, an ice factory in England and an art nouveau casino in Romania are among Europe’s most endangered heritage sites, say campaigners.

Campaigners have today sounded the alarm over Europe’s most under-threat buildings and monuments.

Europa Nostra, a pan-European cultural heritage federation, released a list of seven sites it considers endangered.

Maestro Plácido Domingo, the group’s president, said the “rare treasures” were in danger of being lost.

Europa Nostra says its list is intended to be a “catalyst for action” and that sites it had highlighted in previous years have now been saved for future generations.

England: the UK’s ‘oldest ice factory’

The ice from the factory was used to preserve fish in ships in Grimsby, once one of the world’s largest fishing ports. It is now in a state of serious decline, say campaigners, and plans to secure its future have yet to find funding.

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The best area to stay in Vienna; Benjamin Thomas; TravelTipy

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At the gateway to the Balkans, the Austrian capital is one of Europe’s most important cultural centres! Here are the best neighbourhoods to stay in Vienna.

Vienna is the capital of Austria. With a population of 1.8 million and home to major international institutions – such as OSCE, OPEC, IAEA and United Nations agencies – it is the largest German-speaking metropolis in the world after Berlin. Staying in Vienna is expensive, but to visit a city that attracts 3.7 million visitors a year, and a city that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, is a priceless opportunity.

Divided by the Wien and the Danube rivers, – the former capital of the Holy Roman Empire and the Habsburgs – Vienna is the main economic, cultural and political centre of Austria. The city comprises many neighbourhoods with many places to stay in its 23 districts. Below is a non-exhaustive list to make your stay in Vienna a success.

Innere Stadt, city centre

Innere Stadt, the central 3 km2 is the real nucleus of the city, and the best district to taste the famous Sacher pie in its many cafes and restaurants.

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Vienna is ready to welcome Indian families in 2018; India Education Diary

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New Delhi: If you are looking to holiday in Europe, why not begin at its heart – in the Austrian capital of Vienna? For centuries Vienna commanded a special place as the nucleus of Europe, forming a natural gateway between Western and European parts. Even today, this multidimensional city by the lovely Danube river, that is just a seven hours flight from India, is a charming cultural conduit to the rest of Europe, with diverse offerings. Reason enough for a growing number of Indians to choose a Viennese Vacation.

“Over 2017, Vienna’s tourism industry had its best year ever — 15.5 million visitor bednights — notching up an all-time high. Over 58,000 Indians spent nearly 128,000 bednights, representing an amazing 11% growth,” says Mr Norbert Kettner, Director of Tourism, Vienna Tourist Board.

With its red trams, magnificent museums, ornate palaces, atmospheric coffeehouses and its UNESCO World Heritage listed historic city centre, Vienna seamlessly combines a cultural break with the outdoors activities making it the ideal destination for family holidays.

Source: Vienna is ready to welcome Indian families in 2018 – India Education Diary

Vienna: Perfect Family Holiday Destination for Indians; India.com

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Austrian capital Vienna is one of the finest places to visit with your family in 2018. Here’s why!

At a time when Vienna’s tourism industry looks back at 2017 as its best year ever – 15.5 million visitor bed nights – Indian travelers too hotfooted to Vienna, known for its imperial history, magnificent palaces and gardens. In 2017, over 58,000 Indians spent nearly 128,000 bed nights in the Austrian capital, an impressive 11% increase over 2016.

“The welcoming attitude of the people of Vienna helped ensure that visitors have delightful experiences and return to their homes with wonderful memories,” says Isabella Rauter, Public Relations Manager for Vienna Tourist Board.

With its red trams, magnificent museums, ornate palaces, atmospheric coffeehouses and its UNESCO World Heritage listed historic city centre, Vienna seamlessly combines a cultural break with the outdoors activities making it the ideal destination for family holidays. The city‘s efficient public transport system comprising tram, bus and metro is as convenient for small children in strollers as it is for the elderly.

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The UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Need to Visit Before They’re Lost Forever; Viva

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There are 21 in total.

UNESCO says that for sites to be included on its World Heritage List, they “must be of outstanding universal value and meet at least one out of ten selection criteria” — which include (but are not limited to): having a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared, having aesthetic importance to an area, and exhibiting an important interchange of human values.

But just because a site has earned itself a place on the List, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will keep it’s spot. Armed conflict, natural disaster, severe weather, unplanned urban developments, pollution and more can all play a part in threatening a sites’ status.

Below you can find 21 of the sites that have been places on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger. For more information, visit the website.

Vienna, Austria
Río Plátano, Honduras
Sumatran Rainforest, Indonesia
Historic Center of Shakhrisyabz, Uzbekistan
Medieval Monuments in Kosovo, Serbia
Potosí, Bolivia
Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal
Kasubi Tombs, Uganda
East Rennell, Solomon Islands
Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works, Chile
Atsinanana Rainforest, Madagascar

Source: The UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Need to Visit Before They’re Lost Forever

Vienna, Prague and Berlin; Telegraph

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Overview

This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the majestic glories of three of central Europe’s great imperial capitals. Contrast Vienna’s elegance with Prague’s unique charm and Berlin’s history on this ten-day tour by rail. Highlights range from Mozart’s residence in Vienna and the historic old town of Prague to Berlin’s fascinating, storied past.

Accommodation

Park Inn Berlin-Alexanderplatz, Berlin

The 4-Star Park Inn Berlin-Alexanderplatz is situated on Berlin’s famous Alexanderplatz, opposite the television tower and within walking distance of Unter den Linden and the State Opera House. The hotel has the distinction of being the ‘highest hotel in Berlin’, standing at 150 metres high and with 39 floors. The Park Inn has three restaurants, two atmospheric bars, a beer garden and a roof terrace from which to enjoy the fabulous views over Berlin. Leisure facilities include a sauna and a gym.

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The city of music and art; Pichaya Svasti; Bangkok Post

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Vienna, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, is famous for its wealth of culture, well-stocked museums, music and wine.

Nestled in the heart of Europe is Vienna, the federal capital of Austria. With its long history, different cultures, elegant architecture, beautiful music and top-notch cuisine, this exuberant city all year round attracts tourists — approximately 1.5 million a year — almost equal to its population of around 1.8 million.

Covering an area of 415km², the city’s boundary stretches from the banks of the Danube River to the northeasternmost foothills of the Prealps mountain range. It has an amenable temperate climate with an average temperature of 12C. The city centre where St Stephen’s Cathedral sits is 171m above sea level.

Vienna is also well-known for lush parks and tree-lined streets. Half of its total area is covered by gardens, forests, parks and farmland.

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Travel to Vienna for some of Europe’s best Christmas markets; Jess Connett; Bristol 247

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There’s no better time than winter to visit Austria’s cultural capital.

A two hour Easyjet flight from Bristol Airport takes you to Vienna – capital of Austria, UNESCO World Heritage Site, home of Strauss, Schubert, Klimt and Freud, and where you’ll find some of Europe’s best Christmas markets.

To get into the city from Vienna International Airport, follow signs for the City Airport Train (CAT) but don’t catch it. At the red counter, pick up a single for less than a quarter of the price of the CAT (€3.90). Both trains leave from the same platform and take you to Wien Mitte – the central railway station.

From there, jump onto the speedy underground rail system, the historic tram or public bus. All forms of Vienna’s excellent public transport network take the same tickets.

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7 of the best photo and video spots in Vienna; Barbara Grüll-Cação; A Luxury Travel Blog

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Capturing the best of Vienna through a lens requires perspective rather than tough search. After all, Wien is one of Europe’s most elegant cities, boasting a historic center that is a UNESCO World Heritage. Here are seven spots at both well known attractions and insider places that will add a unique angle to a Vienna photo and video story.

Justizcafé

Thanks to a liberal policy, officials at Austria’s Ministry of Justice share their canteen and mind blowing roof terrace with the general public. Housed just off Ringstrasse boulevard, Justizcafé offers an eye level view of the most ornate domes, towers and rooftops: from St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg, to the Church of St. Peter, the Giant Ferris Wheel, Vienna’s City Hall and Votiv Church to the adjacent Austrian Parliament’s spectacular rooftop decorations. By the way, the canteen’s food is absolutely acceptable.

Franziskanerplatz

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Unesco puts Vienna’s historic centre on ‘in danger’ list; The Local

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The historic centre of Vienna has been added to Unesco’s list of sites in danger due to a high-rise project that the body says will undermine the area’s value.

The project, still in its developmental phase, is set to extend over an area of 6,500 square metres just south of the famous 19th century Stadtpark with bisects the Wien river.

The plans include a huge hotel, luxury apartments in a high-rise tower, fitness and sports facilities, a new conference venue and a 1,000 square-metre indoor skating rink.

Open-air areas accessible to the public are also planned, which the city said will represent an architectural “improvement” in the area, giving it an “attractive” and “modern” feel.

The project, set to break ground in 2019, will also “enhance Vienna as capital of music”, the city’s ruling Social Democratic and Green party coalition said.

 

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Historic Centre of Vienna inscribed on List of World Heritage in Danger; Unesco

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Krakow, Poland, 6 July—The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the Historic Centre of Vienna on List of World Heritage in Danger due to high-rise projects in the middle of the Austrian capital.

In its decision, the Committee regrets that the Vienna Ice-Skating Club—Intercontinental Hotel project fails to comply fully with previous Committee decisions, notably concerning the height of new constructions, which will impact adversely the outstanding universal value of the site.

Vienna developed from early Celtic and Roman settlements into a Medieval and Baroque city to become the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It played an essential role as a leading European music centre, from the great age of Viennese Classicism through the early part of the 20th century. The historic centre of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th century Ringstrasse.

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