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Your Reading List for Vienna

DATE : February 20, 2019

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This week we continue our book blog series with the beautiful and historic city of Vienna, the capital of Austria.
The former throne of the Austro-hungarian Empire, Vienna was also something of a melting pot in the 19th and early 2th century. Back then, remarkable cultural figures from around Europe and beyond did some of their most famous work here. A short list of famous residents would include Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Gustav Mahler, Robert Musil and Stefan Zweig, among many others. While culturally Vienna might be known best for its music, it is certainly no stranger to literature either.
The vibrant coffeehouse culture that Vienna is still famous for was also home to many important writers during the Austro-Hungarian Empire and after. If you’re looking for literary landmarks and books that describe the city and its inimitable atmosphere, you don’t have to look far.

Vienna literature is a category of its own. So in this blog we’re sharing some of our recommendations fo..

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The safest country in Europe to visit

DATE : February 20, 2019

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If you want to base your next vacation on where you’re going to feel safest, then Iceland might be the place to visit. It’s on top of this year’s Global Peace Index – for the 11th year in a row. It looks at factors like crime rates, terrorist attacks, murder rates, weapon imports and exports, rates of people being incarcerated, corruption and the government functioning.

The island’s crime rates are tiny, with just 1.8 murders per 100,000 people per year in a population of 300,000. Iceland also has no military, which means less risk of war, and its police are also not armed. However, there are other European countries in The top 10 safest countries in the world:

2. Austria

The romantic castles simply leave you astounded. The Schloss Durnstein provides a magnificent view besides the River Danube. A 10% tip should be paid to the taxi drivers, which is customary here. Wurm and Kock provide cruise passenger service. Along with the cruise trip, packages include staying at a hotel. Chec..

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8 Things To Do In Hallstatt, Austria

DATE : February 19, 2019

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When it comes to idyllic destinations, Hallstatt has it all. This quaint Austrian village sits on the shores of a tranquil lake and at the foot of soaring peaks. White swans float effortlessly across the reflection of the much-Instagrammed church, flower pots hang from traditional houses, and men and women in classic Austrian attire cycle the cobblestone streets, seemingly unconcerned by the crowds of tourists. This small but popular village is so impressive that UNESCO has claimed much of it as a World Heritage Site. If you’re planning a visit, here are some of the best things to do in Hallstatt.
Things to do in Hallstatt 1. Get the iconic Hallstatt photograph
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Topping the list of things to do in Hallstatt is snapping the iconic photo that’s been doing the rounds on social media for years now. Although you might have to jostle with throngs of tourists all trying to do the same, the v..

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Vienna, Austria – the Christmas capital of Europe?

DATE : August 28, 2017

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Europe, Travel Vienna, Austria – the Christmas capital of Europe? Guest Blogger / 21 December 41SHARESShareTweetGoogle+Pin ItStumbleBufferWith its handsome palaces, fancy coffee houses, cosy wood-panelled Beisln and labyrinthine of smart cobbled lanes, Vienna – the beautiful Austrian capital steeped in hundreds years of history and counts Mozart, Strauss and Freud among its residents – is seemingly made for Christmas. Our guest blogger Adam Cheshier from the Wanderway Movement tells us how you can easily fall for its elegant seasonal charms…
Vienna is often referred to as one of the most beautiful country capitals in Europe and even the world, and Christmas is a truly magical time to visit. When I visited Vienna I was stunned by the city’s cleanliness, charm, and the Baroque-styled structural beauty. Admittedly, I was only there to see a few concerts in some of Vienna’s world-class music venues, but I stayed longer than I expected because there is so much to see in Austria’s capital ci..

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Skiing in Salzburg, Austria – Shredding Slopes and More in the Skicircus

DATE : May 21, 2017

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This trip to the Salzburg mountain region was the first of many that will form part of my ‘Year in Austria’ project. I am now the official UK ambassador for the Austrian National Tourist Office, where I will be travelling all around the country (using my home of Vienna as the starting point) over the next 12 months. I will be sharing content on my social channels and on the Visit Austria channels also. A big part of this project is to include insights from what you know already and questions about what you don’t, and even challenges set by you, the readers, on what you want me to see and do. Ultimately, I want you to come here too! I hope you will follow along and join in, and put Austria more on the map!
Skiing in Salzburg is as Austrian as it sounds and since ski is the national sport of the country, shredding the slopes of Austrian Alps is a rite of passage for every visitor who passes through the country in winter. Now that I live in Austria, I need to up my ski ante to assimilate..

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