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Vivaldi and Vienna: The Story of The Red Priest

Vivaldi and Vienna: The Story of The Red Priest 0

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi is considered to be one of the best Baroque composers of all time, with a great influence that spread throughout Europe over the course of his life. He was born in Venice, Italy on March 4th 1678 and went on to have an incredibly successful career during which he composed numerous violin concertos, sacred choral works and over 40 operas.
9 Fascinating Facts About Stephansdom to Inspire Your Visit

9 Fascinating Facts About Stephansdom to Inspire Your Visit 0

Being almost a millennia old, Stephansdom is a treasure trove of secrets. If you’re planning on stopping by during your trip to Vienna, here are some interesting facts about the cathedral guaranteed to inspire you and get you excited about your visit.
The History of Opera in Vienna

The History of Opera in Vienna 0

Although both opera and ballet were born out of royal entertainments in France and Italy in the 17th century, Austria has become just as well-known for the spectacular art forms. The incredible performances were most commonly used by nobles and kings to celebrate political visits, celebrate marriages and to display their immense wealth and control.

Today, operatic performances aren’t restricted to the rich and powerful. Shows are performed all around the world, attracting thousands of people who settle down in front of a stage and prepare themselves to be awe-struck.

7 Films Set in Vienna You Must Watch Before You Visit

7 Films Set in Vienna You Must Watch Before You Visit 0

If you’re planning a trip to the city and you want to get a feel for the charisma, elegance and magic of the place before you arrive, here are seven films set in Vienna we recommend you watch.
A Look Inside the Schönbrunn Palace

A Look Inside the Schönbrunn Palace 0

One of the most beautiful Baroque complexes in Europe, Schönbrunn Palace used to be the summer residence of Habsburg rulers up until the 1950s, when it was transformed into the major tourist attraction we know it as today. The regal palace and vast gardens span over 300 years of history, reflecting the progressive interests, tastes and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.
Exploring the Magnificent Hofburg Palace in Vienna

Exploring the Magnificent Hofburg Palace in Vienna 0

Also known as the Imperial Palace, Hofburg Palace covers an astonishing 59 acres, making it one of the largest and most spectacular palace complexes in the world. Often considered to be a city within a city, the palace is made up of 18 collections of buildings, 19 courtyards and a staggering 2,600 rooms.