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The History of Mozart’s Requiem

The History of Mozart’s Requiem 0

Mozart’s infamous Requiem in D minor is a masterpiece shrouded in mystery, making it all the more fascinating, compelling and emotionally stirring. The story of the creation of the work involves a shady commission, numerous composers and a blanket of deceit, purely in the interest of financial gain. It all began in July 1791, when a stranger turned up at Mozart’s door with a slightly odd request.
The Ultimate Guide to the Best Vienna Coffee Houses

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Vienna Coffee Houses 0

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Vienna coffee houses spread throughout the city. So when you feel the need to take a break from sightseeing and relax with your favourite caffeine fix and a delightful slice of cake, it can be tough to choose where to go. So you don’t waste your time on an average Viennese coffee or acceptable slice of sachertorte, here’s the ultimate guide to the very best Vienna coffee houses.
How to Spend a Weekend in Vienna

How to Spend a Weekend in Vienna 0

With so many incredible buildings to admire, cafes to visit and concerts to experience, you could easily spend months in Vienna and never do the same thing twice. But since months-long holidays are a luxury most of us can only dream of, sometimes we have to squeeze as much as possible into a single weekend. If you’re planning on spending a couple of days in Vienna and want to make the most of your fleeting visit, here’s how we recommend you use your 48 hours.
The Best Parks in Vienna to Enjoy this Spring

The Best Parks in Vienna to Enjoy this Spring 0

From the city’s oldest green space which guards one of Austria’s most photographed statues to lesser-known gardens where flowers bloom as far as the eye can see, here are the best parks in Vienna to enjoy this spring.
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.