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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.
Where to Find The Best Schnitzels in Vienna

Where to Find The Best Schnitzels in Vienna 0

One of Vienna’s most iconic emblems, schnitzel is the city’s signature dish, made from a cutlet of meat (traditionally veal) dredged in beaten eggs, seasoned flour and delicate breadcrumbs then fried until crispy, golden brown. It’s every bit as delicious as it sounds and is something everyone should try when in Austria’s capital. But not all schnitzels are made equal. So to save your taste buds from experiencing disappointment, we’re revealing where to find the best schnitzels in Vienna.

Johann Strauss — The History of the Waltz King

Johann Strauss — The History of the Waltz King 0

Johann Strauss (sometimes known as Johann Strauss II or Johann Strauss, the younger) was an incredibly successful composer best known for his operettas and Viennese waltzes which earned him the title “The Waltz King”. He was born on October 25th, 1825 in St Ulrich close to Vienna and over his lifetime composed more than 500 waltzes, quadrilles, polkas and other types of classical dance music, as well as a single ballet.
The Love Story of Mozart and Constanze

The Love Story of Mozart and Constanze 0

There are many blog posts, books and papers on the relationship between Mozart and his wife, Constanze, and they all seem to tell a different story. Some cast Constanze in a glowing light, as a well-educated and talented woman who inspired the genius composer. While others recount tales of the opposite and describe her as a common, disloyal wife unworthy of Mozart. Although only the couple themselves knew the truth, we’ll try and paint an accurate picture of their lives together so you can envisage the pair and their relationship.
Mozart’s Life in Vienna — Where to Follow in the Creative Genius’ Footsteps

Mozart’s Life in Vienna — Where to Follow in the Creative Genius’ Footsteps 2

To many people, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the finest musical genius of all time. Between the baroque period and the age of revolution, the remarkable composer spent a lot of his creative years in Vienna, where his music was inspired by the captivating city. Many of the places he frequented during his time in the City of Music are still standing today and continue to pay homage to the musician. If you want to see Vienna through Mozart’s eyes, here’s a little bit about his time spent in Vienna and the best places to go to get a sense of his presence today.