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Vienna In-depth Articles

This selection of further articles collected from different sources will provide you with additional insider views on the city of Vienna, its lifestyle, its sights, its history and its sometimes eccentric inhabitants and their habits - enjoy this amazing perspective!

The Vienna Kaffeehaus

Vienna Kaffeehaus

The Kaffeehaus (coffee house) is a typical Viennese institution. Basically a café for enjoying a good cup of coffee with friends or accompanied by a newspaper in a relaxed atmosphere, different other treats (such as tea, drinks, cakes and small snacks) are served as well. Visiting some of these places reveals a great variety and is definitely a must for every visitor to Vienna.

The Zentralfriedhof in Vienna

Vienna Zentralfriedhof

The landmark cemetary Zentralfriedhof (Vienna Central Cemetery) is by far Vienna's largest burial ground - and even the second biggest in Europe - and a magnificent attraction for locals as well as tourists! This cemetery is a must-see in Vienna, as it spreads through an immense park scenery, perfectly arranged and well maintained. Discover the tombs of many artists and other celebrities!

The Fiaker in Vienna

Vienna Fiaker

Having once been the primary mean of daily passenger transportation in the city, the Viennese Fiaker horse carriages are associated to Vienna as closely as Saint Stephens cathedral or the Giant Ferries Wheel. These vehicles are nowadays mostly used for tourist excursions around the old city and for special occasions such as weddings (with additional flower decoration).

Traditional Balls in Vienna

Viennese Waltz

Definitely one of the most impressive things you can experience in Vienna during the Carnival season is one of the great traditional balls in the Vienna Hofburg, the Imperial Palace. The unique atmosphere of this palace provides a spectacular setting. Read here about a participants' stunning ball night experience in three-quarter time - additionally some insider recommendations.

Christmas Markets in Vienna

Viennese Christmas Market

The unique Christmas markets (Christkindlmarkt) are very popular in Vienna during the advent season. These romantic street markets enjoy a long tradition (dating back to the Middle Ages) and sell food, drinks and seasonal items from open-air stalls. Indulge yourself in Lebkuchen (gingerbread), gebrannte Mandeln, hot Glühwein (mulled wine) or Punsch (glogg).

Vienna off the beaten track

Vienna off the beaten track!

Let us introduce a special guidebook to you, which includes more than 80 fascinating and unusual historical sights in Vienna. Hidden courtyards, mysterious cellars, little-known museums and forgotten cemeteries. James Bond, Montezuma, Harry Lime and the Tattooed Lady... Recommended for visitors to Vienna wishing to discover something a little different!

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