Tag Archives: Vienna

A Boutique Hotel Like No Other

On my next visit to Vienna I plan on staying at the new magdas HOTEL across from the iconic Prater Park. This 78 room hotel is like no other in town. The décor is typically Euro-Ikea style, and it offers … Continue reading

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It’s World Book Day !

I’m certain that all of you bibliophiles know that today is UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. Readers around the globe are celebrating with all manner of bookish events. My friends in the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) are … Continue reading

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Not Your Corner Starbucks

We are living in a golden age of coffeehouses and coffee culture, but for me nothing will ever match the charms of the quintessentially Viennese kaffeehaus. Give me a groβer schwarzer , ein apfelstrudel and the daily paper in one … Continue reading

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Vienna is calling all bibliophiles

On April 18th, the new Literature Museum of the Austrian National Library will officially open in Vienna. The institution will document the nation’s literature with rare manuscripts, books, letters, photographs, illustrations and related objects. Situated in the heart of the … Continue reading

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Christmas in Vienna

I have only visited Vienna during warm weather months, but this stunning time-lapse video created by Vienna-based FilmSpektakel has me planning a Christmastime trip. The gorgeous short was filmed using a clever apparatus which placed a snow globe in front … Continue reading

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Vienna Waits For You

The last time that I visited Vienna I was disappointed (and a bit disoriented) to be deposited at the Wien Meidling station in the far southwest of the city. So I was pleased to hear that the new Wiener Hauptbahnhof … Continue reading

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Vienna Hangout

The Flederhaus is the newest addition to Vienna’s wonderful Museum Quarter education and entertainment district. Based on a pun of the word fledermaus, which means bat in German, the Flederhaus is an open five floor structure containing 28 hammocks free … Continue reading

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Forget the London Eye

When we think of giant wheels, most of us go to the giant London Eye, or even the historic Prater wheel in Vienna. But each winter hundreds of thousands of Parisians and tourists ride the Grande Roue de Paris on … Continue reading

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Not Just Hapsburgs

This Spring, I made it back to Vienna (Wien) after a very long absence and immediately wondered why it took me so long to return. It’s a stunningly beautiful and historic city that is well worth a visit. Whether you’ve … Continue reading

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Discover Budapest

H/T to TBTP reader Rita from the website Love My Vouchers for this fun infographic (see below) on incredible Budapest. After spending a delightful week in Budapest this Spring, I’ve become an ardent proselytizer for the charms of Hungary’s capital. … Continue reading

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