Austria: Everything You Need To Know For Your Holiday

by Sheri @ Purposeful Habits
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 Why Austria Is The Perfect Place To Visit

Ever feel like when you live in a wonderful place you never truly appreciated the true beauty of it? I find myself discovering the amazing beauty and lifestyle of living in Austria. More specifically, Vienna.

With a population of under two million, it is the cultural, economic, and political centre.

Apart from being regarded as the “City of Music” because of its musical legacy, Vienna is also said to be “The City of Dreams”. Home to the world’s first psycho-analyst – Sigmund Freud. 

In 2018, for the 9th time in a row, Vienna was named the world’s Most Livable City.

Each year the international consulting firm Mercer does a survey to evaluate the quality of living in 230 cities around the world.  Once again in 2018, Vienna has come out on top.

The survey compares the political, social and economic climate, medical care, education, and infrastructural conditions such as public transportation, power and water supply.

Who wouldn’t want to live here? Let alone, not appreciate it?

Here I have put together for you a guide of must see monuments, towns, cities, as well as great places to eat and drink.

To be honest, this post could be 5x longer than it is, but I just could not list every single thing.

If you are heading over here, I am happy to answer any questions you may have. I will be your ultimate insider guide. ๐Ÿ™‚


Let’s Start With Vienna Shall We?

Schönbrunn Palace

The name Schönbrunn means “beautiful spring”

Schönbrunn is one of Vienna’s icons and a must-see while you’re in town.

It is the former imperial summer residence and The Grand tour will show you through forty rooms with fascinating stories spanning three centuries.

Kaiser Franz Joseph, the longest-reigning emperor of Austria, was born in Schönbrunn. He spent most of his life writing letters there, and died in Schönbrunn at the age of 86.

In November 1918, the palace became the property of newly founded Austrian Republic. The palace was preserved as a museum after the downfall of the Habsburg monarchy.

You can soak up Austrian culture and cuisine by taking the Schönbrunn Palace Evening Tour. The package includes a tour of the palace (with audio) , dinner and a concert. An excellent day or evening visit for a Viennese cultural insight.

The City Center Of The Incredible Vienna

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Stephansplatz and Kärntner Strasse

Stephansplatz is the main square in centre of Vienna named after its most prominent building, the Stephansdom – St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

In 1974, the Kärntner Strasse, one of the main shopping streets in Vienna was converted into a pedestrian zone. I love walking along the Kärntnerstrasse which starts at the Vienna Opera which is right around the corner the from the world famous Hotel Sacher.

This street is great if you enjoy sitting outside, enjoying the scenery and people going by. Have a coffee and cake in one of the café houses.

There are many great sites in walking distanc eclose by. Or you may decide to just shop till you drop!

The Kärntner Strasse begins at Karlsplatz and leads you to the world-famous Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral).

 



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Stephansdom – St. Stephen’s Cathedral

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St. Stephen’s Cathedral is an emblem of Austria and symbol of Austrian identity.

Known as the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna, it is a cultural heritage site and monument that is the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral is 107.2 meters long and 34.2 meters wide. It has four towers. he tallest of these is the south tower at 136.44 meters.

Of the 13 bells that hang in the cathedral, the Pummerin, located in the 68.3 meter-tall north tower is the second-biggest free-swinging chimed church bell in Europe.

Seven services are held on weekdays and ten on Sundays.

Visitors mostly opt to explore the city center on their own.  If you prefer to gain some historical knowledge using a tour guide, I recommend taking the 2-hour walking tour of Vienna.

Aside from the cathedral you will visit the museums around Maria-Theresien-Platz, the Ring Road, the Neo-Gothic Town Hall and the impressive Austrian Parliament Building.

Next you will walk through the Volksgarten (People’s Garden), Heroes Square, and the Hofburg Palace.

The tour does not leave out the Burggarten (Castle Garden), the former Emperor Franz Joseph’s private garden.

Your guide will give you great commentary on the history, culture, and people of Vienna as you walk.

End the tour with visits to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Vienna State Opera, and the Graben shopping street where you Will find the finest traditional shops.

Parks and Gardens in the Center of Vienna

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 Stadtpark

 Burggarten

 City Hall Park

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 Sigmund FreudPark

 Bruno Kreisky Park

 

Here you can find information on the 23 Districts of Vienna.

 

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The Volksgarten and the gardens of the Imperial Palace are designated World Heritage sites.

In the spring, 400 different kinds of roses blossom in the Volksgarten!

 

Wiener Staatsoper – The Vienna State Opera

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Most tourists like to start their walk at the top site at Karlsplatz which is the Vienna State Opera.

Members of the Vienna Philharmonic are recruited from its orchestra.

At the end of the walk through the Kärntner Strasse pedestrian zone, you will find the Fiaker (horse-drawn carriage) which can take you on a tour through the cobblestone streets of the inner city, while serving as a guide with a little history lesson along the ride.

 

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Other Great Sites To See In Vienna

  • Spanish Riding School
  • Parliament
  • Prater
  • Ankeruhr
  • Hundertwasser Haus

A great hotel in the city center is the Ritz-Carlton Vienna. The staff is awesome and will treat you like royalty.

If you have any questions or special needs, they will take care of everything for you.

 

The Famous Vienna Markets

Vienna’s markets are in season throughout the year for shopping, cuisine and conversations.

Naschmarkt –  Vienna’s most well-known and most frequented market. Here you can find almost everything your heart desires. Cheese, wine, sausages, even mushrooms from Holland! (Not that kind!)

Karmelitermarkt – Located is Vienna’s second district, this is an up and coming market with a growing numbers of bars and galleries. Definitely worth checking out.

Brunnenmarkt –  It is the largest street market in Vienna, where you can find a lot of oriental spices and food. If you like Turkish food or spices, you will love this place!

Rochusmarkt – Formerly known as the market Augustinermarkt, this market changed its name after a move in the 1990’s to the vicinity of the Rochuskirche. 

Alte Post – Get the best Viennese honey here.  On Friday evenings, the market offers both wine and beer tastings. Visit on Saturday for  breakfast and brunch.

Want to visit more great markets in Vienna?

 Here is my list of the Top 7 Markets In Vienna.

 

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Best Places To Have Cocktails In Vienna

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They do really great frozen Strawberry Daiquiris here. Their Mojitos are not bad either. I like this place as it is quiet, relaxing, plus you have a nice view over Stephansplatz and the Kärntnerstrasse.

Motto am Fluss is located right in the city center, with great cocktails and wonderful ambiance. The staff is very friendly, but make sure you have table reservations.  Another great place is Eberts Cocktail Bar with a huge range of drinks and cocktails but a little on the loud side. Fun when having drinks with a group of friends.

There are lots of other great places to have cocktails in Vienna. Here are the Top 7 Places To Have Cocktails In Vienna.

Wine Taverns In Vienna

A Heurige (pronounced Hi- Ree – Ga) is wine tavern. There are many of these located all of Austria.

In Vienna, there are a lot of great spots to eat traditional Austrian food and taste our great wine.

How can you visit Vienna and not eat at one of the wonderful wine taverns?

Heurigens are prominent in Vienna’s 19th District close to the Vienna Woods.

If you’re going to eat, you might as well do it right!

Whether you want to have a Kümmelbraten – pork roast with crispy roasted skin, Blunzen – blood sausage, similar to black pudding: for the adventurous!, or my personal favourite, Schweinsbraten – roast pork, you will not be disappointed.

You can enjoy some good solid food and refreshing dry wine. In Vienna, Heurigens are second only to coffeehouses.

I have put together for you my Top 7 Wine Taverns in Vienna.

 

More Great Places To Visit In Austria

Hallstatt – Upper Austria

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This is a picture of Hallstatt, a village in Austria’s mountainous Salzkammergut region.

Hallstatt is Austria’s oldest and possibly most photographed village. What a spectacular Alpine village!

A funicular connects to Salzwelten, an ancient salt mine with a subterranean salt lake and multimedia presentations on the village’s mining history.

The village is about 300 km from Vienna (roughly a 3-hour drive). Hallstatt has a population of less than 900 people.

Take a short walk from the market square to to take pictures of the historic village and one of the most photographed points in the world. Houses built into the mountain, the lake, and the amazing mountains in the background.

Wörthersee – Carinthia

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Me At Wörthersee (Carinthia, Austria)

Wörthersee is the most famous lake in Carinthia and the largest of Carinthia′s many lakes.

It is also one of the warmest Alpine lakes.

Lake Wörthersee is 19.4 square kilometres big and extends over 16.5 kilometres, surrounded by hills in a plain called Klagenfurter Becken.

The lake and its surroundings are shaped (or even created) by glaciers during the last ice age.

The deepest spot of Lake Wörthersee is 85 metres deep.

Lake Wörthersee has little circulation in the water which goes up to 26 degrees centigrade during the summer. It is Austria′s most popular and most famous summer sports site.

If you want to see Vienna and its surroundings, I recommend doing it by bike! It is a dream to ride along the danube and stop at the most beautiful of places.

 



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FIVE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT AUSTRIA

1. The Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flags in the world. It dates from 1191, when Duke Leopold V fought in the Battle of Acre during the Third Crusade.

2. The world’s largest emerald (2860 carat) displayed in the Imperial Treasury of the Hofburg (Imperial Palace) in Vienna is a must-see.

3. Vienna’s Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) has over 2.5 million tombs (more than the city’s live population), including those of Beethoven, Brahms, Gluck, Schubert, Schoenberg and Strauss.

4. 62% of Austria’s total land area is covered by the Austrian Alps.

5. The Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfaelle), in the state of Salzburg, are Europe’s tallest waterfalls, reaching a height of 380 meters.

 

Heading to Vienna or Austria soon? Let me know and I can guide you.

Have you been here before? Share your experiences with me in the comments section below.

Purposeful Habits xoxo Sheri

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Kara April 2, 2018 - 03:14

I have only been to Austria for skiing but would love to revisit to explore some more

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Kristina (@KrisEvilCupcake) March 30, 2018 - 05:43

A good mate of mine moved to austria so now that’s one of my top destinations to visit ๐Ÿ˜€ There’s so much to see and do, LOVE IT!

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Bethany March 29, 2018 - 10:54

What a serene place to visit, it sounds so idyllic.

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Sarah March 28, 2018 - 19:51

Oh Vienna looks absolutely beautiful! The architecture is stunning, I am SO jealous you live there! x

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Michelle Twin Mum March 28, 2018 - 17:17

I’m so lucky as I live as part of an international community and now have friends that come from most countries, including Austria, so it is definitely on my hit list. Mich x

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Jen March 28, 2018 - 16:23

Austria is such a beautiful country. I have never been, but my sister has been several times after falling in love with it all. Amazing history, scenery, architecture and so much more.

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Eva March 28, 2018 - 15:56

I absolutely love Austria and Vienna too! I am from Budapest so about 3 hours drive from Vienna, where I have a lot of friends living. I am not a winter sport fan, but Salzburg is wonderful in Christmas time. Halstatt is a weird place for me. I’ve only visited in winter and I found it a little bit depressing. Maybe I should go in the Summer. What a great list you have here.

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waltonafterschool March 28, 2018 - 15:24

mu sister used to live in Vienna when she was studying – I am so mad i never went to visit when she was there! Would love to visit though, lovely post x

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myrabevlife March 28, 2018 - 00:38

I do love Vienna and enjoyed my visit, I definitely want to go back and possibly visit during the summer so I can check all of these places out again.

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Steve December 30, 2017 - 02:43

Austria is one of my top locations to visit. Iโ€™ve travelled a lot but Vienna has always lauded me. Thanks for sharing this will definitely remember it before I go!

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Sheri @ A Busy Bee's Life January 1, 2018 - 08:21

Hi Steve, if you are ever headed to Vienna, let me know, so I can give you some more insider tips. Sheri

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Different Frame of Mind December 28, 2017 - 14:48

Iโ€™ve never been here before and it wasnโ€™t on my bucket list, but I definitely need to put this on my list. Your pictures are amazing! They make the town look so beautiful. I definitely need to go here. Thank you for sharing.

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Sheri @ A Busy Bee's Life January 1, 2018 - 08:59

it is actually a city, but yes it is definitely beautiful. I love living here and encourage as many people as possible to visit.

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lucicoo December 28, 2017 - 01:38

Wow, these pictures don’t even look real. They are so beautiful.

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Americas On A Stroller December 27, 2017 - 16:00

Vienna is lovely. Your pictures are great. I would love to go to a concert there for New Years ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Sarah | Diamonds Nโ€™ Denim December 27, 2017 - 15:04

What a beautiful virtual tour, your photos are just stunning and your descriptions really make me want to visit. Absolutely lovely. Thank you for sharing this beautiful city with us.

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Chuck Vargas December 26, 2017 - 05:51

Such a beautiful country to visit and experience. Would love to be in this place in the future too.

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Holly @ Southern Roots Blog November 6, 2017 - 01:06

Wow! Your pictures are really stunning. This is a great, comprehensive guide to Vienna. I love when so much info is in one place!

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Tenesha Graham November 4, 2017 - 19:27

Vienna.. I’m jealous. Beautiful

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Allison November 2, 2017 - 03:34

Ok now I really really really want to visit Austria!

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Emily Ryann November 1, 2017 - 01:21

I really enjoyed reading your postsโ€” makes me excited for all my future endeavors!

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Adam October 30, 2017 - 23:17

Great post and photographs Sheri, I hadn’t considered going to Austria before but it looks like it’s a good place to be! Thanks for putting the place names together

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Madelain October 24, 2017 - 21:11

I’m going to Vienna next month. This post makes me so excited. It looks beautiful.

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thenafranssen October 24, 2017 - 13:07

What a great post. I’ve never been but I truly need to just travel more. I’m so used to not traveling, that i’ll never do it now.

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Miki Patel October 24, 2017 - 06:48

This is a great post. I hope to go their one day soon. It looks beautiful too.

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actuallyannaa October 22, 2017 - 10:15

Wauw this looks amazing! Really need to plan my next city trip soon ๐Ÿ™‚
xoxo Annaleid

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Lisa October 22, 2017 - 00:56

I would travel there just for the architecture, what beautiful buildings with such intricate details and gorgeous colors!

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msmamabean October 18, 2017 - 17:54

What lovely photos! I have been there very fleetingly and maybe it’s time for another visit!

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andrea florescu October 17, 2017 - 20:30

Austria is one of my favorite countries to visit. Our family has a vacation home in Salzburg so we visit there a lot. It is magnificent.

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Sarah Althouse October 17, 2017 - 19:30

I’m not a big traveler but this scenery alone makes me want to visit!!

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liveloveblu October 17, 2017 - 18:40

Austria has never been on my radar, but these images are goregous!

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Shelby @Fitasamamabear October 17, 2017 - 18:35

Wow it all looks so stunning! I would love the market and that cocktail bar ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Aditi August 10, 2017 - 16:53

This is a really helpful post for anyone planning to go to Austria. Actually, Austria is one of the places that I am considering for travel this year; I might refer to your post again then. Saving it for future and pinning it for sure! <3

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Ma. Charmaine Ness, Hinampas Nioda July 30, 2017 - 17:05

I love it! With the experience and the photos you shared looks really inviting I even wanted to go there right now. lol But kidding aside, Austria is such a beautiful place which your photos describes it so much. Thanks for the awesome share.

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Aniruddha July 30, 2017 - 08:47

wowwwwww…….photographs are so awesome.

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Marie Gizelle July 26, 2017 - 11:52

Thank you for featuring my beloved country. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life July 26, 2017 - 13:36

Bitte, gerne! It is my home too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Agness of Fit Travelling February 6, 2017 - 16:25

I found your post very helpful, Sheri! Great guide for this magic place.

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Prerna_Malhan January 9, 2017 - 20:01

Austria has long been on our list of places to travel and after looking at your blog, we have become more excited about visiting it. Vienna parks look magical!

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life July 1, 2017 - 08:33

I hope you get to visit soon, and if you need any advice, please reach out to me.

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hairtothereblog2 January 8, 2017 - 20:51

Why haven’t I been to Vienna yet!? It looks spectacular! You’ve also reminded me I should enjoy/explore my home city a little more!

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Sridhar January 7, 2017 - 08:28

Wow good that i came across this post, very good info on Austria with wonderful photos. i have been reading Austria and Vienna a lot these days and it will be added to my travel wishlist. This will definitely help.

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life July 1, 2017 - 08:34

I am glad this can help you Sridhar. Austria is a wonderful and fantastic place.

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Lydia@LifeUntraveled January 5, 2017 - 18:08

Austria looks like a storybook city! Everything is so pristine and the many parks just add to its classy charm. I can see why it’s been named one of the most livable places in the world.

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life July 1, 2017 - 08:35

Yes Lydia, actually THE most livable place in the world, and seven times in a row too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Del January 2, 2017 - 18:36

That was an extensive list, and from a local. Waiting for my visa and hopefully get to visit Europe, and Austria is definitely one of the places to check.

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ADAM DOOLITTLE January 2, 2017 - 05:19

You paint such a wonderful picture of such a wonderful place. I’ve wanted to travel to Austria for sometime and this post makes me want to do so even more. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life July 1, 2017 - 08:36

I think you will love it Adam!

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Fiona Mai January 1, 2017 - 19:18

I missed a chance to travel to Vienna once and haven’t got any other similar opportunity to visit this beautiful city since. I’d particularly love to participate in a traditional ball in Vienna ๐Ÿ™‚ That’d be awesome. Anyway, thanks for sharing such a comprehensive article about travelling to Vienna.

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Luxurybackpacking (@Luxurybacpackin) January 1, 2017 - 19:12

Vienna is one of my favourite cities in Europe, because of these exact attractions and sights! I absolutely love the Vienna markets, especially during Christmas time!

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Jenni January 1, 2017 - 18:40

Your pictures are lovely I went to Vienna a few years back but never went to the markets or had a cocktail so maybe it’s time to go back again

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LavenderLife October 30, 2016 - 06:40

Vienna is such a beautiful city! Would love to travel or live there!

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laveenasengar October 30, 2016 - 03:20

There is a lot of history and beautiful things about Vienna that I like. Music is something that I adore and I have heard Vienna is pretty amazing.

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Karoliina Kazi October 29, 2016 - 13:12

I really want to visit Vienna and your post got me even more excited now! It usually happens that we truly learn to appreciate the beauty of our own cities after living outside.

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Kait Around The Kingdom October 29, 2016 - 11:47

I’ve always wanted to go to Vienna! It sounds amazing

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The Cornish House October 29, 2016 - 11:14

Great blog and thank you for the fab tour of Austria. I really need to get over there for a visit, it looks for vibrant and beautiful and just the place that sparks my creative juices as an interior designer. Thanks for sharing

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Jasmin N October 29, 2016 - 11:10

I haven’t been to Vienna, but if I’ll ever go there I keep this post saved ๐Ÿ™‚ The city sounds so wonderful & you wrote a nice little history package of it. Also, loved the tips, thanks for sharing!

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katrinajeancarter October 29, 2016 - 10:55

Your home city looks amazing. It’s something I only see in photos or movies. This is such a heartwarming post. Love how you honored your home.

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Kiwi October 26, 2016 - 02:59

Wow you grew up in Vienna?? Must of been really nice! I didnt know Sigmend Freud was from here and also that this is the most liveable city in the world! I never thought to travel here but you gave a lot of reasons why I should!

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CJ | Thirty30Courtney.com October 25, 2016 - 23:56

You’re doing a great job of convincing me to visit Vienna! Most Liveable? I’m all in. Those cocktails look scrumptious and I love a great wine tavern.

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LaQuisha Hall October 25, 2016 - 21:01

Such a beautiful location! I would love to visit!

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Latoya Scott (@lifeandabudget) October 25, 2016 - 19:31

Wow, it’s absolutely breathtaking. Looks like everything is clean…even the air! I need to visit there, it seems lovely!

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Kirstin N. Fuller (@thetravelindiva) October 25, 2016 - 17:52

OMG! your photos are gorgeous. I love the architecture. I must visit one day and take you up on your tour offer!

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Tanya Barnett (@RealWifeCoach) October 25, 2016 - 16:31

These pictures are breathtaking! What a treat to visit there!

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KenyaRae October 25, 2016 - 13:14

Wow! these pictures are beautiful! What a pretty place to live!

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Adeola Naomi October 24, 2016 - 18:52

Vienna is so enchanting and beautiful when I visited in February but it was also very very cold!

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Michelle Malone October 24, 2016 - 16:22

Wow…such beautiful pictures.I didn’t remember that Freud was from Vienna. My little blog has been there; perhaps one day I’ll visit too. Nice post, Sheri.

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MyYellowApron October 24, 2016 - 14:17

Guess what! I love your city too and you are making me nostalgic. I roamed around the whole place with my hubby..eating ice cream.., drinking wine. Each moment was precious.

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life October 24, 2016 - 14:43

I am so glad you had a great time here! It is a great city and when you have the time to really explore it, then you enjoy it even more. I think if you come back for a second visit, you will find lots of places you did not previously get to see. What did you think of the food? People usually wither love it or hate it. One thing everyone seems to enjoy is the wine and sweet treats. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Shane October 24, 2016 - 13:36

Wow I had no idea Vienna was ranked most livable city! Sadly i only had a short stay in the beautiful place. Would love to return and experience it in all of its glory, taking your suggestions in mind!

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My Pretty Brown Fit October 24, 2016 - 13:17

Vienna is beautiful!!! I didn’t know it was the City of Music either. I would love to travel there! Definitely adding it to my list!

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Nicole Brewer October 24, 2016 - 12:45

Excellent post! Vienna looks like a beautiful place I need to visit. Some of the architecture reminds me of my time living in Germany and trotting around Europe. I’ll be heading to Portugal for a visit in a couple weeks can’t wait to see some similar structures. I love living abroad!

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Mimi Green October 24, 2016 - 08:30

Now I know why they topped the list. I live for a good market and I see they have several. I need peace in my world and the USA isn’t giving me great comfort right now.

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Tia | Pennies In My Pocket October 24, 2016 - 08:12

I would agree, it is beautiful. There is so much to appreciate about this city. Thanks for sharing, Vienna is on my travel wish list.

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kemkem October 24, 2016 - 06:35

Thanks for sharing the beauty of your home. I look forward to visiting it one day, it’s been on my list forever ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jenine October 2, 2016 - 14:08

Such a beautiful place! I had the chance to visit there a few years ago and it is just as you have described it. I just realized I missed out on seeing the world’s largest emerald ๐Ÿ™ I didn’t know, however, of the recent accolade it received as one of the world’s most livable city! Very cool.

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Valerie CottageMakingMommy September 26, 2016 - 09:34

Oh my goodness my dreams would come true if I could visit here and see this beautiful place. I’m in love.

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life September 26, 2016 - 13:31

I hope you get to come over some time Valerie. You would love it! If you do come over, please reach out, we can have some traditional coffee and cake!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 26, 2016 - 09:16

Austria is a country that I still have yet to visit. It looks stunning!

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Anamika Ojha September 25, 2016 - 22:38

Vienna is a beautiful place! My brother stayed there for 2 years and loved the city! He also got me guitar from there! I wish to visit there during Euro trip!

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Sondra Barker September 25, 2016 - 14:59

Wow, just from the introduction to this post, you’ve convinced me I need to move to Vienna! Also, St. Stephen’s Cathedral is so beautiful!

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fillmypassportblog September 25, 2016 - 14:05

Your post brought back memories of my time in Vienna. I loved the cheese-filled brats, Sacher Torte, the palace grounds, schnitzel and setting foot in the actual room where Mozart was discovered as a 5-year old prodigy. I also bought my dirndl there! Beautiful pictures!

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nlampert September 24, 2016 - 09:25

I’ve never been to Vienna but my parents lived there for many many years before I was born. I’d absolutely love to go! I’m trying to find a time where my mom and I can go together so I can get the insider experience!

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CourtneyLynne September 24, 2016 - 08:50

Omg just lovely photos!!!! I would love to vividly Austria one day!

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Meryland Cuevas September 23, 2016 - 17:11

Just beautiful and mesmerizing! I need to put this trip in my to do list.

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Amber September 23, 2016 - 15:38

Gorgeous! I have always wanted to go.

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Amber September 25, 2016 - 16:23

I wanted to go on The Sound of Music tour since I love the movie. Maybe one day I’ll get there!

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Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. September 23, 2016 - 15:08

Your new home is beautiful! And man, that strawberry daiquiri looks so inviting!

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livelaughhlovee5 September 23, 2016 - 11:20

Wow! such beautiful photos and great place to live. Maybe a bit pricey though.

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cutecountrychick September 23, 2016 - 07:41

I love everything about this post! The pictures are absolutely stunning. You captured the beauty of this amazing place so well.

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Teresa August 17, 2016 - 12:42

Wow! What a stunning place to live. I want to visit Vienna so badly. You are so lucky you get to live in such a beautiful place everyday! The architecture is just unbelievable.

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Yona Williams August 16, 2016 - 17:16

I didn’t know too much about Vienna until this. The city center’s architecture is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to visit markets and art museums there.

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Cynthia @craftoflaughter August 15, 2016 - 19:38

Living in Vienna sounds like such an incredible experience. So much beauty! It sounds like it is certainly a livable city!

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CourtneyLynne August 15, 2016 - 17:24

Omg what a beautiful city you get to call home!!!!! I would love to visit the city one day. Looks so charming ๐Ÿ™‚

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Amanda Love August 15, 2016 - 10:19

WOW! How can anyone not fall in love with Vienna. If the rich history is not enough to entice you then I’m sure the lovely architecture will. There are so many things to see and do here! I’d love to take the kids here someday.

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life July 1, 2017 - 08:37

Hi Amanda! I think both you and your kids would love it. There is so much to see, do and enjoy here.

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Kimberly August 15, 2016 - 08:36

I would have never guessed that Vienna would be the most livable city! You have some awesome tips for newbie travelers, like me. I would love to go.

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Terri Steffes August 14, 2016 - 20:29

My husband’s grandparents came from Vienna. I think Vienna is a beautiful place. I hope someday I get to visit there!

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Mandy Carter (@TheMandyCarter) August 14, 2016 - 02:26

Definitely is a very beautiful city. I think it is easy to forget about the history and amazing surroundings anywhere we live because of the tasks we get wrapped in day to day.

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Jamie August 13, 2016 - 23:32

I did a high school exchange program and stayed in Straubing, Germany. We went into Austria, but not as far as Vienna. I really hope to travel back to the area in a few years when my kids are a tiny bit older, as I would love to share the beauty and history with them! I will have to make sure to get to Vienna!

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Kara August 13, 2016 - 15:58

I have never been to Vienna but it’s definitely on my bucket list. It looks so beautiful!

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Kim Croisant August 13, 2016 - 07:46

Wow Sheri – that’s a beautiful place. I could only hope to every go there. I just might include Vienna in my bucket list of travels. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful place…and your home with us.

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Stella the Travelerette June 12, 2016 - 17:42

I am so excited to visit Austria this summer! I will be three nights in Vienna and three nights in Salzburg. I definitely have Schรถnbrunn Palace on my list of things to do. One of my favorite movies (The Third Man) is set in Vienna, so I want to see some places from the film. And now I will add at least one of those markets to my list!

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Miza Magalhรฃes May 28, 2016 - 15:41

Vienna!!!!!! I wantto go to Vienna so bad. Just imagine going there on Summer and spend the afternoon swimming in the river!

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Postcard Pretty April 18, 2016 - 19:32

What a beautiful city–Austria is like a postcard-perfect country where you don’t need to even try hard about taking beautiful pictures–because everything is so picturesque! I’ve never been to this part of Europe, and plan to do a Germany-Austria-Switzerland-Scandinavian tour, hopefully next year! Bookmarking this for future reference.

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Catherine Moss (@EvolvingMommy) April 18, 2016 - 04:27

I’ve never visited Vienna, but it looks lovely. What a wonderful place to live.

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tara8910 April 18, 2016 - 02:59

This looks like an amazing place! I would love to visit there!

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Jessica Ayun April 17, 2016 - 11:35

Everytime I hear or read Austria, I think about Alps and how wonderful it could be to step my feet there. I will be staying in Germany for some time so I wish I will have a chance to visit any part of this stunning country.

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life April 17, 2016 - 19:01

Germany is close by Jessica, so if you are around or heading here and need help or information, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Alison April 17, 2016 - 05:43

Your article makes me want to live in Austria! It is so beautiful! I love how you showed us the history behind it all and also the beautiful places. I can see why you are so in love with this place because I am also!

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fashionphases April 17, 2016 - 00:49

Wow this place looks like a really cool place to visit. The pictures look so amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

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ASKSonnie April 16, 2016 - 20:02

By the way you described it, plus the pictures you’ve shared, it’s enticing to live in Vienna. You must have a very efficient social services there! 2M population vs 2.5M tomb? I wonder though, what is the average age of Vienna’s population?

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life April 16, 2016 - 21:31

Hi Sonnie, I love love love living here. We have an amazing social service system here in Austria, and for that I am grateful to be able to live in a country where you do not have to add that to the top of your list of worries. Here are some of the statistics:
51.7 percent of Viennaโ€™s 1.8 million inhabitants are female.
14.2 percent are below 15 years or younger.
Almost 17 percent are in the 65+ age bracket.
68.8 percent of the Viennese are between 15 and 64 years of age.

You can read more here: Vienna Population

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Marge Gavan April 16, 2016 - 19:11

If my hometown is as beautiful as Vienna, I wouldn’t mind going back. It looks so beautiful. So Beethoven is buried in a cemetery somewhere there? I’d love to see it!

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life April 16, 2016 - 21:24

Hi Marge! Yes Beethoven was buried in the Zentralfriedhof here in Vienna in 1888. However, this was not his original grave site from when he passed away in 1827. It is definitely worth a visit.

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curated1ifestudio April 16, 2016 - 18:33

What I truly love about this blog post is the perfect balance between history, cultural sights, and interesting facts! It makes it fun while being a melting pot of interesting information! ๐Ÿ™‚

I have never been to Austria but based on the gorgeous images of Hallstatt it looks like the kind of destination both myself and my partner would enjoy! Thank you so much, keep up the incredible work! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life April 16, 2016 - 21:20

Thank you so much Kylie! I think you would love it here in Austria, not only in the capital of Vienna, but in other places in Austria like Hallstatt, Salzburg, Styria, and Carinthia. There is a large wealth of history here and a lot to discover. If you ever come over, please let me know and I can help you with any information you may need. We could even sit down together for a coffee and traditional Sachertorte. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kim @ Three Olives Branch April 16, 2016 - 17:48

I so love Europe! I have never been to Austria, but it is definitely on my list! It looks amazing

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The Adventure Ahead April 16, 2016 - 15:53

Such a beautiful place. I had no idea that it had been named the world’s most livable city so many times! I have head great things about this area – time to add it to our bucket list!

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life April 16, 2016 - 21:18

Yes, this is definitely a place for everyone’s bucket list! Vienna is a city with so much history, lots to see and do, and meet amazing people. The architecture is gorgeous and it truly would be an unforgettable experience.

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kareen liez datoy (@blessedliez) April 16, 2016 - 14:51

Wow. Such a beautiful place! And this is an informative article about Vienna which could help those who are planning to travel in their area.

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Klaudia April 16, 2016 - 13:39

Amazing photos ! I have been to Austria , but unfortunately never made it to Vienna . Funny , only yesterday I saw a report about Vienna on TV , it was about affordable rent fees , started actually about the crazy prices in Munich . Then they have shown some gorgeous flats in Vienna , I couldn’t believe , how cheap you can rent there ! I think , Germany ( and other crazy expensive places , look at London for example ) should check on this . It is possible to live in a stunnig metropole and not paying 2000,- or more euros just for a roof over your head . Austria is such a beautiful country , I hope , I will get to see Vienna ( the Prater and the Riesenrad is a MUST do on my bucket list ) one day .

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Marissa April 16, 2016 - 13:15

These photos are so beautiful! thank you for sharing your home town – it is gorgeous

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SofarsoSabine April 16, 2016 - 10:29

Sweetheart, you’re the local expert of Vienna. This looks like a perfect guide. Would you like me to introduce you to the girl who helped me being the local expert of Stockholm? It’s in this article. http://sofarsosabine.com/local-expert-with-city-guides-from-stay-com/ I’m not getting paid or anyhing to tell you this. I really like this app and it’s good to be in it to show others your blog through the app as they put a link to your blog when you make a guide. This article looks just gorgeous and perfect for in this tourist app.
I would love to go to Vienna one day! Hope we could have a coffee when I decide to go there. The pictures are stunning and 7th time in a row, that must be the best city in the world then!

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life April 16, 2016 - 21:15

Hi Sabine, thank you for the wonderful feedback on my Austria guide and content and the suggestion for this app. I had not heard about it but will definitely look into it. I will have a look at the link you sent and would love it if you could introduce me to the girl who helped you. If you ever come to Vienna we should definitely have a coffee and go for a walk in the city. You would love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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DavidTofie April 16, 2016 - 10:25

Austria is pretty looking country, you are fortunate to live there. I love the architecture and the nature. So many places to go in Vienna, would love to go one day.

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ROBERT LEE April 16, 2016 - 07:27

Vienna is so beautiful. Whenever I see that word, the one thing that comes to mind are the classical music. I am not really that big of a fan of classical music but I do enjoy listening. There is so much history in Vienna!

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life April 16, 2016 - 07:34

Robert, it is gorgeous here! There is so much to see and do. I do not love classical music either but I will listen to the occasional Mozart and Beethoven. It is hard not to when you live here. You are right about the history. Sometimes I have to be reminded to be appreciative of how wonderful it is here, as it is easy to forget when going about day to day business. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Melissa March 30, 2016 - 21:25

This is so great, I’m so anticipating my trip here.

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Sheri - A Busy Bees Life March 31, 2016 - 11:52

Thank you Melissa. Let me know if you need any information before heading my way ๐Ÿ™‚

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