Anyone wishing to see the interiors of Schönbrunn Palace has to go on a guided tour or buy an entrance ticket for the self-guided equivalent. It’s well worth doing so. Why? Ignoring the details of the rooms, furniture and decoration, whose workmanship and value probably go unappreciated to the uneducated eye, Schönbrunn is just one […]
Insider tips for your trip to Vienna
Here you'll find independent tips and tourist information for Austria's capital city (written by a real person, not a marketing machine). Enjoy!
I particularly recommend:
- Answers to some of those important questions. Do the Viennese speak English? How about credit cards? Is it expensive?
- Discover the traditional Christmas markets of Vienna, where you can enjoy a feast of culinary delights and a mug of punch.
- Articles on the sights around the famous Schönbrunn Palace, including a slideshow and interactive map.
- Explore some of Vienna's traditional food, like Wiener Schnitzel, Langos and roast chestnuts.
Natural history museums can go two ways. If you’re unlucky, you get dusty cabinets filled with stuffed animals that look like something out of Ebeneezer Wormwood’s Victorian World of The Weird and Strange. If you’re lucky, you get an engaging, fun and informative peek into the wonders and mysteries of nature. Fortunately, the Vienna Natural History Museum (NHM – Naturhistorisches […]
Even in today’s electronic world, you might want to send a few postcards home to friends and family. There are two places selling stamps in Vienna. The first is the Trafik, equivalent to a tobacconist or newsagent, who sell the standard range of stamps and not a lot else as far as postal services go […]
So. Are you lying comfortably? Excellent. Now…tell me about your childhood. So begins any article with even a vague connection to Sigmund Freud. Freud introduced the idea of the psychiatrist’s couch, and if you visit house No.19 on Berggasse (see map below) you can stand in the very room that this “first couch” was used. Unfortunately, the couch itself […]