Not so much a hike as a shortish stroll through those parts of Vienna rarely featured in tourist brochures. All in pursuit of examples from the famous social housing programme … [Read more...] about Hiking route 11 (social housing)
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Many people think of Carnuntum as one location, but this archaeological park has more to offer anyone wishing to delve into Roman history. The marvellous reconstructed … [Read more...] about Other Carnuntum sites
Imagine if Vienna's Schönbrunn and Belvedere palaces had a love child, then brought it up in the country to avoid suspicion at court. That's Schloss Hof. A baroque … [Read more...] about Schloss Hof Palace
The Carnuntum Roman archaeological park covers a number of sites, but the biggest takes you into a Roman town. And I don't mean through some virtual reality sleight of hand. … [Read more...] about Carnuntum Roman reconstructions
About 40km east of Vienna lies the town of Petronell-Carnuntum. Under it (and the surrounding area) lie the remains of a huge Roman military base and town. Fortunately for us, … [Read more...] about Carnuntum Roman archeological park
As a Viennese lad, I probably shouldn't mention it, but...Salzburg is a lovely place and an easy day trip from Vienna. Here's how to get there and what you can do in the city … [Read more...] about A day trip to Salzburg