Stift Melk makes an immediate impression when viewed from the outside. But what do you actually see if you take a look around the inside of the abbey? Baroque beauty and … [Read more...] about Melk abbey tour
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Not that Vienna will admit it, but the rest of the world also has some lovely historical buildings. Some are even an easy day trip away from the city. Like the gorgeous … [Read more...] about Day trip to Melk Abbey
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)
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