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Having a ball in Vienna

There are over 2,000 hours of dancing to be enjoyed at around 450 events over the course of the Viennese ball season. A quick refresher course, the right outfit and styling and a light evening meal are all it takes to prepare for the perfect ball experience.
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Smart City Vienna

Vienna is a city of ideas and unparalleled quality of life. This has been confirmed time and time again by organizations such as the respected consultancy firm Mercer, which crowned Vienna the world’s most livable city for the sixth year in a row in 2015 in a survey of 230 major cities worldwide. Excellent infrastructure, forward-looking mobility solutions and smart approaches are also behind the city’s attractiveness as a destination.
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150 years of the Ringstrasse – Vienna State Opera

In 1869 the Vienna State Opera became one of the first buildings to open on the newly constructed Ringstrasse boulevard. With a reputation for staging excellent productions and different performances virtually every night, the Staatsoper is one of the world’s greatest opera houses.
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Romantic Vienna

Sightseeing from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage or aboard the Giant Ferris Wheel, coming face to face with Klimt’s Kiss at the Belvedere, strolling through the parks on the Ringstrasse, exploring the cobbled streets of the old town and waltzing: find out where romantics come out to play in the Austrian capital.
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150 years of the Ringstrasse – Kunsthistorisches Museum and Museum of Natural History

The imperial house of Habsburg commissioned the construction of two virtually identical monumental buildings on the newly built Ringstrasse to house their extensive collections of art and natural artefacts. Today the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Museum of Natural History are famous all over the world.
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Anniversary: 150 years of the Ringstrasse

From military grounds to showpiece boulevard: Vienna’s Ringstrasse celebrates the 150th anniversary of its opening in 2015. Its magnificent late 19th century mansions and public buildings have made it an impressive procession of Vienna’s best sights.
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The Vienna Card

More than 210 discounts and free travel on Vienna's public transport system for 48 or 72 hours - with the benefit card for just €18.90 / €21.90. The ÖAMTC and its 17 partner clubs tested sixteen European city cards for the first time in 2012: with a successful first place for the Vienna Card!
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Handmade in Vienna

Virtuoso violins, precious porcelain, hip hats and fabulous footwear: hand-craftsmanship has a proud tradition – and a bright future – in Vienna
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Contemporary art in Vienna

It’s not all Baroque opulence in the Austrian capital – contemporary art also flourishes in the city. Austrian and international artists have always prized Vienna as a fertile breeding ground for their work.
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Food and drink in Vienna

Vienna’s peerless culture of enjoyment has all the angles covered – from gourmet eateries to down-to-earth restaurants. World-famous Viennese cuisine is just one of many highlights that the capital’s bar and restaurant scene has to offer.
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Horse-drawn carriages in Vienna

A leisurely trip around Vienna aboard a horse-drawn carriage is like taking a journey back in time. The city looks totally different from the comfort of a fiacre.
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Vienna for children

What do cave-dwelling animals look like? What does a kettle drum sound like? Is painting actually fun? The answer to all of these questions and many more besides can be found at some of Vienna's most popular museums, many of which have special programs for kids - as this small selection shows.
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Going underground

Anyone traveling around the Austrian capital can do so safe in the knowledge that they can rely on an excellent subway, tram and bus network.
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Wienerlied

There is more to the Wienerlied song than meets the eye. Taken in its broadest definition as "music from or about Vienna", the genre covers everything from the zither score composed by Anton Karas for The Third Man, to contemporary pieces by the capital's next generation of musicians. It also applies to the traditional melodies heard at any of the city's heuriger wine taverns.
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Klimt 2012

2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the genius painter Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), one of the great pioneers of Viennese modernism. Klimt spent most of his life in Vienna, and numerous examples of his work, particularly from his early period, are on permanent display in the Austrian capital.
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Morbid Vienna

A cemetery as a tourist attraction? A burial vault that is open to the living? A museum dedicated to funerary tradition? Only in Vienna. Not for nothing, the city and its residents are said to have a penchant for the morbid.
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"Vertical Vienna" on London's Trafalgar Square

Artists on a 21 meter wall on London's Trafalgar Square advertise Vienna and its attractions - vertically!
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Schönbrunn

Vienna's Baroque Schönbrunn Palace complex is one of Austria's most important cultural sites. The palace, its countless outbuildings, formal gardens, park and zoo were added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 1996.
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Best of Vienna - the Prater

Vienna's Prater park has at least two different sides to it - the Wurstelprater containing the amusement park and the Grüner Prater with its meadows, wetlands and tree-lined boulevards.
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Second district - second to none

Vienna's second district can today lay claim to the title of the city's hippest hotspot. Embark on a journey through the district's past and present.
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Off-Beat-Museums

Vienna has always been one of the world's greatest cities for museums. The capital's 300-strong list of exhibition venues includes a number of weird and wonderful places.
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Sweet Advent

From Christmas markets to delicious seasonal Vanillekipferl cookies - Advent in Vienna never fails to get visitors in the Christmas spirit.
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24 hours in Vienna

24 hours in Vienna: The British actor, TV presenter and radio DJ Reggie Yates spent 24 hours in the Austrian Capital - find out what happened on his sightseeing-tour through Vienna! 24 hours, 1.440 minutes to see, eat, drink, hear, taste, party and get to know Vienna! ...
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Vienna's Dynamic Wine Scene

From Wiener Gemischter Satz to Buschenschank in residence - all the latest from Vienna's dynamic wine scene.
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The Spanish Riding School

Elisabeth Gürtler, director of the Spanish Riding School, talks about equitation, tradition and the new Fête Impériale.
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Sidewalk Cafés

When the sun comes out, locals and visitors make a beeline for a Schanigarten, or sidewalk café. These temporary outdoor locations are havens of relaxation.
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Coffee Capital

Vienna without coffee would be like a latté without the milk foam. Coffee lovers are spoilt for choice in the Austrian capital where beautiful cafés and a multitude of other attractions await discovery.
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Gustav Mahler and Vienna

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) is celebrated as a fin de siècle genius and one of the great pioneers of 20th century music. The composer's 150th birthday celebrations will take place in 2010, followed by the 100th anniversary of his death a year later. Mahler headed the Vienna State Opera for 10 years.
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Typically Viennese - Snow Globes

Snowflakes gently swirl around St. Stephan's Cathedral and the Giant Ferris Wheel - original Viennese snow globes show the world in miniature
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