This is a guest post from Barbara Cacao of Vienna-Unwrapped. Art is alive and kicking in Vienna, Austria, my hometown. While Viennese museums are renowned for their historic art treasures, and local galleries draw in a select group of art connoisseurs, you can find a great mix of art in many places of everyday life.
There is something for everyone in Vienna, which makes this city the ultimate playground for the avant-garde traveler. From chic palaces and baroque architecture to tiny coffee houses, there are multiple ways to explore Austria’s capital. If you only have a few days to roam around the city, here are five ways to experience local
Vienna seems to have it all. Just when I thought I had figured this city out, it throws me for a loop. This is a good thing of course, because it means that no matter what your particular interest is, Vienna has enough to keep you busy and continually curious. I spent three days immersing
I still remember my first stepping foot in Austria. I had just finished up my semester working and studying abroad in London and my mom was meeting me in Europe for a few days of European travel. After two days in Munich, we decided to take a day trip to Salzburg. My mom is a major
My bohemian trail through Austria’s Wachau Valley was a seemingly endless blur of colorful vineyards, warm summer sun and medieval towns built on romantic cobblestoned streets. Although I’m a city girl at heart, there is something truly serene about swapping bustling city streets for a few days in the countryside. After three culture-packed days in
I still remember the first time I discovered Mozart. I was eight years old and performing at my very first piano recital. Our teacher, in an attempt to congratulate us on our hard work, gave every student a small statue of a world-renowned composer. Mine depicted a rather strange looking man with long hair and
This post is by emily Banyard, one of our contributors. Like many Australians, my foray into travel started off as a ‘gap year’. A rite of passage – ‘gappers’ take time off between/after High school or University and journey as many places as possible usually on a shoestring. Late 2008 after finishing college in Sydney,