Free Things to do in Austria for June

Free Things to do in Austria for June

There are many things you can do for free in Austria. You can enter markets, churches, gardens, galleries and parks seeing those beautiful art, architecture and history other than shopping. If you are traveling to Austria with young children below six years old, they can take any public transportation at no charges. One tip is, when you are traveling with children, always ask for special reductions. Many Austrian cities allows free transportation for children up to 15 years old and maximum o... [ read more ]

Austria Travel Practical: The Public Holidays

Austria Travel Practical: The Public Holidays

First of all, you need to know the time zone you will be traveling to. Austria is in the CET time zone and this is the Central European Time. There is Daylight-Savings Time from the end of March in Austria. This will advancing the clocks and you will also have more daylight in the evenings, thus less daylight in the morning. In spring, everyone in Austria will adjust their clocks and watches forward for one hour, then in autumn which is the end of October in Austria, it will be adjusted back... [ read more ]

Liechtenstein Museum and Gardens in Vienna

Liechtenstein Museum and Gardens in Vienna

This museum is a special one that includes the Princely Collections. It has important European works of art and what you see is the world’s leading private art collections. The museum is named after the princely House of Liechtenstein and it has several locations. One of which is int he IX District Alsergrund of Vienna. The other is in the other part of Vienna called Bankgasse. Its highlights of the garden palace is the painted decor in the Palais. Mostly constributed by Antonio Belucci, J... [ read more ]

Orchestras and Concert Halls in Vienna

Orchestras and Concert Halls in Vienna

Part of culture is the orchestras and concert halls in Vienna. Vienna Boys' Choir, Vienna State Opera, Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, Conservatory Vienna and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra are mentioned as follows. First and foremost, Wiener Musikverein, Viennese Music Association or the Vienna concert hall is located just behind the Imperial Hotel on Dumbastraße, between Bösendorferstraße and Karlsplatz. The land it was built was given by Emperor Franz Joseph before 1870. You can che... [ read more ]

Bohemian Forest and Manhartsberg

Bohemian Forest and Manhartsberg

Bohemian Forest has its mountains extending from Czech Republic to Austria and also a part of Germany. This natural border and low mountain range has forested mountains of more than 800 metres. Plechý or Plöckenstein is its highest peak of 1,378 metres. The amazing forms after so many years of erosion has not just made it one of the oldest in Europe but also round and rocky formations. Next to see is the Vydra River springing from the Bohemian Forest. However, it is also important to note... [ read more ]

Six National Parks of Austria

Six National Parks of Austria

There are altogether six National parks in Austria and almost sixty nature preserves and nature parks. If you are a nature lover, you will like the 35 hot spots just for birdwatching. Austria is so full of Alpine gardens, a total of twenty such gardens that offer you a great opportunity to admire them in an undisturbed yet pristine beauty. Nationalpark Neusiedler See - Seewinkel In Burgenland, you can find this only steppe national park here in the Central Europe. It has a delicate wetland... [ read more ]

Transportation to Graz

Transportation to Graz

There are several ways to get to Graz. The first is by plane to the Graz (GRZ) Flughafen Graz - Thalerhof. Several scheduled flights operate to Graz from many destinations. You can fly from Hannover,  Berlin, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf,  Munich, Zurich, Vienna, Stuttgart,  Linz, Innsbruck,  London, Friedrichshafen. Intersky and Lufthansa also serve Graz-Thalerhof other than many low-cost airlines. If you intent to get to the city, you can do so via the train, by bus which first goes to ... [ read more ]

Getting Around in Vienna

Getting Around in Vienna

16 kilometers east of Vienna is Schwechat is the Vienna International Airport. Upon arrival you can reach the city center by public transportation such as airport buses which stop at Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz. From the airport to the city center, It takes only twenty minutes and cost about six Euros for Vienna-card holders and the airport buses of the Vienna Airport Lines is operating daily. So from 1.20am; 2:50am, 4:50am to 0:20am at ever 30 minutes intervals. And returning to the airport, it... [ read more ]

Romantic City Tower, Casino & Cathedral

Romantic City Tower, Casino & Cathedral

Climb the City Tower that is dated back to 1450 as it offers fantastic view of the Nordkette mountain range and Old Town. Though it was once a prison, it is a romantic place surprisingly as a wonderful landscape over the city centre on top of the tower awaits you and your loved one. There are beautiful houses on the river Inn. To do the climbing, be prepared there are 148 stairs before getting to the top. From October to May, it is open from 10am to 5pm. As from June to September, it opens fro... [ read more ]

Heritage of the Two

Heritage of the Two “Golden Ages”

Discover the heritage of two "Golden Ages" in Austria. Starting with the first which is around 1500 and the second in the mid 1700. One by Emperor Maximilian I and the latter by Empress Maria Theresia. Ambras Castle The Ambras Castle or Schloss Ambras is situated in the hills above Innsbruck. A worthwhile sight because of its historical and cultural importance. It is closely connected with Archduke Ferdinand II as it has been his residence for thirty-two years. Especially if you like Germa... [ read more ]