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Fabio’s

Fabio’s (Tuchlauben 4-6, Vienna) – as the name suggests, this restaurant serves mainly Italian dishes (some very impressive), including ligurian fish stew (gamberi, octopus, seppia, vongole, plaice, mussels & toasted bread), pollo al forno (organic oven roasted chicken, with zucchini, capers, and buffalo ricotta), and branzino & crema di ceci (roasted sea bass fillet with […]

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Die Halle

Die Halle (1 Museumsplatz, Vienna) – located in the Kunsthalle, Vienna’s lively cultural center in the Museumsquartier, this one-time Imperial riding hall-turned-restaurant draws in crowds because of its affordability, as well as its roomy, high-ceiling interior. Its dining selections run from salads to pastas, and international and Asian cuisine.

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Do & Co Albertina

Do & Co Albertina (Albertina Museum, Albertinaplatz 1, Vienna) – located within this popular museum, this restaurant serves a variety of meals – from Thai-style steamed rice, oysters and sweet chili sauce (servable with vegetables, prawns, or beef), to the Baguette Albertina (stuffed with smoked salmon, cream cheese, arugula, and sun-dried tomatoes), as well as […]

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VIENNA CARD

VIENNA CARD – this is a beneficial ticket for first-time visitors to Vienna. It includes: 72 hours of free travel on all public transport routes in Vienna   more than 210 discounts in Vienna’s museums, heuriger, cafés etc.   Price: €19.90   One can buy the Vienna Card at the city’s tourist information offices, at […]

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Metro/Bus/Trams

Metro/Bus/Trams — the best way to get around Vienna is to use the city’s public transport network. The approximately 937 km route network comprises 5 underground lines, 28 tram lines and 90 bus routes, to take you comfortably and reliable across Vienna.   A single fare on any Metro train, bus or tram car is […]

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TAXI

TAXI – There are taxi stands in all districts in Vienna. Some have phones where you can call a taxi. The taxi fare consists of a basic fare and an extra fare that depends on the distance, duration and time of the day. The day fare (which starts at €3.80) is charged from 6am to […]

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Wiener Musikverein

Wiener Musikverein (Bösendorferstrasse 12, Vienna) – this classical music concert hall, inaugurated in 1870, is the home of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. Due to its acoustics, it is considered one of the best concert halls in the world. Various productions, including the annual Vienna New Year’s Concert, are held here. See the Musikverein’s website for […]

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Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera (Opernring 2, Vienna) – this is an opera house that was built in the 1860s and was originally known as the Vienna Court Opera (Wiener Hofoper), and was given its present name in 1920 (after the fall of the Austrian royal family). Various operas and theatrical productions were held there over the […]

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Vienna Museum

Vienna Museum – this is a chain of museums that have exhibits connected to the history of the city of Vienna. Its two main buildings are at Karlsplatz and Hermesvilla (a one-time palace and hunting grounds for Hapsburg nobility). At Karlsplatz, the history of Vienna is documented, starting with the first settlements on the Danube […]

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Urania Observatory

Urania Observatory (Uraniastrasse 1, Vienna) – this is an observatory and public education institute that was opened in 1910 by Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I. Named after the Muse Urania, it was severely damaged during the Allied bombing campaigns against Austria during World War II.   Admission: €8 (adult)(planetarium), €7 (adult)(observatories); €6 (children up to […]