FREE TOURS THROUGH VIENNA | by artemezzo?

A ghost has been haunted in Vienna for some time – the ghost of free tours, advertised by the City of Vienna itself. Hundreds of protests were loud, the Chamber of Commerce opposed it, the many independent Austria Guides went on the barricades, some even report assaults on the providers. So what speaks against city […]

VOLKSGARTEN VIENNA | THE AWAKENING OF THE ROSES

There is hardly a more beautiful, more uplifting place than the Volksgarten Vienna. A walk in the middle of the city, past Sisi and the Emperor’s roses, from the Hofburg to the Burgtheater, a daily short vacation in a picturesque setting. And soon it will be that time again: the awakening of the roses is […]

JOSEPH HAYDN | A HEADLESS VIENNA

Joseph Haydn was probably the most headless Viennese of all time. No, the composing genius did not lose his head during his lifetime, but it did afterwards. At his simple burial in Meidling in 1809, everything was still where it should be. Due to Franz Joseph Gall’s popular skull theory at the time, however, the […]

FELIX SALTEN | BAMBI AND THE SEX

Still young and inexperienced, Bambi is instructed by his mother about the secrets and dangers of the forest, which tries to prevent him from making a heady start in life. The Austrian writer Felix Salten created this work, but was not generally averse to the impetuosity: he is also the author of the famous novel […]

THE BEERINGER | VIENNA BEER BELL

Since the Middle Ages, the curfew of inns in Vienna has been indicated by the ringing of the beer bell from the Stephansturm. The meanings and names of the bells of St. Stephan are generally exciting and original. In the northern Heidenturm, which was walled up in good time, the „council bell“ of 1453, the […]