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Archive: Jan 2018

Otto Wagner’s Hofpavillon

Did you watch the famous new year’s concert on January 1? In addition to the many images of the national library, perhaps you remember the “Wiener Moderne” segment presented during the concert and also the ballet performance. This performance took place at the Hofpavillon (The Imperial Court Pavilion) at the station Hietzing of what used…

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January 4, 2018

Happy 2018!

This year was a truly unique and exciting year for Secret Vienna as it was full of changes, transformation, and growth. From a blog about Vienna, we expanded into a tourism company with five team members, seven professional licensed tour guides, and now offer a variety of different products and services. Through partnering with various…

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January 3, 2018

The story of the Margaretner Schloss

The Margaretner Schloss in Vienna’s fifth district is quite famous as it has a nice and old architecture and part of it is known as the Schlossquadrat, where some restaurants are located. At some point before the 16th century the building complex located here was known as the Margaretner Schloss, but the complex that stands…

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January 3, 2018

The story of the Hall of the Muses

The other day your SV explorer visited the Albertina and managed to visit some of the beautiful rooms of the building. One of these rooms is the Musensaal (“Hall of the Muses”) that, as the name suggests, hosts sculptures of the nine Greek goddesses who preside over the arts and sciences.  A sculpture of the…

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January 3, 2018

The story of Concordia and its funeral business

Some weeks ago, we told you the story about the tram 71 and its close connection with death. Well, at that time there were also several private funeral homes that provided all types of services needed when a loved one would pass away. At the end of the 19th century, there were at least 80…

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January 3, 2018

When in Wien…nein nein nein nicht??

It’s a new year, and a new opportunity to learn some Wienerisch! An expression you have almost certainly heard at some point, but likely ignored if you didn’t understand it is: na no na ned! Only the Viennese could make German look so …un-German. This phrase is often shortened to ‘no na ned’, or just…

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January 2, 2018

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