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Snow Globe Museum

It was the year 1900 as Erwin Perzy created the first ever snow globe. His first design was the basilica Maria Zell. From 1920 on Erwin decided to design snow globes in different sizes, from 20mm to 60mm. Over the years more sizes were added and in 1977 they  even designed a 120mm one.  Today…

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January 21, 2022

Austria’s Drugstore Museum

Located in Vienna’s 9th district, in the Währinger Straße 14, Austria’s Drugstore Museum has a long history, tracing back to 1899 as the society of Austria’s druggists started to document the history of drugstores and the work life of a druggist to support future druggists with their learning process. Today the museum displays its collection…

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January 13, 2022

Café Gerstner

What started as a confectioner’s shop, is now one of our most cherished, and traditional coffee houses in Vienna. The Gerstner is located vis-a-vis our beautiful Opera, right in the heart of Vienna’s inner city.  In 1847 the couple Gerstner founded the Gerstner Company and their confectioner’s shop, their cakes and confectionery impressed guests from…

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December 27, 2021

Café Frauenhuber

The Café Frauenhuber is one of Vienna’s oldest coffee houses, tracing back to the year 1891, the name is still used today.  In 1824 Alois Hänisch founded his first coffee house in Vienna’s first district. Only a few months later the Café moved to another part of the district, attracting guests with the big sign…

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December 22, 2021

The Gloriette

Schönbrunn is always worth a visit, no matter the season. The Gloriette towers over the castle and the garden, a true eyecatcher full of history. As empress Maria Theresia ordered new constructions and renovations of the castle, the Gloriette got built, the garden’s centrepiece. The Gloriette was supposed to be a temple of glory, but…

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December 12, 2021

Cafe Korb

Just like the Café Demel, the Café Korb is one of our traditional coffee houses, located in the first district. The place where the Café Korb is located is full of old history, tracing back to the 15th century. In the 19th century, the coffee house that was built on the site was one of…

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December 8, 2021

Cafe Demel

There’s no doubt that our beautiful city is internationally known for its coffee houses. Today I want to tell you more about the history of the “Demel” one of our oldest and most beautiful locations in the inner city. Ludwig Dehne, a confectioner, opened his confiserie in 1786, it didn’t take long for his business…

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December 5, 2021

Manuela Linshalm

Vienna is internationally known for its art scene. People from all over the globe find their way to Vienna to indulge in the city’s broad variety of cultural events. Part of our art scene is Manuela Linshalm, actress and puppeteer.  Before Manuela became an actress she studied psychology, journalism and anglistics, but it didn’t take…

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November 26, 2021

Anna Sacher

No matter if you’re from Vienna or if you plan to visit our city, you will stumble upon the name Sacher. This article will tell you more about Anna Sacher, the hotel owner that lived from 1859 till 1930. Anna grew up in Vienna’s 2nd district, in 1880 she married Eduard Sacher. The couple had…

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November 22, 2021

Antiquitäten Täuber

Vienna has a deep connection to antiques, let it be furniture from Biedermeier times, engravings that show the city from different perspectives or jewellery. As you walk through the city’s alleys you will walk past shops specialised in all those areas.  One of those shops can be found in the middle of the Augustinerstraße 12…

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November 3, 2021

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