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Best Places to See in Vienna that might not be listed in guide books....

Best Places to See in Vienna that might not be listed in guide books....

Feb 3rd, 2007, 04:08 AM
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Best Places to See in Vienna that might not be listed in guide books....

I love to walk thru neighborhoods, chat with locals, see what life is like wherever I travel. Give me some tips, please, on what you would do if you went back to Vienna.
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Feb 4th, 2007, 10:09 AM
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2 things - I'd take the U then the tram to the Central Cemetery. Lots of local folks along the way, and the cemetery is awesome.

I'd also plan to spend a lot of time in old city - you could walk for days and never have enough. Stephansdom and Hofburg quarter, museum quarter. Awesome stuff.
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Feb 4th, 2007, 10:13 AM
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Great question! I'm planning a trip there for next month too and I'm interested in the responses.
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Feb 4th, 2007, 10:55 AM
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One of my favorite churches is sometimes overlooked by tourists. It is called Maria am Gestada. An arm of the Danube River use to flow in front of the church until the river was redirected. It
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Feb 4th, 2007, 10:56 AM
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Sorry, didn't mean to hit the Post key...

It is one of Vienna's oldest buildings as detailed here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_am_Gestade
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Feb 5th, 2007, 04:11 AM
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Thanks, y'all. This info is great.
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Feb 5th, 2007, 04:39 AM
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A nice walk in the city center old neighborhoods-
the area bordered by Rotenturmstrasse- Wollzeile and danube canal.

Visit streets like Schönlaterngasse, Sonnenfeldgasse, Backerstrasse and also the Heiligenkreuerhof ( a very old and beautiful courtyard.
Many wine bars and little restaurants too.


The Royal Treasury in the Hofburg- overlooked by most tourists- crowns, jewels etc.

The Ephesus Museum exhibit in the Hofburg -

Some time in a cafe- other than in the city center full of tourists.

Cafe Sperl

www.cafesperl.at

Cafe Dommayer

near to Schönbrunn

A walk in the vineyards- still in Vienna- areas like Nussdorf (streetcar D to the end) and Neustift am Walde ( bus 35 A ) - stop in one of the many heurigers for some wine.
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Feb 5th, 2007, 06:24 AM
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I agree with Conky about the Central Cemetary (although it is in most guide books). Be sure to try some of the Heuringen (wine gardens). Our favorite is the Hirsch in the Grinzing area. It has more locals than tourists and make for a delightful evening.
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Feb 5th, 2007, 08:40 AM
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The Hundertwasser Museum. For an idea of his paintings: http://www.grinch.ca/HTML/Hundertwas...dertwasser.htm. He also designed buildings and could be seen as a post-W.W.II Austrian Gaudi.
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Take a walking tour-try the old Jewish quarter walking tour which is quite interesting, and, with your passport, you could visit the 19th c synagogue that the Nazis preserved because they did not want to destroy the other
housing on that block.
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Feb 5th, 2007, 09:39 AM
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Go to the MAK on the night it has late opening (Tuesday) - there is often a reception or a vernissage there - Tourist free!
 
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