Vienna

A Taste of Viennese Christmas

by Culinary Spelunker / Nov 27, 2017 /
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Bathed in bright yellow that soaks in the summer sun, while offering a stark contrast to the snow come winter, Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria, always seems both welcoming and royal. Built in 1740-50s, the palace became the summer residence of the ruling family of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, was born here on August 18, 1830, and died here November 21, 1916. He was the last Austro-Hungarian emperor.

A Vienna Waltz

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They say that music nourishes the soul and what better place to stir the spirit than Vienna where the genius of Strauss, Mozart, and Beethoven can be heard all over the city – and especially at Christmas time when the snow is on the ground, the trees are decorated and the Christkindl markets are in full swing and doing a brisk trade in Christmas knick-knacks, hot chestnuts and Christmas cheer as eager customers revel in the winter ambience.

Try the Viennese opera for a unique cultural experience

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Vienna is one of those cities that everyone has heard of, but few know much about. Most people are aware that it is the capital of Austria and has strong links with classical composers such as Mozart and Schubert, and, of course, the famous holiday market, but that is about as far as it goes. 

Context Vienna: Celebrating Vienna’s Jewish Community

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Context Travel, organizer of critically acclaimed walking tours, unveils a new experience that places the history of Vienna’s Jewish community front and center.

A new 3-hour Jewish Vienna Tour visits the historical sites of Jewish life and memorialization in Austria’s capital in order to trace their story—a centuries-long narrative that spans the spectrum from triumphant success to devastating loss.

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston Cloaked in Magnificent Opulence

by Rosie Carbo / Jun 12, 2015 /
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The Museum of Fine Arts Houston will be cloaked in magnificent opulence when the exhibition “Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collection” opens on Sunday, June 14. 
More than 100 artifacts and paintings from such artistic icons as Titian, Caravaggio, Correggio, Rubens, Tintoretto, Velazquez, and others will be displayed in all their glory at the MFAH through September 13.

A Taste of Vienna’s Christkindlmarkt

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Cloves. Citrus. Almonds. Hazelnuts. A hint of cinnamon. Those smells seem to come back to me every time I think of the Vienna Christkindlmarkt (literally translated, “Christ child market”).