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Road Trip: Driving from Vienna to Budapest

Taken together, the names of Vienna and Budapest invoke hazy memories of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, one of the many imperial projects that clashed and conflagrated in World War I. But beyond that temporary association, Austria and Hungary have very different histories, languages and national myths. These differences are carved into the statues and monuments that […]

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Cycling from Vienna to Budapest via Bratislava

Vienna and Budapest are linked by a continuous cycle route which broadly follows the curves of the Danube. The journey is around 250 kilometers (155 miles), a distance that can be navigated alone or with the help of various companies. The route is a little different to the driving route outlined in our travel article […]

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The stunning Belvedere Palace in Vienna.

Travel Guide to Vienna and its Cultural Attractions

Classical Music There are few cities in the world more renowned for classical arts and culture than Vienna. Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Johann Strauss all worked in the Austrian capital, and Schubert was born here. Vienna is a world of 17th and 18th century music, and continues to this day to host some of the […]

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Review: Hotel Europa Tyrol, Innsbruck

Austria is a land of mystical beauty, deep forests and raging rivers. Deeply penetrated by the glorious Alps, this is an enchanting and visually stimulating country. The Alps, when highlighted in the winter by a deep blanket of snow, are a stunning landscape panorama. A country of warm and hospitable people skilled in social graces […]

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