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Late Summer in Vienna (5)

After we have provided the best hiking tips for the nature lovers in our last late summer article, we want to address the music fans today. Because musically, the september in Vienna has a lot to offer: Season opening of the Vienna State Opera For example, the Vienna State Opera reopens its gates again after two months of summer break. And of course, the new season is commenced classy with a diverse open day. Stagestruck visitors can get a glimpse behind the scenes on the 3rd of September and discover areas of the building which are normally closed… Moreover, with a bit of luck, the ones who are impatient for the next performance, can get a little foretaste when choir, orchestra or ballet rehearsals are taking place at the moment. Aside from that, the participants get the possibility to explore the costume stock and put themselves to far places or into long bygone times. And as such an eventful open day needs a worthy ending, you will get to see a fulminant technical show. The brilliant acoustics and lighting will be demonstrated impressively, so that your appetite will be whetted. And the September programme is indeed imposing! Operas from internationally renowned [...]

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Zero Waste Lifestyle (3)

As we have promised in our last Zero Waste blog article, we will provide you with details about the five basic steps that must be implemented for a garabage-free lifestyle this week: Refuse Consuming does not only mean buying actively, but also accepting certain things. This step tackles the indirect forms of consumption. No matter where we are, we get overwhelmed by one-way plastic bottles, drinking straws, cups and cutlery almost daily. Unfortunately, this plastic does not only damage our environment by releasing toxic chemicals in its production process, it often cannot even be recycled and therefore ends up in parks, forests or the sea. That is the reason why you should strictly refuse these environmental injurers and resort to sustainable alternatives. The same applies to freebies, unnecessary packagings and receipts. You also need to declare war on the annoying junk mail to lead a zero waste lifestyle.      Reduce This essential step addresses the core issues of our garbage problem. First of all, you should inspect every single object of your household for its use and eliminate everything which is not needed. Flea markets, eBay or donate organizations are a great possibility to get rid of unutilized stuff in [...]

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Late Summer in Vienna (4)

We have already reported great late summer activities in Vienna and also informed you about the international year of sustainable tourism. As this topic is really near and dear to us, we wanted to introduce a particularly beautiful hiking path this week, where you will get totally in harmony with nature - completely in line with sustainable tourism. And which point of time would be more ideal for a hiking trip than september, when the temperatures become a little bit fresher again, but the sun still bathes everything in a warm light? The Sisi circular path The Sisi circular path leads you on the trail of the empress for one and a half hours through the Vienna Woods. Therefore, you should optimally start at the centre of the market town Kaltenleutgeben and from there you proceed towards the Eiswiese where you will also find a great children’s playground. Subsequently, you will arrive at the baroque parish church of St. Jacob and thereupon to the Eisstockplatz where you should keep on the right. Because then, you will reach the imperial path from where you can enjoy a truly royal view over the little town. And afterwards, the route progresses over the [...]

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Late Summer in Vienna (3)

After we have already introduced the Wine Hiking Day in our last article, we will continue properly with great late summer activities! “Angschlagen is!” - with these words the annual Vienna Wiesnfest is opened on the Kaiserwiese at the Prater. From September, the 21st to October, the 8th it is time for Austrian beer, good middle-class delicacies, traditional brass music and garb, of course! Here, you will learn everything about the Vienna Wiesnfest: Brass music and live concerts The smell of succulent grilled chicken, thereto the sound of traditional music and Austrian dialect and the sight of sturdy lederhosen and fashionable dirndls - this scenario makes native hearts leap for joy. But also guests in Vienna will not be able to resist the taste of the delicious beer and the crispy pretzels. The cozy Viennese sociability leaves nobody cold and within no time, everybody will sway to the excellent music together. However, as traditional and down-to-earth the Wiesnfest might be, at the evening, things are really heating up! In three party tents you can dance until midnight and if you still do not have enough after that, you can continue partying in one of five Alpine chalets of wood waste [...]

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Late Summer in Vienna (2)

Last week, we have already invited you to a romantic fullmoon boating on the Old Danube. But we have also announced that Vienna still has much more to offer, especially in September. The international appreciated Viennese wine culture can be experienced perfectly on a mild late summer’s day, for instance. This is even fun for the whole family, because also the kids will find their highlights, of course! Vienna Wine Hiking Day Truly unique for a major city, Vienna possesses more than 700 hectares of wine-growing areas - the green vegetated gardens and hills form a wonderful setting. This scenery can be perfectly explored at the traditional Wine Hiking Day. On September, the 30th from 10 to 18 o'clock you will get the chance to discover the popular Viennese wine culture on three different trails with a total distance of 25 kilometres at first hand. The most beautiful route comprises approximately ten kilometres and proceeds from Neustift over the vineyard Cobenzl to Nussdorf and rewards you with breathtaking viewpoints over the city and the Danube. Moreover, numerous vintners offer samples of their delicious wines in their traditional taverns along the way to sweeten your hike. You recognise them by the [...]

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