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Colors of Vienna - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Vienna The nature and culture of the locals are rather contradictory. There are really many jokes about the 'dissatisfaction with life’, which is so common for Austrians. Locals often make fun of themselves because of their eternal "moaning". Nevertheless, local people love life and are able to enjoy it in all its forms. Tourists, who came to Vienna, are captured by the unique festive atmosphere right from the arrival.
The history of Vienna is more than three thousand years. During the reign of the Habsburgs the city became the capital, and its imperial elegance is the legacy of the dynasty. Vienna is a … Open
Besides public holidays Vienna is full of various national celebrations. As a rule, they are accompanied by magnificent balls and colorful fireworks. Among the national celebrations there are many religious holidays, during which locals usually visit friends and give gifts to each other. During the memorial days of saints people usually give each other beautiful editions of the Bible, prayer beads and other religious attributes, as well as decorations for home. Pastries and chocolate are considered traditional gifts. During the days of celebrations the city’s streets are turned into great fairs. Perhaps, Catholic Epiphany, which is celebrated annually on January 6, is the most famous religious holiday. The National Day of the Republic of Austria is a favorite national holiday, which is celebrated with grand scale on October 26.
The indifferent attitude of locals to coffee has also become a notable feature of Vienna. You will surely see numerous coffee shops during your walk on the streets of Vienna. They have long become the most favorite place of rest for the local people. On evenings and during the lunchtime the locals gather on terraces of cozy cafes and enjoy the flavorful drink. Some coffee shops have nothing similar with the establishments that can be seen in other cities. These are unique "oases of comfort" with soft chairs and elegant marble tables. You can easily spend hours in these peaceful and cozy cafes. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Vienna
♥   Dom Sankt Stephan (Stephansdom) Wien, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Unsere Lieben Frau zu den Schotten Wien, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kirche Sankt Barbara Wien, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Maria Treu Wien, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Maria Loretto Loretto, 33.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom Mariä Himmelfahrt und Sankt Rupert Wiener Neustadt, 43.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale St. Georg Wiener Neustadt, 44.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Vienna
♥   Castle 'Burg Perchtoldsdorf' , 11.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ruine Liechtenstein' , 13.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Franzensburg' Laxenburg, 15 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Mödling' , 15.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Greifenstein' , 18.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Kreuzenstein' , 20.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Rauhenstein' , 24 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Vienna Opera Toilet

From the series “Public toilets, who makes it extravagant”
The toilet, which is situated in the transition of the Karlsplatz metro station, has aroused the contradictory opinions since opening. Some people find it quite original and modern, although the others consider this toilet to be an evil mock on the operatic art. The design of the 'opera toilets' is also quite interesting. The walls in it are wallpapered with old posters and photographs of the famous Viennese opera. … Read further

Mozarthaus Vienna

From the series “Houses of famous people and stars currently open to tourists”
The unique historical apartments in which the composer lived are located on the ground floor of the building. Later, the entire three-storey historical house was rebuilt into the museum, dedicated to the work of Mozart and the history of Vienna. On the first floor, the exhibition is dedicated to the work of the composer. On the last floor you can see a collection of interesting historical exhibits. The last major reconstruction of the museum was carried out in 2006. In the historical apartments, the atmosphere of the luxury that existed here in the end of the 18th century was restored. The general area of ​​the museum after the last reconstruction is 1,000 square meters. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Vienna

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Vienna. Learn the best periods to visit Vienna to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Vienna.
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