Pic du Jour: Wien Südbahnhof (Wordless Wednesday)

At the Südbahnhof station, Vienna, 14-June-2008 Vienna, 14-June-2008

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Mozart in Vienna’s Burggarten, and the Stuttgart Winds

One of the more famous monuments in Vienna is that of Mozart, which currently takes pride of place in the Burggarten not far from the Albertina Museum. The composer, chiseled in marble, stands confidently on the large pedestal that dominates the top half. The lower section includes several scenes carved …

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Seven Super Shots? You decide.

There’s been a Seven Super Shots meme/challenge making the rounds on travel blogs over the past several days, started by the Hostelbookers.com blog. The rules are simple: bloggers are asked to select their own ‘Seven Super Shots’, one for each of the categories below. It’s certainly a good enough excuse …

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Four hours to kill at Vienna Airport?

There’s only one reasonable option, the delightfully Austrian-sounding Wine & More. It’s a comfortable and snazzy wine, cheese and specialty food shop/café with a decent sized offering of wines by the glass. I tried three but only took notes on two cuvees: Reinisch Reserve 2007 – A cabernet sauvignon/merlot blend …

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From 1970: Austrian Art in the Albertina

Opened last Friday, through 11-January-2009. Via ArtDaily: Austrian art takes center stage in the second in a series of exhibitions showcasing highlights from the Albertina’s collection of 20,000 international contemporary artworks. 220 works by 33 artists. Albertina’s website is here, and a list of the artists featured and a few …

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Phantastischer Realismus

If you have more than 60 minutes to kill at Wien Südbahnhof between now and 14-Sept, stroll on over the Lower Belvedere to check out Fantastic Realism, a retrospective of a half dozen Austrians who made their mark on the genre. Adam ‘n Eve, originally uploaded by pirano.  

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Wien Südbahnhof

Here’s another pair gripped by Euro2008 fever. Or some sort of fever. Just outside Wien Südbahnhof. A Gadling photo of the day today. Wien Südbahnhof , originally uploaded by pirano.  

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A few Ljubljana rail deals…

I just picked up some tickets and info at the train station, so thought I’d list it here as well. Slovenia Rail offers quite a few cheap rides to a variety of destinations. BUT it’s important to note that the number of cheap fares listed is very limited, usually six to …

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Vienna Riding School Near Bankruptcy

This should please at least some in the on-going “Where are they REALLY from” debate: The AP reports that the 430-year-old school which features Slovenia’s renowned Lipizzaners, is on the verge of bankruptcy after showing a loss of EUR 1.9 million last year. A US tour was canceled, and at least …

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Late October in Vienna – Divorce and True Romance

I’m heading to Vienna on the 28th, but not for the world’s first divorce fair that will be held that weekend. (I’m just going to the airport.) There’s a captive audience for such a gathering in the Austrian capital, to be sure. The divorce rate hit an all-time high of 50% …

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