I’ve been in Vienna many times, but haven’t seen half as much of this beautiful city as I would have liked. Here are five faces.
A highlight in Europe this time of year is the cheerful (sometimes even magical) Christmas markets. I adore browsing through the arts and crafts for sale, and trying some of the hearty seasonal street food. And then there’s mulled wine. Here are three of my favourite Christmas markets: Elegant and child-friendly Vienna I’m very fond [...]
One of my favourite cities, Vienna is always elegant, but never more so than during Advent. Beginning in mid-November, the city puts on some of the best Christmas markets anywhere – just like she has for hundreds of years. Main Christmas markets venues are Rathausplatz (City Hall), Schloss Schönbrunn (childhood home of ill-fated French queen [...]
In Vienna, you may have seen the creative and colourful Hundertwasser House. You know, the one with no straight lines, where trees are incorporated into the house. Even the floors are wavy. As Hundertwasser said: “an uneven floor is a melody to the feet”. But did you know the famous, ahead-of-his-time eco-friendly Austrian architect lived [...]
My three best kept travel secrets: the fairytale village of Portmeirion in Wales, Kjøsterudjuvet Gorge in Drammen, Norway and Pension Nossek in Vienna.
Favourite hotels of 2009 include Dubai, Hønefoss, London, Sardinia, Denmark, Sweden, Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey), Paris, Bahrain, Kuwait
Autumn in Vienna, I adore it. Oktoberfest is on – with beer (and wine)! I take my wine glass along as I stroll along elegant Graben street.