Most people are eager for spring because of the sun, in my case the main reason are blossoming trees! I am literally obsessed with magnolia trees, cherry blossom, fruit trees, lilac, the list is endless. From mid March I start checking for the first signs of blossoms around the city, wait for them to open… Read more »
“Millionfold photographed – once copied – never reached” – welcome to Hallstatt, one of the world’s most picturesque villages and most popular destination’s in Austria! You must have seen this place already online, and if you wonder why the quote says “once copied” – the Chinese were so fascinated by this place that they built… Read more »
If your morning starts with coffee, then this is THE post for you! Since recently our Vienna Insider household welcomed a new member – PrimaDonna Elite coffee machine from De’Longhi family. Making perfect coffee at home has never been easier! And when I say coffee, I mean cappuccino, caffe latte, latte macchiato, macchiato, espresso and… Read more »
Have you guys ever been to Moscow? If not, add it to your bucket list, because this city is really a must visit! Since I was a kid I dreamed of visiting Russia. I learned the language (vsem priveeeet!) and life was always bringing Russian (or Russian speaking) people to my life. A few of… Read more »
What can possibly be a better Christmas gift, then treating yourself or someone you love with a trip? Travel makes us experience, grow, and make memories that last forever. Especially at this time of the year, when good vibes radiate at every corner, when cities are colorful, lively and decorated, it is the perfect time… Read more »
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” You have for sure see this quote from Ibn Battuta all over social media so far (according to Google it belongs to him, but we are wrong let us know). We must say we totally agree with him! Even daily life can make… Read more »
Hello vintage lovers! Vintage Shopping in Vienna was a post requested numerous time from our Instagram followers, so here we are today, addressing this topic. We must say, we are personally not vintage shoppers (even though we love this style and treasures that can be found in vintage shops), so this post is the result… Read more »
Vienna’s highest tourist season is right now – at Christmas time! So here is for you, our Vienna Insider Christmas Markets Guide! We update this post each year, with fresh information. Pretty much everything is the same each year. Except for the prices… That usually get higher and higher but, so are tourists in Vienna, so…… Read more »
Did you know that Vienna is surrounded with around 700 hectares of vineyards? It is from up there, the hills surrounding the city, where you can enjoy the breathtaking view over entire Vienna and beyond, hike, have a picnic. But how to get to the Viennese vineyards and when is the best place to visit?… Read more »
Was it worth it? Traveling all the way to Germany to visit Königssee in Bavaria? Königssee belongs to the Berchtesgaden National Park and it is Germany’s deepest lake. Many people claim that it is also Germany’s most beautiful Alpine lake and it is also one of the most visited destinations in Germany. But is it… Read more »
Gastronomic Adventure in Apron – Did we just discover the Best Restaurant in Vienna?!
Ladies and gentlemen let me proudly introduce you to the new restaurant at the Vienna gourmet scene – welcome to Apron! Opened this June, Apron already earned two honorable toques (in German: begehrte Hauben) from Gault Millau, that placed them to the list of the officially best restaurants in town. And this means only one… Read more »
Pumpkin Patch in Vienna – Must visit in October!
The quest for the pumpkin patch in Vienna has come to an end. And the news is bad – there is no pumpkin patch in Vienna! Or at least not that I know it. But the second good news – there is a pumpkin patch almost in Vienna, in a gorgeous, neighboring little town Klosterneuburg…. Read more »
One and only Windmill in Austria – We discover you where to find it!
Eager for some Holland vibes? Well today we are revealing you where to find one and only windmill in Austria! Ok, if you Google it, it seems like there is one more in the north of the country… But based on what is written on the website the well known Windmühle in small village Podersdorf,… Read more »
Study in Vienna: Life in a dorm or a shared flat?
If you are planning to study in Vienna or temporary move here for an internship, or something else, most likely you will end up deciding between life in a dorm or a shared flat. Ok, it is also great if you can rent a flat for yourself, but we will cover that in some of… Read more »
True Spirit of the Viennese life: Our Stay at Hotel Altstadt Vienna
How does it feel to live in Vienna? What is the taste of the genuine Viennese “altbau” life? Life in a building constructed in 1902, gorgeous staircase, 4-meter ceilings and those beautiful tall windows and doors. Life with genuine neighbors, Viennese living next door. A stay at gorgeous boutique and heritage hotel Altstadt Vienna, makes… Read more »
A day in GREY – Magical T-Shirt That Nourishes Our Skin
This post my friends, is about a revelation. An illumination. A revelation that there is a t-shirt, that does good to your skin. Its name is GREY, and it is made of a revolutionary fabric, that nourishes the skin, while you wear it. I am a proud owner of this magical t-shirt and I am… Read more »
Gourmet Secrets of Brunnenmarkt – Insider Guide to the most colorful Viennese Market
She is a food stylist, recipe developer and an artist in the kitchen. And a layer to be. She travels the world discovering new flavors. She is in love with spices and chickpeas. And stuffed bell peppers. Her name is Nikolina and she will reveal us all the gourmet, top foodie secrets of Brunnenmarkt. As… Read more »
Take a Swim: Top Pools, Lakes and Ponds in and around Vienna
Surviving summer in the city is not easy. Especially in a city like Vienna, where 98 percent of the flats have no AC… Even if you want to buy it on your own, you will most likely get a big, fat NO from your landlord. The best way to cool off in those cases is… Read more »
Planet Pink is Calling – Visiting Las Coloradas
It was a day when our planet Earth felt like planet Pink. It started with waking up in the most charming pink hotel Rosas & Xocolate in Merida, the capital of Yucatan. Sissi stepped on the gas of our beloved Nissan Sentra (rented car we used for exploring Yucatan), and already in 3 hours we… Read more »
Travel Hacks: What you need to know if you travel by plane
Hope that many of you are reading these lines while laying somewhere at the beach. And since it is vacation time, I thought to share some travel hacks. To be precise, our focus today is all about what you need to know if you travel by plane. How to protect your rights and make the most of… Read more »