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Welcome to the blog of Apartment.at - Your specialist for Vienna. Do you want to get to know the real Vienna and its people, apart from the guidebooks, then you are in the right place here. Look forward to fascinating insights into Vienna, its people, art & culture and what it is that makes life worth living here.
In the last blog post I wrote about the Rudolfina-Redoute, the masked ball in the Hofburg in Vienna, and also shortly introduced you to the head of the organisation Oliver Hödl. Today I tell you more about the man who organizes this fascinating ball.
The Viennese ball tradtion is known far beyond the national borders, indeed worldwide. Sounding names like opera ball, sugar bakery ball, philharmonic ball and countless more are cultural events in Vienna during the carnival time. However, one ball is very special among all the other balls in Vienna, as it is the last big masquerade ball in Vienna: the Rudolfina-Redoute.
I will tell you more about it today and also the chairman Oliver Hödl lets us look behind the scenes of this traditional, colorful and mysterious ball.
Zoe and Giulia, 2 students from Germany, did an internship during the summer with us. And were really impressed by the Wiener Prater. So of the part that you can see, experience and visit anytime. But today we look together behind the scenes and what it means to work in the Prater. Karin Koidl was so lovley and gave us some insights here.
A shopping street and a cozy cafe on 150m². That can be found right in the middle of Vienna in the `s Fachl and Kaffeebox. More about this great concept and how it all began tells you today Oliver Pinetz, shop manager and coffee lover.
My recommendation, be sure to drop by, because here in the shop you will find a lot of great things, ideal for small / large souvenirs from Vienna.
In the last blog post we, Giulia and Zoe, have already told you about our experiences with the Viennese underwater world. Today we continue with the animal part of Vienna. We were in the Zoo Schönbrunn and then in the Natural History Museum.
Would you like to get to know the real Vienna? So not what Tripadvisor & Co and the guide suggest. But the hidden places, restaurants, shops that make the city so liveable and endearing.
I chatted with Clemens of Prime Tours. Prime Tours offers you exactly that, to look behind the scenes of Vienna, to get to know new facets of this diverse city and to be a local for a day, according to its motto.
Vienna has much more to offer than just Schönbrunn Palace or the Giant Ferris Wheel. It also has many other nice corners and leisure activities. We, the trainees Zoe and Giulia, thought about what we could do in Vienna, to write you more about those other sides of the city and decided to research on the wildlife in Vienna. As there is so much to explore we split the blog articles. Today we start with the underwater world in the aqua terra zoo.
At the Kalvarienberg in Hernals you will find the Cafe-Restaurant Kalvarienberg together with the Pizzeria and Gelateria Monte Calvario. Michael Schüller, the owner, tells you personally how this "fusion kitchen" came in the middle of Hernals and what makes this place historcally so interesting.