Vienna Knowledge

Have you always wanted to learn the slumbering secrets about Vienna, get to know the history of the Habsburg family better or simply pick up sights worth seeing in and around Vienna?

Then sit back and dive into the wonderful depths of our lovely city and its stories

Pest in wien
Plague in Vienna

Plague in Vienna

The term “plague” was originally used to describe any disease that was epidemic and deadly in character. Therefore, it is very difficult, in early years,

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Der liebe augustin
Dear Augustin

Dear Augustin

The “Dear Augustin” (Marx Augustin, or Markus Augustin) is said to have actually existed (1643-1685 or 1702) in Vienna. Because of his indestructible humor, the

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Wien mit kindern
Vienna with children

Vienna with children

What can you visit in Vienna with children? Which program points are best suited? Which museums offer their own children’s programs? Here are 15 tips

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Vom frankfurter zum wienerwuerstchen
From frankfurter to wiener

From frankfurter to wiener

Why is the local pair of Frankfurters in Frankfurt called Wiener Würstchen? Where did the hot dog originally come from? What is called a sausage

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Wiener adventmark
The Viennese Advent Markets

The Viennese Advent Markets

How long have the Viennese Advent markets been in existence? Where does the tradition come from and which is the biggest in Vienna? Where can

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Erotisches wien
Erotic Vienna

Erotic Vienna

Vienna was the world capital of erotic lust and prostitution around 1900. Which places remind you of it? Where can you encounter erotic Vienna these

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Grinzinger
Wine bliss in Grinzing

Wine bliss in Grinzing

“There will be a wine and we will be nimma”. You will hear this and other typical Viennese Heurigen songs while sitting together in a

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Schwarze tod
The Black Death

The Black Death

The plague was a permanent feature in the lives of the Viennese, claiming its victims time and again since the city was founded. The “Black

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Ausstellungen wien
Exhibitions in Vienna

Exhibitions in Vienna

In Vienna, changing exhibitions take place throughout the year in the countless museums and galleries. Nowhere else is there so much culture in such a

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Alte donau
The Old Danube

The Old Danube

During the river regulation in 1875 the grown main branch of the Danube of the early 18. 18th century, was separated from the new main

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Der dritte mann
The third man

The Third Man

Who was the third man? What is this film about? When was it produced and why was it less popular with Austrians at the time?

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Wiener kaffeehauser
The Viennese Coffee Houses

The Viennese Coffee Houses

Why is the Viennese coffee house so important to the Viennese? When and where was the first Viennese coffee house opened? From when did women

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Wiener hofburg
The Vienna Hofburg

The Vienna Hofburg

The Vienna Hofburg – the former imperial residence of the Habsburgs When was the Hofburg built and where is the oldest part? How large is

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Gaensehaefel
Goose Pile

Goose Pile

Also in Vienna, at the beginning of the 20th century. noble pallor – preserved under sunshades – the beauty rule. Both church and doctors agreed

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Wiener staatsoper
Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera

The Vienna State Opera – one of the best opera houses in the world With which opera was the Vienna State Opera ceremoniously opened on

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Schloss schoenbrunn
Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace – the former summer residence of the Habsburgs How far is Schönbrunn Palace from the center? Who used the castle the most? What

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Tiergrten schoenbrunn
Schönbrunn Zoo

Schönbrunn Zoo

Schönbrunn Zoo – at 270 years the oldest zoo in the world When was the Schönbrunn Zoo established and to whom does it date back?

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Vier im jeep ws
The four

The four in the jeep

Who were the four in the jeep? From when did they take over the zones in Vienna? How were the Viennese districts divided? What happened

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Kaiserin maria theresia der kleine mozart
Mozart with Maria Theresa

Mozart with Maria Theresa

In a time of many prodigies, Leopold Mozart, prince-archbishop’s court violinist and court composer from Salzburg, was also blessed with two hopeful children.

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