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Vienna Expert: Valerie

Vienna Expert: Valerie

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Valerie is an English-speaking tour guide in Vienna, also fluent in French, Italian and Spanish. An Viator experienced private guide, Valerie will show you her beloved city, from old traditions to 21st century life style. Learn more about Private Tours with Valerie.

Feb062012

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Hop On Waltz Lessons

Vienna

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Are you going to visit Vienna? Are you already in the city and looking for a typical viennese activity?
Why not trying to learn the traditional viennese waltz? Now you can join the "Hop on Waltz" lessons without reservation presented by the dancing school Rueff in Vienna! Just join us!

Jun212011

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Lanner-Strauss Ensemble

Vienna

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These concerts take place in the state rooms of the Schoenborn Palace. The exclusive concerts take you into the world of the Biedermeier period. It is here that the audience has the opportunity to compose a new Mozart Minuet with a dice and experience the beginning of the Viennese waltzes as well as masterpieces by Johann Strauss, Franz Schubert and Joseph Lanner.

May232011

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A new attraction in Vienna - Mme Tussauds!

Vienna

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Do you know Heinz Fischer, the Austrian President? Do you want to meet Empress Maria Theresia, after having seen her castles in Vienna? Or would you prefer to consult Doctor Sigmund Freud?

You can.

Since 1st April 2011 we have Madame Tussauds in town with 65 figures a lot of local celebrities. More than 250 precise measurements and photos are needed before work on the figure can begin. Molds are then made of the head and body – the head and body are made separately. A hot wax mixture is poured into the molds then left to cool and harden. Once the wax is ready, it’s time for hair and make up. There is no quick way of fixing hair onto a wax figure - each strand has to be inserted individually and the job usually takes around five weeks. Next, teeth and eyes are added before the figure is coloured using oil based paint. The paint has to be applied in layers to create a realistic skin colour and texture. Finally, hundreds of hours after the initial sitting, its show time for the finished figure here at Madame Tussauds.

Finally, hundreds of hours after the initial sitting, its show time for the finished figure here at Madame Tussauds. In Vienna you have the chance to see how Beethoven looked like or how Johann Strauss directed the “Blue Danube Waltz”.

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  • Madame Tussaud Vienna!

Mar222011

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Vienna School of Fantastic Realism is legendary.

Vienna

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Vienna has a new museum: Fantastic Realism shown at the magnificent Palais Palffy! Vienna School of Fantastic Realism is legendary. A living legend, that now got it´s home.


In a permanent exhibition the collection presents an impressive and wide documentation of works of the School of Fantastic Realism. The visitor gets a good overview about the international art-making of the Fantastic Painters as he will become acquainted with 150 works by 120 different artists.


Vienna School of Fantastic Realism is the name for a particular Austrian art movement inspired by surrealism. Main representatives include A. Brauer, E. Fuchs, R. Hausner, W. Hutter and A. Lehmden. The teacher and and quot;father and quot; of the group was A. P. Gütersloh; the artists who formed the group were his students at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Within the Art-Club, the and quot;fantasts and quot; stood up especially against abstract art. Their manner of painting was heavily influenced by the technical perfection of the classical masters and psycho-analysis was of particular importance for their work. With their first exhibition in Vienna in 1959, which was soon followed by further exhibitions abroad, they had already laid the foundation for their international importance. Their art gained widespread success due to large editions of graphic reproductions and because of their large, if somewhat fluctuating, following of students and imitators.

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  • Phantasten Museum
  • Kandl in Vienna

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