100 UNIKE OPPLEVELSER I WIEN

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Kagge Forlag har gitt ut en ny tittel i sin serie med reiseguider der norske forfattere og journalister skriver nært og intimt om sine favorittbyer, skriver Se og Hør.

Østerrikes hovedstad Wien er siste by ut i en serie som fra før teller blant annet London, New York, Barcelona og Stockholm.

Wien-boka er forfattet av Knut Olav Åmås og Knut Aastad Bråten.

I boka får du 100 insidetips om restauranter, shopping, og kulturopplevelser.

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EVERY FOURTH VIENNA CAFE “FORCED TO CLOSE”

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Vienna’s Café Bräunerhof. Photo: Andreas Praefcke/Wikipedia

Vienna is famous for its coffee house culture, which has been recognised by Unesco as part of Austria’s cultural heritage, but many of its cafes are struggling to survive.

Every year one in four cafes is forced to close, according to new figures from the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, reports thelocal.at

Berndt Querfeld, who owns the historic Cafe Landtmann on the Ringstrasse and represents coffee houses in the Chamber of Commerce told the Kurier newspaper that the majority of the 2,500 coffee houses in Vienna are finding it hard to make ends meet. “The ones that are doing best are the around 120 or 130 historic coffee houses in the most favourable locations,” he said.

However, despite some cafes having to close up shop the total number of coffee houses remains around the same because of the relatively high number of new cafes opening each year. “Many of these only last for about six months,” Querfeld said. He added that newcomers on the scene underestimate the challenges that lie ahead, and some simply close down their business to avoid paying a high tax bill.

According to Querfeld some of the reasons why cafes are suffering are the stricter rules regarding non-smoking areas, the new EU law which means they have to label all ingredients that contain allergens, and the introduction of compulsory cash registers as part of the tax reform.

The economic crisis has made punters behave more frugally when visiting a coffee house. “More often than not a customer will order a piece of cake with a second fork for their companion. It’s even becoming a rather chic thing to do.”

Slot machines have also been banned from cafes recently, and Querfeld believes that this is putting many smaller cafes in less central locations out of business. “If they had a slot machine or two they could afford to sell snacks and drinks at lower prices, but this isn’t the case anymore.”

The heyday of the Vienna coffee house was the turn of the 19th century when they were frequented by well-known writers, artists and politicians. Many famous Viennese cafes had to close in the 1950s due to the popularity of television and new espresso bars.

Read the article at www.thelocal.at/20151214/vienna-coffee-house-tradition-in-danger

Source: www.thelocal.at

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#Artist #Austria #Cake #Capital #City #Coffee #Destination #Holiday #SlotMachine #Smoking #Tourism #Television #Travel #TV #UN #Vienna #Writer #WorldHeritage

DRAMA AT BIG WHEEL IN VIENNA AS TOURISTS ARE ABANDONED

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Two Polish tourists became the first in 55 years to be trapped in Vienna’s famous big Ferris wheel after staff packed up and went home, reports the local.at

The couple had been the last to board the Wiener Riesenrad – which is German for Vienna Giant Wheel – at the end of the day, and a staff member decided to allow them around one more time.

But they handed over the controls to a colleague, who was unaware the couple were on board, and he switched the lights off and went home.

Company boss Peter Petritsch said: “Something like this has simply never happened to us in 55 years.”

He said there were two members of staff on duty when the couple asked if they could go on the wheel for a romantic trip just before it closed. He said the second staff member had not realised and switched everything off.

The two Polish tourists had reportedly at first enjoyed the romantic view but eventually became bored and after being stuck for 40 minutes they decided to use their mobile phones to call for help.

A staff member quickly arrived on the scene, and arranged for the pair to be brought back to the ground where they were given a bottle of champagne to say sorry.

The 64.75-metre (212-foot) tall Ferris wheel at the entrance of the Prater amusement park in Vienna is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.

It was the world’s tallest extant Ferris wheel from 1920 until 1985 and most famously appeared in the post-war Orson Welles film The Third Man, which was released in 1949.

Read the story at www.thelocal.at/20151214/drama-at-big-wheel-as-tourists-abandoned

Source: www.thelocal.at

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#AmusementPark #Attraction #Austria #Capital #City #Destination #FerrisWheel #German #GiantWheel #Holiday #Mobile #Poland #Telephone #ThirdMan #Tourism #Travel #Vienna #WorldWar

 

GULF COUNTRIES TOURIST ARRIVALS BREAK RECORDS IN VIENNA

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Photo by: Christian Stemper, Vienna Tourism

Tourists from the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region are continuing to travel to Vienna in increasing numbers, with 2015 already proving to be another record-breaking year for arrivals and overnights in Austria’s capital city, HotelierMiddleEast.com reported.

Between January and October 2015, overnights from the UAE have increased 48.2% compared to 2014, recording 110,663 so far.

Recent figures from the Vienna tourism board also show arrivals have seen a similar growth, with 50,891 from the UAE, up by 44.8% when compared with the previous year.

Saudi Arabia also recorded a 20.4% growth in overnights in the city, and arrivals increased by 19.4%.

More than 80% of visitors to Vienna are coming from outside the country’s borders.

In total 13.5 million overnight stays were reported in 2014, the largest markets were German, Austrian, USA, Italy and Russia; guests from the GCC made up for approximately 295,000 overnight stays.

The Gulf Cooperation Council’s member states are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Source: www.hoteliermiddleast.com

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#Austria #Capital #City #Emirates #Germany #Gulf #Holiday #Italy #Russia #Tourism #Travel #UnitedArabEmirates #Vienna 

KAKER, KULTUR OG WI(E)N

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Hotel Sachers verdensberømte Sachertorte.

Fra vindistriktet Grinzing i Wien.

Les vår store bloggpost om Østerrikes hovedstad Wien på vår bloggpost http://minbestereise.blogg.no/1319055733_kultur_kaker_og_wien.html

#By #Ferie #Hotell #Hovedstad #Kaker #Kultur #Reise #Turisme #Vin #Wien #Østerrike

MUSAFIR.COM PARTNERS WITH VIENNA TOURISM BOARD

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Travel site Musafir.com has partnered with the Vienna Tourism Board, traveldailymedia.com reported.

Musafir.com is an Internet-based travel agency, based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates and Mumbai, India

The companies have announced a joint campaign to promote Vienna as a key cultural destination for leisure travellers. The partnership seeks to build cultural awareness and boost tourism to Vienna.

An integrated online campaign has been planned and will highlight wide range of cultural, artistic, and leisure options available for visitors to Vienna.

Julia Jakoubek, team manager of digital marketing at Vienna Tourist Board said: “We have been advertising Vienna on the Arabian market for some time now, but this is our first partnership with a local online travel agency on a large scale. Working with musafir.com will help us showcase to Arabian travelers that Vienna offers everything for a perfect holiday.”

Musafir.com also aims to play a vital role in acquiring customers through its mobile travel app which was launched earlier this year and aspires to have 100,000 active users by end of 2015.

#By #Emiratene #Ferie #ForenteArabiskeEmirater #Hovedstad #India #Mumbai #Reise #Reisebyrå #Sharjah #Turisme #Wien #Østerrike

#Austria #Capital #City #Holiday #Tourism #Travel #TravelAgency #UnitedArabEmirates #Vienna

WIEN ER EUROPAS GRØNNESTE HOVEDSTAD!

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Foto: Christian Stemper, Vienna Tourism
Ikke bare har Østerrikes hovedstad flest konserthus og klassiske kafeer. Den er også grønnest i Europa, skriver vg.no

Parkene langs Ringstrasse, palass-hagene rundt Schönbrunn og Belvedere, gress-slettene i Prater, våtmarkene langs Donau samt vinranker og åkerland utgjør innpå halvparten av Wiens 415 kvadratkilometer store by-areal. 

Ingen andre europeiske hovedsteder er i nærheten.

Les hele artikkelen her: /www.vg.no/forbruker/reise/her-er-europas-groenneste-hovedstad/a/23518272

Kilde: www.vg.no

#By #Donau #Ferie #Hovedstad #Park #Reise #Slott #Turisme #VG #Wien #Østerrike

KOMBINÈR STORBYHELG OG EUROVISION-FINALE I WIEN

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I mai kan man få oppleve fantastisk kulturliv i skjønn forening med europeisk fellesskap når Eurovision Song Contest blir arrangert i Østerrikes hovedstad Wien, skriver www.travelnews.no

Eurovision Song Contest, eller Melodi Grand Prix som svært mange nordmenn fremdeles kaller konkuransen, går av stabelen 18. til 24.mai, og Ving har fortsatt flybilletter og ledige hotellrom til gode priser i uke 21. Selv om ikke finalen går av stabelen før lørdag 23. mai er det fest fra morgen til kveld hele uken i vertsbyen.

Foto: Christian Stemper, Vienna Tourism

– Eurovision Song Contest er en gyllen mulighet for vertsland til å promotere seg selv. Tilskuere, turister og presse strømmer til fra hele Europa, og Østerrike trår til med en egen Eurovison-landsby på plassen foran sitt spektakulære rådhus Rathaus, sier Sophie Frisholm Damsund, PR-ansvarlig i Ving, til travelnews.no

Ser man bort fra alt som skjer i forbindelse med årets Eurovision Song Contest har Wien fortsatt mye å tilby. Koselige nabolag, trivelige og smakfulle restauranter, bra uteliv og gode shoppingmuligheter, og ikke minst – museer med kulturskatter som Klimt, Freud og Mahler.

– Vings hotell Das President er det beste valget for deg som vil bo sentralt, men ikke midt i sentrum. Det er kort vei til t-bane og trikk, og bare 1500 meter til Wiener Stadthalle, arenaen for årets Eurovision Song Contest. Hotellets beliggenhet er perfekt for å utforske byen. Det er 60 år siden den første Eurovision Song Contest-finalen, og det presisjetunge jubileet vil nok sørge for at hele Wien yrer av liv og festligheter det kan være verdt å få med seg, sier Sophie Frisholm Damsund.

Det er fortsatt billetter igjen til direktesendingen av de to semifinalene tirsdag 19. mai og torsdag 21. mai, og til generalprøven på lørdagens finale.

Man får kjøpt billetter på www.oeticket.com. Finalen vil bli vist på storskjermer både i Eurovision-landsbyen og andre steder i Wien.

Kilde / les mer på www.travelnews.no

Les mer om ESC på Østerrikisk kringkasting sine nettsider www.songcontest.orf.at

Wiens turistkontor: www.wien.gov.at

Ving: www.ving.no

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VIENNA TO BUILD WORLD’S TALLEST WOODEN SKYSCRAPER

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Photo:  Rüdiger Lainer and Partner

Innholdet er hentet fra: www.theguardian.com

A wooden skyscraper that Austrian architects say will be the tallest of its kind in the world is to be built in Vienna next year, The Guardian reported.

The 84-metre (276 ft) HoHo project in the Seestadt Aspern area, one of Europe’s largest urban development sites, will house a hotel, apartments, restaurant, wellness centre and offices, and is expected to cost about 60 million euros.

Photo: Rüdiger Lainer and Partner

Project developer Caroline Palfy, of Kerbler, which is behind the building, said the firm chose wood because of its environmental benefits.

“I think it is important everyone now thinks in different ways. We have wood, which is a perfect construction material for building”, she said. “It was used 200 years ago and it was perfect then and is perfect now.”

With 76% of the building expected to be made from wood, architects say it will save 2,800 tonnes of CO2emissions when compared with a similar concrete structure, the equivalent of driving a car 25 miles every day for 1,300 years.

Compared with wood, which absorbs CO2 from the air while a tree is growing, the production of concrete causes high levels of carbon emissions.

The Vienna fire service has concerns about the wooden structure, however, and is working with the architects to test their plans

“The main factor is that everyone wants to build higher and higher buildings. An 84-metre-high building in Europe is not usual and there are a lot of necessities that have to be realised”, said fire service spokesman Christian Wegner.

“A few of us were upset because it was crazy to present an idea like this that has not been discussed with everyone yet.”

“They have to carry out special tests on the correct combination of concrete and wood. We also want to develop a more fail-safe sprinkler system. I expect they will pass the tests but if they develop the building as they say they will, it will be a serious project.”

Other high-rise buildings in Vienna have attracted concerns from politicians, who have described their height as “exorbitant” and complained they were not being filled.

But Katrina Riedl, spokeswoman for the ÖVP, the Austrian People’s party, defended the latest project.

“Vienna is not a skyscraper city but innovation is part of our city and why not try new things”, she said.

KILDE / SOURCE: www.theguardian.com

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WIEN VERDENS BESTE BY Å BO I

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Wien

Norge er vant til å komme godt ut på internasjonale rankinger. FNs Human Development Index har Norge toppet flere år på rad. Men på byplan skårer Norge ikke like bra, skriver dagbladet.no 

Wien, hovedstaden i Østerrike, troner øverst på rankingen over de beste byene å bo i, som blant annet måler politisk stabilitet, kriminalitet, miljø, helse, rekreasjonsmuligheter, åpenhet, økonomiske forhold og tilgjengelighet av internasjonale skoler.

På andreplass kommer Zurich i Sveits og på tredje Auckland i New Zealand. Munchen er på tredjeplass og kanadiske Vancouver på femte. Europeiske byer kommer på åtte av de ti øverste plassene, og Tyskland har tre på topp ti: Nevnte Munchen, Dusseldorf og Hamburg. Berlin er også på topp 20.

Mercer Quality of Living Survey lager undersøkelsen for å hjelpe internasjonale selskaper og andre arbeidsgivere å finne ut hvor mye økonomisk kompensasjon arbeidstakerne bør få for å flytte til ulike byer.

Nordens beste by å bo i ifølge undersøkelsen, er København, som kommer på niendeplass. Stockholm er på nittende. Og Oslo deler 31. plassen med Helsinki.

Bagdad i Irak kommer på siste plass av de 221 byene som er vurdert, før Khartoum i Sudan og Port au Prince på Haiti.

Oslo er den eneste norske byen på lista.

1. Wien, Østerrike
2. Zurich, Sveits
3. Auckland, New Zealand
4. Munchen, Tyskland
5. Vancouver, Canada
6. Dusseldorf, Tyskland
7. Frankfurt, Tyskland
8. Geneve, Sveits
9. København, Danmark
10. Sydney, Australia

KILDE: www.dagbladet.no – www.imercer.com

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