All posts tagged: Österreich

Vienna, Austria: Alternative Sight-Seeing Guide pt. II / II

Welcome back to our sightseeing fright fest in Vienna, Austria! This is a continuation of the alternative walking tour of the city; where we will cover the rest of the walk into Viennese darkness & discuss some other spooky destinations within Vienna’s city-limits. The 1st part covers transportation to all of the sites & the 1st half of the walking tour, otherwise here is a brief summary of the sites covered in the first-half of the walking tour: Monument of Gerard van Swieten, the Austrian Vampire Hunter Haunted Hofburg Palace Manor of Elizabeth Bathory, murderous & bloodthirsty Hungarian countess Augustin Church, housed the monks that bore witness to Bathory’s heinous crimes Imperial Crypt for the Hofburg family Memorial Against War & Fascism in Albertinaplatz Also included is a brief synopsis of the 18th century vampirism hysteria in Austria & the accused vampire within the royal family. The Walking Tour [Continued] We took a quick break at Albertinaplatz to eat lunch, satisfy a caffeine craving & maybe take in some culture at the renowned art museum. We will continue on foot towards a small, …

Vienna, Austria: Alternative Sight-Seeing Guide pt. I / II

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…   Unfortunately my favorite hybrid Christian-Pagan holiday & pumpkin spice lattes are not as popular in Western Europe, but my American heart wanted to partake in the October festivities by sharing a slightly macabre hobby of mine. I am not one for tour groups so I enjoy making my own walking guides of cities. This is not the typical walking tour you would find in a Rick Steve’s novel; but alternative urban sites that encompass the bloodshed, loss, war & allegedly haunted histories of the land. I recently did a 6 month stint in Austria so I thought I would share my Vienna walking guide! This little walking tour can easily be done in a half day or a little more depending if you want to visit any museums or see any of the additional excursions outside city limits included on my map. I will include all the urban legends & historical references as well if you are in the mood for a ghost story! Vienna: The Map & …