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Eastern Europe Day 6: " The Blue Danube ", " Kaiser-Walzer " and the " Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka ", are just some of Johann Strauss' most famous works. Schubert, Hayden, Beethoven, Mozart, they were all in the City of Music, Vienna. Here in the Vienna City Park aka Stadtpark, there is a golden monument paying tribute to Johann Strauss II who is also known as the " King of Waltz ". Are you a fan of his music too?

The Stadtpark City Park in Vienna is a large municipal park that has a total surface area of 65,000 sq m. Scattered throughout the park are statues of famous Viennese artists, writers, and composers like Johann Strauss.

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Next stop, we whisk you away to the renowned Maria Theresa's Schonbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and Austria's most-visited tourist attraction.

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A former imperial summer residence located in Vienna, Austria, the 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in the country.

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The charming Vienna is the place to start appreciating Austria. Stroll lovely manicured parks, learn about their rich history, and be awed by their architectural baroque castles and more.............

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The baroque total work of art consisting of palace and gardens was for centuries the property of the Habsburgs and is today largely in its original condition. Visitors will find numerous attractions here, from a tour through the authentically furnished residential and ceremonial rooms of the Imperial Family in the palace, to the maze and the labyrinth in the gardens and a separate Children's Museum.

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Well, no photo-taking inside but a tour of the residence itself and a chance to admire the magnificent apartments of Maria Theresa is a must for visitors to Vienna. The rooms, shown to the public on guided tours, are mostly decorated in Rococo style. Think exquisite bohemian crystal chandeliers, extravagant furniture, white lacquered ceilings and walls covered in gold leaf ornamentation; visitors will be totally enchanted by the lavish grand dame. Do you know that Young Mozart gave his very first concert at the age of six to Empress Maria Theresa in the resplendent Mirror Room?

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Here's a view of the Kammergarten, which is the the former Governor’s Garden. Schonbrunn, meaning " beautiful spring ", the palace serves as a luxury retreat for the grand aristocrats. You will fall in love with the extensive Baroque gardens with their buildings like the Gloriette and Roman ruins.

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The beautifully tended formal gardens of the palace are a symphony of colour in shimmering gold leaves. The Palace gardens and park were open to the public in 1779 by Maria Theresa, who helped design the intricate style and landscaping still visible today.

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Situated in the picturesque Schonbrunn Palace Garden is the Gloriette. The structure consists of a central section in the form of a triumphal arch, flanked by arcaded wings with lofty semi-circular arches. The central section, which was glazed during the last year of Maria Theresa's life, is crowned with a mighty imperial eagle perching on a globe and surrounded by trophies.

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The Vienna Kursalon was built between the years 1865 and 1867 by Johann Garber in the style of the Italian Renaissance. The Wiener Kursalon is one of the most beautiful concert venues in the heart of Vienna, and a popular concert hall in Stadtpark where music of Mozart and Johann Strauss is often played. Just outside the concert hall is a functioning flower clock at the City Gardens.

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Inspired by traditional Austrian architecture, you will go gaga over this Designer Outlet Parndorf just 30 minutes off Vienna.

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Over 140 designer stores with brand names like Prada, Armani, Bally and Gucci to sporting labels, like Nike and Adidas at up to 70% Off, it is truly a shopper's paradise!

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Parndorf Outlet, one of McArthurGlen Designer Outlets, is huge! Being with a group tour, we were only given 4 hours there including lunch. I could only cover Burberry and Ralph Lauren intensely, popping in and out couple of other boutiques and my time was up! I definitely need more time there.

Well, to get a tax refund, visitors will need to shop at least €75 per store before they can ask for a tax-free form. You can save up to 15% with Tax Free Shopping!

Have you been to any McArthurGlen Factory Outlets or the Designer Outlet Parndorf? What was your experience like?

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Hop over to Enchanting Vienna: Hofburg Imperial Palace and St Stephen's Cathedral if you have missed our previous post!


  1. Schonbrunn Palace it's beautiful. I have been there during the summer. Gardens around are fabulous.

  2. Our next trip to Europe will most likely be to Germany---it would be fabulous to try to work in Austria, too!!!

  3. Sounds like you had an amazing time. Hope you find some awesome finds.

  4. The photos of the mass of leaves gathered on the ground are ever so beautiful! It looks as though you had a lot of fun shopping at the outlet - looking forward to seeing your Burberry goodies! :)

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  5. Thanks for the tour around! Everything looks amazing!

  6. Oooh this is cute. My next trip is to Rome, but then Germany c:

    Little Moon Elephant

  7. That sure looks like a grand shopping experience. :-)

  8. What fun, you look so nice too!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


  9. Wow, this place sounds Really interesting!!!!
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  10. Shopping for designer goods always the temptation in Europe but I have stopped with that. Such beautiful rustic places.

  11. Woww! Beautiful pics and places! :)

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  12. Now this place looks impressive, Shirley. Beautiful pics.

  13. Amazing place to shop. Beautiful pics and awesome place. Love the post :)

  14. over 140 designers!? I would stay there all day lol Very beautiful place too :)

  15. Looks like an amazing place to go shopping Shirley xoxo

  16. you look so cute with those shopping bags! absolutely adorable.

    I saw many photographs of this famour Vienna park, I really hope to visit it some day. Your photographs of it are great!!!

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  18. Austria is so beautiful! That shopping outlet is awesome! I wonder what's in that Burberry paperbag.

  19. I think the best part shall be the outlets :-P heehee...just joking. I really hope to visit the World Heritage Sites in Austria one day. Wishing you and your family a Happy Monkey Year!!!

  20. OMG!!! the Schonbrunn Palace!! I was there for a day in Vienna during the CNY...didn't manage to make it to this palace!


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