Tag Archives: Vienna

{Austria} Imperial Furniture Collection

October 17, 2014

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Growing up in Germany through my teenage years, it was near to impossible not to fall under the spell of ‘Sissi’. Based on the life of Empress Elisabeth (known as ‘Sisi’ – the difference in spelling is not a typo), one of the most fascinating figures in Austrian history, this trilogy of lavish period drama from the 1950s, which catapulted the actress Romy Schneider to world fame, captured every young girl’s imagination. For fans of Sis(s)i, Vienna is a dream destination. Schönnbrunn Palace on the […]

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{Austria} Vienna Crime Museum

May 14, 2012

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{Austria} Vienna Crime Museum

In the process of migrating my blog some draft posts seem to have fallen by the wayside, which I have just rediscovered and will be posting over the next few weeks. Here’s a very interesting museum to start with. The ‘Wiener Kriminalmuseum’ (Vienna Crime Museum) is a private museum in Vienna which was recommended to me via Twitter when I was pondering what museums to visit on my trip to Austria last year. Since I love a bit of crime (whether it’s Agatha Christie’s sleuths […]

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{Austria} Demel Museum

April 9, 2012

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{Austria} Demel Museum

Have you exceeded your capacity for chocolate over Easter, or do you still have room for more? If so, then here’s a sweet museum that might appeal to you. As soon as I knew we would be stopping off by Vienna for a few days on the way home from our Zagreb trip last September, I started researching what museums I could pay a visit too. I’d already seen a lot of the big and famous ones centred around the Museums Quartier during my previous […]

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Jenni’s Museum Awards 2011 (Part 2)

January 16, 2012

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Best Temporary Exhibitions I’ve counted 20 temporary exhibitions I visited in 2011, including ones on bathrooms, war photography, movie storyboards, Alice in Wonderland, fire and The Queen, so it’s difficult to choose, but taking into account the overall impact and interest in the subject matter, I think my three favourites are: Mammuts: Giganten der Eiszeit at the Neanderthal Museum The Hokusai Retrospektive at the Martin Gropius Bau Banished Books at the National Library of Scotland Honourable mention to Fashion Talks at the Museum für Kommunikation, which made me laugh because I travelled […]

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52 Museums in 52 Weeks

January 4, 2012

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52 Museums in 52 Weeks

This time last year I had the idea that, as a challenge for the year, I would try to visit 52 museums in 52 weeks. However, with #MuseumBaby to look after I didn’t know how feasible this project was or whether I’d just end up being one of those mums who visits the National Museum of Scotland every other day because it’s free and it’s raining again outside. Turns out, a bit of both as the case was. But, either way, I didn’t tell anyone […]

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{Austria} Dritte Mann Museum

November 21, 2011

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{Austria} Dritte Mann Museum

Long time readers of this blog will probably know by now that, while I value a good science or history museum, natural or otherwise, I have a thing for quirky museums that cover topics off the beaten track, so to speak. You may also remember that I’m a big fan of movies, particularly old movies to be precise. So, you may begin to imagine how ecstatic I was on discovering that Vienna is home to the Third Man Museum (‘Dritte Mann Museum’), apparently the only […]

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