The airport of Wien, Austria is located 18 kilometers outside the city on the grounds of a town called Schwechat. It was opened in 1954 and its IATA code is VIE. 23 million passengers get here each year to visit the city or change planes. It is the most important airport of Austria and homebase for Austrian Airlines. 70 airlines fly from here to 70 different countries in the world. After World War II it became the official airport of Wien, earlier it was the airport of Aspern.
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When you want to go shopping in Frankfurt, Germany the first location is often the Zeil – the main shopping street. Since the end of the 19th century it is one of the most important shopping streets in Europe and you will find all big brands here.
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When it comes to art in Frankfurt, Germany the Schirn Kunsthalle is one of my favorite destinations. It was opened in 1986 and has shown 200 different exhibitions since then. It doesn’t have an own collection but receives artwork from the major art galleries in the world.
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The Römer located on the Römerberg in Frankfurt, Germany is the town hall of the city. It dates back to the 15th century and it is unknown how it received its name. The interior of the building was destroyed in World War II – only the facade is original.
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The Paulskirche in Frankfurt, Germany is a church building used for meetings and exhibitions, it is located close to the Römerberg. It was built from 1789 on and was used as a Protestant church.
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The Museum für Moderne Kunst (or short MMK) is – as the name states – a museum for modern art in Frankfurt, Germany. It was founded in 1981 and the building has a triangular structure that is really special.
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Once again we went for a New Year trip with a group of friends and this time we decided for an away home in the no-man’s-land in Northern Germany. The next city was Dangast, Germany – close to the Jadebusen in Friesland.
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Fedderwardersiel, Germany is a small town belonging to Butjadingen in Northern Germany. We came here to get some fresh fish at the tiny little harbour of the town. I’m always in favor of a sour herring (“Matjes“).
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My first visit to the wonderful city of Verona, Italy! While a friend of mine was studying there I came over for some days to explore the city – something done best of you have a local or at least someone who knows the city nearly by heart. So I made my first contact with the city of Romeo and Juliet.
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The Lago di Garda is a wonderful lake in Northern Italy. I was here as a child with the family of a friend of mine for summer vacations and now returned in winter. I was with another friend at Verona – where she was studying for a semester – and went by bus to the eastern shore.
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