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In the 1st century AD the Romans built a military camp (castrum) on the site of today's Vienna city center near the Danube and the connected civil city Vindobona (today 3rd district) as border security of the province of Pannonia. Still today you can see from the streets of the 1st district (Inner City), the course of the wall and the streets of the camp. The Romans remained until the 5th century. The Roman legionary camp lay far to the east of the Western Roman Empire and therefore rapidly was victim the turmoil of the Germanic barbarian invasions.

The Karlsplatz Christmas Market - ART ADVENT 2019

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The Karlsplatz Christmas Market - ART ADVENT 2019

And we continued with regard to the visit of various Christmas markets in Vienna, this time we went to the Christmas market "Art Advent" at Karlsplatz.

Jubiläumswarte - Sunday walk through the Vienna Woods

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Jubiläumswarte Vienna - a Sunday walk through the Vienna Woods

Sunshine and the urge to move had lured us up to the jubilee area into the Vienna Woods, a kind of lookout tower on the Gallitzinberg on the western outskirts of Vienna.

Eerily beautiful - the central cemetery in Vienna

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Eerily beautiful - the central cemetery in Vienna

Every city, like every country, has its own bizarre peculiarities, so we were more than surprised about the central cemetery in Vienna during a conversation when we found out that the cemetery is also used as a park and green area by the Viennese.

Decorated and illuminated for Christmas - Schönbrunn Palace

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Decorated and illuminated for Christmas - Schönbrunn Palace

Those who drive through the city center of Vienna these days will encounter astonishing lines of visitors in the early morning already, which despite cold and light snow fall hike towards Schönbrunn Palace.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser - House in Vienna

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser - House in Vienna

Of course, we took the advantage to pass some city areas in Vienna within our presence in Brunn am Gebirge, this time our interest was mostly directed to one of the buildings of the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, which were planned and implemented together with his architect friend Josef Krawina.

Riding the bike along the Vienna River to the Vienna Woods

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Riding the bike along the Vienna River to the Vienna Woods

The sunny weather once more lured outdoors - this time the Vienna River should be our destination and at the same time tour beginning to the Vienna Woods, where the Vienna River has its origin.

From Vienna State Opera to Ephesus Museum at Hofburg

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From the Vienna State Opera to the Ephesus Museum at Hofburg

Once again we took the tram into the city center of Vienna, leaving the tram at Vienna State Opera. This time, our exploration tour was to include the Vienna Hofburg and the museums housed in it, where our special interest was directed to the Ephesus Museum.

The Brunnenmarkt - an oriental street market in Ottakring

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The Brunnenmarkt - an oriental street market in Vienna Ottakring

If you want to enjoy the ultimate, almost oriental market experience in Vienna, you should visit the Brunnenmarkt in Ottakring, which we were able to do thanks to our city guide Gernot.

Mountain biking in Vienna - From Campsite Wien West

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Mountain biking in Vienna - From Campsite Wien West

If you would like to experience Vienna in a completely different way and not only want to use the excellent and well-marked network of cycle paths that we often used during our stay at the Campsite New Danube, we recommend the various mountain bike trails in the Vienna Woods, which are a real alternative for outdoor friends.

Roman Ruins at Hohenmarkt in Vienna today Museum

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Roman Ruins at Hohenmarkt in Vienna today Roman Museum

During extensive canal construction work in 1948, the remains of the tribunal houses of the legionary warehouse Vindobona were discovered at the Hohenmarkt in Vienna.

Museum of Mödling - Robert refers to the shark teeth

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Museum of Mödling - Robert refers to the shark teeth

At the end of our tour through Mödling, Robert introduced us to the local museum, which gives an insight view into the history of the town as well as into the surroundings places and into the past too, when the area was connected to an ocean.

From Camping Neue Donau to the Prater - hiking the way!

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From Camping Neue Donau to the Prater - hiking the way!

Many travelers may think it is too far hiking into the inner city of Vienna from the New Danube campsite, but we have managed the hike to the Viennese Prater through the green belt of the city, which was, even very hot that day, really enjoyable.

Some facts about the contemporary history of Vienna

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Some facts about the contemporary history of Vienna

We had already mentioned that we wanted to use our stay during the local Roman days  in Brunn am Gebirge to make some explorations through Vienna to explore the cultural and historical evolution of the provincial capital of Austria.

Metal management in "Ancient Rome" - news from Brunn!

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Metal management in

In our first blog reports we had already written about the coin findings from the Roman period in Brunn am Gebirge, which are today located in the exhibition at the Heritage House.

Egyptian blue painted on stone slab in Brunn am Gebirge

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Egyptian blue painted on stone slab in Brunn am Gebirge

Yet another exciting artifact was found in the aforementioned excavations of a burial ground in Brunn am Gebirge in 1972: A polychrome-painted stone slab with the representation of a woman in a Noric-Pannonian costume, a kind of dress in modern language, in a dark shade of red.

Karlsplatz, Karls Church and the MuseumsQuartier

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Karlsplatz, Karls Church and the MuseumsQuartier

The Viennese Karls Church, a Roman Catholic church in the 4th district of Vienna, was built in the first half of the 18th century. Today, the church is a protected monument.

Walk along the Danube and its old river beds

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Walk along the Danube and its old river beds

During our tour through Vienna, we have chosen the subway to the station on the Danube Island to take advantage of the rare sunshine of the mostly dull days in February.

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