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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.

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.

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.

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.

Tour through Vienna and short introduction to history of Fiaker

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Tour through Vienna and short introduction into the history of Fiaker

After the hike through the Palace Park of Schönbrunn we had gone to the subway station in Hietzing and had taken a day ticket for subway and buses, since we wanted to go into the city center for some more tourist destinations.

The Palace Park and the Gloriette of Schönbrunn

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The Castle Park and the Gloriette of Schönbrunn

The palace and its park form an inseparable ensemble. The center of the park is the Great Parterre, which stretches on the main axis to the Gloriette Hill since about 1780.

Schönbrunn Palace and the Roman Ruin

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Schönbrunn Palace, the Roman Ruin and the Palm Tree Houses

Once again, we were meeting to discuss the setting up of a camper stop and its advantages with regard to the further development of local culture and travel tourism to Brunn am Gebirge, which we could later use to visit the Palace of Schönbrunn and the city of Vienna.

Brunn am Gebirge - a tour with Robert

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Brunn am Gebirge - a tour with Robert

We had already mentioned Robert several times and reported about his various activities in regards to local cultural events and the promotion of education to adolescents.

Vienna’s Dynasty Glory Lives with Schönbrunn Palace

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Schönbrunn Palace

Vienna is a city that has become the settlement location of the Habsburg Dynasty for centuries. It is one of the most visited and must-see cities among the Europe routes. Vienna is not only the capital of Austria, but also the capital of art that has hosted to Habsburg Dynasty for centuries.

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