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Unmissable Viennese experiences

Take the floor

Every year,  at more than 450 balls, Viennese from school kids to seniors will spin to the strains of a waltz.  Many will have learned or honed their dancing skills at Elmayer, an institution that has flourished in the city centre since the turn of the last century.   If you have a partner and are free on a Saturday from 16.00 – 17.00,  drop in to one of the open sessions/lectures given in English. The cost is EUR 50 per couple and there’s no need to register. Otherwise arrange a one hour-long private lesson; come as part of a couple or dance with an Elmayer teacher at a time to suit you.  (In either case bring leather soled shoes) www.elmayer.at

Take a train

For an amusing tour of Vienna’s wine-growing villages, try a ride on a Lilliput train. Heurigen Express One starts in Nussdorf and travels through the Vienna Woods, passes elegant villas and ancient wine houses. Train Two starts in Strebersdorf taking a circular route through Strebersdorf and Stammersdorf with stops at wine taverns in the area.  Trains operates  April 1 to October 31 ; Train One leaves every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from Nussdorf from 12:00 to 18:00 on the hour. Train Two trundles off on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from Strebersdorf at 14:00 to 20:00 on the hour.  Round trip €9.90, one way €5. Tickets on the train. Website: www.liliputbahn.com

Take a tour

Fans of the film classic The Third Man have a choice of two tours: Third Man Walk- in the Footsteps of a Film Classic, an above ground walking tour covering locations in the city, and a separate tour of the sewer system where some the most iconic scenes were shot:  www.drittemanntour.at . Film fanatics will enjoy the Third Man Museum; from  September 1, 2018  this small private museum offers  a fascinating exhibition on the making of the Third Man, the film that captured Vienna’s situation after the war and made the city a world famous “movie star”. Website: 3mpc.net

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