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The City Escape – Vol. 2

Living in a city like Vienna is my personal dream. I love everything a city has to offer on a daily basis. I love the convenience of having everything in close proximity. I love the restaurants and delivery options. I love the hustle and bustle on the street when I step outside our apartment. However, on the weekends Mike and I like to escape the city every once in a while. Especially during Summer.

Austria is such a beautiful country, that during the warmer months of the year, we usually don’t fly far away on vacation but make use of what our surroundings have to offer. The wine regions, the beautiful Wachau (known for it’s apricots during Summer) and the endless country roads are usually our destinations of choice. And that is how we ended up at the stunning Grafenegg, situated between Vienna and the Wachau valley. Grafenegg has risen to be a festival venue of international renown within just a few years , impressing people from all over the world season by season with its unique atmosphere. In the middle of the enchanting castle park stands the impressive Wolkenturm (translates to Pillar of Clouds) open-air arena, rated one of the best outdoor stages in the world for its acoustics.

When I first heard about Grafenegg and saw pictures, I felt like I had discovered a modern-day fairytale. The historic castle is met by the impressive modern design of the Wolkenturm concert arena. Sound meets Scenery. You can have a picnic in the castle’s 32 hectare park prepared by the famous chef Toni Mörwald or dine at his “Schlosstaverne” before the concert. When you wander the grounds, it feels like you have entered a different time and it is hard to believe that this place is only a 50-minute drive away from Vienna.

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Our perfect afternoon at Grafenegg? We left Vienna around 2:30 and took a longer, scenic route to Grafenegg in order to explore the regions around it a bit. Located at the intersection of Wachau, Kamptal and Wagram, the area has so much to offer.
When we arrived at Grafenegg around 4pm, it instantly felt like we walked right into a fairy tale. After exploring the grounds a bit, we headed to the beautiful castle park and picked a spot on a quiet meadow with view of the castle for our picnic before the concert.

During Summer, the concerts are always held at the impressive Wolkenturm, the outdoor-venue. However, thanks to the auditorium on site, there is always a bad weather back-up plan. We got lucky with sunshine and were able to enjoy the St. Petersburg Philharmonic under the open sky on the first weekend of the Grafenegg Festival, which celebrates it’s 11th season this year. It doesn’t get much more beautiful than that on a warm Summer Sunday evening…

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9 Comments

  • 4 months ago

    Ja, in der Wachau ist es schön – das bist Du auf jeden Fall auch!

  • 4 months ago

    Das sind wirklich wunderschöne Bilder. Und Recht hast du: Ich wohne im Süden Bayerns und die Gegend hier ist so schön, dass man im Sommer gar keinen Urlaub woanders machen muss – das verschiebe ich auch lieber auf die kalte Jahreszeit.
    Liebe Grüße ♡Kristina
    TheKontemporary

  • 4 months ago

    Ich bin letzes Jahr vom Land in die Stadt gezogen und während mir das Stadtleben auch super gefällt ist es gerade im Sommer schön, auch mal raus zu kommen und Zeit im Freien zu verbringen – gerade wenn man einen Garten und Terasse von zu Hause gewöhnt ist.

    xx Julia

    http://www.talesofjules.com/

  • 4 months ago

    Oh wow das sind traumhafte Bilder. Ich liebe dein Outfit und die Location ist ja einfach der hammer. Genieß dein Wochenende !

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

  • 4 months ago

    Ganz ganz tolle Fotografien und ein klasse Look! Ich bin auch jedes Mal so gern in Wien, es ist einfach magisch. Hab einen guten Start in die Woche, stay awesome!

    Viel Liebe vom Mädchen vom Meer

    https://maedchenvommeer.blogspot.de/

  • 4 months ago

    Wooooow, wunderschön Bilder und super Location, sieht echt Hammer aus liebe Vicky! Und dein Outfit ist natürlich auch Klasse, wie immer. <3
    Liebe Grüße,
    Sandra von http://shineoffashion.com
    https://www.instagram.com/sandraslusna/

  • 4 months ago

    Es ist ja so wundervoll dort! Vor einigen Wochen war ich in Wien und habe mich einfach unsterblich verliebt in diese wunderschöne Stadt. Österreich ist ein tolles Land und das Lebensgefühl dort ein ganz besonderes. Ich würde gerne eine zeitlang dort leben. Vielleicht passiert es ja schneller, als ich es für möglich halte!
    Ich werde jedenfalls öfter in diese tolle Stadt kommen!

    xo Rebecca
    https://pineapplesandpumps.com/

  • 4 months ago

    That top is insane! And it looks absolutely stunning with the mom jeans!

    Mary | O Blog da Mary
    https://oblogdamary.wordpress.com/

  • 4 months ago

    Die Bilder sind sooo wunderschön geworden und es sieht einfach total entspannt aus. Ein toller Tag 🙂
    LG
    Brini
    http://www.brinisfashionbook.com

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