A couple of years ago my friend and I almost accidentally went to Vienna for the first time. What could you see during a three-day visit then? We visited the two largest museums: Schönbrunn and Belvedere. Of course, we walked around the tourist center. But we wanted to know and see more than the tourist guide books suggested. In this case only a local resident can help, showing hidden corners and telling you a story in his own words.

We were lucky to meet a local expert Ms. Oksana Polianskaja. With her, I believe, innate enthusiasm, and ability to feel the wishes and preferences of other people, communication skills, we were able not only to see more beauties of Vienna and the suburbs, but also to experience distinctive character of the Austrian traditions. Two years later I was back to Vienna. Oksana accompanied me again with a joy and pride guided in the unsurpassed and beautiful aristocratic Vienna.

It is a pity that the journey was only five days… It is astonishing how much you will be able to see when accompanied by a knowledgeable person! We even managed to have a glimpse of the neighboring capital Bratislava!

I recommend everyone to get familiar with this country assisted by Friends in Vienna.

Marina Shochor (Stoilova)
Long Island, USA

В Подвале 12 Апостолов

In the 12 Apostelkeller. Our guests enjoy typical Austrian snacks and wine

У пальмового павильона в бывшем дворцовом саду Burggarten

Visiting palm pavilion in the Burggarten

С гостями из Соединенных Штатов. Вид на Вену с горы Каленберг

Panorama of Vienna, seen from the Kahlenberg

В Братиславе

In Bratislava