Category Archives: Vienna

Three Reasons to Visit Vienna in the Spring

Whether traveling as a family, couple, or solo, Vienna is the place to visit in the Spring. It is a magical location, full of beauty and surprises around every corner. Join us as we recall three incredible reasons to enjoy Vienna this spring. Life Blooms into Action By March, the snow has retracted and the gigantic ice skating rink at Vienna Rathaus, the spired town hall, has ended. The city transforms with blooms of every color. Everywhere you turn to walk, blooms greet you, from the park ... read more

Tipping in RAA Service Countries Explained

Every country has rules on tipping for service. Some encourage generosity while other discourage tipping at all. Instead of wondering what the rule is when you visit one of our service locations, check out the list below and know what amount is appropriate to tip, if at all! EUROPE: Restaurants in Europe tend to include the tip in the service charge on the bill. While it is acceptable to leave a few Euros over, you are never expected to tip 20 percent. When using a taxi, round the fare up or ... read more

Halloween Traditions around Europe

Halloween has become a huge holiday tradition and a boosted business over the centuries in the western world. Stores, malls and restaurants decorate their windows with Halloween gadgets; bakers and cafes cook up some special Halloween style desserts and candies; Supermarkets deck out special Halloween shelves for jack-o'-lanterns and trick-or-treating stuff. Here are some unique Halloween trends celebrated by some European countries: England Halloween over the years took many different shape ... read more

The Vienna Festival (Weiner Festwochen) 2015

Vienna, besides being the land of imperial glory is also the home to the world classical music scene. Its inspiration is over whelming, the same kind which you will find behind the prodigious symphonies of Beethoven and the great operas of Mozart. This city is best to be lived as a local to get veritable taste of its rich culture, traditional cuisine, picturesque countryside, and inspiring art, specially the festival of Vienna.This festival was initiated in 1951 as an audacious demonstration o ... read more

Christmas Traditions Around Europe

Christmas traditions vary from country to country and over the years Christmas has taken quite a unique shape in terms of customs and celebrations. Let’s look at some of the major celebrations of Christmas across Europe: Christmas Décor (trees and lights): The Christmas fever starts from mid-November when retailers start to deck out for holiday season. The main European shopping streets try to give each other run for their money in decorating the buildings and shops. According to a survey av ... read more

Lake Hallstatt: An Austrian Pearl

Vienna, besides being the land of imperial glory is also the home to the world classical music scene. Its inspiration is over whelming, the same kind which you will find behind the prodigious symphonies of Beethoven and the great operas of Mozart. This city is best to be lived as a local to get veritable taste of its rich culture, traditional cuisine, picturesque countryside, and inspiring art. Red Apple Apartments is here to help you find beautiful holiday homes in Vienna to help you live the b ... read more