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  • 1. Bezirk / 1st District
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  • 1. Bezirk / 1st District

    Vienna Favorites

    Altes Rathaus (The Old City Hall), situated in Wipplingerstrasse 6 - 8, stands opposite to the Bohemian Chancery. It was the first City Hall of Vienna, dating from the year 1316, and was built by the order of Herzog Friedrich dem Shonen. Its present appearance, however, displays the 18th century Baroque motifs on the front facade after the...

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  • museums

    Vienna Favorites

    Vienna seems to be a hot-bed for creativity and I wanted to search out the sites relating to some of the most famous people in the world who either were born in Vienna or who had spend creative years in this city. Naturally, I wasn't successful this time. However, I did master the public transportation system! Some of my Favorite people...

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  • Schönbrunn

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    The initial animal collection at Schounbrunn was formed by the stock of animals from the former palace of Neugeboude and the menagerie belonging to the Belvedere. These animals - with the exception of the "rapacious" beasts - were moved to the new menagerie at Schounbrunn. The number of exotic animals subsequently increased through new...

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  • sightseeing & day-excursions

    Vienna Favorites

    I love architecture and i like to walk around and exploring new places them with my camera. It is the best way to learn about them. It is interesting how much Viennese put effort in architecture. They preserve monuments, object, washing them and build new one to connect them with present style. It is not exclusive Viennese custom, of course. One...

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  • Stephansdom

    Vienna Favorites

    Stephansdom is also called " Steffel " by the local people of Vienna. Already in medieval times it was situated in the very centre of town, overlooking all other houses. And from the beginning it had a small chamber - the so called " Turmstube " - where a fireguard was watching out for fires all day and night. Nowadays you can still step up to...

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  • Hundertwasser

    Vienna Favorites

    The Hundertwasserhaus is an apartment house in Vienna, Austria, built after the idea and concept of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser with architect Joseph Krawina as a co-author. This expressionist landmark of Vienna is located in the Landstraße district on the corner of Kegelgasse and Löwengasse.

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  • Hofburg

    Vienna Favorites

    The Hofburg, a magnificant complex collection of buildings that take up about 59 acres and since almost every ruler stopping there has made additions, you can see represented many styles such as Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo. Classicism and the style of the early 1870’s. Until 1918 this was the seat of government. Now it is a complex of...

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  • churches

    Vienna Favorites

    This church is also very different to the usual Viennese Baroque being neo-byzantine in design and really looking very unlike a church at all from the outside. It's in the old Fleischmarkt area, once frequented by many Greek merchants who eventually built their own church and had it re-designedn in mock- Byzantine style in 1861. This red brick...

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  • Classical Music

    Vienna Favorites

    Several ways to purchase tickets: 1) Call the ticket offices of the venues (Staatoper, Musikverein, etc) ahead of time. The Viennese speak excellent English. 2) Attempt to reserve on the venues' website (I speak passable German but did not successfully manage to complete any online transactions). 3) Visit the ticket office upon your arrival to...

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  • Belvedere

    Vienna Favorites

    Vienna has the best cafes and pastries I have tried...walking around and hopping from one cafe to another was a delightful daily experience for me. Shopping may be expensive though I'd rather spend money on tiks for classical shows and museums. It was winter so its was difficult for me to walk around with my heavy clothes though it never stopped me...

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  • Grinzing & Heurigen

    Vienna Favorites

    I asked LJ that when we got to Vienna, let's stay away (as much as possible) from the tourist places...I want to experience the "real" Vienna with the locals. Well, not only did we do that, we went "way" off the beaten path to a heuriger (basically a place where local wine, music and food are served). I (we) had a blast, danced and had a song...

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  • Ringstrasse

    Vienna Favorites

    The " Rathaus " , situated on Ringstraße, opposite of " Burgtheater " , was built between 1872-83 in Neo-gothic style. In front of the town-hall you will see different activities all over the year : In December the " Christkindlmarkt " in Jan/March the whole square will be iced for scaters for several weeks, and in summer there will be...

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  • Zentralfriedhof

    Vienna Favorites

    Ludwig van wasn't originally buried in the Zentralfriedhof - he died in 1827, and the cemetery wasn't opened until 1874. But it was thought to be appropriate that he be here, and his remains were shifted in 1889 - along with those of Franz Schubert, who has his own memorial nearby. There's practically a composer's corner, with Brahms, Gluck, and...

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  • Kaffeehaus

    Vienna Favorites

    Even if you arrive at or are travelling from the not so pretty train stations Westbahnhof and Südbahnhof, there are many options for having a great breakfast at Vienna's famous coffee houses, either a short walk or tramride/underground ride a way. At Westbahnhof, the nearest coffee place is right across the street, Cafe Westend. Take the main exit...

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  • Jugendstil / Art Nouveau

    Vienna Favorites

    We were so fascinated by Otto Wagner's works that we ended up doing a "Wagner pilgrimage" through the streets of Vienna! Here is a list of the Wagner buildings we visited, in chronological order. 1) Miesthaus (1877). What makes this rather classical house stand out is the the black-and-white triangles pattern that covers most of the facade of the...

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  • Oper / Staatsoper

    Vienna Favorites

    The famous sweets-shop "Opern Confiserie" in Kaerntnerstrasse 47 near the Opera and Hotel Sacher has been closed and moved to Hietzing (near Schoenbrunn Castle) as "Park Confiserie" in Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 6, phone 876 60 12. They sell exactly the same sweets like Opern Confiserie did! Hope, that helps! PS:and confirmed the above by phone a few...

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  • Donau / Danube

    Vienna Favorites

    we spend 2 days in vienna it's quite big but we went during june in donau area a lot a people are eating here bringing their own barbecue, there s also a lot of little restaurant closes to the pedaloboats to make a little cruise cycling in the water.

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  • The 3rd Man

    Vienna Favorites

    I’d have to say that many of my earliest impressions of Vienna were formed by the classic film “The Third Man” with Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton. It involves a second-rate writer (Cotton) who goes to Vienna in 1949 to see his former friend Harry Lime (Welles), only to find that Lime was killed in a motor accident – or was he? Needless to say,...

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  • Spanische Hofreitschule & Lipizzaner

    Vienna Favorites

    It may be interesting for you to go there if you love horses or architecture. I love both a bit so it was interesting to see the morning exercise. Honestly I would prefer a free horse than a trained one, even if the last one looks more "elegant"... Shame on me for taking a photo there, after all warnings we have heard. It was just because we have...

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  • Riesenrad & Prater

    Vienna Favorites

    Already in the Roman times, a village was situated along the banks of the river Donau (Danube). The Romans made a fortified town out of it in their constant struglle to keep Eastern invasions under their thumb. Vindobonum grew slowly and even when the Roman empire fell, the town became bigger and more important in the region. When the Holy Roman...

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  • Fiaker

    Vienna Favorites

    Take a horse drawn carriage ride through the city centre of Vienna. It was expensive but fun. If you have a group of four the price would be pretty good. We went around the old part of Vienna and really enjoyed the ride. We asked the guy what the horses names were...he thought for a minute then said 'Peter & Paul'...yeah, sounded convincing......

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  • UNO-City

    Vienna Favorites

    As a lot of cities in centre Europe, Vienna is perfect to take a walk in bike. We rented three in the prater, and went around the Donau, the ONU city. It was not expensive, everybody can pay. That is a great memory that i keep. If you can, don't miss it. The streets and the citizens are quite ready to the bikes.

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  • Jewish Vienna

    Vienna Favorites

    Judenplatz is a quite pretty and very quiet corner of the city - it was Susan's favourite part, and we wished we could spend more time there, maybe to have a drink at one of the Cafes. In this square is the Holocaust Memorial, dating from the year 2000. Around the base of the memorial is the name of all of the Nazi death camps. In a strange piece...

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  • Wiener Sängerknaben

    Vienna Favorites

    Touring the Augartenpalais, a baroque palace in Vienna, the place where world famous boys chorists live, study and rehearse, and what's more, listening to Haydn Choir singing just for us, is something I'll never forget. Listening to 'Carmina Burana' (among other things) in this Choir's interpretation, and in their familiar surroundings, is a...

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  • why vienna

    Hi, no I'm not being transfered! But I consider looking for a job in Wien and move there. No particularly reason except that the culture scene interests me a lot and I would like a taste of central Europe. It may sounds a little strange that I just want to move to another country like that but nothing is impossible. I have allready done this, I...

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