Bundesland Wien Things to Do

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Bundesland Wien Things to Do

  • Stephansdom - St. Stephen's Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    I found St Stephan’s Dom (Cathedral) one of the most spectacular Cathedrals of our entire trip of Europe. Opened in 1160, it must be one of the oldest. I just love the amount of history. Outside, I most love the mosaic tiled roof. I also loved the enormous pipe organs inside. The height of the cathedral is 137 mts. For me, only Cologne Cathedral...

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  • Belvedere Palace & Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    There are those who have visited the Upper Belvedere museum before March 2006 and have seen the Klimt's and those who came later and will not see them. You might have read about the case "Republic of Austria v. Altmann." In January 2006 an arbitration tribunal in Austria decided in favour of Mrs. Altmann and her fellow heirs, awarding them the five...

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  • Hofburg Palace Complex

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Vienna, or Wien as it is called in German language, is a really wonderful, beautiful and culturally rich city which was the heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the seat of power for the Imperial Family, the Habsburg Family. The Imperial Family had their winter home at Hofburg Palace, and their summer home at another impressive and beautiful...

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  • Schönbrunn Palace

    Vienna Things to Do

    Schönbrunn Palace is a former imperial summer residence, with 1441 rooms! It's architecetural style is Rococo. The palace is one of the most important monuments in Austria, and the most visited site in Vienna. The history of the palace and its vast gardens spans over 300 years of Habsburg monarchs. It was put on the World Heritage List in 1996,...

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  • Karlskirche - St Charles Church

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    Coming out of the underground station we were first pleased with the garden allowing a good perspective on the Karlskirche and then we were surprised ! We had read a French critic describing the church as a "huge pastry monstrously Kitsch or as the absolute masterpiece of the imperial monarchy exalting power at its zenith. " I will limit my...

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  • Wiener Staatsoper - State Opera House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    The Vienna Opera House is a beautiful building on the outside; and it is beautiful to see on the inside too. You can take tours of the Opera House if you would like. But to really enjoy it, you should plan to experience an Opera there. With wonderful sets and costumes, and magnificent voices it can be a once in a lifetime experience. See, listen...

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  • Hundertwasserhaus

    Vienna Things to Do

    Colourful and quirky, this is well worth a visit although as it is private residences, you are not allowed inside the building. The colorfully decorated exterior façade interspersed with a myriad of trees and shrubs growing from the building provide plenty of photo opportunities. You can wander freely around the outside of the building where you'll...

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  • Wiener Riesenrad - Giant Ferris Wheel

    Vienna Things to Do

    -Loads of interseting buildings to see : St Stephans cathedral, Karlskirche, Rathaus, Votivkirche. Then theres the Donautrum, an observation tower 160m high(E3.30) for great views of the city. Theres also the Prater amusement park to see the very old Riesenrad, ferris wheel. -Wiener Kriminal museum , to see pickled and burnt heads of...

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  • Kunsthistorisches Museum - History...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Actually the KHM Vienna groups 8 museums in Vienna (6) and outside (2): 1° KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM, the most important located at A-1010 Wien, Maria Theresien-Platz in the magnificent building from the end of the 19th c. (photo 1). See my review : KHM Architecture This museum has FIVE departments: - Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection . -...

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  • Prater Park

    Vienna Things to Do

    Visiting Prater and allowing some time for relaxation is a must in Vienna! The Giant Ferris Wheel in Prater Park is a great attraction indeed. This 213-feet high attraction provides exceptional views of Vienna and you will not regret taking a ride.

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  • Grinzing

    Vienna Things to Do

    We took the tram 38 to Grinzing and went to sample the wines in the typical Heurigen (heurig means "this year's") A Heuriger has legal limitations compared to taverns or restaurants: only its own wine can be served. The tram 38 goes from Schottentor U-bahn (line U2) station all the way Grinzing. When it gets to the village it does a sharp left,...

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  • Art Nouveau - Jugendstil

    Vienna Things to Do

    The Vienna Secession was founded on 3 April 1897 by Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Max Kurzweil , Josef Engelhart , Ernst Stöhr, Wilhelm List .... as a spinoff from the Vienna Künstlerhaus , because the artists rejected the concept based on the art ofhistoricism. The model was the Munich Secession . The first...

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  • Kärntner Straße

    Vienna Things to Do

    Right in the heart of the city, Karntnerstrasse runs from Stephansplatz up to the Opera, so it starts where Graben finishes. Yet another street lined with beautiful buildings, it has designer shops, little speciality shops, two department stores, Steifl and Peek & Cloppenburg, plenty of eating & drinking options. It's always crowded, has quite a...

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  • Stadtpark - City Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Several 5 star hotels of Vienna have view on the Stadtpark; the Hilton at the north-east corner, Marriot, Radisson and others at the Parkring. It is not a large park, about 600 m in length, built around 1860 after razing the city walls and it is Vienna's first public park. The river Wien that gave his name to the city is passing through and joins...

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  • Spanische Reitschule - Spanish Riding...

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    On our walking tour, we made a very brief passing through the courtyard stop here. I was so happy to see a few of the famous magnificent white Stallions being led across the courtyard at that time and managed (through the large crowd - these horses are like rock stars!) to get a couple of pics of them arriving in their stalls. It’s something I...

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  • Donau - Danube - Donau-Auen & Donauturm

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Danube connect many nice places and even capital and Vienna is just one of them. I spend some time strolling on Donaukanal. It is a cities heart beat and landmark with great touristic potential. I found information that by one of many organized boat trips about half million tourists every year. This is very good way to enjoy in city. I think the...

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  • Kaisergruft - Imperial Crypt

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    The area where I am in at the moment is known as the Neuer Markt or New Market, previously in medieval times where the Flour & Grain market was held. It's one of the oldest places of Vienna as it was first mentioned under the name of “Novum Forum” in 1234. The buildings around this place have the character of prestigious middle-class houses. Once...

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  • Austrian Parliament Building

    Vienna Things to Do

    An Imperial Commission under Emperor Franz Joseph I decided in 1857 that the building’s style should be classical and choose classical Greek architecture as appropriate for the Parliament, since the ideal of democracy is connected to the Ancient Greeks. Democracy under the Empire was a more difficult task than to build (architect Baron von Hansen)...

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  • Naschmarkt

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Naschmarkt is Vienna’s tongue, or tummy: the market where you can buy all kinds of fresh food items you can think of. It consists of two seemingly endless lines of stalls in permamnent buildings between two major streets, Rechte and Linke Wienzeile. There are fruit stalls, greengrocers, bakers, butchers, sweets stalls, Mediterranean antipasti...

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  • Schönbrunn Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Traveling with our child, the Zoos are "a must" in our trips. And Vienna offers a good opportunity to spend few hours watching the animals in its "Tiergarten Schonnbrun". We've been again at the zoo in Vienna and we found it more interesting during the summer, even if it isn't the best we have visited until now.

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  • Votivkirche - Votive Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Assassination attempts on the Kaiser Franz-Joseph or members of his family can lead to the construction of a nice church, a successful example of neo-gothic like here, when they fail like the one of 18 February 1853 but can also lead with the assassination in Sarajevo (Serbia) in 1914 of his nephew Franz Ferdinand to World War I and its 15 million...

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  • Michaelerplatz

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    One of the more famous squares in Vienna, is the Michaelerplatz. It was here, the German National Anthem was performed for the first time. Look for the memorial plaque on the left of the Michaelertor. The Imperial Palace of Hofburg is located in the square, so you can expect this area to be quite busy. There were quite a few impressive sights,...

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  • Katholische Kirche St. Peter

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    I must confess that on my visits of Vienna, churches were not "things to see" that made me jump of enthusiasm on the contrary of some monuments and especially the content of several museums. Probably that after visiting the churches of Krakow and more recently revisiting the churches of Rome I found that Wien capital of the Habsbourg Empire is...

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  • Zentralfriedhof - Central Cemetary

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    On a sunny day, don't hesitate to visit this immense cemetery of easy access by tram 71 from the centre. Presently as the underground line U3 has been extended till Simmering it is shorter to take the U3 to Enkplatz and then tram 6 or 71 to Stop Zentralfriedhof Tor 2. The graves of the famous "Musiker" are easy to find, to the left in the big...

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  • Naturhistorisches Museum - NHM

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    We had planned a two hours visit but at noon we had only seen the upper ground floor (Hochparterre) of the museum and came back in the afternoon (the ticket is valid for the whole day). It is not surprising as the display halls cover nearly 8.700 m2. The NHM Vienna is one of the largest natural history museums of Europe. It is located in the...

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  • Museum Judenplatz - Jewish Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    The Judenplatz was the centre of Jewish life in Vienna in medieval times. The Jews lived in a ghetto of just 70 houses, their backs turned to surrounding streets to form a wall, and in the centre was this large square. They were persecuted almost constantly, and in the 15th century driven out of this area and indeed all of Austria by Duke Albrecht...

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  • Albertina Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Just a few steps away from the State Opera House and still on Operngasse, I came across a really lovely fountain that is known as either Albrecht Fountain or Danubius Fountain. The Albrecht Fountain was built between 1864 - 1869, when it was unveiled. During bombing in WWII, the fountain was heavily damaged. Later, it was repaired, but not to its...

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  • Graben Street - Shops - Architecture

    Vienna Things to Do

    The Graben and surrounding streets are essentially visited for shopping; you find here what you find in any city centre from the luxury brands to the popular ones. Not to forget a number of terraces for drinking, eating and people watching. A plus point of the Graben is the architecture of a number of buildings. The larger ones like Grabenhof,...

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  • Volksgarten

    Vienna Things to Do

    It was the best period of the year to visit the Volksgarten as all roses were blossoming in this park built over the destroyed city fortifications; actually in many European cities the fortifications were replaced by parks or avenues. It is a really nice park not only for the famous rose gardens but also for the views one has on the monumental...

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  • Maria Theresia Platz

    Vienna Things to Do

    The first time I put feet on the Theresienplatz was in 1968 and I had no time to admire neither the monument nor the garden. I was on a business trip and had only 15 minutes between two appointments to run to room X to see the Bruegels. Fortunately I could come back several times and spent more attention to the monument of Maria Theresa....

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  • Ringstrasse

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Wiener Borse AG (the Stock Exchange) is one of the world's oldest exchanges, founded in 1771 during the reign of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, in order to provide a market for state issued bonds. The crash of Vienna Stock Exchange in 1873 (so-called Grunderkrach) was part of worldwide downturn after which followed the Long Depression in most...

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  • Fiaker - Horse Carriage

    Vienna Things to Do

    The word "fiaker" seems to be typical from Austria (not used in Germany) but close to the French "fiacre" except that you won't find nowadays any fiacre in Paris but many in Vienna. As we had money left and the rain had stopped we made a short ride on our last afternoon before leaving for the airport. We took one of them waiting at the Heldenplatz...

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  • Pestsäule - Plague Column

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    I like to see monuments and learn what they represent and why they made. In popular and busy Graben street one monument sure catch the eye of visitors. It is the famous Vienna Pestsaule or Plague Column, of course. It looks so powerful and poignant to me. It is also and luxurious monument with all gold or gold-ish decoration on it. I find online...

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  • Karlsplatz

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Coming out of the Karlsplatz important underground station (3 lines U1, U2 & U4) we first saw the Subway Pavilions built by Otto Wagner in 1898. He was an architect who worked for the Vienna Stadtbahn (the metropolitan railway network). The two Pavilions in Art Nouveau - Jugendstil were disassembled, renovated, and then reassembled in the 1980s....

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  • Freyung - Palais - Schottenkloster - ...

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    The Freyung is name of historic square. It is located in first district of Vienna, so call "Innere Stadt". This square is very interesting. It is triangular, surrounding by finest Vienna architecture and thanks to it location it was always place where people meet. As every square it should be - meeting place. The Freyung became an important...

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  • Josefsplatz - Joseph's Square

    Vienna Things to Do

    Let's forget the statue of Josef II, an imitation of a Roman statue, and look at the various buildings showing a remarkable homogeneity making the Josefsplatz the most architectural homogeneous square of Vienna. Mostly thanks to the imperial court architect Nikolaus von Pacassi around 1760. The main building is the "Österreichische...

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  • Sigmund Freud Museum

    3 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Your probably thinking, what is this heading all about! It's about something interesting I found in Sigmund Freud park just in front of the Votivkirche. Located in the middle of the park, is a circle of trees planted to mark the 40th anniversary of the European Union. These happen to be related to the granite table with ten granite seats that I...

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  • Augustinerkirche - St. Augustine's...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Augustinekirche (The Augustinian Church) was originally built in the 14th century, founded in 1327 by by the Duke Frederick the Handsome for the Augustinian friars. In 1634 the Augustinekirche became the parish church of the imperial family and many Habsburg weddings took place there. The exterior of the church, built in a Gothic style, is rather...

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  • Kaffeehaus - Viennese Cafés

    Vienna Things to Do

    As it started raining we tried to hide in the cafe at the Inner Burg but it was full except the smoking room so that we left and entered a café at a corner of the close MichaelerPlatz at Nr 2. Fortunately it was all non-smoking and we found a table. My wife took a chocolate which contained more milk (or water ?) than chocolate. That made her think...

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  • Heldenplatz - Heros Square

    Vienna Things to Do

    The Heldenplatz is framed by a wide triumphal arch, known as the Burgtor or Heldentor. The arch was erected between 1821 and 1824, built into the city's defensive walls. It now sits alone on the Heldenplatz. It is rather plain to many other Arches I have seen. It was built to commemorate the Battle of Leipzig in 1813, where Austria and its allies...

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  • Heeresgeschichtliches Museum Wien...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    The "Heeresgeschichtliches Museum" is located outside the Centrum of Vienna at the Arsenal, Objekt 1 that is about 1 Km south of the Belvedere Palace-Museum. Unfortunately there is no public transport stop at the museum what may explain that there are not many visitors among the tourists. "Heer" means Army (Land Forces) in German and Geschichte =...

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  • Mozarthaus Vienna - Mozart's House

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Leopold Mozart started in 1762 to travel on tourney with his prodigy son Wolfgang and his daughter Nannerl. After Munich the family went to Vienna. Wolfgang Mozart was only 7 years old when he stayed in this house at nr. 13 Am Hof and played with his four years older sister Nannerl on 13 October 1762 for Empress Maria Theresia and Franz I. Stephan...

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  • Stephansplatz

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Stephansplatz is the real centre of Vienna, a large bustling, always-busy square at the heart of District 1. The main feature of course is Stephansdom, St Stephan's Cathedral, a beautiful building that is being cleaned and restored to its former glory. It's also one of the locations to find the fiaker, horse-drawn carriages, that are so popular...

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  • Walking

    Vienna Things to Do

    Roughly I have two walking itineraries: the inner city with the small streets extending in a radius of about 1 Km around the Stephansplatz. Here I just walk and look around with no fixed destination and find on each of my visits some charming streets or squares. Last time that was the old University Alte Universität district around the...

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  • Wiener Minoritenkirche

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Main portal has three gates with tympanums but only tympanums of central and southern gates have been decorated with the scenes from the Gospels. Tympanum of central gate demonstrates the scene with Crucifixion. The Tympanum is divided into three fields, whereby in the middle field, Christ on a cross is displayed. On the left are Mary with Mary...

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