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    A little about the Hapsburgs

    by blaird Updated Mar 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Vienna became the center point of the Hapsburg empire, as shown by the Congress of Vienna in 1814. This congress kind of remade the boundaries in Europe after Napolean fell from power. It was designed to create a balance in power throughout the region.

    Vienna prospered even more under long reign of Maria Theresa during the late 18th century. You will see a large monument to her near the art museums.

    She guided Vienna through the Enlightenment and welcomed Mozart to her courtwhen he was 6.

    Fondest memory: Laying back on the grass near the Maria Terese monument drawing my view of the monument...so relaxing.

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    Art History Museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum)

    by zrim Written Mar 2, 2003

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    more imperial architecture

    Favorite thing: Another grand 19th century building. Unfortunately, on this trip we did not have time to venture inside. But one must imagine that given its setting in the city of arts it must be filled with plenty of treasures.

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    Imperial City - Dress & Play nice

    by Packerman Written Dec 25, 2002

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    Kunsthistorisches Museum

    Favorite thing: Vienna has so many sophisticated places to go, the Burgtheater, the Staatsoper, the Spanische Reitschule, the Kunsthistorische Museum, the Belvedere, the Hofburg, Parlament, and the Theater an der Wien. It is truly a "cultural" city. If you plan on attending some of these make sure to bring the appropriate clothing. You definately want to make sure to dress nice when visiting Vienna. You can bring children and still have some fun in Vienna, but this is one city where the opportunities increase dramatically without the kids.

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    Museum Quarter

    by adambeau Updated Nov 16, 2002
    Museumplatz fountain

    Favorite thing: Visit the Museum Quarter. Built on the site of the Emporer's former stables, it is a remarkable tour-de-force in Architecture. Embellished by the grandiose buildings that surround you here are numerous statues, fountains and colorful gardens.

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    Kunsthistorisches and Natural History Museums

    by adambeau Written Feb 25, 2003
    proper viennese attire

    Favorite thing: Twin museums facing each other in the museum quarter just outside of the Hofburg Palace, historians delight.

    Of the two, Kunsthistorisches is home to the greatest collection of paintings. Also contains an armory, historical musical instruments, statues, where one can wander the royal halls alone, undisturbed, in awe.

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    Visit Kunsthaus Wien (for a...

    by iavormar Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit Kunsthaus Wien (for a pre-look :-))) go to: http://www.vienna.cc/english/hundertwasserhaus1.htm ), and if you like the art of Hundertwasser you can vist also Fernwaerme. Infact it is a factory which uses garbage to heat water and then they use the hot water for heating one of the biggest Hospitals in Europe, called Allgemeines Krankenhaus (AKH). Then don't miss the Karlskirche at Karlsplatz (at the picture) and the Johan Strauss Monument in Stadtpark. The last one could be seen live through web cam at http://www.wien.at

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    MUSEUM MODERNER KUNSTThis...

    by SirRichard Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: MUSEUM MODERNER KUNST
    This Museum of Modern Art is located in the 'black cube' inside the Museums Quartier. Closed on tuesdays. 6,50 Euros (14 euros if visited with the Modern Art and Mumok).

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    LEOPOLD MUSEUMThis museum is...

    by SirRichard Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: LEOPOLD MUSEUM
    This museum is located in the 'white cube' inside the Museums Quartier. It houses paintings of Egon Schiele, Klimt, Kokoschka, Kubin... Don't be there too early, as the Museum opens at 11 am on weekdays. Closed on tuesdays. 9 Euros (14 euros if visited with the Modern Art and Mumok).
    www.leopoldmuseum.org

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    MUSEUMS QUARTIERThis brand...

    by SirRichard Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: MUSEUMS QUARTIER
    This brand new group of museums, former stables of the Hofburg Palace, consist mainly on the Leopold Museum Kunsthalle Wien and Museum of Modern Art. There are more museums, but these 3 can be seen with the MQ Duo Ticket for 14 euros. If you can visit only one, visit the Leopold.
    The black cube and the white cube make a nice contrast with the original palace buildings.
    MuseumsPlatz. U-Bahn: Volkstheater (U2, U3) & MuseumsQuartier (U2). Phone: o820/600 600. www.mqw.at

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    Visit the Kunsthistoriches...

    by shrimp56 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit the Kunsthistoriches Museum. There are acres of galleries of magnificent art, but you can also have coffee and a cake in the cafe on the balcony, looking up into the dome if you get the right seat!

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    Beeing a person with order in...

    by Tanechka Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Beeing a person with order in life, I mean :order in house,work,ets. sometimes I find out that I need to touch a disorder, something my brain can't explaine or understand to the end, but by the same time something natural.In Vienna such place is Kunsthouse Wien Hundertwasser - house that not corresponding to the usual clishes and norms a journey to the land of creative architecture.

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    In the Albertina or...

    by steventilly Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: In the Albertina or Albertinaplatz stands the Monument Against War And Fascism. This was quite controversial and many Jews didn't like it, and thought the images were degrading. Because of this feeling a proper Holocaust memorial was erected elsewhere in the city (see further down this page).

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  • Visit the Secession museum and...

    by bumblebee Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: Visit the Secession museum and take some time looking at the Beethoven vries by Gustav Klimt. It is one huge painting that covers three walls, and I spent more than one hour looking at it, twice! The building is also worth a close look if you like Jugendstil!

    Fondest memory: the excellent Wiener Kaffeehäuser where they serve you coffee with a glas of water and where you can sit for hours and hours just enjoying the athmosphere...

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    A museum about puppets and toys

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Nov 21, 2007
    Little museum big of fun for the smaller ones

    Favorite thing: Petty, this museum has closed it's doors in May 2007. It would have been funny to visit it with Ilja, but alas ... The end: http://wien.orf.at/stories/108248/

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