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    The Albertina

    by shellseeker Written Jun 1, 2003

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    Albertina

    This recently re-opened museum is home of the "Collection of Grafic Art". The Albertina maintains one of the largest and most valuable collections of graphic art in the world. Currently the collection consists of approximately 65,000 drawings and nearly one million prints covering all of the major art-historical epochs from the late Gothic to the contemporary Modern.

    Open daily 10 to 18 h,
    Wednesday 10 to 21 h;

    admission: EUR 7,50,-
    senior citizens: EUR 6,50,-
    discounted: EUR 5,50,-
    families: EUR 10,- / EUR 18,-
    guided tour: EUR 2,-

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    MQ = Museumsquartier

    by shellseeker Updated Jun 1, 2003

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    Museumsquartier

    The new MQ is home of some very good museums ('Leopoldmuseum' or 'Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig' alias MUMOK or the 'Kunsthalle'). For visitors with a lot of ambitions on the things to see there is a combination ticket available (€ 22,50 ).
    The Combi-Ticket covers admission to the 'Leopold Museum', the MUMOK, the 'KUNSTHALLE wien' (hall 2), the 'Architekturzentrum Wien', and the ART CULT CENTER >TABAKMUSEUM. It is valid for two consecutive days.

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    State Opera House

    by shellseeker Updated Jun 1, 2003

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    State Opera House

    August von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll built the Court Opera House from 1861 to 1869. The initial reception of their architectural concept was so negative that van der Nüll took his own life; Sicardsburg also died two months later. After its near-total destruction at the end of World War II in 1945, the state opera was rebuilt according to original plans and re-opened in 1955.

    The Vienna State Opera, with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the pit, is ranked as one of the leading houses of the world (with the Scala in Milano and the Met in New York City). A listing of some of its directors is dazzling: Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Karl Böhm, Herbert von Karajan, Lorin Maazel and Claudio Abbado (1986-1991).

    The regular opera season begins September 1 and runs through almost 300 performances virtually every night through June 30.

    Tickets for opera performances should be ordered in advance as early as possible (more than 95% of the tickets are sold!!!) to assure seats on any given evening. The box office of the State Opera and other federal theaters (Bundestheaterkassen) is located in the next block (entrance from Albertinaplatz, Hanuschgasse 3).

    On a certain Thursday night every February, the stage, the orchestra pit and the main-floor seating are transformed into a huge dance floor, flowers cascade from the boxes, more than 100 debutantes in long white gowns with their escorts, in white tie and tails, go through the well-rehearsed moves of the opening polonaise; the president of Austria inaugurates the event, and the first public dance is always a left-hand waltz: it is, of course, Vienna's celebrated Opera Ball (Opernball), the high point of Europe's ball season.

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    'Wiener Konzerthaus'

    by shellseeker Updated Jun 1, 2003

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    Konzerthaus

    It is one of the top concert halls in Vienna offering many concerts (up to 5 every single day!) ranging from classical to contemporary music.
    Box Office: Open Monday to Friday 9am - 7.45pm,
    Saturday 9am - 1pm and,
    45 min prior to the performance;
    Advance booking opens 3 weeks prior to the performance! When booking via telephone you have to have a credit card (all major).
    how to get there: U4 station 'Stadtpark'

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    'Musikverein'

    by shellseeker Updated Jun 1, 2003

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    Musikverein

    It ranks among the most prestigious and established concert halls in the world with the probably best acustics worldwide. It is the other major concert hall of Vienna and world famous for the 'New Years Concert' performed by the Vienna Philharmonics on the 1st of January every year. The concert is broadcastet all over the world. During the rest of the season (Sept.-June) you may attend concerts every single day (up to 4 every day).
    Box office: Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and Sat from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.(the box office is closed on Sundays and public holidays);
    how to get there: U1, U2, U4 stop Karlsplatz (exit Bösendorferstraße)

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    Kunsthistorisches Museum

    by shellseeker Updated Jun 1, 2003

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    Kunsthistorisches Museum

    The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the foremost museums in the world!
    You should definitely not miss this magnificent gallery, which houses the largest collection of Bruegels in the world, and includes many works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Raphael, Titian and Velázquez.
    opened daily except Monday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thu 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.(admission fee for adults: 8,72 Euro);
    how to get there: U2: MuseumsQuartier
    U2, U3: Volkstheater
    tram D, J, 1, 2, bus 57A: Burgring

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    Entrance of "Halle E+G", MQ

    by shellseeker Updated Jun 1, 2003

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    Halle E+G

    This is the view of the entrance to 'Kunsthalle' and 'Halle E+G'. The 'Kunsthalle' hosts varying exhibition on contemporary art, 'Halle E+G' are the perfect location for events of The Vienna Festival or Dance Festival or for concerts, clubbings, and so on.

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    "MuseumsQuartier Wien"

    by shellseeker Updated Jun 1, 2003

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    MQ

    It is one of the ten largest cultural complexes in the world. But above all, it is a forward-looking, inner-city cultural district that will have an enormous impact on future trends. The MQ unites baroque buildings, new architecture, cultural institutions of all sizes, various disciplines of art, and recreational facilities in a single spectacular location.

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    "Leopold Museum"

    by shellseeker Updated Jun 1, 2003

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    Leopold Museum

    This museum has the world's largest Egon Schiele collection alongside important works by Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Richard Gerstl, Albin Egger-Lienz, and others.
    Visitors have also an opportunity to view an unparalleled collection of masterpieces of Austrian Modernism.
    Opening hours:
    Mo, We, Thu 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Fri. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Sun, Sat, Holidays 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Closed Tue.
    Admission fees:
    € 9;
    discounted: € 5.5;
    Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children max.): € 18; Children (to age 7): free
    Senior citizens: € 7

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    MUMOK

    by shellseeker Updated Jun 1, 2003

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    MUMOK

    The largest Central European museum for modern and contemporary art is housed in a spectacular new building, faced on the outside entirely with anthracite-gray basalt lava. The interior design is a futuristic blend of cast iron, basalt, steel, and glass. Highlights of the collection are Classical Modernism, Pop Art, Photo Realism, Fluxus, Nouveau Réalisme, and Viennese Actionism as well as present-day installation and object art.
    Opening hours:
    Tue. to Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Thu. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Closed Mon.
    Admission fees:
    Permanent collection/changing exhibitions
    € 6,50
    reduced admission: € 5

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    Street Music

    by TinKan Written Feb 13, 2003

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    Street Music

    Around the town you will find many collage students making music to collect money. Many of the kids are out there for 8 hours a day when the tourist are out and about.

    You can hear some very good music and it is all for free but you could leave a little something in their box.

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    Schönbrunn castle - NO dogs in the park !

    by globetrott Updated Aug 27, 2012

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    Schoenbrunn castle

    Schoenbrunn castle - the former summerresidence of the austrian emperors.

    The big park around the castle Schoenbrunn is a great place for a walk, or to go jogging, BUT is totally Off limits for dogs !!

    Watch out for the opening-times of the park, because - depending on the duration of daylight - the opening-hours vary a lot !!

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    Schoenbrunn / Schönbrunn

    by globetrott Updated Jan 1, 2004

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    Schoenbrunn castle

    Schoenbrunn / Schönbrunn

    The residence of the Kaiser (emperor) and a great place to go jogging !

    Simply bear in mind, the park will be locked at certain times, that will be posted at the entrance gates.

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    The Hofburg - Court Palace

    by Tolik Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The Hofburg

    The Hofburg (Court Palace ) is a very strange place - no natural center, no obvious main entrance. Two of Wien's most famous attractions keep the Hofburg at the top of most visitors' agendas: Vienna's Boys' Choir and Spanish Riding School.

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    The Kunsthistorisches Museum

    by Tolik Updated Nov 23, 2002

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    The Kunsthistorisches Museum is fourth biggest art museum in Europe (after Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Louvre and Prado).
    There are five collections in the main building on Maria-Theresien Platz: A gallery of painting; the Coin Cabinet; the sculpture and applied arts collection and (closed when we visited the museum) the art of Ancient Egypt and works from Greece, Rome and the Near East.

    One of the greatest glories of the collection is the Bruegel room (12 paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder). The gallery is particularly rich in 16th and 17th century paintings from Flanders and Venice, with 2 rooms devoted to Rubens and Titian.

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