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Take a walk

Favorite thing We did quite a bit of walking when we were in Vienna. While we U-Bahn-ed it to St Stephens, we walked for miles afterwards. The architecture is beautiful along the way. As we walked towards the Hofburg we were amazed at the orante scultures all around and teh beautiful churches. Find a map and take a walk, it's the best way around.

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blaird
Mar 04, 2003

Neue Hofburg

Fondest memory This is south wing of Wiener Burg and it is built in Neo-Baroque ''Ringstrasse style''. Nowdays it houses a part of Kunsthistorisches Museum… On the right of the picture you can see the Prince Eugene Monument.

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KiNyA
Jan 02, 2003

Hofburg - inner courtyard

Fondest memory This is the old kings palace, inner cortyard of the Hofburg. Make sure you visit kings apartments, city residence of Franz Josef and his beloved queen Elisabeth, "Sissy". At the same entrance to the kings apartment there is a silver collection exhibition, make sure you see that also!

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tomeek
Sep 11, 2002

The Hofburg

Favorite thing Visit the buildings making up the Hofburg (Imperial Palace). Heldenplatz (Heroes Square), Neue Hofburg (New Imperial Palace), Schwizerhof (Swiss Courtyard), Alte Burg (Old Castle), Reichskanzleitrakt (Imperial Chancellery), Amalienburg (Castle of Amalia), Leopoldinischer Trakt (Leopoldine Wing), Michaelertrakt E Michaelerplatz (The Saint Michael Wing and The Square of Saint Michael).

Fondest memory I really liked the treasury and the Square of Saint Michael. Both places have so much beauty. I bought a Frank Sinatra cd in Vienna, and everytime I hear a Sinatra song I think of the beauty of Vienna. Since it was Autumn the days were crisp and sunny!

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Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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The statue of Erzherzog Karl...

Favorite thing The statue of Erzherzog Karl in Heldenplatz. This was important to us as our 'meeting place' - we went to Vienna on a coach trip from the somewhat remote village where we were staying. The hostess on the bus made it very clear that we should be back here at 4:30 or face the prospect of a long train journey back to Traunkirchen. The number of times this was drilled into us vergered on the ridiculous, but it ensured we were not late!

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steventilly
Aug 24, 2002

Well, back in the city centre...

Favorite thing Well, back in the city centre again and quite near where we started out. This is the Hofburg, a truly enormous series of palaces that houses a multitude of 'visitor attractions' including the Spanish Riding School.

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Aug 24, 2002

explore the entire Ringstraße...

Favorite thing explore the entire Ringstraße area... and see the many magnificent buildings located there. Amongst those not-to-be-missed landmarks include the Parliament, City Hall, Burgtheater and Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Photo Below: Here's a photo of the City Hall. Nice!

Fondest memory Did you know that the Austrian Parliament Building was designed by Danish architect, Theophil von Hansen, using a Greek temple as his inspiration?

Today, it is definitely one of the most magnificent buildings on the Ringstraße. Don't miss the eye-catching Pallas Athena Fountain in front of the building's driveway. Cool.

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Krystynn
Aug 24, 2002

Fondest memory Have you ever wondered what it feels like to live like a true Royal? Yeah, me too.

Well, why don't you join a guided tour through the beautiful Hofburg Palace, the Imperial residence of Empress Elizabeth and Emperor Franz Joseph? Better to go on a guided tour and get all the inside scoop on past and current palace intrigues and gossips than to wander around aimlessly here. Whatever your decision, it'll surely leave you spellbound for sure!

Today, this palace is a treasure trove of museums, apartments... and it also includes a portion of the Spanish Riding School. Enjoy your visit!

And to drive my point home, here's a lovely pic of the Main Entrance to the Hofburg Palace as seen from Michaelsplatz.

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Krystynn
Aug 24, 2002
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"My birthplace & the place where I feel at home !"
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"VIENNA, AUSTRIA ~ MUSIC IS IN THE AIR !"
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"WALTZ INTO VIENNA!"
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"Rainy day in Vienna 2006, sunny in 2013"
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"VIENNA AND THE PASSION OF ART"
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There is so much to do in this...

Favorite thing There is so much to do in this city, its almost impossible to mention, all its atractions. Of course you can not forget to visit the Belvedere Palace, Schonbrunn Palace, St. Stephen, there are plenty of great museums, art galleries, coffee houses, the list is quite extensive. Vienna is one of the great european cities. Just as grand or grander than London or Paris. In a smaller scale of course.

Fondest memory There is plenty of those. The coffee houses, The music, its architectural beauty. Just a great city!

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Luis_Alberto
Aug 24, 2002

Buy a metro-ticket and visit...

Favorite thing Buy a metro-ticket and visit all the beautifull sights of Vienna. I've been to several capitals, but Vienna stays still one of my favorits. Because of the barok buildings, the city is very clean and people are really friendly.

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CvB
Aug 24, 2002

Hofburg...

Favorite thing The Imperial Palace ("Hofburg" in German) houses the President's office these days... It's a really nice looking building..especially at night!

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CandS
Oct 09, 2004

Imperial Palace

Favorite thing A night view of the Hofburg (Imperial Palace)... We were walking around one night and came across this place again...it looked so different in the day time...

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CandS
Sep 19, 2003

Things To Do in Vienna

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Naschmarkt

After passing the Vienna Secession Building we were planning on heading towards the Vienna Ring Road when we saw a rather interesting looking market area, so we went to have a look. It turned out to...
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Karlsplatz

like what I've Said, the City of Vienna has many known and hidden squares and there are even walking tours of the hidden squares of Vienna in some tour companies. One of the Largest Squares is the...
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Theater an der Wien

Go and see the Theater an der Wien. This is the theatre were Beethoven's opera 'Fidelio' went in premiere in 1805. There is a plaque on the wall to honour it. I love the opera although it is not often...
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Karlskirche - St Charles Church

Karlskirche or Charles’ Church is situated at the Karlsplatz and dedicated to Saint Charles or Cardinal Carlo Borromeo. Construction of this church started in 1716 and was accomplished by 1737. Church...
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Wien Museum Karlsplatz - Historical Museum of the City of Vienna

First of all, this museum implemented and conducts visitor friendly policy of non-barriers. It will tell you the story of Vienna from the times of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius to the Times of...
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Wiener Staatsoper - State Opera House

One of the two most famous Opera houses in the World (La Scala in Milan, Italy) being the other one. The Opera House in Vienna is one of the many symbols in this beautiful city. We weren't able to...
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