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Private Half-Day History Walking Tour in Vienna: The City of Many Pasts
"Vienna is not just a city of one past but a city of many pasts. Delve into Vienna's past and present on an insightful 3-hour walking tour of its colorful history and architecture. Your tour begins at Michaelerplatz where the Hofburg the Habsburg’s imperial palace and seat of power since the thirteenth century dominates the square. Clockwise from the palace is the green and gray Loos House designed by Austrian architect Adolf Loos (1870 1933).From there the tour continues down Kohlmarkt and the Graben
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3-hour Small Group Vienna Wine Walk
"Vienna is buzzing with wine bars and vinotheks which offer fantastic arrays of Austrian wine (including home-grown Viennese wine). This tour will introduce you to both the wines of Austria and to some of our favorite neighborhood drinking holes. You’ll meet your guide (a certified sommelier and passionate enthusiast of Austrian wine) at a central location but the wine bars visited will be in residential neighborhood: places where locals meet after work to catch up with friends. You’ll also visit one bar at the buzzing Naschmarkt where people-watching is as much a part of the scene as the wine. You will taste a different Austrian wine at each location (as well as a selection of local cheese and charcuterie at one place) while you discuss the regions grape varieties styles
From $90.00
Small-Group History Walking Tour in Vienna: The City of Many Pasts
"Vienna is not just a city of one past but a city of many pasts. Delve into Vienna's past and present on an insightful 3-hour walking tour of its colorful history and architecture. Your tour begins at Michaelerplatz where the Hofburg the Habsburg’s imperial palace and seat of power since the thirteenth century dominates the square. Clockwise from the palace is the green and gray Loos House designed by Austrian architect Adolf Loos (1870 1933).From there the tour continues down Kohlmarkt and the Graben
From $90.00

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St.Leopoldskirche - Art Nouveau at its best

St. Leopoldskirche am Steinhof is also called Otto-Wagner-Kirche or St.Leopold am Spiegelgrund and it is a lovely art-nouveau-church built by Otto Wagner at the beginning of the 20th century. For many years it was under restoration, but now you are able to see it also from inside, at least a few hours every week :
every saturday throughout the year at 03.00p.m.
and every Sunday at 04.00pm
there is a guided tour of 50 minutes for 8 euros !
No reservations necessary for the tours !
On Saturdays between 04.00p.m. and 05.00p.m.
an on Sundays between 12.00noon and 04.00pm
you can visit the church for a charge 2 € and on your own !
Photography is no problem !
In summer Church-service is there
every sunday and holiday at 09.00a.m.
(in winter it is only at another chapel)
Get there by BUS 48A, it is leaving at Ringstrasse,
close to the Parliament !
Get out at the end of the terminus and walk about 300 meters uphill !
The adress is : A-1140 Wien, Baumgartner Hoehe 1
Guided tours for groups can be arranged with the tel. and e.mail-adress below !

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Mar 28, 2016

Majolikahaus - Art Nouveau by Otto Wagner

Majolikahaus in Wienzeile Nr. 40 was built by Otto Wagner in 1899 and it was decorated with colored tiles covering almost all of the facade in Jugendstil / Art Nouveau - style. You will see this building, next to another great Jugendstil-building by Otto Wagner next to Naschmarkt and Metrostation Kettenbrueckengasse, where the largest flea-market of Vienna is held every saturday between 07.00a.m. and 03.00p.m.
Everybody is allowed to sell his private goods at that flea-market, you simply have to be there early enough in the morning to get a good place and somebody will walk around selling you a ticket that allows you to stay there as a seller. In 2016 the fee for selling private goods on the Fleamarket is 19 Euros, as long as you are not an ordinary merchant !

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Mar 28, 2016

Karlsplatz - Museum with Art Nouveau Interior

This is the Pavillon on Karlsplatz, that used to be a "Stadtbahn"-station once and while it's equivalent is used as a cafe, this one is a great museum with changing exhibitions, but it is mainly interesting for visitors beeing interested in Vienna's Art-Nouveau-style, because the building was restored recently and it also shows some small-scale models of Kirche am Steinhof / Leopoldskirche am Spiegelgrund (see it in my 2nd picture here) and some other works of Otto Wagner that were never built !
In my 4th picture you can see a great wall-decoration in the entrancehall of the pavillon / museum, you are also able to see this through the windows, when the museum is closed !

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Sep 14, 2012

Otto-Wagner-Kirche am Spiegelgrund

Otto-Wagner-Kirche am Spiegelgrund, also called St.Leoplodskirche in Steinhof may be seen only from outside during the week. It dates back to the beginning of the 20th century and was built in Art-Nouveau-style and recently it was totally restored. On the pictures of this tip you may see what it looks from outside and so you may decide for yourself, if you are interested to go there.
This church is to be found at the west-end of Vienna, at the terminus of the busline 48A (leaving at the parliament). At the terminus you have to enter the park of the sanitory and walk uphill for about 300 meters.
The interior of this church may be visited
ONLY at saturdays, through-out the year
at 03.00p.m. in a guided tour for 4 euros
and from 04.00-05.00p.m. on your own
and free of charge !

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Aug 09, 2012
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Otto Wagner-Haus in Wienzeile 38

This the other building made by Otto Wagner, next to Majolikahaus and in my opinion it is even more beautiful with its great golden ornaments. It is a bank today and unfortunately both buildings may not be visited from inside - there are beautifully decorated lifts and stairs.
Click on my pictures and see the great details in the facades and the sculptures at the top of the buildings - they seem to scream down on the people passing by !
This building is on Naschmarkt, opposite of the flea-market that will take place every saturday !

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Aug 09, 2012

Otto-Wagner Hofpavillon Hietzing

The " Kaiser-pavillon " was once built especially for the emperor Franz Joseph, so he could take the subway and instead of stepping up the stairs with the ordinary passengers, he would have his very own station, where he could change to his carriage - you still may see the street for the royal carriage there, ending in a covered entree with the royal crown on top.Today the lovely building is a small museum, open only in the afternoon and most people will pass by without noticing.
You may get to this Art-Nouveau-Pavillon when you get out of the subway in Hietzing and walk back to Schoenbrunn castle at the left side of the "Schoenbrunner Allee" - you will see the dome of the pavillon already from the station Hietzing.
Kaiser Franz Joseph used his station ONLY ONCE !
The museum in Otto-Wagner Hofpavillon Hietzing
is open daily without mondays : 01.30-04.30p.m.

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Aug 09, 2012

Schmetterlingshaus in Palmengarten

Schmetterlingshaus is a must - especially for children & people, young at heart. This great tropical garden is inside the right wing of Palmenhaus/Orangerie of the Hofburg and it is open all of the year ! It is not made like a zoo, where you watch butterflies humming around behind a fine fence, BUT you actually walk inside the palmhouse with great tropical plants and may watch the butterflies from a short distance. Many of them decide to sit at your hand or shoulder and sometimes they wait patiently, untill you have made your photo...
Palmenhaus is open April-October : Monday-Friday :10.00a.m.-04.45p.m.
saturday, sunday & holidays it closes at 06.15p.m.
November - March: daily 10.00a.m. - 03.45p.m.
entrance-fee is 5 Euros / with Wien-card 4 Euros

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Jul 31, 2012

Anker Uhr (Clock)

It's at Hoher Markt, just a few meters away from Stephansdom. It's a "bridge" between two modern buildings. The clock hasn't clock finger but the hours are presented by 12 different figures from austrian history. Everyday at 12:00 there is an event there, which gather many people. It's quite funny, so if you are in the area around 12 o' clock have a look to Anker Uhr.

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The Vienna Secession or (also known as Secessionsstil, or Sezessionsstil in Austria) was part of that highly varied movement that is now covered by the general term Art Nouveau. It was formed in 1897 by a group of 19 Vienna artists who had resigned from the Association. The first President was Gustav Klimt. Though you can see this style in many places in Vienna, I would suggest going to the Succesionist building and then heading to some museums to check out other famous secessionists painters: Schiele, Moll, Moser, etc...

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Aug 21, 2006

"Ankeruhr" (The Anchor Clock)

The Anchor Clock is a famous Art Nouveau artwork, the highlight of the Hoher Markt.
The Painter Franz von Matsch created the clock in the year 1911, as decoration for the hover bow between the buildings of the Anker-Insurance and the neighbour house.
The peculiarity of the clock is a piece parade.
Daily, exactly at 12 o'clock, the doors open, and twelve figures from Vienna's city history appear.
Many tourists wait, daily at this event.

Address: Hoher Markt 10, 1010 Vienna

Metro: U1, U3 - Station Stephansplat
Bus: 1A, 2A, 3A - Station Hoher Markt

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Jan 03, 2006


Secession's 1 of the 1st art nouveau buildings (1897/98) and as such it's different from most buildings in Vienna. It was built as an exhibition centre for avant-garde artists.
The 1st thing you'll notice is the cupola of gold-plated laurel branches, known as the 'Krauthappl' (head of cabbage) by the locals.

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May 14, 2005


This market is on a central sidewalk between two streets called Linke (left) and Rechte (right) Wienzeile. This is a fruits and vegetables market. You’ll find here some traditional Viennese products too.

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Aug 26, 2004

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