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Wonderful Wien

A May 2001 trip to Vienna by Tolik

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Quote: Vienna is the classical music capital of the world.

Wonderful Wien

Overview

Vienna Photo, Vienna, Austria
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You can visit one of the best opera in the world, first class museums, stroll along beautiful buildings and boulevards, and visit lovely cafés. This city is like no other place we have seen. Every corner we turn, there were more amazing houses, parks, and monuments. It’s so beautiful that sometimes seems unreal. Quick Tips: Staatsoper (State Opera) is still at heart of Viennese culture (and remains one of three top opera companies in the world). Belvedere is my favorite art museum in Vienna. Karlskirche is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture.Visit famous Stephansom - St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Do not miss the Graben, an elegant pedestrianized shopping street. Best Way To Get Aroun...Read More
Hotel Deutschmeister Photo, Vienna, Austria
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Best Things Nearby:The City CenterBest Things About the Resort:Location; serviceResort Experience:Hotel Deutschmeister was built in the courtyard of an old Viennese residence. It is set in a peaceful location and only minutes from the city center. Here, surrounded by Vienna's magnificent buildings, you can visit the State Opera, the Spanish Riding School, St. Stephan's Cathedral, the Schoenbrunn Palace, exclusive shops and many other famous sights. Hotel Deutschmeister has a bar onsite. Unit Type: 1 Bedroom Activities: Good Amenities: Very ...Read More

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Hotel Deutschmeister
Gruenentorgasse 30 A-1090
Vienna, Austria
310 34 04

Belvedere Palace (Oberes Belvedere)

Attraction | "Belvedere Palace"

Belvedere Palace (Oberes Belvedere) Photo, Vienna, Austria
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Osterreichishe Galerie Des 19 und Jarhundts (Austrian Gallery if the 19th and 20th centuries) is the museum to head for if you want to see the highlights of Viennese painting. The are rooms full of works by Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, van Gough and many other famous artists. Use the same ticket to enter the Lower Belvedere, which contains the Baroque Museum’s collection of sculptures.

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Belvedere Palace (Oberes Belvedere)
Prinz-eugen-strasse 27
Vienna, Austria A-1030
43 01 79 55 7 0

A Walk In The Stadtpark Photo, Vienna, Austria
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Stadpark (State Park, or better to say, city Park) located close to the Ring. The sculpted vegetation, with one of Vienna’s most photogenic monuments, the gilded Johan-Strauss-Denkmal provides a soothing counterpoint to the nearby Bahnhof Wien-Mitte (railroad station).

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A Walk In The Stadtpark
Near City Center
Vienna, Austria

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art)

Attraction | "The Kunsthistorisches Museum"

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art) Photo, Vienna, Austria
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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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Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art)
Maria Theresien-Platz
Vienna, Austria 1010
+43 1 52 52 40

Historical Museum of the City of Vienna

Attraction | "HISTORISCHES MUSEUM DER STADT WIEN"

Historical Museum of the City of Vienna Photo, Vienna, Austria
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The Vienna’s history is told through a wide variety of artifacts and works of art. Ground floor tells the story of this area from Neolithic to Roman to medieval times. On the 1st floor are panoramic views of Vienna; battle scenes from the Turkish wars and number of portraits. The second floor (19th – 20th centuries) has fascinating Napoleonic era salon decorated in the “Pompean” style. Two large wooden models show what Vienna looked like before and after the Ring was built. Klimt, Kokoshka, Schiele, Gerstl, Moll and others represent Austrian art.

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Historical Museum of the City of Vienna
Karlsplatz
Vienna, Austria 1040
+43 1 505 87 47 8402

Stephansdom

Attraction

Stephansdom Photo, Vienna, Austria
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This is the heart of Vienna. The original Romanesque church was replaced in 13th century with a late Romanesque building, of which the only remains are the massive main entrance gate and 2 towers. The church was constructed mainly in the 15 century. The spire with its filigree decoration and tiled roof are extraordinary features of this cathedral. The exterior bears some remarkable sculptures; circle around the building before you enter it.

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Stephansdom
Stephansplatz
Vienna, Austria A-1010
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Staatsoper

Attraction | "STAATSOPER (State Opera)"

Staatsoper Photo, Vienna, Austria
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Staatsoper (State Opera) is still at heart of Viennese culture (and remains one of three top opera companies in the world). Staatsoper is still at heart of Viennese culture (and remains one of three top opera companies in the world). The cheapest option for seeing opera is standing-room tickets.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 4, 2002

Staatsoper
Opernring 2
Vienna, Austria A-1010
+43 1 514 44 2969

Pestsäule

Attraction | "Pestsaule (Plague Pillar)"

Pestsäule Photo, Vienna, Austria
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This is the center of Graben, an elegant pedestrianized shopping street. Emperor Leopold I commissioned plague Pillar in 1679 in giving thanks for the end of particularly virulent plague epidemic. It is dedicated to the Holy Trinity and Nine Choirs of Angels. According to inscription, the monument is “a reminder of the divine chastisement of plagues richly deserved by this city”.

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Pestsäule
Graben
Vienna A-1010

Karlskirche

Attraction

Karlskirche Photo, Vienna, Austria
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This is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture, which features a gigantic dome; a portico modeled on a Greek temple; 2 minaret-like columns (covered with spiraling relieves depicting the life of St. Charles Bartolomeo), which were actually inspired by Trajan’s column in Rome; and 2 gatehouses resembling Chinese pavilions. The interior of the cathedral is overwhelmingly beautiful. It contains altarpieces by Daniel Gran and Martino Altomonte and extraordinary high altar showing St. Charles Bartolomeo being assumed into heaven.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 4, 2002

Karlskirche
Karlsplatz
Vienna A-1040