Historic Sites in Vienna

Historic Sites in Vienna, Austria

Vienna Historic Sites

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  • Lesley B
    26 contributions
    This is very easy to visit as it is close the centre - you can walk in about 30 minutes or get the D tram from Karlskirche. Tickets can be purchased online on the day which saves queing at the ticket desk and are slightly cheaper. Upper and Lower Belvedere have separate entries (and tickets) - there is not much at the Lower Belvedere but worth a visit if you want to see the current exhibition. The gardens are free.
    Written May 10, 2022
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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,425 contributions
    What a road and a walk this is. Can't think of anywhere else like it for the sheer concentration of truly magnificent buildings over such a distance. Wonderful walk.
    Written April 25, 2022
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  • Brun066
    Florence, Italy10,951 contributions
    For an Italian visitor, this church sounds like a familiar presence. Indeed, the architect, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, having completed a large part of his training in Rome (1670-1685), could have "exported" a more imaginative and less conventional Baroque to this church, such as that of some Roman creations. by Borromini. Instead, for this church he adopted a more classical style, which is expressed, as well as in the dome, in the facade (which recalls the Pantheon), and in the two columns in front of the church (imitating the Trajan's Column).
    It's reasonable to imagine that the client, who is directly the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, had some role in allowing the victory of the Fischer project, in the public tender that was held for the new church. However, the fact remains that a church like Karlskirche would be very plausible in Rome. The elliptical plan is almost the only element that links the church to the more "extreme" Baroque (as opposed to the numerous works by Fischer built in Salzburg): rather, according to some, it even seems to anticipate the neoclassical style.
    That said, I would like to emphasize that the element that struck me most in this church is the close-up view of the frescoes in the dome. They, depicting the "Glory of San Carlo Borromeo", as well as the representation of some "Virtues", were executed by Johannes Michael Rottmayr. For some years, the restoration work on the dome has required the construction of very high scaffolding, which can be accessed by an elevator. Apparently the works are finished, but the scaffolding and the elevator have remained, and allow visitors a close view of the frescoes, which certainly was not foreseen by the painter. So many delightful details of the frescoes emerge, which enchant the visitor.
    Written March 3, 2022
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  • Polo M
    Paris, France486 contributions
    When in Vienna, time to check out this small, compact imperial crypt with all the Habsburgs.
    It's a bit expensive for the entrance. You see lots of elegant coffins, some much bigger than others and a family tree.
    It's fairly small, took me about 30 minutes to complete it. The most popular one was Maximillian I of Mexico where you can see lots of Mexican gifts and honors.
    Written November 18, 2021
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  • Ionut
    Bucharest, Romania19 contributions
    Beautiful cafe with a nice view over the Schonbrunn. We enjoyed the walk up there and I can say that it was worth it. As everything was fully booked, we took the apfelstrudel to go and eat it on the stairs of Gloriette. It was a beautiful view over the Schonbrunn and its gardens. Recommend it if you go to Vienna and visit the palace!
    Written April 19, 2022
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  • Fatty&roundy
    Virovitica, Croatia26 contributions
    It’s an extremely beautiful church everyone coming to Vienna must visit the church it has great details of artwork inside the building and very gothic look tot he church from the outside
    Written November 11, 2021
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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,425 contributions
    It is difficult to describe anything as average in Vienna, and although the park is nice enough, it is the buildings that make it.
    Written April 25, 2022
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  • Michelle
    Auckland, New Zealand25 contributions
    Stayed in the area at the Maria Theresia Hotel so this neighbourhood was on my doorstep.
    Lots of quaint little smaller streets with cozy restaurants & artists shops. Good place to walk around and experience a more local feel and perhaps even a “little back in time”
    Written January 25, 2020
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  • Around the World
    Berlin, Germany517 contributions
    If you’re a really classic music or Mozart fan it’s interesting maybe. Mostly picture commented by audio guides. For a tourist like us with small kids not so much to see. But anyway. It’s a must if you stay in Vienna.
    Written October 14, 2020
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  • Tom L
    5 contributions
    Free with the Vienna Pass, this museum gives a good insight into the development of Freud's theories and family life, before he was forced to flee to Hampstead, London, in order to escape from the Nazis. The apartments and practice rooms are sparsely furnished, though a surprising number of his and Anna Freud's personal effects are present, often located precisely where they would have been originally. It probably helps to have some prior knowledge of his theories, although this museum is most affecting on account of its family histories (he lost all but one of his sisters to the death camp at Treblinka). Fragments of the original richly coloured decor survive on the walls and ceilings, in contrast to the now very clinical white walls. An exhibition space currently explores the relationship between Freudian theories and surrealist art.
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania7,466 contributions
    Close to the Hofburg there is another lovely square of Vienna the Freyung.
    In the middle of the square there is another fountain - Vienna has a lot of these that's for sure - it is called Austria- Brunnen - Austria Fountain .. I guess its obvious the symbolism.
    Around the square the are several palaces - since it was close to the Hofburg , obviously palaces were built in this area. Just to mention a few of those palaces : Harrach, Fernstel , etc.
    The Scottish Monastery is also to be found the in this square- with an interesting history behind it.
    During the holidays - Eastern and Christmas - in the square there are thematic markets.
    It can be very interesting - has some landmarks in it ... go and check it out.
    Written August 16, 2020
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  • Stirling B
    Ottawa, Canada553 contributions
    This church located at the top of a set of stairs is close to the Donau Canal outside of the main tourist zone in Vienna. Inside you will find a beautiful altar with amazing stained glass windows. On the outside the bell tower is majestic.
    Written July 30, 2019
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  • TAIN2013
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,877 contributions
    The state apartments are where Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elizabeth lived and worked during the winter months. The tour provides an insight into their lifestyle and habits and also provides a glimpse into the etiquette and protocol.

    This is a must see if you are interested in imperial history.
    Written July 27, 2019
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  • Balint J
    Budapest, Hungary17 contributions
    If you are still living inside of the cult of Romy Schneider, let’s forget everything you know! In this mansion house Elisabeth of Wittelsbach passed only 8 times in her life! She was an extremely vain and inconstant woman. Her unstable personality made it complicated the possibility for the integration. This facility it’s inside one of the most amused parks of Vienna, and the halls are fulfilled with good photo – topics. Despite of this I think is terrible absurd that even in the 21. century the Austrians believe that their language is spoken everywhere. This foolish and uncomprehending behavior is not good for the tourism. Above every single exhibition guideline the descriptions are in german without an appropriate english translation. Please, don’t come with your cheap information maps, the two-language is synonym of acceptance and conformation!
    Written November 1, 2019
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  • FritzKubrick
    Norrkoping, Sweden339 contributions
    I was welcomed by a very nice and knowledable man telling me about the building. There are no original paintings here and most of Klimt’s studio is reconstructed but somehow his spirit was still there.
    Written August 15, 2019
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