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  • tripleh8298
    Brooklyn Park, MN68 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had iffy weather for the day so we were unsure when or if we would go to out to Schonbrunn so we didn't make reservations. Big mistake. Highly suggest getting a ticket slot ahead of time because we only had one option to wait 4 hours. Fortunately, there is plenty to do on the grounds even if you can't see the Palace interiors. We did pay to see the Palm House which was nothing special we don't have in our home City.
    Written May 28, 2024
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  • Diana R
    Birch Run, MI2,753 contributions
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    Beautiful European city, so clean and updated, we visited the old town on a guided tour and really loved it. It rivals my favorite city (Paris). Highly recommend.
    Written May 27, 2024
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  • slinkype
    Andover, UK168 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited while the Christmas markets were outside. It’s got the most gorgeous cafe that we queued a long time for. Food wasn’t very good but it was awful pretty
    Written May 21, 2024
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  • Diana R
    Birch Run, MI2,753 contributions
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    We visited this cathedral after our guided walking tour of Okd Vienna. It’s very beautiful and well worth your time to visit.
    Written May 27, 2024
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  • Diana R
    Birch Run, MI2,753 contributions
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    This is a beautiful building that used to be someone's residence and now its a wonderful art museum. We enjoyed our visit there on our recent trip to Europe. The building itself is gorgeous and the art, especially the Gustav Klimt collection is amazing. Highly recommend a visit.
    Written May 27, 2024
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  • Travel with Sean
    Madison, WI529 contributions
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    The Hofburg Palace is one of the most significant historical landmarks in Vienna. The palace was originally built in the 13th century as a fortress, and was gradually expanded and renovated over the centuries by successive Habsburg monarchs, becoming the sprawling complex that exists today. The palace complex was the political and cultural center of the Holy Roman Empire, and later the Austro-Hungarian Empire, under the Habsburg Dynasty, serving as the seat of government, the imperial residence, and the venue for lavish court ceremonies and festivities. It was also a hub of artistic and intellectual activity, attracting leading artists, musicians, scholars, and statesmen from across Europe. The Hofburg Palace continues to be a venue for cultural events, concerts, exhibitions, and international conferences. It also serves as the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria, and houses various government offices, conference facilities, and cultural institutions.
    Written May 22, 2024
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  • Diana R
    Birch Run, MI2,753 contributions
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    These gardens are so beautiful. Very large, lots of different places to just sit and enjoy the beauty. I especially enjoyed the rose garden and the beautiful sculptures.
    Written May 27, 2024
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  • esme
    15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice zoo to visit, a lot of interesting animals. A good, marked trail to follow to help you see all the animals.

    At the zoo we visited the Biergarten restaurant. The food was good, but the service a bit too unfriendly. The waiter came with the check and immadiatelly asked us how much tip we will give him. I prefer the waiter to tell us how much the check is and then we will tell him about the tip. It made us feel he was just interested in the money, not the experience we had.
    Written May 22, 2024
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  • 986richm
    43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An impressive collective of famous and not so famous art from the late 1800s onwards. Monet, Degas, Renoir and the list goes on. Very popular and gets busy but not surprising. Plan a good half-day to do it justice.
    Written April 23, 2024
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  • Johanna A
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was absolutely amazing! Many many things to see, even my 10 year old enjoyed very much! Wouldn’t recomrnd with small child because there are many satira and the place is huge, you have to walk a lot.
    Written April 29, 2024
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,980 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The State Hall of the national library is straight out of Hogwarts! Incredible architecture, fabulous paintings and frescoes, soaring stacks of ancient books (potions and spells?), secret hidden doors, creaky old ladders on wheels, statues and sculptures, antique globes, and much more. Well worth the 10 euros (8 euros seniors) entry!
    Written May 12, 2024
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  • Przemysław
    Wroclaw, Poland100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place, you can see the tower of the town hall from far away but it is definitely worth to see it up close.

    Currently there is some work ongoing in the park upfront the city hall so it is impossible to take a picture with it (26th May 2024)
    Written May 26, 2024
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  • Claudia S
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent and thought provoking gallery. Furniture, architecture mixed with famous paintings, lots of contextual information. Really worth a visit!
    Written May 7, 2024
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  • Diana R
    Birch Run, MI2,753 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were on a group tour recently and this was one of our activités, to ride the big wheel in Vienna. It was very nice, although the line was very slow moving. Once on, it was very nice and you got a good view over the amusement park.
    Written May 27, 2024
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia11,443 contributions
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    It is believed that a church has existed on this site since the early middle ages though the current Baroque church building was begun around 1701 and consecrated to the Holy Trinity in 1733. At that time it was the fist domed structure in Vienna.

    The exterior of the church, which is two storeys high, is coloured white with pale yellow pilasters, entablatures and architraves, the latter which we see around the niches and the windows. There is a portico over the church's main entrance that is topped with a very ornate grey marble monument with three lead statues holding gilded ornaments and implements. These statues represent faith, hope and love. Either side of the main facade are two towers that are three storeys high and have, on each of the first and second storeys, semi-circular niches that hold stone statues (four in total).

    There is a window on the third storey of each of the towers as well as on the second storey of the main facade of the building. This latter window has a clock above it.

    The dome is approximately 5 metres high and is topped with a lantern that allows light into the interior of the cupola.

    The interior single nave has a spectacular array of marble, richly decorated golden stucco, gilded woodwork (particularly the ornate pulpit), beautiful frescoes, particularly inside the cupola and the side chapels, as well as lovely paintings. The fresco of the Coronation of Our Lady inside the cupola is the work of Johann Michael Rottmayr.

    The high altar is quite lovely and, on the ceiling above it, is a fresco that gives the illusion that there is a second smaller cupola. The altarpiece displays the Healing of the Lame by St. Peter and St. Jon in Jerusalem.

    There are several beautifully ornate side chapels. On a balcony above the main entrance is a large Baroque organ that was built in 1751.

    Well worth a visit particularly as it is free to enter - take note Karlskirche.
    Written April 11, 2024
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