Die Hofburg war vom 13. Jh bis 1918 (mit Unterbrechungen) die Residenz der Habsburger in Wien. Seit 1945 ist sie der Amtssitz des Österreichischen Bundespräsidenten. In ihr sind der größte Teil der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek sowie verschiedene Museen und das Bundesdenkmalamt untergebracht.
The Hofburg is the former principal imperial palace of the habsburg dynasty rulers and today serves as the official residence and workplace of the president of austria.
The Imperial palace contains many museums and it is nice to walk around there.
This used to be the "working place" of emperor Franz Joseph II. The place can be visited now and also houses some nice museums such as e.g. a Sissi (empress Elisabeth) museum and the treasure collection of the Habsburg family.
“One of the most famous an most beautiful museums in Vienna, we suppose. If you prefer modern art go to the Museumsquartier on the opposite side of the street. The same building on the other side of the place is the museum for Historically Nature. Its not really a museum in a modern style but its charming with all these old stuffed animals …”
“Schönbrunn ( beautiful spring)... Main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, located in Hietzing! ”
“Among Vienna's most popular attractions, Belvedere Palace is really two splendid Baroque buildings: the Lower (Unteres) Belvedere and the Upper (Oberes) Belvedere. Highlights of the Upper Palace include the Ground Floor Hall, with its statues, and the Ceremonial Staircase, with its rich stucco relief and frescoes. Also worth seeing is the Marble Hall, a stunning two-story hall with numerous period sculptures, paintings, and ceiling frescoes. The Lower Palace also boasts a Marble Hall, this one noted for its oval plaster medallions and rich ceiling fresco, as well as a Marble Gallery built to house a collection of historic statues. Other notable buildings include the Winter Palace, a Baroque building that once housed the Court Treasury, the Orangery, the Palace Stables (home to the Medieval Treasury), and the Belvedere Gardens and Fountains linking the two palaces. The Österreichische Galerie Belvedere is an art museum in the Belvedere Palace, known for its extensive collections, including a rich array of sculptures and panel paintings from the 12th to the 16th centuries. But it is perhaps best known for Austrian Symbolist artist Gustav Klimt's The Kiss, a masterpiece of early modern art.”
“One of the world's largest and most splendid theaters, the Vienna State Opera House (Wiener Staatsoper) has hosted many of the world's most prominent composers, conductors, soloists, and dancers. Operatic and ballet performances are staged at least 300 times a year, fuelled by an obsession with music that goes as far back as 1625 when the first Viennese Court Opera was performed. The current massive Opera House was built in 1869 and is notable for its French Early Renaissance style, while interior highlights include a grand staircase leading to the first floor, the Schwind Foyer (named after its paintings of famous opera scenes), and the exquisite Tea Room with its valuable tapestries. Capable of accommodating an audience of 2,211 along with 110 musicians, the Opera House is also home to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. (English language guided tours are available.)”
“An amusement park for many, place of nostalgic dreams for some, oasis of greenery for almost everyone – and the location of the Giant Ferris Wheel, one of Vienna’s most famous symbols. The Vienna Prater is in season from March to October. But the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel and a few other attractions are open all year round”