At the end of the seventeenth century Emperor Leopold I commissioned the Baroque architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, who had received his training in Rome, to design an imperial hunting lodge for his son, Crown Prince Joseph, later to become Emperor Joseph I. Replacing the château de…
Built to rival the opulence of Versailles, Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace was once a summer residence of the Habsburg monarchs. Today, this baroque palace is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historic monuments in Austria.
Schönbrunn ( beautiful spring)... Main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, located in Hietzing!
“Viennese people go there for shopping. Its a long street full of shops. Start at Westbahnhof and walk down to Museumsquartier. ”
“Our amusement park called Wiener Prater is definitely a must see, not only for families but for everyone. Especially a ride on our landmark called Wiener Riesenrad/Vienna Giant Ferry Wheel. ”
“This zoo is one of the most popular sights of Vienna, for both young and old travellers. It is far away from being a tourist trap, its popularity is just coming from the marvelousness of the spot, the gardens, the architecture, the animals - all leading to a perfect zoo experience. The zoo or "Tiergarten" is dating back to the 18th century, being the personal collection of exotic animals of the reigning family. It is part of the even bigger baroque Schönbrunn park which has a size of 160.000 m2.”
“The Stephansdom Vienna with the famous Pummerin bell is a world wide known cultural possession and one of Vienna landmarks. The local people use also the name Steffel for this impressive cathedral. Pummerin Bell: In 1951 the new Pummerin was casted in St. Florian partly out the material of the old bell which tumbled down at the fire in 1945. It was pulled up in 1957 onto the 68 m high north tower. The biggest and heaviest bell of Austria weighs 21.383 kg. Stephansdom data and facts: To reach the top room of the high tower, which is the 137 m high south tower and also commonly known as Steffl, you need to climb 343 steps.The cathedral itself is 107 m long and 34 m wide. The central aisle is 28 m high and the three choir halls are 22 m high. Visitor Info: The cathedral of Vienna is definitely worth a visit. The entrance to this imposing building is free, but only some areas may be visited without paying an entrance fee. For the main area of the cathedral a guided tour by audio guide is available for around 6,00 Euro. At this tour you will see numerous art historical and architectural highlights like paintings, altars and sculptures. Both towers offer an impressive view over the city center. Of course you need to pay an entrance fee for this experience. The elevator onto the north tower with Pummerin bell costs approx. 6,00 Euro. For the south tower you have to pay only about 5,00 Euro, but you must tackle the 343 steps on foot. Who prefers to step downstairs instead of upstairs, can also visit the catacombs in a guided tour (approx. 6,00 Euro). In the Bischofsgruft you can find the urns of the Habsburger and the tomb monument for emperor Friedrichs II, which is made of red marble. You may visit all the tours listed above at a reasonable price with an all-inclusive ticket. This ticket costs around 14,90 Euro. www.stephanskirche.at All-Inclusive Ticket cheaper at Tiqets* with 10% discount code 10CWTQ”
“The Kunsthistorisches Museum aka KHM is one of the top art historic museums worldwide. It dates back to the private art collections of the Habsburg family. It features Egyptian, Roman and Greek collections as well as paintings from masterminds like Tizian, Rubens, Rürer and many more. ”