Just next to the university of Vienna is this beautiful jewel, a church often mistaken for the famous St.Stephens Cathedral due to it's similar structure. Yet smaller and more fragile, it is a must visit. Both inside and outside are spectacular sights. Highly recommended!
Construction on the Votiv Church, designed in the neo-gothic style by Heinrich Ferstel, began in 1856. It was inaugurated in 1879 to commemorate the silver anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Sisi. At 99 meters, it is Vienna´s second tallest church after St. Stephen´s. - (U2 Schottentor)
“breathe the air of alma mater rudolphina vindobonensis. Founded in 1365 it is one of the oldest universities and while walking through the building you can discover quite a lot. absolutely worth a visit!”
“The ceremonial room at the heart of the Austrian National Library ranks amongst the most beautiful library rooms in the world. Free Museum entry for children and young people under 19 years of age.”
“The famous Burgtheater ensemble is the most important constant element of the theatre and represents the soul of the institution. The Vienna audience loves its theatre stars and shows its appreciation by regular attendance. The Burgtheater today has a more modern program and contemporary structures. Keep your eyes open for something special: You will see four Klimt paintings in the Burgtheater on the two magnificent staircases.”
“For more than seven centuries, the Habsburg empire was ruled from the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Today, the Gothic Imperial Chapel, where the Vienna Boys’ Choir performs during High Mass on Sunday, is a remnant of the Imperial Palace during the Middle Ages. In the middle of the city center, you can marvel at the splendor and magnificence that made up the everyday life of the former imperial family on a visit of the private chambers and staterooms. Numerous museums and collections represent the imperial family’s passion for art. The Imperial Palace, which until 1918 was inhabited by the imperial family, was originally a castle built in the thirteenth century, which was extended to a splendid residence in accordance with the increasing power of the Habsburgs and the expansion of their realm. Today, the Imperial Palace houses the office of the Federal President as well as an important congress center and numerous art collections.”
“he history of the earth and the breathtaking variety of nature can be practically experienced due to 20 million objects: From insects to gemstones and minerals and pterodactyls, the Habsburgs united everything under the roof of this museum near the Imperial Palace. Numerous taxidermy specimens of animals that are either extinct or threatened with extinction make the collection all the more valuable. Free Museum entry for children and young people under 19 years of age ”