GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s eastern side, on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud.

FABIO'S REVIEW

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I lived in Vienna in January 2009, while completing my assignment for UNIDO. Personally I wouldn’t return during the winter, as it was gray, cold and rainy, but the city center is certainly worth a visit, due to the many historical buildings. All monuments and churches/palaces described below can be visited in a single day.

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HOFBURG (IMPERIAL PALACE)

The Hofburg is the former principal imperial palace, located in the center of Vienna. Built in the 13th century in baroque architecture, it is the home of the Imperial Silver Collection, the Sisi Museum, and the Imperial Apartments.

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KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM

The Kunsthistorisches Museum is an art museum in Vienna, Austria. Housed in its festive palatial building on Ringstraße, it is crowned with an octagonal dome.

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VIENNA CITY CENTER

The city center is the historic center in Vienna, known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the Museums Quartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.

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ST. STEPHEN'S CATHEDRAL (STEPHANSDOM)

St. Stephen's cathedral is a Romanesque / Gothic cathedral, which stands on the ruins of two earlier churches. It is the most important religious building in Vienna, with its multi-coloured tile roof, and one of the city's most recognizable symbols.

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VIENNA CITY HALL

The Vienna City Hall is the seat of the local government, and is located on Rathausplatz in the Innere Stadt district. It is the official seat of the Mayor and the meeting place of the city senate/provincial government and the Municipal Council/Landtag.

HOFBURG (IMPERIAL PALACE)

Fabios-LifeTour-Austria-1984-and-2009-January-Vienna-Hofburg-Imperial-Palace-417-cover

The Hofburg is the former principal imperial palace, located in the center of Vienna. Built in the 13th century in baroque architecture, it is the home of the Imperial Silver Collection, the Sisi Museum, and the Imperial Apartments.

KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM

Fabios-LifeTour-Austria-1984-and-2009-January-Vienna-Kunsthistorisches-Museum-414-cover

The Kunsthistorisches Museum is an art museum in Vienna, Austria. Housed in its festive palatial building on Ringstraße, it is crowned with an octagonal dome.

VIENNA CITY CENTER

Fabios-LifeTour-Austria-1984-and-2009-January-Vienna-other-pictures-of-Vienna-City-Center-428-cover

The city center is the historic center in Vienna, known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the Museums Quartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.

ST. STEPHEN'S CATHEDRAL (STEPHANSDOM)

Fabios-LifeTour-Austria-1984-and-2009-January-Vienna-St-Stephens-Cathedral-Stephansdom-436-cover

St. Stephen's cathedral is a Romanesque / Gothic cathedral, which stands on the ruins of two earlier churches. It is the most important religious building in Vienna, with its multi-coloured tile roof, and one of the city's most recognizable symbols.

VIENNA CITY HALL

Fabios-LifeTour-Austria-1984-and-2009-January-Vienna-Vienna-City-Hall-412-cover

The Vienna City Hall is the seat of the local government, and is located on Rathausplatz in the Innere Stadt district. It is the official seat of the Mayor and the meeting place of the city senate/provincial government and the Municipal Council/Landtag.

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