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Vienna Art Museum: Unlocking Kunsthistorisches

Vienna Art Museum: Kunsthistorisches Museum

Vienna Art Museum. Your personal taste against those of the Habsburg Emperors? Unlike anywhere else, Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna will provide a taste of the Habsburgs’ favourite things: After collecting artwork across Europe and Northern Africa for more than 400 years the Emperors enabled one of Europe’s finest museums. Following my multiple visits, let me share some insight into Vienna’s …

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Adolf Loos Vienna: 10 Spots Where He Broke Ground

Adolf Loos Vienna: Loos Haus upper facade

Where in Vienna can you explore modernism by architect and cultural critic Adolf Loos? Inspired by Loos’ polemic style guide Ornament and Crime I thought it was time to share a list of the 10 best Adolf Loos related sites to visit in Wien and surroundings. Who Was Adolf Loos? Adolf Loos Vienna. Born in today’s Czechia in 1870 Loos was a …

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Fin De Siècle Vienna Tips: Best Of Vienna Modernism And Art Nouveau

Fin de Siecle Vienna: Gustav Klimt Tree of Life

Fin De Siecle Vienna. Whether your heart beats for bold patterns or bold ideas, straight lines or straight talking, complex psyches or complex music: a radical mindset is key to enjoying Vienna 1900.  I have pulled together a list of the best things to see and do, including the best anniversary exhibitions.  Fin de Siècle Vienna In Brief Fin De …

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Albertina Vienna Museum: Why Art And Gourmet Fans Love It

Albertina Vienna

Every city has its boutique museums. In Wien, we have the Albertina Vienna, our little treasure chest of 19th and 20th century art, fine graphics, architectural sketches from Renaissance to Modernism, and Austrian vintage photography.  Albertina Vienna’s History And Collections Albertina Vienna. In fact, the Albertina’s name comes from Count Albert von Sachsen-Teschen, one of Empress Maria Theresa’s sons-in-law.  Different from most traditional …

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Vienna Art Nouveau Walk: Your Practical Guide

Art Nouveau Walk: Majolika House

Vienna Art Nouveau Walk. If you like to explore Art Nouveau on your own, embark on an enlightening walk using this comprehensive guide and mapped out walking route. Besides top works of Wiener Jugendstil like the Vienna Secession, and Otto Wagner buildings discover precious hidden gems.  Net Duration of walk: 1 hour 10 min Length: 4.5 km / 2.8 m …

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Vienna Secession Building: What’s Behind The Scenes

Vienna Sights: Secession building

Vienna Secession. Whether you love good design, Art Nouveau or the smell of revolution. The Secession deserves a red flag in your travel itinerary. The Secession is the most successful provocation by Viennese architects and artists. It blends early Modernism and late Art Nouveau architecture like no other. The building’s stern white cubes boast gold-plated laurel leafs, owls and twirling …

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Belvedere Vienna: 10 Reasons It’s Not Just Another Palace

Belvedere Vienna gardens

Visiting the Belvedere Vienna you can happily lose yourself in fine art and beautiful landscaping. While the palace and baroque gardens alone are worth a visit the Belvedere’s Austrian National Gallery impresses with 1,000 years of national art. Below I’m sharing my personal notes of what to see and do at the Belvedere.  The Palace And Baroque Gardens To begin with, the Belvedere shines a bright light …

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