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Baroque Architecture in Vienna: Top 10 Places To See

baroque architecture in Vienna: Palais Kinski

Baroque architecture in Vienna concentrates on the inner districts. The opulent period buildings boast squiggly façades, chubby-cheeked cherubs, and delicate stuccos. To make sure they cross your path use my guide below to select the top 10 of five dozen baroque palaces, churches, and landmarks. Top Three Baroque Architects Vienna’s baroque architecture was dominated by three architects: Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (Schonbrunn Palace, Augarten Palace, Church St. …

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What Is Vienna Known For: 20+ Highlights That Make Vienna Famous

What is Vienna known for: Hofburg Palace

What is Vienna known for? To get a feel for Austria’s capital explore where it stands out from the rest of the world. In order to build your own profile of the city, and to frame your trip planning, you can use the highlights I am listing below. City Of Music What is Vienna Known For? Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vienna waltz …

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Hidden Classical Music In Vienna: Mozart Off-Path

church St. Peter in Vienna

As you would expect classical music in Vienna echoes from every corner. But how do you know your chosen performance pays off? If the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra gave daily public concerts at EUR 50 a ticket the choice would be easy. But then I wouldn’t have been where I was and would never have discovered what I did. The Venue …

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Austrian National Library: What To See At Vienna’s Nationalbibliothek

Austrian National Library, State Hall

With more than 12 million books, is the Austrian National Library just one of the Imperial Palace’s 2,600 rooms you can skip? Should you pony up EUR 8 for visiting a potential tourist trap? I have been there. Here is my review along with some background. History In Brief The institution of the Austrian National Library dates back almost 450 years …

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Imperial Vienna Tour Or The Habsburg Emperors Explored

Imperial Vienna tour: palace courtyard

Imperial Vienna Tour. Not all trip itineraries allow for 34 football fields packed with prime landmarks and cultural treasures. In fact, that is the size of the Habsburg Emperors’ Palace compound! Since Hofburg Palace is the heart of historical Wien you’ll first need to pick and choose the best spots. And second, some off-path routes to avoid the crowds also …

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Vienna Winter Palace of Prince Eugene

Vienna Winter Palace Prince Eugen: room with battleground paintings

The Vienna winter palace of Prince Eugen is an exquisite town palace in the city center. It is the perfectly located off-path treat during your sightseeing. I used 45 minutes of my time to review the dwelling of one of Europe’s greatest statesmen and warlords. Find out below what to see and learn at Eugene of Savoy’s baroque home. UPDATE: As of …

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Melk Abbey Review: Visiting A Wachau Valley UNESCO Jewel

Melk Abbey

Surely it’s easy to skip UNESCO World Heritage Site Melk Abbey. However, there is little reason you should. Unless you have set all your heart on Bauhaus architecture, learn what fans of classical culture are dying to see. How Far Is Melk Abbey From Vienna? Melk Abbey is a 75 minutes drive west of Vienna, in the Danube Valley of Wachau. By …

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How To Handle Hofburg Palace In 7 Smart Steps

New Year's Eve Concerts: Hofburg Palace

Before you start wondering about the name of that palace in Vienna, there are two different Imperial palaces: Hofburg and Schönbrunn Palace. In fact, this post will answer your questions about Hofburg Palace and map out the entire palace compound. First and foremost, the Wiener Hofburg is as vast as it is old. For more than 600 years, the Habsburg …

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Schönbrunn Palace Insider Guide: How To Prepare Your Visit

Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna

Because it’s my home city’s top tourist attraction, this Schönbrunn Palace insider guide to Vienna’s most stunning castle will take you a step ahead. With millions of visitors per year the Hapsburg palace is a well-trodden path. To inspire your visit let me share my own guide to pomp and stucco, hidden corners and insider experiences. Why Is Schönbrunn …

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Baroque Gardens In Vienna: Schonbrunn to Augarten

garden of Schloss Hof, Austria

There are four baroque gardens in and around Vienna that fans of geometrical landscapes, clipped hedges, patterned ‘broderie’ flower beds, and sculpted boxes shouldn’t miss: They are all part of baroque palaces, and perfect examples of transforming nature into organic classical art. Augarten The Augarten is Vienna’s oldest baroque garden, and in my view the most charismatic. Located in the second district …

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