The Volksgarten is situated in the 1st district and was designed in 1819.
The Rathaus is a building in Vienna which serves as the seat of the mayor and city council of the city. The Rathaus was designed by Friedrich von Schmidt in the Gothic style, and built between 1872 and 1883.
The Vienna Parliament is situated on the south side of Rathausplatz. Its edifice, designed by the Danish architect Theophil Hansen, is one of the most striking examples of the Ringstrasse era’s architecture.
The Museumsquartier is one of the ten largest cultural complexes in the world, where baroque buildings, new architecture, cultural institutions and various disciplines of art are united.
St. Michael’s Square (Michaelerplatz) faces the elaborate entrance into the Hofburg from Kohlmarkt. It was an important crossroads as early as Roman times and recent excavations have uncovered the remains of Roman and medieval foundations and drainage systems, along with the remnants of the old 17th century Burgtheater.
The Maria-Theresien-Platz of Vienna is a large square (Platz) joining the Ringstrasse (Vienna’s giant, round, central street) with the Museum Quarter.
Vienna is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. Here are some photos from around the city.
The Secession museum at Vienna was built in 1897 by Joseph Maria Olbrich for exhibitions of the Secession group. Above the entrance you can read the motto of the secessionist: “Der Zeit ihre Kunst. Der Kunst ihre Freiheit.” (To the Age its Art. To Art its Freedom.) In 1902 the artist association planned an exhibition […]
The building of Karlskirche, at Karlsplatz, was started in 1715 following plans of one of the most famous Austrian Baroque architects, Johann Fischer von Erlach. It is the biggest cathedral in Baroque style north of the Alps.
Heldenplatz (Heroes Square) will go down in history as the scene of Hitler’s speech to hundreds of thousands of cheering Austrians after the 1938 Anchluß or annexation which confirmed Austria as part of the Third Reich.