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Travel to Vienna, Austria

Sep, 01 || 1 Comment | Tags: , , ,

Vienna is primarily a city of music that has preserved and transmitted to future generations the impressive legacy of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss or Mahler, but those visiting the Austrian capital make for equally elegant architecture of buildings, for extraordinary art collections in museums or simply the quality of its restaurants.

In the center, called Innere Stadt, so you can see the most beautiful edifice of Gothic art in Vienna, Stephandom, and the Hofburg, residence of the powerful House of Habsburg. On the Ringstrasse you will see wonderful examples of imperial architecture, with buildings typical of Jugendstil, the last high in the period they lived here Freud, Klimt, Schiele and Schonberg.

Visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum, where you can see paintings by Rubens, Durer, Rembrandt, Raphael, Van Dyck, Cranach, Caravaggio, Canaletto and Titian.

Another attraction is Vienna’s Schonbrunn Palace, built at the initiative of Emperor Leopold I. Children is a real joy to go to the Prater, one of the largest amusement parks in Europe where there is the giant wheel called Riesenrad.

Belvedere Gallery

Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663 – 1736), the most brilliant mind in terms of military strategy that era, commissioned Johann Lukas von Belvedere Gallery construisca VienaHildebrandt to conceive and the Belvedere palace and garden summer house outside the city walls.
Palace, one of the most remarkable Baroque building in the world, consists of two palaces (Upper and Belvedere Lower Belvedere). Most rooms have been adapted to house the Austrian Gallery.
In Belvedere Upper Austrian Gallery of the 19th and 20th centuries exhibits a wonderful collection of Austrian and international art. The strength is “1900 Vienna classicism and modern art,” having the largest collection of Klimt paintings signed (including The Kiss and Judith vinovatele works) and works by Egon Schiele.

Gallery exhibits are also important works of French Impressionists. The most important Viennese Biedermeier paintings apocii (with works by Waldmüller, Amerling, and Fendi) and wire Romako important painters, Makart, Boeckl, Wotruba, Hausner, Lehmden, Hundertwasser and many others.

Lower Belvedere

Medieval and Baroque art museum
Museum exhibits the largest Baroque works coletii signed Maulbertsch, Messerschmidt and Donner. Among them is the original fountain and statues of the Neuer Markt Donner.

Medieval Austrian Art Museum, located in the Orangerie, display sculptures in wood and Gothic Romanian, among them there are works Pacher and Frueauf.

Music fanfare Hoch und Deutschmeister

As the days of the empire, Hoch und Deutschmeister dressed in traditional blue uniforms will cut its way from the Graben to the courtyard of the Hofburg every Saturday from April to October enchanting the audience with music by Franz Lehár, Robert Stolz and Johann Strauss.

Every Saturday from 11 am Hoch und Deutschmeister will perform in the Graben and Kohlmarkt in the heart and then will march on to the gate of St. Michael music in the courtyard of the Hofburg.

Then follows a recital of 40 minutes works Strausses, Franz Lehár, Carl Michael Ziehrer and Robert Stolz then, around noon return to the Graben. Ensemble of 35 musicians History (aged 19 to 82 years) began in 1741. For connoisseurs it is interesting to note that the instruments used (with values ??between 3,000 and 4,000 Euro) are handmade and are granted one semitone higher than normal, meaning they can be heard from far.

Imperial Palace

For more than seven centuries, the great Habsburg empire was ruled from the Imperial Palace.
Today, the imperial chapel in Gothic style, the youth choir toured Vienna (Vienna Boys’ Choir) during the service Sunday, is a remnant of the Imperial Palace in the Middle Ages. Even in the old city center you can admire the splendor and grandeur of the everyday life of the family of the Habsburg monarchy when you visit apartments and private rooms. Numerous museums and collections representing the imperial family passion for art.

Imperial Palace, which until 1918 was inhabited by the imperial family, was built in XIII century and extended into a wonderful family residence in accordance with the evolution of Habsburg in terms of power and influence.

Today, the palace houses the office of the President of Austria, a congress center and numerous art collections.

Spanish Riding School

Spanish Riding School of Vienna and famous ballet LIPIZZANER can be seen “live” in the baroque ambiance of the Imperial Palace, the pirouettes to capriolete.

It is the only institution in the world who have kept the classic equestrian skills (school house) and are still practiced in the original style.
Years of training the horse turned into a joke and still inseparable.
Live audience an unforgettable experience for precision movements lipitani horses in perfect harmony with the music.

During the gala riding, visitors admire the unique presentation of horses lipitani in the most beautiful riding hall in the world, impressively decorated by the architect Joseph Emanuel Fischer Baroque between 1729 and 1735.
It was originally built to provide riding lessons young aristocrats. Morning riding lessons introduce a nice way of stallions White training program. Guided tours include visits to the stables and horses.

At Café Sacher school you can enjoy the famous Sacher cake.

Imperial Mausoleum

Imperial Mausoleum burial is below the Capuchin Church, built in 1622-1632. The facade was restored in 1935-1936 under the old illustrations. With one exception, only members of the ruling Habsburg dynasty were buried here since 1633. Double encrypt Mary Theresa and her husband King Francis I, sculpted by BF Moll, denotes a particular artistic tightened, in contrast to the simple tomb of their son Joseph II. In 1916 Emperor Francis Joseph was the last king buried aici.In 1989 was a solemn funeral service for Empress Zita, widow of King Charles I, who reigned from 1916-1918. Capuchin monks are the guardians of today and those who care crypts.
According to tradition, from 1654 to 1878, were buried in the hearts of the Habsburgs Church Augustinian monks.

Giant Ferris Wheel

If you want to visit Vienna in the footsteps immortal emblem film “The Third Man” or just enjoy the view over the city from 200 feet tall, one thing is certain, unless you get in you really huge wheel in Vienna.
It is one of the most visited attractions of Vienna, open all year round.

It was built in 1896-1897 by Walter Basset English engineer and was unique in the world at that time.
Huge wheels were very popular in the late nineteenth century and built some similar Basset in Chicago, London, Blackpool and Paris.
Today, offers a world of adventure Reisenrad: entrance, “Panorama” tells the story of this monumental wheels and air facilities in Vienna with nostalgic passing you in the huge wheels of the car.

In store you can buy porcelain and crystal Reisenrad Viennese huge models of the wheel and textile quality. A cafe-restaurant with culinary delights it makes a comfortable atmosphere surrounded by Viennese specialties.

The Ring

Wonder on the splendid boulevard of Vienna and admire it as a window into the ancient monarchy of Habsburg.
In 1857 the city wall and its bastions were destroyed in the years following Ring was created circular boulevard that surrounds the city.
It is crossed by government buildings and residential markets and spacious parks, monuments and elegant cafes.
Take a trip around the old city bus no. 1 and 2 (Ring-Linien) and Otto Wagner admired postal building, Museum of Applied Arts, City Park, Vienna State Opera, Imperial Palace Museum, art and natural history, Parliament, the Burg Theatre, University and
Exchange building.

Schönbrunn Palace

Schonbrunn, the summer residence of the imperial family, is considered the most beautiful baroque palace in Europe.
Emperor Franz Joseph, who married the lovely Empress Sisi, was born here in 1830.
The monarch spent his last years of his life in the palace, carrying the Republic of Austria became the property two years after his death.
Today the palace is part of the UNESCO cultural heritage due to its historical significance, unique architecture and furniture.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

The representative of Austria Gothic edifice, houses art treasures that can be seen only in the framework of a guided tour: the tomb of Emperor Frederick III’s red marble, carved between 1467-1513 by Niclas Gehaert van Leyden, the pulpit, a work Anton Pilgrim (1514-1515) – who sat under it own portrait in relief as the signature; part in Vienna’s Neustadt shrine, the tomb of Prince of Savoy in 1754. Climb the 343 steps of the cathedral tower and enjoy a wonderful view!

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  1. abhi says:

    perfect!

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