About Vienna



Anchor Clock (Ankeruhr) Ring Boulevard
Belvedere Palace Prater
Burgtheater (National Theater) Schönbrunn Palace
Danube Tower & Danube Island Schönbrunn Zoo
Haas House Spanish Riding School
Hofburg St. Stephen’s Cathedral
Karlskirche Vienna Opera House
Naschmarkt  


 The City

 

Anchor Clock (Ankeruhr)

 
  The Anchor Clock was built between 1911 and 1917 after the plans of the painter Franz von Matsch. It is situated on the oldest square of Vienna and represents a typical Art Nouveau design.  



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Belvedere Palace

 
  The two magnificient palaces on the Belvedere grounds lie in the middle of a splendid park. They were constructed for Prince Eugene of Savoy by J.L. von Hildebrandt, a famous Baroque architect.  




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Burgtheater (National Theatre)

 
  The Burgtheater is situated in the first district. In 1741 Empress Maria Theresia handed an unused dance-house over to the theatre-company Sellier. Since then, this building was used as a theatre.  



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  Danube Tower & Danube Island  
  If you want to enjoy a magnificent view over Vienna this is the right place to go. The Viennese affectionately call the tower “Concrete needle”. It is 352 meters high and was built within 20 months!  


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  Haas House  
  Haas House is one of the most exciting buildings in Vienna and the city’s pride. Images of St. Stephen’s Cathedral reflected by the straight glass facade of Haas House are a popular motif.  



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Hofburg

 
  The Hofburg was orignially a medieval castle, but today only the castle chapel remembers of its medieval past. The Hofburg was extended to a magnificent residence when the Habsburg’s power increased.  



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Karlskirche

 
  Karlskirche is the biggest cathedral in Baroque style north of the Alps. Building commenced in 1715 following plans of famous Austrian Baroque architect Johann Fischer von Erlach.
 



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Naschmarkt

 
  There is quite a number of markets where you can buy fresh vegetable and asorted tidbits. But Naschmarkt is arguably more than that: it is a Viennese institution dating back to the 16th century.
 



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Ring Boulevard

 
  The Vienna Ring Boulevard is 4 kilometres long and circles the city centre. The construction of the Ring Boulevard was initiated by Emperor Franz Joseph I in December 1857.  



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Prater

 
  The Prater is Vienna’s most popular fun fair. Here one can enjoy a great view from the giant Ferris wheel, and one can do sports and relax in the area of forest land and fields.  




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Schönbrunn Palace

 
  The Palace with its surrounding buildings and the huge park is one of the most significant cultural monuments in Austria. It was generally used as the summer residence of the Habsburg rulers.  



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Schönbrunn zoo

 
  Schönbrunn Zoo is the world’s oldest and only baroque zoo. The Schoenbrunn Zoo is situated in the south-eastern part of the Habsburgs’ summer residence and was built in 1760.  



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Spanish Riding School

 
  The Spanish Riding School is the oldest and last Riding School in the world where classic dressage is still practised in its purest form. This Institute was founded in 1572.  



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St. Stephen’s Cathedral

 
  St. Stephen’s Cathedral is situated in the city centre, and for centuries it has been the heart of Vienna. It is one of the most famous Viennese sights and was built in 1147.  



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Vienna Opera House (Oper)

 
  The Vienna Opera House is situated in the frist district of Vienna at the southern end of the Kärntnerstrasse. August von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der NĂ¼ll built the Court Opera House from 1861 to 1869.  







 
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