Friends, hello everyone!
Either a local resident or an infantile newcomer to tourism can take Vienna from an attack without an action plan (and money). Vienna - the imperial city, the heiress of the Roman Empire, is aristocratic, selfish and arrogant. Like us, she swallows, spits out and laughs at our opinion.
This is not Bratislava, the center of which can be seen in a few hours on the way from the airport to another city in Europe. With the capital of Austria, this will not work.
To meet with the capital of Austria, you need to prepare and throw at least a draft of the route. Otherwise, you may get a “permanent shock” and a feeling of confusion. Such a shock usually covers a camper who indiscriminately thrust himself “into reconnaissance” in the Hermitage or the Louvre.
I have always adhered to the slogan " As you prepare the trip, so it will pass ».
Therefore, let me, in a peculiar manner, lay out a superficial plan for the development of the property of the capital of Austria. The sights in the center of Vienna are independently calculated and inspected.
Whoever doesn’t like my manner of presentation can turn to Russian-speaking assistants for help. But God forbid you go here prepared only on video blogs in the spirit of "Eagle and Tails».
How to navigate in Vienna
Hofburg, Schönbrunn, Habsburgs, Belvedere, Hundertwasser, Piterkirche, etc. You can list all evening to the accompaniment of just 3 questions:
- How to separate one from the other?
- Understand where you have time to get, and where not?
- How to build an optimal route without idle hauls?
The first thing that comes to mind is a reliable assistant like cards Google maps . Having a bucket of ball Internet at home, it is worthwhile to estimate the distance to the eye.
On the trip, I recommend using offline maps maps.me. Without them and a reliable GPS-receiver, one can easily feel prostration and uncertainty. What can you bring the skill of using cards, see here.
After that, from a low start, you can gallop between the sights with a light gallop. If you have a few days and even hours to get to know Vienna, then gallop is the only method movement.
A little later I will throw a transparent picture of the main landmarks in the Old Town of Vienna. Now let’s mark 5 landmarks in a circle Ringstrasse that you should be aware of.
Top 5 landmarks outside the center of Vienna
We will move from west to east and put 5 places of interest in Vienna, for visiting which you will need tickets for public transport.
In the article "Vienna Transport" we already talked about the fare and savings options. So here is another one for you. You can travel around the places indicated here in 1 day, and on other days concentrate on the center and not spend money on travel.
- Palace and Park Complex of the Royal Dynasty Schönbrunn located west of the center of Vienna. In addition to 40 inspection rooms, there are many more details located in the park. Parks in winter, as you know, are not a fountain, but there are no queues. You can get here by metro U4 from Schwedenplatz or Karlsplatz .
- Central railway railway station - The main transport hub and attractive place. Some travelers go here for photos. It is your business to go or not, but you must know that it is located south of the Ringstrasse. The metro line leads here. U1, which stops at St. Stephen's Cathedral. The station has a tram stop Don which you will get to the Vienna Opera.
- Palace and park complex Gazebo It is a couple of stops from the railway station. train station or 15 minutes walk. Easy access by tram from the center D and 71. Fans of Gustav Klimt and contemporary art are required to pay attention to the palaces. In addition, there is also a beautiful park laid for the owner of the land, Eugene of Savoy. If you don’t have time to go to Schönbrunn, then take a walk here.
- Amusement Park Prater Families with children and lovers of the Ferris wheel will like it. Plus, in the warm season, holidays and fun celebrations are held here. Get here from the center by tram number 1 with a tram at the end ABOUT. The closest thing to do is to stop at Schwedeplatz.
- Popular until can't extravagant house Hunderstwasser attracts tourists from all countries. It even runs a separate green branch of company buses Big Bus. You can also get here by public transport by tram number 1if you exit at the stop Hetzgasse.
Now, with peace of mind, we can go on to the sights in the center of Vienna.
Palaces, museums and cathedrals in the center of Vienna
In order not to ask you the ornate snake routes in the center, I would like to change the coordinate system. We will move away from the usual bindings along the streets, to the cardinal points and graphic coordinates.
An idea occurred to me ... anchors! Why anchors? Well, because I'm a sailor, and after spending a lot of time at sea alone, no crap comes to my mind.
We will put a translucent anchor on the center of the city, and we will set guidelines for it. In life, you will not meet this, but on the pages of personal blogs can be anything.
Why do we need an anchor?
I think it will help to navigate the interior of the old city and wander around it, looking at the phone screen as little as possible.
Mobile phone batteries are now a solid GMO and with violence over his squeaking friend, he can quickly be discharged. And so, in your head you will have full spatial thinking and mutual understanding.
- Anchor spindle - a rounded area in the area of the square Schwedenplatz
- Anchor stock - the axis passing through the center of Vienna from Schwedenplatz square to Maria Teresa square
- Paws of the anchor - lower sections extending to the left and to the right.
Starting or ending point of the route, depending on where you managed to find accommodation. If you managed to rent a house in the same way as I advised in this article, then this will be your final point.
Why is it finite, not initial?
The fact is that all the main museums are located in the area of Maria Theresa Square and you are tied up for the duration of their work.
There are no limiting factors, and entertainment such as walks along the Danube canals and dinner in one of Vienna's most rarest restaurants Griechenbeisl with cute Augustine, it’s best to do at the end of the day.
Swedish square - This is a popular place among tourists on the banks of the river channel. The collection point for ice cream parlors, pleasure boats and a transfer point between trams 1 and 2.
Near the square is the oldest church in the city - St. Ruprecht Church ( Ruperchtskirche ) Admission is free, but a couple of euros will be expected from you for donations.
Schwedenplatz Centerline - Maria Theresia Memorial
Now our route will lie along the stock of the anchor, and will lead through the most key points.
- Square Hoher martk with famous watches Ankeruhr. It is advisable to be here at 12 o’clock and watch the performance.
- Peterskirche based on the site of Vienna's first Christian temple. In addition to visiting the church itself, you can also get to the free daily concert of organ music in hours.
- Plague column , which stands in the center of the pedestrian street Graben. This is a work of art that cannot be missed. To visit the Cathedral of St. Stephen (where without it), you have to slightly deviate from the center line. But, promise that you will return to your starting position after inspection.
- Having made a small deviation, return to the given route and, passing through the shopping street Kohlmartkyou will find yourself in the square Michaelerplatz . Here is the Hofburg Palace itself, and the Spanish riding school, and the Hofburg Treasury, and the entrance to the National Library of Austria is to the left. Going directly into the arch, on the left you will see the ticket office for visiting the palace itself.
- Walking straight ahead through the arch with tickets and the courtyard with the monument to Kaiser Franz I, you will find yourself in the square Heldeplatz. On the left you will be crushed by a huge Neue burg with several museums inside, and on the right beckon the park Volksgarten .
- Following the line even further through the gate Burgtor you will find yourself at the monument to Maria Theresa, as required. On the right you will have the Museum of Natural History, and on the left is its twin Museum of Art History.
- If you don’t twist your head, but look straight ahead, then a uniform wall of the museum complex will grow in front of you Museum Quarter . Here you will have a place to roam if you like contemporary art.
Maria Teresa Square
If you have not had time to get lost in space, then you are in the square next to the monument to Maria Theresa.
This is the key point in understanding the entire route, as you are surrounded by museums and a ton of opportunities. Only from here, without long marching throws, you can download your day at the most I can: Hofburg Palace, 2 twin museums on the sides and Museumquartier.
There is also a key tram stop Burgring , from where you can reach almost anywhere and 2 metro stations Museumquartier U2 and Volkstheater U2 and U3. You cannot find a more strategic position.
Now you understand why I advise you to choose housing near this place?
Attractions North from Burgring
If we continue the journey to the northern part of the Ringstrasse, on an impromptu anchor paw, then there will be many interesting things waiting for us.
- Volkstheater - a theater for the people with the same root as the people's car. Representations here were given for the uncrowned especially, unlike the Burgtheater.
- Vienna Parliament - A building built in antique style at the end of the 19th century. Since 1918, the Vienna Parliament has been sitting here and the oath of the President of Austria has been held. Nowadays, reconstruction is underway here and until 2020 a full review is not possible.
- Vienna Town Hall - A neo-Gothic building, more like a cathedral. It was also built at the end of the 19th century and serves as a meeting of the city senate. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 13.00 (except for special dates and holidays) free tours are provided here.
- Burgtheater or the Austrian National Theater is the Hofburg Court Theater. When built in 1741, it was called the Royal Theater.
- University of Vienna - One of the oldest universities in Europe. It was founded in 1365, and the building that you will see was erected in 1884.
- If you continue walking further, you will find a magnificent church Votivkirche , built in 1853, for salvation from an attempt on the emperor Franz Joseph . Now in December there is a sensational exhibition of Italian art masterpieces.
You can do this route from Maria Teresa Square both on foot (1.5 km), and on trams 1, 71 and D, jumping alternately at each stop.
Attractions south of Burgring
And the last wing of our independent route towards the south paws of the anchor will please us no less.
What awaits us here:
- The most important object of worship for any tourist in Vienna is Vienna Opera . This is one of the largest opera houses in Austria, erected in the 2nd half of the 19th century. The building that you see in front of you is the result of the restoration of 1955, when the opera was almost restored from the ashes of World War II. Tickets here cost from 14 to 206 €, but standing tickets can stand standing tickets for 3-4 €. Right behind the opera is the legendary cafe "Sacher" and entrance to Albertina .
- Cathedral Karlskirche - An incredibly beautiful church with Roman columns and an ancient Greek portal, built in the first half of the 18th century. The church today is at the mercy of tourists. They can take the elevator to the observation deck, where you can see both the dome painting and the city of Vienna itself costs 8 euros.
- If you go further along the Ringstrasse, you will be met by the Austrian Academic Theater, City Park and the classical music hall. But these sights are no longer included in the concept of "cursory inspection."
Good to know
Friends, I think you saw how much unexplored awaits you in Vienna. Therefore, my advice.
Do not waste time on the walk itself, but check in advance the work schedule, the cost of visiting and the location of the entrance (!) To a particular museum or palace.
Also buy your tickets in advance for online visits. There is an opportunity to immediately understand the "complex tickets" that will help you save money and avoid queues at the checkout . I bought my tickets on this site.
If you have little superficial knowledge that gave here, then find yourself a personal tour of your request on this site.
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I wish you, after the work done before the trip to Vienna, to simply relax and have a lot of pleasure. After all, without this, your trip will be considered invalid!
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Ringstraße is the famous boulevard, encircling the historical center, a popular sightseeing route connecting parks, magnificent buildings, and monuments. The street passed on the site of the medieval wall that protected the Inner City, but lost its defensive purpose in the 18th century. In 1857, after a special imperial decree, the fortifications were dismantled, the ditches were filled up, new palaces and historic-style mansions were erected along the boulevard. Parks were laid between them, monuments and statues were erected. Today, the length of the Ringstrasse Boulevard is 5.3 km, trams run along the Vienna Ring.
Hofburg (Hofburg) - the palace-residence on St. Michael's Square (Michaelerplatz) - a huge majestic complex, reminiscent of a maze. Founded in the XIII century, has always been the political center of the empire, has witnessed the formation, prosperity and extinction of the Habsburg dynasty. Each new emperor expanded Hofburg. At different times, ceremonial palaces, wine cellars, playpens and stables were built, lush gardens and courtyards arose. Today, the Hofburg is accessible for visits, partially used as the official presidential residence.
Spanish Riding School
The Spanish Riding School operates in the Hofburg Arena. Spanische Hofreitschule trainers train horses not in traditional dressage, but in unique equestrian ballet. On the arena are handsome Lipitsians, handsome horses of light gray color. Royal white horses perform complex movements to classical music: they move sideways, simultaneously waltz, stand on their hind legs, “fly up” in a high jump. The show “dancing stallions” is called Spanish in honor of the origin of the breed - the main branch of the Lipitsians from Andalusia. Equestrian ballet gala concerts take place on weekends. On weekdays, spectators are allowed to practice classes.
The Empress Elizabeth Museum - Sissi (Sissi Museum Wien) is a relatively "young" cultural institution: it opened in 2004 in Hofburg. The exposition was designed by the artist Rolf Langenfass. He managed to create an atmosphere of a sadly romantic fleur, to show not the pompous side of the imperial life, but the sad story of a lonely Sissy, who hated palace ceremonies. The expositions present genuine and reconstructed toilets of Elizabeth, her personal items: secretary, first-aid kit, jewelry, harp, writing instruments, set for drawing. The Sissy's chambers, a dressing table and a bathroom, sports facilities were reconstructed (Elizabeth zealously watched the figure). Many portraits are exhibited, depicting her lively refined beauty, there is also the death mask of the empress.
St. Stephen's Cathedral - the grand Stephansdom, the Gothic symbol of Vienna - Austria's main Catholic cathedral church. Founded in 1147, built in the Romanesque style, after the XIV century, acquired the features of Gothic. Destroyed and burned after World War II, partially reconstructed, still being restored. The height of the main tower of Stefansdom is 136.4 m.Inside, late Gothic stained glass windows, a carved pulpit, an altar of the 15th century are preserved. Under the eastern side of the temple are catacombs - burial dungeons. There are 72 representatives of the Habsburg dynasty.
The Vienna State Opera, the legendary Wiener Staatsoper, is a symbol of Austrian musical culture, one of the world's leading opera scenes. The Ringstrasse Theater was built in 1869. The huge heavy neo-Renaissance building was initially ambiguously accepted by the public, but Emperor Franz Joseph was pleased with the architecture. The opening was marked by the premiere of Mozart's Don Giovanni. The building was destroyed in 1945 and restored in 1955. Today, the Staatsoper Hall seats 1709 spectators in “sitting” places, selling up to 567 “entrance” tickets. The Opera Ball is held here annually.
The Town Hall (Wiener Rathaus) stands in front of the Burgtheater. Its expressive neo-Gothic facade faces the Ringstrasse, the height of the central tower reaches 94.5 m. At the top there is a statue of the standard bearer - a 3.5-meter-tall figure of Rathausmann. This is the "guardian of the town hall", an unofficial symbol of the city. In front of the building is the Town Hall Square, where the most important social events and holidays are held: Christmas Market, May Life Ball. In winter, the square, along with the adjacent park, is flooded and turned into a huge ice rink. The Rathouse was built in 1872–83. The length of its facade is 151 m, inside - more than one and a half thousand rooms, including the Main Hall with 18-meter vaults. The area of the internal Arcade courtyard is 2 804 m². In the town hall there is a landtag (parliament of the land), the municipality and the burgomaster of Vienna, the city library, the land archive are working. Excursions are held three times a week.
Austrian Parliament (Parlament) - building 1874–83 in neo-Greek architectural style, designed by Theophilus Edward Hansen. The grand complex stands on the Ringstrasse near Hofburg. It is called the "Upper House" - Hohes Haus. Both externally and internally, the Parliament resembles an ancient Athenian temple. Hansen not only created the project, but also thought out the plastic design and even the interior elements - from lamps to paintings on the walls. Since 1902, a fountain with a sculptural group of Athens has been erected in front of the parliamentary steps - the work of Kundmann, Totenhayn, Hertlta. In April 1945, the Vienna Parliament was destroyed to ruins, but Chancellor Renner promised to recreate the “Temple of Liberty”. By 1956, Hansen's architectural masterpiece was completely restored.
Museum of Art History
The Museum of Art History (KHM) is located on the south side of Maria Theresien Square (Maria-Theresien-Platz). The non-baroque building, designed according to the plan of Gottfried Semper, was intended to show the richest art collection of the imperial court. The first floor of the Kunsthistorisches Museum is devoted to the art of the ancient world, Ancient Egypt and the East, as well as to the Kunstkamera collection (currently closed), on the second - an art gallery of Western art: paintings of Baroque, Mannerism, Italian Renaissance. The third floor is occupied by numismatic expositions.
The Museum Quarter (MuseumsQuartier) is a cultural complex opened in the former imperial baroque stables, covering an area of 60,000 m². The old rooms were carefully restored and given to expositions and festival halls. In total, MQ includes about sixty cultural institutions, including the ZOOM children's complex, MuMoK, and the Kunsthalle Vienna Hall. MuseumsQuartier hosts mass events and performances in the courtyards and concert venues.
The Leopold Museum is a modern cultural institution, opened since 2001. Created based on the private collection of Rudolf Leopold. The Vienna doctor collected more than 5,000 works by expressionists and modernists, two hundred paintings by Schiele, works by Klimt, Kokoschka. He handed over the collections to the Austrian government. To host Leopold’s collection in the Vienna Museum Quarter, an architectural complex was created in a laconic modern style.
Modern Art Museum
Museum of Modern Art (MuMoK) - a collection of realistic and avant-garde works of the XX – XXI centuries, an exhibition of works in the style of pop art and Viennese actionism. Expositions are placed on several floors of a dark-gray cubic structure designed by specialists of the Ortner & Ortner archbureau. In the halls of the Museum Moderner Kunst, 9,000 art objects are exhibited: works by Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Gerhard Richter, Yoko Ono. Temporary exhibitions are regularly held here, a cinema works to demonstrate video and film productions.
The Austrian Belvedere Gallery is a renowned art museum housed in a baroque palace complex, which the crowns call the “Little Versailles”. Over the centuries since the opening, the gallery has changed several names. Since 2007, it has been officially named Österreichische Galerie Belvedere. The Belvedere collection is housed in the Upper and Lower Palaces. Works of medieval art and the Baroque era today are presented in the Lower Palace, a collection of impressionism, Austrian expressionism, Secession, Biedermeier - in the Upper. The main asset of the Belvedere - paintings by Gustav Klimt.
Austrian Museum of Applied Arts
The Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) was founded in 1864. The basis of MAK collections is made up of art crafts, folk art objects. The Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst exhibition halls reflect different eras: each room is decorated in a specific historical style - from Romanesque to Biedermeier and Art Nouveau. The museum collection began with the imperial collections; gradually it was supplemented with the achievements of Austrian factories and workshops, modern designers. MAK's main building houses the largest collection of Asian art in Europe.
Graben Street is a famous pedestrian zone that departs from Stefansplatz Square. Since the XVII century, trade has been conducted here. Today on both sides of Graben there are fashion boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, cafes. In the middle of the street is the Plague Column, erected in 1682–92. The architectural ensemble was formed after the reconstruction of the 19th century. The street is decorated with the elegant Grabenhof house and the respectable Anker-Haus: both built by Otto Wagner in an early modern style. The most original object is the postmodern Haas Haus. The towers of Stefansdom Cathedral are reflected in the mirror facade of the Haas House shopping complex.
Kärntner Straße (Kärntner Straße) - a historical street, laid on the site of the Roman "road to the south" - Strata Carinthianorum. Since the 19th century, it has become the main Vienna shopping street: its basement floors are occupied by shopping malls, boutiques, and flagship stores of well-known companies. Today Kerntnerstrasse forms a single pedestrian zone with Kolmart and Graben. On both sides of it are Staatsoper and Hotel Sacher, the palaces of Todesco and Esterhazy, the Hotel Europe with a luxurious mosaic facade.
Cafe Sacher (Cafe Sacher) - an institution in the center of the capital, opened in the hotel of the same name. It serves a real Sacher-Torte. A unique chocolate cake is baked according to a secret recipe developed by Sacher confectioners in 1832, protected as a state secret. An elegant, respectable, atmospheric cafe of impeccable "imperial" style. The terrace offers views of the Vienna Opera.
Folk Garden, Vienna Volksgarten - a romantic corner near the Hofburg. It was founded in 1819 on the site of the old bastion and four years later opened to the people. A copy of the Athenian temple of Theseus was erected in the park, two fountains with sculptural groups were installed. The main decoration of the Volksgarten are the flowers: many tall, miniature, bush and climbing roses. In the calmest part of the People’s Garden is the memorial to Empress Sissi. Marble Elizabeth of Austria is sitting on a bench, a flower garden and a pool separate her from the public: it is impossible to approach a lonely sad statue.
House of the Sea (Haus des Meeres) - an entertainment complex, including an aquarium, a terrarium, a zoo. It is located in the Flakturm tower, a former air defense facility, preserved from World War II. The Austrians did not begin to demolish the 45-meter-high structure with 2.5-meter-thick walls, but transferred it to a private company under the zoological museum. There are equipped with swimming pools of 150 and 300 thousand liters, adapted for sharks, the Atlantic Tunnel for 500 thousand liters with the reconstruction of the ocean underwater world. An artificial stalactite cave with deep-sea inhabitants has been created, there is a terrarium, tropical aviaries with vines, orchids, birds and primates have been built.
Schönbrunn Park (Schlosspark Schönbrunn) - the green zone of the imperial residence in the west of Vienna, the "Austrian Versailles". It extends along the hillside: from the upper territory from the Gloriette colonnade, a panorama of the entire complex and a view of Vienna open. On the territory of Schönbrunn Park there are many sculptural groups and statues, fountains, fancy flower beds, flower arches, and topiary. Garden pavilions and a greenhouse have been built, a carriage museum has been opened, and a zoo is open.
Karlskirche (Karlskirche) - a monumental eclectic temple on Karlsplatz - a building with a huge dome and massive carved columns resembling Islamic minarets. Its architecture uses elements of the ancient Greek style and Roman architecture, features of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, elegant Rococo are noticeable. The temple was dedicated to rid Vienna of the terrible plague of 1712. The scenes of the rescue of the townspeople by St. Carlo Borromeo are depicted on a tympanum. Today a museum is opened in Karlskirche. Under the 72-meter dome of the church, tourists climb the elevator.
Prater (Prater) - a public amusement park, built along the Danube coast. There is a 64-meter ferris wheel and a 117-meter carousel on chains - Praterturm, Madame Tussauds and the Planetarium, a fabulous mini-train "Liliputbann" runs. Prater is an old-time amusement park. It was founded in the 18th century and is described in many literary works. In addition to attractions, a hippodrome and a velodrome are open here, sports grounds have been created, and international fairs are being held.
Albertina Gallery is a museum established by Archduke Albert. The basis of the expositions was the ducal collection of graphics - the largest and most substantial in the world. Since 1795, the gallery has been housed in the current neoclassical palace. The Albertina Permanent Assembly consists of seven main sections. They feature photo collections, architectural exhibits, and antique interior items. The art-graphic collection of the gallery contains priceless works by Dürer and Bosch, Rubens, Rafael Santi, Leonardo, Rembrandt, modern painting - from impressionism to surrealism and avant-garde.
Spittelberg is the “atmospheric” Biedermeier district located behind the Museum Quarter. It is famous for its romantic surroundings, cozy streets, an abundance of small galleries, vernissages, antique shops. Spittelberg's special pride is its many gastronomic establishments - from expensive restaurants to summer terraces, from the democratic hamburger Burgermacher to the Am Spittelberg tavern with authentic cuisine. The area is especially beautiful during the Advent period, colored with the bright colors of the Christmas market.
The Secession House is the building of the association of artists at 12. Friedrichstraße 12. The symbol of free Viennese art arose at the end of the 19th century, as opposed to the conservative House of Artists. A spectacular Art Nouveau building under a large round dome covered with patterns of gilded leaves, created in 1897–98. designed by Joseph Olbrich. At the lower level of the Secession is the Beethoven Frieze - a masterpiece of art Nouveau, a large-scale cycle of frescoes by Gustav Klimt. The exhibition areas of the upper floors (about 1,000 m²) are occupied by temporary expositions.
Burgtheater is a non-barreled building on the Ringstrasse. The German-language court "temple of Melpomene" was established by decree of Maria Theresa, built according to the design of Semper and Hazenauer in 1888. The main portal was decorated with Apollo's chariot, the young Gustav Klimt painted the internal stairwells. During the 1945 air raid, the central part of the Burgtheater was destroyed, but spans with priceless paintings remained. In 1953–55 the theater was restored, today its hall seats 1340 spectators. The permanent troupe employs more than a hundred actors. In the high tourist season, daily at 15:00, one-hour theater tours are held.
Liechtenstein City Palace
The Liechtenstein City Palace (Stadtpalais Liechtenstein) was built at Bankgass in 1691-1711. This is a vivid example of Vienna's secular baroque. The design project for the main facade overlooking Bankgasse was developed by Domenico Martinelli. In the years 1836-1847. Prince Alois II initiated the reconstruction of the family palace in the Rococo style. During perestroika, for the first time, technological advances “revolutionary” for Vienna were applied: revolving doors, elevators, sliding walls, “internal mail”, air heating. Since 2013, after a long restoration, the palace opened for excursions. Tourists visiting the historical ceremonial halls, luxurious palace interiors. A three-story building is opened in the courtyard, where princely collections are represented: works of Biedermeier art and classicism.
Hundertwasser House (Hundertwasserhaus) - one of the most original sights of Viennese architecture. The appearance of this structure, at first glance, seems too shocking: colorful blocks around window openings, wavy lines dividing floors, "hilly" floors. Flowers on the exterior walls, bushes on the balconies, grass and ivy on the roof, fountain, conservatory. This house is a clear illustration of the "manifestos" of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, his vision of harmony and comfortable living space. Two hundred people live here, 250 trees are planted on the territory, there are public terraces, a café, and children's playrooms. Hundertwasserhaus is located at Kegelgasse 36-38.
Grinzing - an old patriarchal district of the 19th district on the outskirts of Vienna, among the vineyards. This is a former village. It was annexed to the capital at the end of the 19th century. Low-rise buildings are built along the streets of Grinzing, there is a small church with a white bell tower and stained glass windows. After lunch, the doors of the "Heurigers" open everywhere, surrounded by cozy gardens. The establishments serve simple food and young wine, in the evenings small orchestras play.
Naschmarkt is the largest urban market founded in the 16th century. At first, they traded milk here, and in the XVIII century they began to sell fruits and vegetables. Today, the usual atmosphere of the capital's bazaar reigns on Nashmarkt: shopping malls with all kinds of products work, more than a hundred tents and pavilions are open. You can dine inexpensively in local cafes and small restaurants - in addition to Austrian cuisine, there are other cuisines of the world. On Saturdays, tourists and seekers of "antiquity" rush to Nashmarkt: a flea market opens. The malls sell inexpensive craft souvenirs, colorful vintage and antiques, and decorative and applied products.