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Top 10 places in Vienna
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(Jesuit Church) The Order of the Jesuits was founded in 1540 by Saint Ignatius of Loyola. After the Council of Trent (1545-1563), this order played a preponderant part in the counter-reform. The Jesuits built this church between 1623 and 1631 in a very simple Baroque style because they were in the... Read more
(St Stephen's Cathedral) A very large first church was built between 1137 and 1147 in the Romanesque style. A second edifice followed, built between 1230 and 1240, in the late Romanesque style; There remain the towers of the pagans and the gate of the giants. From 1304 to 1340, the choir was... Read more
(Music house) This museum has all the interactive and multimedia means to introduce us to the world of music, from the beginnings of the production of sounds in prehistoric times to contemporary music. Four Austrian universities, two foreign institutes, musicians and musicologists, artists,... Read more
(Saint Peter's Church) In this place, from the 4th century onwards, there was a church built from a Vindobona barracks; But nothing remains. A second church, which is mentioned in a writing, has existed at least since 1137 but it is not known who built it; It was destroyed by a fire in 1661.... Read more
(Place Saint Michel) This square was designed in 1725 by Joseph Fischer von Erlach, but only made between 1889 and 1893 by Ferdinand Kirschner, after the destruction of the old Burgtheater, which had been created under Maria Theresa. It was necessary to dig 16 meters deep to sit the foundations of... Read more
In the Roman period, the surrounding wall and the moat that accompanied it moved to the place where the Graben and Naglerstrasse are today. The walls still existed in the Middle Ages and had even been reinforced: they were 3 m wide and 6 m high. When the Babenbergs enlarged Vienna, they filled the... Read more
(New castle) This monument is part of both the Hofburg and the Kaiserforum. It was built in the neo-classical style on the drawings of Gottfried Semper and Karl von Hasenauer, for the Emperor Francis Joseph, from 1869, and will be finished only in 1914. The symmetrical part which was planned n '... Read more
(Ephesus Museum) Since 1895, Austrian archaeologists have participated in excavations at Ephesus and the exhibits date back to the period 1895-1906: they are donations from Sultan Abdulhamid II; After 1907, it was forbidden to export the archaeological finds. Ephesus was a famous Greek city, due in... Read more
Its construction began in the middle of the 13th century. Still under the Babenbergs: at first it was a simple fortress which was part of the fortifications, flanked by 4 towers and surrounded by a ditch. Subsequently, each of the Habsburgs added buildings in accordance with the tastes of his time,... Read more
The visit includes the apartments of the Emperor Francis Joseph in the Reichkanzleitrakt, the empress's in the Amalientrakt, the bodyguard room, the large waiting room for the audience, which had long been used as a meeting room Political, auditorium and dining room. The apartments of Francis... Read more
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