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Pestsaule - Vienna
Pestsaule Pestsaule Review

This column was built to commemorate Vienna's deliverance from the Plague by Emperor Leopold I.

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  • Written Oct 26, 2006
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Lobby/Foyer Oper - Staatsoper Review

Inside the opera house is a stunning interior. It has some beautiful staircases and chandeliers, along with head scultpures of numerous composers. It is beautiful to see and well worth a stop.

Address: Vienna's Opera

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Staatsopern - Vienna
Staatsopern Oper - Staatsoper Review

If you have an opportunity, you must witness a performance at the opera house. We got great seats on-line to an opera, and had our own box. They have translation devices at each seat, which make the opera easy to follow. The opera was built between 1860 and 1870. It was totally destroyed at the end of WWII, but was rebuilt to its original splendor in 1955. The interior of the opera house is stunning. If you can't see a performance, at least check out the inside. It's also a good place to start your walk down Kartnerstrasse.

Address: Vienna's Opera

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Peterskirche - Vienna
Peterskirche Peterskirche Church - St Peter Church Review

Peterskirche was built on the site of another church dating from the Roman times. This church was started in the early 18th century. The front portal was added in 1752, and the interior of the church is beautiful.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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Belvedere Gardens - Vienna
Belvedere Gardens Belvedere Review

The garden is designed with three teraces going up the slope of the hill. Each one has its own fountain. The garden is lined with statues and provides fantastic photo opportunities of the palace.

Address: the baroque castle of Prinz Eugen

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Belvedere - Vienna
Belvedere Belvedere Review

This Baroque palace was built between 1721- 1722, and was the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy. It is located in the center of the city and is well worth a visit. It consists of two buildings, one at the top of the hill and one at the bottom. The upper palace houses a 19th/20th century Viennese art, while the lower has a baroque museum and middle ages Austrian art.

Address: the baroque castle of Prinz Eugen

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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Kartnerstrasse Karntner Strasse Review

Kartnerstrasse is the main pedestrian zone within Vienna. It is a great place to wander the city and hit the shops. It is always bustling with people and has many good restaurants on some of the side streets.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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Stephensdom - Vienna
Stephensdom Stephansdom Review

This gothic church was built between the 12th and 14th century, and has been destroyed and rebuilt several times due to wars. The south tower of the church can be seen from throughout the city. There are about 250,000 ceramic tiles, which make up the roof. The interior of the church is very impressive, with a beautiful altar.

Address: St.Stephens cathedral

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Burggarten - Vienna
Burggarten Burggarten Review

On the other side of the Hofburg complex is the Burggarten. It is a oasis of calm, and a great spot to relax after touring the complex.

Address: The winter palace of the emperor

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Hofburg Complex - Vienna
Hofburg Complex Hofburg Review

This was the residence of the Hapsburgs from the 1200's until 1918. It is located in the center of the city, and currently houses the offices of the Austrian president, among other things. The Vienna Boys Choir sings mass on Sundays and holidays. The palace was originally a castle, of which only the chapel remains. The treasury is worth a visit to see the crown jewels. The complex can be somewhat confusing, so make sure to get a map of the complex first.

Address: The winter palace of the emperor

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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