"A Highly Cultured City-Many Things to See & Do" Vienna by BruceDunning

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Charles church

Famed for its gold decoration inside. It exemplifies the extra effort made to building structures that are on top of the ones in Europe for splendor.

Belvedere compound

This compares to the Hofburg and Schoenbrunn for elegance and ceremony. I liked it a lot. The palace itself and the lower Belvedere are now art museums. The structures and grounds are to remember. The city was once called head without a body, and had an illustrious past in politics and struggles. In the convention of 1815, the city was finally being shaped into the prestige it is today.

Shoppers about

A lot of locals come into the ring to shop and maybe gauck at tourists? The ring is three mile around and once was the outerwall of the city fortress. The city has been under power control by many factions. Even the Barbarigans be authority control 976-1278. Franz Josef had the outer defensive wall torn down in 1860. Most of the stones were used to rebuild and build out the city to its elegance now during that latter half of 1800's.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:So many beautiful buildings and statues to see
  • Cons:A lot of busy traffic in tour area
  • In a nutshell:One of the most magnificent cities in Europe-Elegance
  • Last visit to Vienna: Oct 2007
  • Intro Updated Sep 21, 2008
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  • alancollins's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Hi Bruce it must be time for us revisit to Vienna. Alan

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2011 at 1:10 AM

    Excellent page about one of the most wonderful European capitals. I was there in far 1996 and dream to revisit this year in August. Thank you Bruce for sharing!

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2010 at 12:05 AM

    you were lucky with weather :-) although in winter time the city has a good views too

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2010 at 12:17 AM

    I read with interest your comments as I'm preparing a trip to re-visit my beloved Bruegel paintings at the KHM.

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Great tips and photos on Vienna. I'm thinking about visiting there in November. Cheers, Bill

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    Would love to travel here sometime :) there seems to be a wealth of nice things to see & do

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Lovely Vienna travel page. Your page certainly brings back fond memories of our trip to the city last Christmas. The town of Melk seems wonderful to visit and explore. We will certainly visit the town on our next trip to Vienna. ~ho & pang

  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    Seems that Vienna is a wonderful city and your tips make it appealing that much more so....so much history and culture to be seen here...I'm thinking of including a stopover here this Summer...Thank you for sharing them here !

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2010 at 8:51 AM

    I have only made two short visits to Vienna and unfortunately I never had the time to see the Lipizzaner horses at the Spanish Riding School. Great tips Bruce!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    nice to see my hometown through your eyes ! Best regards from Vienna !


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