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Madonna of Meadow by Rafael.
The countdown is on. Discover up to the opening of the art chamber every week a new object Bellerophon tamed Pegasus, 1480 - Magical Pegasus sprang from the way was the decapitated body of Medusa Perseus. Bellerophon had managed to tame the winged horse, from now on, it was the ancient hero of many exploits. But when he wanted to conquer even the Olympus, threw him off the horse, and he became insane.
P.S. Bertoldo di Giovanni was one of the teachers of the great Michelangelo.
Address: Maria Theresienplatz
Welcome to the ''territory of creative architecture,'' as the well-known, in the year of 2000 died artists, painter Hundertwasser described his onion-domed oasis near the Danube, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vienna.
For those who want to visit here, this colorful, public housing masterpiece will not disappoint. Trees are considered tenants and grow out of their own windows. Flat floors are forbidden; an uneven walking surface is “a melody to the feet.” Residents can lean out of their windows and paint anything within arm’s reach. The roof? A minor wilderness.
He said: "Some people claim, the houses consist of walls; according to me from windows."
The building, which sits a-mid baroque Viennese splendor on the Kegelgasse in the third district, in a residential neighborhood, is the most conspicuous example of the imaginative art of the artist.
People still live in the building, so it may be viewed from the outside only. Exeption is the “Kunst-Café im Hundertwasserhaus” at the Löwengasse side.
If you are interested to know more about the artist, you can visit also the Hundertwasser-Kunsthaus locating not far from here, along the Danube canal. It is open daily from 10 am. to 7 pm. and shows the pictorial works of Hundertwasser in a constant exhibition.
In the Museum Shop you can buy everything around Hundertwasser; but also a lot of tourist junk, have nothing to do with Hundertwasser.
Kunsthaus-Museum Website: http://www.kunsthauswien.com/index_en.html
Kunsthaus-Museum Address: Untere Weissgerberstrasse 13
Address: Kegelgasse 36-38.
Directions: Located in the 3. district, at the corner of Kegelgasse / Löwengasse
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Phone: +43 0900 900 913
Queen of Hungary and Bohemia in the morning dusk
Schoenbrunn Palace, the baroque Summer-Palace of the Hapsburgs is the most important cultural site in Austria and is definitely one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna.
Soon after the end of the Austro- Hungarian monarchy the palace was opened to the public, drawing around 1.5 million visitors annually.
The complex beside the palace consist of a huge park, the Palm House, the Gloriette, which houses Café Gloriette and also a Zoo.
The Palace is a wonderful historic monument. Each room is decorated differently and features the most impressive antique furniture of the epoch and fresco ceilings and wall painting.
Mozart played his first concert in the mirror room as a child prodigy when he was six years old.
The Imperial Tour is that shortest among the tours of the Palace. The apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth are on the top of Blue Staircase in the west wing.
Each room is decorated in courtly tradition and lifestyle, all twenty rooms. Their portraits as portrayed by world famous artist Franz Xaver Winterhalter, display powerful attention to each detail. The empress's dressing room had undergone major reconstruction work, and is kept suitably after historical models.
The Empress, the very popular Sissi was killed by Italian anarchist Lucheni, as she was walking from her hotel in Geneva to the ship on which she was to leave for Montreux, in 1898. Lucheni sentenced to life in prison, hanged himself in 1910.
The Empror Franz Joseph spent his last years entirely in the palace.
In 1996 the Palace, due to its historical background and its splendid furnishings was put on the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites
Opening hours in season 8.30 am to 6.00 pm daily
Admission Imperial Tour: Adults €9,50, Children (6-18) €5,90, Students (19-25), €8,50
Tickets & Tours: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/plan-your-visit/tickets-tours.html
Photos are not allowed.
Address: 13., Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse
Directions: Underground U4, Trams 10 and 58, Bus 10A, Stop Schönbrunn or Hietzing
......the classicals such as fruit
Who would think that in Vienna beside concerts, museums, collections, cafes and restaurants, the market may be an interesting program.
Each morning at six o'clock the gates are opened to a completely special culinary event, which is called typisch wienerisch, because of its special form. The Naschmarkt with its largest selection and most represented nations is The Market in Vienna.
Before 300 years already farmer goods were sold here. Today the offer on the "Standln" is almost impossible to catch. To the classicals such as fruit, vegetable, baking goods, meat or fish, also spice, tea, insertion and much more join from all over the world. In addition, decoration, eyeglasses, textiles, bags and even Asian arts and crafts or wood carving work are offered by the street vendors loudly for sale.
Even on weekend or on midweek, you arrive into Vienna, lets go inevitably to this famous market. On weekdays the market is really a coloured cavalcade of international and national specialities.
However, Saturday is an absolute highlight, when also a flea market works. With some fortune and patience, on the middle of the "Bric-a-Brac" castle we may find even values which cannot be evaluated .
If I have bad mood in Vienna, I always visit Naschmarkt: the perfect order of the pretty huts, the sight of vegetables and fruits always calms me, the multitude of the fragrances and the colours, the dutch concert buck me up. This market is really special, indeed magic, it is worth, to visit it without any purchase intention.
The joy of the shopping finds us easily in Vienna, let enough Euro be simply.
Address: 4., Wienzeile, Kettenbrücke 1040 Wien
Directions: Between left and right Wienzeile, U4 Kettenbrückengasse or U1, U2, U4: Karlsplatz
tram 4./6: Naschmarkt
How long has it been since the song "Silent Night" been heard for the first time?
The song known worldwide originates from a small Austrian village named Oberndorf.
It was sung in the village-church first, on 24 December 1818. with a great success. The village's young priest, Joseph Mohr wrote the text and the musician-schoolteacher, Franz Gruber composed the melody; they could hardly imagine the impact their composition would have on the world.
It began its journey around the world as a "Tyrolean Folk Song."
The Christmas carol took the stage following this succes: it was translated into hundreds of languages in the 1850 years.
Today, it is one of the best-known pieces of the family and of the church Christmas feasts everywhere in the world, from small chapels in the Andes to great cathedrals in Rome.
A Memorial Chapel (German: Stille Nacht Kapelle) in the village of Oberndorf bei Salzburg may be also visited.
At the traditional Christmas concert at the Vienna’s Konzerthaus held in one of the Advent weeks in every year you can listen to the original version of "Silent Night".
Address: Wiener Konzerthaus
Directions: Lothringer 20 1030 Wien
Subway-station U4 Stadtpark
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Phone: +43-(0)1- 242 00-2
Collegium Hungaricum after reconstruction
The Collegium Hungaricum, founded in 1924, and its 'sister institution,' the Vienna Institute of Hungarian History, opened in 1920 were hosted in the Trautson Palace or Guards of Bodyguard Palace.'
The Collegium Hungaricum moved to its present home in 1963. Its tasks have changed: now it is not only an academic workshop but also a cultural institute. It plays a significant role in the development of cultural and scientific ties between Austria and Hungary. The events and programmes organised by the Collegium include exhibitions, film presentations, concerts, theatrical performances, dances children's programmes and language courses.
Important notice: The reconstruction of the old building according to the design of the well known hungarian architect László Rajk was organized and executed by me and my company at the end of the century.
Address: 1020 Wien Hollandstraße 4
Directions: At the corner Hollandstrasse - Obere Donaustrasse, opposite Salztorbrücke
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Phone: +431/214 05 81-0
A must see for every Alcoholic.
A museum and working distillery, original furniture from 1870’s to 1920’s. The distillery was established in 1875 and is considered as the specialist in the making of brandies and liqueurs by ancient recipes.It has been running under the leadership of the Fischer family. Here may be recognized that the good old times are still very much alive in many places in Vienna.
Groups can tour, taste and buy.
Car parking close to the museum, toll free.
Address: Wilhelmstr 19-21 A1120 Vienna
Directions: It's 4th station south of Westbahnhof by U6, station Philadelphiabrücke-Meidling,
or 5th station from Karlsplatz direction Schönbrunn by U4, station Meidlinger Hauptstraße .
Map encl. Photo 2
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Phone: +43 1 815 7300
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