Kunst Haus Wien – A Hundertwasser Designed Museum

Kunst Haus Wien © W. Simlinger/Wien Tourism

Kunst Haus Wien is a Viennese Museum Designed by Hundertwasser: Located in Vienna’s third district is a Viennese museum that many visitors will find fascinating. Established in 1991, the Kunst Haus Wien was designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, a unique Austrian painter and architect. The Kunst Haus contains the Museum Hundertwasser – the world’s only permanent […]

Globe Museum – The Only One of its Kind in the World

Globe Museum © Globenmuseum / Österreichische Nationalbibliothek

Vienna’s Globen Museum is the only Globe Museum in the World: Vienna’s Globe Museum (Globen Museum in German) is the only one of its kind in the world.  Administered by the Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek (Austrian National Library), the Globe Museum is housed in the Palais Mollard, a beautifully restored palace in the first district, just a […]

Third Man Museum – Dedicated to “TheThird Man”

The Third Man © Dritte Mann Museum

Third Man Museum – A Private Museum Dedicated to the Classic Movie The Third Man: When it comes to classic movies, The Third Man is up there with the best. That’s why this classic film has a museum of its own in Vienna, the Dritte Mann Museum or Third Man Museum. The Third Man Graham […]

Karlskirche – A Church Dedicated to St. Charles Borromeo

Karlskirche - St Charles Church..

Vienna’s Karlskirche Is A Church Dedicated to St. Charles Borromeo : Situated on the south side of Karlsplatz is the Church of St Charles Borromeo (Karlskirche in German), said to be one of the most outstanding Baroque churches north of the Alps. This magnificent church building, with its large cupola, was the last work of […]

Musikverein – Vienna’s Famous Concert Hall

Wiener Musikverein, Vienna..

Musikverein Is Home To The Wiener Philharmoniker: Vienna’s concert hall, the Musikverein, is well known to music lovers the world over. For it is from the Große Musikvereinssaal, or Goldene Saal (Golden Hall) that the city’s legendary Wiener Philharmoniker New Year’s Concert is broadcast to over 50 countries each year. Home of Wiener Philharmoniker The […]

Mirabell Palace and Gardens – Salzburg

Mirabell Palace, Salzburg

Prince Archbishop von Raitenau’s Palace of Love: Built in 1606 by Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, Schloss Mirabell was originally called Altenau Palace. Prince Archbishop von Raitenau built the palace for his mistress Salome Alt which explains the origin of the Altenau Palace name. Altenau Palace was built by the Prince Archbishop as a […]

Hohensalzburg Fortress – Salzburg’s High Fortress

Hohensalzburg Fortress, Salzburg

Hohensalzburg Fortress is Europe’s Largest Intact Fortress: Dominating the skyline of Salzburg is Hohensalzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg in German), one of the major the landmarks of Salzburg.  Standing gloriously on top of Festungsberg, Hohensalzburg Fortress is also Central Europe’s largest intact fortress – 250 metres long and 150 metres wide. Hohensalzburg Fortress was built in […]

A Self-Guided Walk Around Vienna's Zentralfriedhof

Zentralfriedhof-Vienna

A New Guide To Vienna’s Central Cemetery: A visit to a cemetery is not something that most travellers would include in their Vienna travel itinerary – unless the cemetery is one as famous as Vienna’s Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery). With 330,000 graves and 100 kilometers of roads, the Zentralfriedhof covers an area of 2.5 square kilometers […]

Vienna City Hall and Rathaus Park

Vienna Rathaus or City Hall

Vienna’s Rathaus is More Than Just the Council Chambers: Vienna’s magnificent City Hall is called the Rathaus. Rathaus is a German word which literally translates as “council house” or city hall or town hall. However, to the ear of an English speaker ‘Rathaus‘ might seem deeply ironic or unfortunate. But accidental associations with the character […]

Hofburg – Imperial Palace and Residence of the Habsburgs

Hofburg Palace by Night..

Hofburg Palace was the Residence of Habsburgs for more than Seven Centuries: Vienna’s Hofburg (Imperial Palace) was the seat of the great Habsburg empire for more than seven centuries. Dating back to the 16th century and until 1918, Vienna Hofburg was the family residence of many of the Habsburgs, successive rulers of the Austro-Hungarian empire. […]