a vandalized truck
the baroque Karlskirche dominates the Karlsplatz and was completed in 1737
it is not easy to get a picture of the Stephansdom spire in full-lenght
the 220 m high dark DC-1 tower dwarfs the white Hochhaus Neue Donau that peaks at a mere 150 m
the Wiener Staatsoper was completed in 1869 and badly damaged by US bombs in 1945
the facade of the Musikverein, home to the Wiener Philharmoniker
the Urania educational institute has a public Observatory. It was completely destroyed in WWII and rebuild in 1957
he probably likes the graffity
caught in the act!!
inside the Stephansdom
Vienne, or Wien, has a long history as the cultural capital of Europe and was properly nicknamed the City of Music.
like Beethoven and the Johan Strauss father and son lived and composed here. Their immortal works are played at the State
by great orchestra like the famous Wiener Philharmoniker
Vienna has some great churches too, like the 137
meters high Stephansdom
, the baroque Karlskirche and the red-roofed Kaiserjubiläumskirche.
Other landmarks are the stylish
Urania observatory, and of course the modern highrises like the 220 meters high DC-1 tower.
And if you like "modern art", Vienna is literally
plastered with colorful graffity in the most inconvenient places.
To see it all you can use the extensive public transport system.
A nice and relaxed way to view the town is to board a guided boattour over the Donau and the canals.
We visited Vienna in May
the train stations are in 19th century style
like the Jugendstil Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Station from 1899
the Stephansdom at the Stephansplatz dates back to 15th century
the Kaiserjubiläumskirche from 1913 is dedicated to St Francis of Asisisi and build to celebrate the 50 year reign of Franz Josef I
old-fashioned transportation, waiting for customers
the Spittelau waste plant was designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser