Vienna, Austria

Vienna, the city of music, homes of famous composers such as Beethoven, Strauss, Mozart, Haydn, Strauss, Schubert, Schoenberg, Brahms, and others.  Vienna, also the city of dreams, home to Sigmund Freud.  Visitors like to come to the city to enjoy a dose of Vienna’s refined arts and culture which is year round.  During the winter there is the added benefit of the Alps for skiing.

Being by the Danube, early settlements were of many groups of people from the Celtics tribes to the Romans.  It became the resident city of the Hapsburg Dynasty during the Austria-Hungarian Empire and the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.  In 1945, after the Second World War, Austria was split into four areas govern by Soviet Union, France, British, and the United States.  In 1955,  the Austrian State Treaty, that declared Austria would stay neutral, allowed the return of the governing power back to the Austrians.

The UNESCO area is around the Ring Road (Ringstraße) which was built during the 19th century, surrounding the historic center which consisted of buildings of various architectural style including Baroque style castle and garden.  Lining the Ringstrasse are grand buildings and monuments.  Statues are everywhere decorating the city within.

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One just could not stop taking pictures of the endless beautiful buildings.

In the center of the pedestrian path is the St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

A very nice restaurant with good food and service.

Very nice Cafe as well.

More beautiful buildings.  This is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.  More pictures of the city to enjoy.

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End with a touch of music from Kursalon Wien.

Kusalon Wien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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