Vienna developed from early Celtic and Roman settlements into a Medieval and Baroque city, the capital of the ... More
Historic Center of Vienna
Vienna developed from early Celtic and Roman settlements into a Medieval and Baroque city, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It played an essential role as a leading European music center, from the great age of Viennese Classicism through the early part of the 20th century. The historic center of Vienna (Wiens historisches Zentrum) is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstraße lined with grand buildings, monuments, and parks.
Beautiful blue Austria has to be the most picturesque and lovely in all of Europe,its culture and traditions have been a mainstay and standard of European history and the Hapsburg dynasty perhaps the greatest and longest of ruling classes. Austria is set like a sparkling gem amid a wonderland of mountains,villages,vallies,aquamarine lakes and pine trees as the blue Danube runs its course. Slazburg,on the west is the town of music and a grand Schloss castle perched on a cliff,Tyrol in the south is dotted with chalets,ski slopes and hushed breath taking vistas,Innsbruck is its main city. We traversed the high peak of Gross-Glockner that rose to 14000.WOW! Then it was on to Vienna on the eastern end. It is a city of high civilization,St Stephens Ch is a millennia old,Schonnbrunn castle a handsome kings residence defys description as does the Glorietta arch in the regal gardens. The stadt park has ongoing performances by the local waltz king,Strauss and we fed the birds that perched at our table and later danced the Blue Danube waltz under the stars! Cuisine in Austria has also reached a pinnacle in preparation and presentation,rich noodles and savory sauces tempt the pallate and tortes appease the dessert craves. Austria and its beautiful cities are both historic and gems definitely worth visiting.
Vienna is full of amazing sites to visit, there is such an incredible atmosphere here, full of history. Downtown Vienna inside the Ringstrasse has the highest concentration of historic sites. One recent discovery can be found in the Michaelerplatz where excavations have unearthed remains of a Roman settlement. It's amazing to think that over the centuries foundations of buildings were built over pre-existing foundations, creating layers of human history. Same goes with churches. Take Ruprechtskirche for instance, near Schwedenplatz, which was originally built as a Romanesque church in the 11th century. Over the centuries there have been many additions and renovations until only the tower and two panes of glass are still in their original style. There are just too many amazing buildings and sites to list to visit. I just recommend buying a guidebook before you go, read about the sites you want to see, and take it with you as you explore downtown Vienna.
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