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Famous Places to Visit

Winterpalais des Prinzen Eugen
Country: Austria

The palace was commissioned in 1694, by Prince Eugene of Savoy, one of the most brilliant military commanders of his day, who entrusted the task to Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. It was subsequently extended by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt. It ...

Palais Trautson
Country: Austria

The Baroque Trautson Palace, built between 1710 and 1712 for Prince Johann Leopold Donat Trautson, to a design by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, was acquired by Maria Theresa in 1760. She then donated it to the Royal Hungarian Bodyguard, which ...

Lainzer Tiergarten
Country: Austria

Vienna Woods, once an imperial hunting ground, was enclosed within a 25-km (16- mile) long wall on the orders of Maria Theresa. The wall still stands today and successfully stops herds of deer and wild boar escaping as well as building development ...

Leoben
Country: Austria

Leoben, Styria’s second largest town, is an industrial and academic centre. Beautiful mansion houses line Hauptplatz (main square), and the adjacent streets bear witness to the town’s early wealth derived from the local iron deposits. There is ...

Bludenz
Country: Austria

Beautifully situated at the confluence of five alpine valleys, the town of Bludenz is now a popular resort with excellent skiing areas in its environs. An 10th-century document survives in which Otto I gives the Bishop of Chur a church “in loco P ...

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