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Urania
Country: Austria

On the south side of Julius-Raab-Platz, on the banks of the Danube Canal, stands a round building with a distinctive dome that is visible from afar. Urania, named after the Greek muse, was built in 1910 to designs by Max Fabian. It is the home of V ...

Mariahilfer Strasse
Country: Austria

Mariahilfer Strasse is one of the longest streets in Vienna, a main artery running west from the town centre to the area around Schonbrunn. The part between Getreidemarkt (Grain Market) and Westbahnhof (the Western Railway Station) is also the busi ...

Staatsoper
Country: Austria

In May 1869, when Vienna’s State Opera House opened to the strains of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, music lovers rejoiced that it would no longer be necessary to travel to Paris in order to hear good opera. Built in Neo-Renaissance style, the Opera Ho ...

Kunstlerhaus
Country: Austria

Commissioned by the Vienna Artists’ Society as an exhibition hall for its members, the Kunstlerhaus (Artists’ House) was built in 1868. The society favoured grandiose, academic styles of painting in tune with the historicist Ringstrasse archite ...

Lunersee
Country: Austria

Lunersee lies at the foot of the Schesaplana peak (2,965 m/9,728 ft), at an altitude of 1,907 m (6,257 ft). Once this was the largest lake in Eastern Austria, surrounded by rugged mountains crisscrossed with ravines. The dam built here in 1958 rais ...

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