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Famous Places to Visit

Schulhof
Country: Austria

Schulhof is a small alley connecting the imperial Am Hof square with the elegant, Baroque residential area of Kurrentgasse. The building, the former Obizzi Palace (1690), now houses a fascinating Clock Museum, which has more than 3,000 exhibits. Th ...

Museums Quartier
Country: Austria

Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach was commissioned by Emperor Karl VI to build the imperial stables on the escarpment behind the old town fortifications. In 1921, these Baroque buildings became a venue for fairs, and in the 1980s they were convert ...

Karl Marx-Hof
Country: Austria

In the 1920s, Vienna was governed by a socialdemocratic town council, elected mainly thanks to the votes of first-time women voters, a period known as Red Vienna. The council formed the ambitious plan to build houses for its entire working populati ...

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 ...

Waidhofen an der Ybbs
Country: Austria

In the 16th century, this charming little town in the Ybbs valley was an important centre of iron processing and arms production. Its medieval old town is dominated by church spires and two towers, remains of the medieval fortifications: the 13thce ...

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