Vienna, Austria


Architecture sample, from the tour bus window



Schönbrunn Palace and gardens - imperial summer palace. Mansion first built 1548. Estate bought in 1569 by emporer Maximmillian II, who made the grounds a game reserve. Expanded 1638-1644 by Eleanora Gonzoga, widow of Ferdinand II. Ownership passed to the Republic of Austria in 1918.

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Hercules fighting the dragon


Palace Garden




Walking tour of central Vienna


St. Stephen's Cathedral

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Graben Street in old town





The Plague Column, commemorating a Plague epidemic in 1679. Begun on commission from Emporer Leopold I in 1683, completed after several changes of management, in 1693. Leopold is depicted kneeling, in the center of the second level.

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St. Peter's Church

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Archeological display


Francis II statue


Hofburg Imperial Palace

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Stadtsopera Opera House -- the performances are shown on the big video screen


Albrecht Fountain (Danubius), across the street from the opera house


Karlskirche, Karlsplaz


Vienna Konzerthaus -- attended a Vienna Philharmonic concert here-- what a treat! The black flag is in honor of a Philharmonic musician who died


Johannes Brahms statue


Ludwig von Beethoven statue, at Beethovenplaz


Michelle with Petula, our most excellent tour guide

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