Wien (Vienna), Austria (1) – A Taste of Architecture (Day 4)

Skipping to Day 4 as Day 3 of our trip consisted of being on a train for almost 8 hours from Zurich.

The following photos depicts a very small portion of the beautiful architecture that exists in Vienna.  Spread throughout a large area of the city, a person can only explore so much in the one day we gave ourselves.   We opted out of Ringstrasse, the 5.3km long street that contained most of Vienna’s noteworthy buildings.  We stayed on streets that didn’t have a lot of vehicular traffic and sometimes wandered into areas where there was not a lot of pedestrian traffic.  If you plan for a visit, give yourself a few days to see all the incredible places this city has to offer.

Karlskirche (St. Charles’ Church) is a baroque church that is affiliated with the Catholic faith.

 

 

Technische Hochschule is a type of university that focuses on engineering sciences.

 

 

Vienna State Opera House

Located on busy Ringstrasse, it was difficult getting a picture without cars or light stands

 

 

Back view of State Opera House

 

 

Hotel Bristol

 

 

Hotel Sacher

 

 

Albertina Museum

 

 

Austrian National Library at Josefsplatz

 

 

Hofburg Palace

 

 

Museum Judenplatz

The architecture may be simple, but the significance of this building far outweighs palaces and castles

 

 

Heiliger Franz von Assisi (St. Francis of Assisi Church) is located beside the Danube River

 

 

Catholic Church Maria am Gestade

 

 

Looshaus stirred controversy in the 1909 year that it was built.  Located across Michaelerplatz from the Hofburg Palace, it deemed too modern.

 

 

Even the small commercial shops on the side streets had unique architecture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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