When Emperors build gates, they require more than a bit of wrought iron and a large key. The monumental Burgtor with its triumphal arches serves as a gateway to Vienna's … [Read more...] about The Burgtor
The Hofburg winter palace
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Reminders of Prince Eugene of Savoy pepper Vienna, not least in the form of his former residence at the Belvedere palaces. The main monument to this military genius, who … [Read more...] about Prince Eugene Monument
A huge equestrian statue dominates Heldenplatz square on one side of Vienna's Hofburg palace complex. The monument honours the first man to hand Napoleon a significant … [Read more...] about Archduke Karl monument
The Danube has done much more than give its name to a waltz or two. A new exhibition at the National Library pays homage to the river as transport route, geopolitical icon, … [Read more...] about The Danube exhibition
Michaelerplatz square has its fair share of buildings rich in history and one example is Palais Herberstein. Though this proud townhouse might just be more famous for what … [Read more...] about Palais Herberstein
Nearly everyone recognises Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with its Ode to Joy. But have you seen the original handwritten score that the great man poured out of his fevered … [Read more...] about Beethoven exhibition at the Nationalbibliothek