The Europeans have adored the Summer Cottages since the era of Adams. The Schonbrunn palace along with some adjacent edifices and an enormous park is one of the vital and most prominent cultural monuments in Austria. This citadel was erected to display the baroque beauty and its importance. The entire complex is added in the list of the UNESCO’s world cultural heritage list. The palace has well preserved gardens and some displays of the past history to fascinate and magnetize its visitors.
The view of the city of Vienna from this citadel is marvelous and beyond comparison. When you are at this fort you must not miss the trip to the residence. It provides you with some great sights of the apartments, bedroom, waiting room, sitting room and the parlor of Maria Theresia. You can also take a visit to the apartments and parlors of Franz Joseph and Sissi. The interior of this fortress is the orgy of the frescoed roofs, crystal chandeliers, gilled ornaments and some huge mirrors.
The palace attracts around five million tourists every year and offers a grand welcome to number of tourists every day. People love to take the pleasure of the excellence and supreme beauty of this palace. The best part of this palace is the park and the natural environs positioned at the southern area of the bastion. People love to make a visit at this spot and enjoy the tranquil moments over here.
The grand collection of the architecture of this Austrian citadel proclaims straight away of being a regal residence. The gardens and the environs of this palace are well preserved by the Government of Austria. The gentleness and the gracefully designed gardens harmonize the most grandly glory of this palace. The park in the palace is an abode to the deer of all species. The calm tenants of these beautiful visiting spots seem to invites all the vacationers at this place.
The place is open for the access of the people all the days in the week and at all hours. You will come across innumerable carriages and horsemen that are ready to render you with their gentle service. The park of this palace is enclosed by the pleasances to attract all its vacationers. The thud of the elation pierce of the wall of royally enlightenings adds the charm to the noble pile.
So if you are searching a spot to experience the luxuries of the grand royal life you can approach at this part of Austria and enjoy your time.
Melk Abbey is positioned above the aged town of Melk on a wobbly protrusion overlooking the River Danube in the lower part of Austria joining the Wachau Valley. This abbey was founded by Leopard II, the Margrave of Austria in 1089. He gave one of his fortresses to
Benedictine monks. A school was founded in the period of 12th centaury. This made the monastic library well-known for its collection of the manuscripts. The abbey also served as the place for the centre of the Melk Reform movement which led to a reinvigorated life of the monists that belonged to Austria and Southern Germany.
Due to the great fame and the academic stature, Melk Abbey coped to run off the dissolution under Emperor Joseph II. This was the time when most of the abbeys were either detained or dissolved. The place suffered a great damage at the time of Reformation and Turkish Invasion in 1683. But a wide spared attack by the Ottoman armies damaged the structure. The next injury to the structure was marked in 1947 by the fire. But today the place is completely stored.
The design of the present day abbey is basically the work of the well known architect Jakob Prandtauer. The Marble Hall consists of the pilasters which are coated in red and an allegorical work of art on the ceiling is a treat to eyes. This was painted by Paul Troger. The library is present on the second floor of the structure. It also has a Troger ceiling. This is an inestimable work with around 80000 volumes. Next part of the abbey is the Emperor’s gallery. The Emperor’s Gallery stretches for 198 m. It is decorated with elegant portraits of the Austrian Royalty.
The main part of the abbey is undoubtedly the church of abbey. The church has an astounding number of windows and is embroidered with the granite and frescoes by Johann Michael Rottrmayr with the assistance of Troger. The fine visions of the river can be seen from the terrace of the abbey. It is said that Napoleon used to enjoy the sights of the river from this place when he came for his battle against Austria.
The Abbey Restaurant situated quite close to the entrance of this place serves as the place of where the tourists can enjoy the hot meals as well as the monastery wine in gorgeous Baroque and the open-air surroundings.
A visit to this place is surely going to become the most memorable trip of your life.
The Museum of Fine Arts was opened in 1891 by the Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary. The museum has matching features and the exteriors of the Naturhistoirsches Museum. Both the edifices face each other and were built in the years 1872 and 1891.
These museums were constructed by the Emperors so that they can seek a suitable shelter for the fine art collection so that the common people living in the area can view this art work. The façade was prepared by the sandstone. The museum is rectangular in figure and has a dome at the top. This arena is 60 meters high. The interior of the building is richly decked out with marbles, stucco ornaments, gold – leaf, and the art pieces. All this gives a extravagant look to the place.
Contents Of The Picture Gallery
The museum has a fine anthology of the portraits as well as the armors. Collection that belonged to Ferdinand of Tirol, the collection of Handsburg, The collection of Emperor Rudolf II and the collection of the art work by Archduke Leopold Wilhelm. If we talk about the most important works then they are enlisted below:
- Jan van Eyck: 1438
- Albrecht Durer: 1511
- Giuseppe Arcimboldo: 1563
- IIdefonso Altar : 1630
- The Fur: 1638
The collections at the museum comprises of:
- Egyptian and near Eastern Collection.
- Collection of the Greek and Roman Antiquities.
- Collection of the Sculpture and the Decorative Work.
- Coin Cabinet.
A glimpse of these collections is really an unusual experience which will leave you speechless. The architectural mirror image of the Museum of Fine arts is the Museum of The Natural History which is on the opposite side of the former museum. The Museum of the Natural Arts was also built in accordance with the designs of Gottfried Semper and Karl Von Hasenauer.
The principle works of this museum include the works of European Art History. This includes Raphael’s “Madonna in the Meadow”, Vermeer’s “The Allegory of Painting”, and the Infanta art pieces of Velazquez. They also include the collections that serve as the important treasure for the knowledge of the ancient Austria. A tourist that visits the place can easily notice the variety in the art collections of Habsburg.
The best suited time to visit this place is:
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 9 pm. But make sure that you visit the Coin cabinet before 6 pm.
So you can book yourself for visit at this historical place which may serve the purpose of your interest.
In the world of towers from the various parts of the world, Eiffel Tower and Europe Tower has stolen away the lime light from the last few years. They have been the major
attraction for the tourists from all across the world because of their out standing frame work and stunning armature. Today very few people are familiar with the famous Danube Tower which is located in the Vienna city of Austria. This tower has been the representative landmark of Austria from the last many years. It is one of the most well preserved landmarks of Austria and it is also an emblem of improved architecture in Austria.
The great Danube Tower lies in between the old Danube and Florisdorf. It is exactly placed at the centre of the Vienna city. The tower was designed up by Professor Hannes Lintl in 1962. It took about 25 months for the completion of this exotic landmark and it was inaugurated by the Australian President Adolf Scarf in 1964. This 40 years old gigantic tower of Australia is 252 meters high and it is 50 meters higher than the famous and the most popular Millennium Tower. The foundation for this great tower was laid on 12th October, 1962. The tower was opened up for the general public on 25th November, 1964.
In 2001, Professor HANNES Lintl was awarded with the Austrian cross of Honor for Sciences and Arts. The famous Danube Tower was recognized as the world heritage by UNESCO in the year 2001. The main purpose of the construction of this tower was to provide an eye catching landmark to the grand Vienna city so that the tourists from all over the world can be attracted here. The Danube Tower was built for the Horticultural Show of the Vienna city which is very much famous for its natural landscapes and desires.
The great Danube Tower is the 19th highest tower in the world and this great tower belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers (WFGT). The gigantic Danube Tower provides a sparkling view of the grand Vienna city which is completely comprised up with the natural and magnificent landscapes. The tower is enhanced with the three observation decks among which the first observation deck is located at a height of 150 meters. Tourists can easily reach there with the help of lifts in the time span of 35 seconds and enjoy the amazing and panoramic view of the Vienna city.
You can really have a great time out there in the lapse of nature. Make sure that you do not miss an interesting visit to this marvelous landmark of Vienna.