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VIENNA'S HOFBURG PALACE (Imperial Palace) took more than six centuries to build.  The original fortress was built in 1275, and was upgraded to the Schweizerhof (Swiss Courtyard) with its Schweizertor (Swiss Gate) in the 16th Century.  Additional wings were added during the 17th and 18th Centuries.  These wings, all decorated lavishly in the Baroque style, include the Reitschule (Riding School) which houses the world-famous Lipizzaner horses.  The Kaiserappartements (Royal Apartments) were built in the 19th Century, and new sections were added on as recently as 1913.  Today, the palace complex totals 18 wings, 2600 rooms, and 19 courtyards.   

   
           
     
     
   

 

Around Vienna

Stephansdom in the Old TownSTEPHANSDOM (St. Stephens Cathedral) dominates the Old Town.  It towers above shoppers and sightseeings in Stephansplatz. 



Hofburg PalaceHOFBURG
The Imperial Palace of the Hapsburg Family is a grand complex of buildings, monuments, statues, and gardens.



Karlskirche (St. Charles Church)KARLSKIRCHE
St. Charles Church lies just south of the Ring.  This majestic church with is beautiful reflecting pool is the largest Baroque church north of the Alps.



Kunsthistorisches MuseumKUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM
Vienna's Museum of Art History exhibits the great works of art collected by the Hapsburg Emperors and Empresses.

 

Urban TransportationURBAN TRANSPORTATION
Tired of walking?  Find out the various modes of urban transportation Vienna has to offer its citizens and visitors alike.


VIENNA PANORAMAS
Check out our panorama shots from around Vienna!  We have Karlskirche, Stephansdom (inside and out) and the Kunsthistorisches Musuem.
 

Other Austrian and Alpine Destinations

Hitler's Eagle's NestEagle's Nest
Adolf Hitler's Eagle's Nest lies atop a mountain in the southeastern corner of Germany.  Visit this magnificent monument and marvel at the breathtaking views of the German and Austrian Alps.



Kitzbuehel Hahnenkamm World Cup Ski Race
Kitzbühel
This ritz and glamour destination in the Austrian Tyrolean Alps is also home to the worlds most famous ski-race, the Hahnenkamm.  Find out about this destination and the "world's greatest party."



Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein

Venture into the Bavarian Alps and visit the fairy tale landmark upon which the Walt Disney based his Disney Land Castle: Mad King Ludwig's Schloss Neuschwanstein.
 

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