The jogging paths in the Prater
park.
The center of Vienna is the
Graben, a pedestrian only
shopping area full of people.
The Pestsäule (Plague Column) on
the Graben erected after the
ending of the 1679 plague.
The Michael Wing (18th Century)
of the Hofburg, the Imperial
Palace of the Hapsburgs.
Statues depicting the labors of
Hercules in front of the Hofburg.
The romanesque St. Michael's
Church the oldest in Vienna (1220
AD).
The dome of St. Peter's Church
(an Opus Dei church) in Vienna.
Inspired by St. Peter's in Rome.
The altar of St. Peter's Church in
Vienna. The church dates from
1701 AD.
The Albertina Museum and the
strange ramp out front. An
important print museum.
St Stephen's Cathedral dates from
the 1430s replacing an earlier
church. Badly damaged in WWII.
The nave of St. Stephen's
cathedral.
Impressive St. Charles Church
built by Emperor Charles VI in
1713 AD.
The Risenrad (1897) built to
celebrate Emperor Franz Josef's
Golden Jubilee.
Originally the Risenrad had 30
cars but after WWII only 15 were
put back on the wheel.
The wooden cabin of one of the
Risenrad cars.
Scheduled for demolition in 1916
the Risenrad survived when they
ran out of money.
July 9-12th, 2011
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The Prater Amusement park as
viewed from atop the Risenrad.
Vienna from atop the Risenrad at
its highest point.
A dining car behind our car on
the Risenrad.
Donauinsel Station located on
the Reichsbrucke Bridge over the
Danube River.
Looking up at Reichsbrucke
bridge over the Danube from
Danube island.
A bungee jumper jumps off of the
side of Danube Tower (352
meters high).
The new Danube channel built
to help control flooding.
A restaurant boat on the
Wienfluss River passing through
Vienna.
Marienbrücke bridge's (1953)
Virgin Mary statue. The bridge
was destroyed in WWII.
One of the more traditional
looking trams on Vienna's Ring
Road route.
The Wienfluss passing through
the City Park.
War Ministry of the Empire built
in 1913 an equestrian statue of
Field Marshal Radetzky out front.
Trying to get just the right photo
at the Power on Land fountain at
the Hofburg.
Central square inside the
Hofburg Palace.
The New Palace (1913) of
Hofburg is now the Austrian
National Library.
The triumphal arch on the
Heldenplatz (Hero's Square) in
the center of the Hofburg.
The Kunsthistorisches Museum
(1891) or the Museum of Art
History.
Photos from my several hours
spent exploring the KHM
(Kunsthistorisches Museum).
The Naturhistorisches Museum
(Natural History Museum) opened
in 1889.
Austrian Parliament Building
(1883). Out front is the
Palla-Athene Fountain (1902).
Burgtheater (Imperial Court
Theatre) built in 1741 by Empress
Maria Theresa of Austria.
The Votive Church of Vienna. An
offering of thanks for Franz Joseph
surviving assassination in 1853.
The Ringstrasse was closed to
allow cyclists to compete in the
Tour of Austria.
The Freyung passage an early
indoor shopping area.
A building near the Ringstrasse
with a castle like appearance.
The entrance to the Arsenal (1848)
destroyed in WWII by bombing and
rebuilt in the same style.
The Heeresgeschichtliches
Museum (Army Museum) in the
new City Garrison (1850).
Photos from my tour of the HGM
(Army Museum).
The Upper Belvedere constructed
by Prince Eugene of Savoy in
1717. Now a portrait gallery.
The other side of the Upper
Belvedere from the gardens and
fountain.
The Soviet War Memorial (1945)
in Scwartzenburgplatz.
The main altar of St. Charles
Church with its Hebrew
Tetragrammaton/Yahweh symbol.
I paid to take an elevator up into
the Dome of St. Charles Church to
see the restored paintings.
Tourists will pick any spot and turn it
into a wishing well. A window high
in the Dome of St. Charles Church.
Standing in the dome of St.
Charles Church down to the floor
of the church.
The scaffolding I climbed to
reach the top of the dome in St.
Charles Church.
Marble and gold leaf dominate
the interior of St. Charles
Church.
Graben
1679 Bubonic Plague
Spanish Riding School Ad
Hercules
St Michaels Church of the Habsburgs
St Peter's
St Peters Church
Skater Ramp ?
Old Stiffy
St Stephen
Trajan's columns
The 3rd Man
Historical display cases
Wooden Box
Victorian Steel
Prater Amusement Park
View from up here
Dining Car
Joggers
Blue Danube
Danube barge
Jumpers
New Danube channel
Wien River
Blown up by retreating Germans
Old tram
Muddy Flow
The War Ministry of the Habsburgs
Power on Land
The Imperial Hofburg
Papyrus Museum
KHM
NHM
Parliament
The Theatre
Thanks for not killing me
Tour of Austria
Freyung
Cool Tower
The Arsenal
HGM
The Belvedere
Belvedere Fountain
Soviet Monument
St Charles
The Dome of St Charles
Really ?
In the dome
Rickety Steps
Gold and Marble
Boring Architecture
The Market
Mirror
Stephenplatz
The sunken treasure chest
Enough Gold Plates
Light Source
One big statue
Kaisergruft
Franz Joseph I
City Hall
Winter Arena
Lipizzaner horses
Curious
Graben
Crowds on the Graben (trench)
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The Secession building (1897) was built
as an architectural manifesto for the
Vienna Secession movement of artists.
A wine stall in the enormous
Naschmarkt, an outdoor market
along the Ringstrasse.
St. Stephen's Cathedral reflected
in the glass buildings along the
Graben.
Huge crowds of shoppers and
tourists on the Graben near
Stephanplatz.
The Vienna State Opera (1869)
it had to be completely rebuilt
after WWII.
The Sissi Apartments of the Hofburg
Palace. The only place I could take
pictures was in the kitchen display.
St. Michael's Church high altar
with its Byzantine icon "Maria
Candia".
The monument to Empress
Maria-Theresien (1717-1780) in
Maria-Theresien-Platz.
The Imperial Crypt of the Habsburgs
below the Capuchin Church. The
crypts of 145 Habsburg royals.
Tomb of Emperor Franz Joseph
I (1830-1916). Emperor during
WWI.
The huge City Hall (Rathaus) of
Vienna (1883) with its 100m tall
central tower.
The Winter Riding School arena
of the Spanish Riding School.
Built in 1729.
Mares and their colts enjoying
some exercise in the Spanish
Riding School.
A curious Lipizzan Mare takes a
look at tourists in the Spanish
Riding School.
The Graben near the Plague
Column.
An Outdoor Cafe in the middle
of the Gaben.