|The jogging paths in the Prater
|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
|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
|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
|Impressive St. Charles Church
built by Emperor Charles VI in
|The Risenrad (1897) built to
celebrate Emperor Franz Josef's
|Originally the Risenrad had 30
cars but after WWII only 15 were
put back on the wheel.
|The wooden cabin of one of the
|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
|Donauinsel Station located on
the Reichsbrucke Bridge over the
|Looking up at Reichsbrucke
bridge over the Danube from
|A bungee jumper jumps off of the
side of Danube Tower (352
|The new Danube channel built
to help control flooding.
|A restaurant boat on the
Wienfluss River passing through
|Marienbrücke bridge's (1953)
Virgin Mary statue. The bridge
was destroyed in WWII.
|One of the more traditional
looking trams on Vienna's Ring
|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
|Central square inside the
|The New Palace (1913) of
Hofburg is now the Austrian
|The triumphal arch on the
Heldenplatz (Hero's Square) in
the center of the Hofburg.
|The Kunsthistorisches Museum
(1891) or the Museum of Art
|Photos from my several hours
spent exploring the KHM
|The Naturhistorisches Museum
(Natural History Museum) opened
|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.
Museum (Army Museum) in the
new City Garrison (1850).
|Photos from my tour of the HGM
|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
|The Soviet War Memorial (1945)
|The main altar of St. Charles
Church with its Hebrew
|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.
|Marble and gold leaf dominate
the interior of St. Charles
|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
|Huge crowds of shoppers and
tourists on the Graben near
|The Vienna State Opera (1869)
it had to be completely rebuilt
|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
|The monument to Empress
Maria-Theresien (1717-1780) in
|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
|The huge City Hall (Rathaus) of
Vienna (1883) with its 100m tall
|The Winter Riding School arena
of the Spanish Riding School.
Built in 1729.
|Mares and their colts enjoying
some exercise in the Spanish
|A curious Lipizzan Mare takes a
look at tourists in the Spanish
|The Graben near the Plague
|An Outdoor Cafe in the middle
of the Gaben.