Monuments and Landmarks in Vienna (Austria)

Vienna State Opera
  • Vienna State Opera

    The Vienna State Opera (German: Wiener Staatsoper) is an Austrian opera house and opera company based in Vienna, Austria. It was originally called the Vienna Court Opera (Wiener Hofoper). In 1920, with the replacement of the Habsburg Monarchy by the First Austrian Republic, it was renamed the Vienna State Opera. The members of the Vienna Philharmonic are recruited from its orchestra.
Vienna Secession
  • Vienna Secession

    The Vienna Secession (German: Wiener Secession; also known as the Union of Austrian Artists, or Vereinigung Bildender Künstler Österreichs) was an art movement formed in 1897 by a group of Austrian artists who had resigned from the Association of Austrian Artists, housed in the Vienna Künstlerhaus. This movement included painters, sculptors, and architects. The first president of the Secession was Gustav Klimt, and Rudolf von Alt was made honorary president. Its official magazine was called Ver Sacrum.
Wiener Stadthalle
  • Wiener Stadthalle

    Wiener Stadthalle (German: [ˈviːnɐ ˈʃtathalə]; English: Viennese City Hall) is a multi-purpose indoor arena and convention center located in the 15th district of Vienna, Austria. Austrian architect Roland Rainer designed the hall which was constructed between 1953 and 1958. The arena has a seating capacity of approximately 16,152 people. The complex houses six venues (each of which can be used separately or combined) and an adjacent swimming pool, two gymnasiums, an indoor ice rink, a small and a large multi-purpose hall ...
  • Musikverein

    The Wiener Musikverein (German pronunciation: [ˌviːnɐ muˌziːkfɛɐ̯ˈʔaɪ̯n]; Viennese Music Association), commonly shortened to Musikverein, is a concert hall in the Innere Stadt borough of Vienna, Austria. It is the home of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. The "Great Hall" (Großer Saal), due to its highly regarded acoustics, is considered one of the finest concert halls in the world, along with Berlin's Konzerthaus, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Boston's Symphony Hall. With the exception of Boston Symphony Hall, none of these halls was ...
Wiener Linien
  • Wiener Linien

    Wiener Linien (Vienna Lines) are the company running the largest part of the public transit network in the city of Vienna, Austria. They are part of the city corporation Wiener Stadtwerke Holding AG.
Nussdorf weir and lock
  • Nussdorf weir and lock

    The Nussdorf weir and lock are works of hydraulic engineering located in the Viennese suburb of Nussdorf at the point where the Donaukanal leaves the Danube. The weir and lock were built following the adoption of a new law in July 1892, which also authorised the construction of the Wiener Stadtbahn and the transformation of the Donaukanal into a winter harbour. The weir and lock in Nussdorf are commonly confused with one another, although they are actually two separate constructions built ...
Vienna International Centre
  • Vienna International Centre

    The Vienna International Centre[1] (VIC) is the campus and building complex hosting the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV; in German: Büro der Vereinten Nationen in Wien). It is colloquially also known as UNO City.
Church of the Teutonic Order, Vienna
  • Church of the Teutonic Order, Vienna

    The Church of the Teutonic Order (German: Deutschordenskirche), also known as the Church of Saint Elisabeth of Hungary (German: Hl. Elisabeth von Ungarn), is the mother church of the Teutonic Order, a German-based Roman Catholic religious order formed at the end of the 12th century. Located in Vienna, Austria, near the Stephansdom, it is the current seat of the Grand Master of the Order.
  • Metalab

    The Metalab is a hackerspace in Vienna's central first district. Founded in 2006, it is a meeting place of the Viennese tech community, hosting events from culture festivals to user groups. It has played a catalyst role in the global hackerspace movement and was the birthplace of several internet startup companies.
Stephansplatz (Vienna U-Bahn)
  • Stephansplatz (Vienna U-Bahn)

    Stephansplatz is an important destination and interchange station in the Vienna U-Bahn system. It is located under the Stephansplatz and is served by lines U1 and U3. Stephansplatz station opened on 18 November 1978. Designated officially as the central node of the U-Bahn by City in on-train announcements and on network maps by a pictogram of its namesake, the Stephansdom, the station serves the heart of the Altstadt and connects two of the busiest lines, making it one of the busiest ...
Stadtpark, Vienna
  • Stadtpark, Vienna

    The Stadtpark (City Park) in Vienna, Austria is a large municipal park that extends from the Ringstraße in the Innere Stadt first district up to the Heumarkt (Hay Market) in the Landstraße third district. The park is divided in two sections by the Wienfluss (Vienna River), and has a total surface area of 65,000 square metres (28 acres). Scattered throughout the park are statues of famous Viennese artists, writers, and composers, including Hans Canon, Emil Jakob Schindler, Johann Strauss II, ...
Theater am Kärntnertor
  • Theater am Kärntnertor

    Theater am Kärntnertor or Kärntnertortheater (English: Carinthian Gate Theatre) was a prestigious theatre in Vienna during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Its official title was Kaiserliches und Königliches Hoftheater zu Wien, the "Imperial and Royal Court Theater of Vienna".
Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
  • Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

    The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (DA; German: Diplomatische Akademie Wien) is a postgraduate professional school based in Vienna, Austria, with focused training for students and professionals in the areas of international affairs, political science, law, languages, history and economics. It is also known as the Vienna School of International Studies, or the École des Hautes Études Internationales de Vienne. The school confers Master's degrees and postgraduate diplomas upon its graduates. It is the only member of the Association of Professional Schools ...
Akademisches Gymnasium (Vienna)
  • Akademisches Gymnasium (Vienna)

    Founded in 1553, the Akademisches Gymnasium is the oldest secondary school in Vienna. Today, it is state-run and therefore nondenominational and non-feepaying. The school offers a humanistic education and is known to be rather liberal compared to other traditional secondary schools in the city. Currently, there are approximately 600 pupils in 24 classes.
Vienna Volksoper
  • Vienna Volksoper

    The Vienna Volksoper (Volksoper Wien or Vienna People's Opera) is a major opera house in Vienna, Austria. It puts on around three hundred performances of twenty-five German language productions during an annual season which runs from September through June.
Stephansplatz, Vienna
  • Stephansplatz, Vienna

    The Stephansplatz is a square at the geographical centre of Vienna. It is named after its most prominent building, the Stephansdom, Vienna's cathedral and one of the tallest churches in the world. Before the 20th century, a row of houses separated Stephansplatz from Stock-im-Eisen-Platz, but since their destruction, the name Stephansplatz started to be used for the wider area covering both. To the west and south, respectively, run the exclusive shopping streets Graben (literally "ditch") and Kärntner Straße ("Kärnten" is ...
Kunsthalle Wien
  • Kunsthalle Wien

    Kunsthalle Wien is the exhibition hall for contemporary art in Vienna. At its two locations in the MuseumsQuartier and at Karlsplatz, it shows themed group exhibitions, and solo presentations of established and upcoming artists to provide insight into the Austrian and international art scene.
Schönbrunn Palace Vienna
Central Bathhouse Vienna
  • Central Bathhouse Vienna

    Central Bathhouse Vienna (opened in 1889 as Central-Bad Wien, Zentralbad Wien, and also known as Kaiserbründl) is a bathing establishment in Vienna, Austria.
Wien (river)
  • Schottengymnasium

    Schottengymnasium (Scots College) (officially Öffentliches Schottengymnasium der Benediktiner in Wien) is a Catholic private gymnasium with public status in the first District of Vienna. The school was founded in 1807 by imperial decree, and it is considered one of the most prestigious grammar schools in Austria. Alumni of the school include three Nobel laureats, many notable politicians, artists and scientists.
Konzerthaus, Vienna
  • Konzerthaus, Vienna

    The Konzerthaus is a concert hall located in Vienna, Austria, which opened in 1913. It is situated in the third district just at the edge of the first district in Vienna. Since it was founded it has always tried to emphasise both tradition and innovative musical styles. In 1890, the first ideas for a Haus für Musikfeste (House for music festivals) came about. The idea of the new multi-purpose building was to be more interesting to the broader public than the ...
Gymnasium Wasagasse
  • Gymnasium Wasagasse

    The Gymnasium Wasagasse (Bundesgymnasium Wien IX, in short BG9) is a secondary school in Alsergrund, the 9th district of Vienna. Alumni of the school include two Nobel laureates, an Academy Award winner and many notable politicians, artists and scientists.
  • Donaukanal

    The Donaukanal ("Danube Canal") is a former arm of the river Danube, now regulated as a water channel (since 1598), within the city of Vienna, Austria. It is 17.3 kilometres (10.7 mi) long and, unlike the Danube itself, it borders Vienna's city centre, Innere Stadt, where the Wien River (Wienfluss) flows into it. The Donaukanal bifurcates from the main river at the Nußdorf weir and lock complex, in Döbling, and joins it again just upstream of the "Praterspitz", at the Prater ...
Austria Classic Hotel Wien
  • Austria Classic Hotel Wien

    The Austria Classic Hotel Wien is a three-star hotel, located on Praterstraße in Vienna's second district, the Leopoldstadt. It is a member of the Austria Classic Hotels group and was named Hotel Nordbahn until a rebranding in January 2008.
New Danube
  • New Danube

    The New Danube (German Neue Donau) is a side channel built in 1972–88 on the eastern side of the Danube in Vienna, Austria. It was created to provide flood relief by containing excess water. The Donauinsel (Danube Island), made out of the removed material, separates the new waterway from the main channel of the river. The project was referred to by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) as "the first truly multipurpose fully sustainable flood protection scheme." The New Danube ...
Wiener Börse
  • Wiener Börse

    The Wiener Börse AG (also known as the Vienna Stock Exchange) is the only stock exchange in Vienna, Austria, and one of the most established exchanges in Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
  • Wurstelprater

    The Wurstelprater (Viennese "Wurstel" or "Wurschtel" = German "Hanswurst" = pantaloon) is an amusement park and section of the Wiener Prater (a park) in the second district of Vienna, Leopoldstadt. This institution dates back to the time of the Austrian Empire, when Emperor Joseph II made the Prater (which has been serving as Imperial hunting ground until then) open to public in 1766. Soon the first snack bars, stalls and bowling alleys opened up on the grounds and the Wurstelprater was ...
Leopoldstädter Tempel
  • Leopoldstädter Tempel

    The Leopoldstädter Tempel was the largest synagogue of Vienna, in the district (Bezirk) of Leopoldstadt. It was also known as the Israelitische Bethaus in der Wiener Vorstadt Leopoldstadt. It was built in 1858 in a Moorish Revival style by the architect Ludwig Förster. The tripartite facade of the Leopoldstädter, with its tall central section flanked by lower wings on each side, became the model for numerous Moorish Revival synagogues, including the Zagreb Synagogue, the Spanish Synagogue in Prague, the Tempel ...
Raimund Theater
  • Raimund Theater

    The Raimund Theater is a theatre in the Mariahilf district of Vienna, Austria. Named after the Austrian dramatist Ferdinand Raimund, the theatre was built by an association of Viennese citizens and opened on 28 November 1893 with Raimund's play Die gefesselte Phantasie. The theater is currently owned by Vereinigte Bühnen Wien (VBW) along with the Theater an der Wien and the Ronacher. Its current main use is for major musical productions and can seat around 1,000 persons.
Palais Equitable
  • Palais Equitable

    The Palais Equitable is a mansion in Stock-im-Eisen-Platz (now part of Stephansplatz) in the Innere Stadt of Vienna, Austria that was built in the 19th century for The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States and that incorporates the Stock im Eisen on one corner. The building is on the site of five small medieval buildings that were demolished in 1856–86, partly in order to expand Kärntner Straße. It was designed by Andreas Streit and constructed in 1887–91. It is ...
  • Dorotheum

    The Dorotheum (German pronunciation: [ˌdoːʀoˈteːʊm] ( listen)), established in 1707, is one of the world's oldest auction houses. It has its headquarters in Vienna on the Dorotheergasse and is the largest auction house in both Continental and German-speaking Europe. Besides auctions, the retail sector also plays a major role in Dorotheum's business. In the Dorotheum, works of art, antiques, furniture, and jewellery from various centuries are put up for auction. The building is constructed in the neo-classical style. It is ...
Vienna Basin
  • Vienna Basin

    The Vienna Basin (German: Wiener Becken, Czech: Vídeňská pánev, Slovak: Viedenská kotlina) is a sedimentary basin between the Eastern Alps and the Carpathian Mountains.
  • Hofburg

    The Hofburg is the former imperial palace in the centre of Vienna, Austria. Built in the 13th century and expanded in the centuries since, the palace has been the seat of power of the Habsburg dynasty rulers, and today the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria. It was the principal imperial winter residence, as Schönbrunn Palace was the summer residence. Since 1279 the Hofburg area has been the documented seat of government. The Hofburg has been expanded over ...
Wienbibliothek im Rathaus
  • Wienbibliothek im Rathaus

    The Wienbibliothek im Rathaus (English: Vienna Library in City Hall), formerly known as the Wiener Stadt- und Landesbibliothek (English: Vienna City and State Library), is a library and archive containing important documents related to the history of Vienna, Austria. Founded in 1856, the library, which also contains a large collection of local memorabilia, is located in the Rathaus (City Hall) in the Innere Stadt first district of the city, and is the official library of the city and state of ...
Spinnerin am Kreuz
  • Spinnerin am Kreuz

    The German name Spinnerin am Kreuz ("Spinner at the Cross") is the title given to two separate Austrian stone-tower sculptures (over 600 years old), one in Vienna and the other in the nearby city of Wiener Neustadt. They are related to the story of a wife spinning beside a cross. Both columns had been designed originally by Meister Michael Knab: in Vienna, the stone tower was built in 1375, rebuilt c.1452; in Wiener Neustadt, the stone tower was built in 1382-84. Both stone-towers ...
  • Western Railway (Austria)

    The Western Railway (German: Westbahn) is a two-track, partly four-track, electrified railway line in Austria that runs from Vienna to Salzburg via St. Pölten and Linz Hauptbahnhof and is one of the major lines of Austria. It was originally opened as the Empress Elisabeth Railway in 1858 (Vienna–Linz). The line is owned and operated by Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).
  • Ferry-Dusika-Hallenstadion

    The Ferry-Dusika-Hallenstadion is an indoor arena in Vienna, Austria. It was built in 1976, holds 7,700 spectators and hosts indoor sporting events such as track cycling, tennis and athletics. It hosts an annual indoor track and field meeting – the Vienna Indoor Classic. It is named after Austrian cyclist Franz Dusika.
Embassy of Russia in Vienna
  • Embassy of Russia in Vienna

    The Embassy of Russia in Vienna is the diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Austria. The chancery is located at Reisnerstraße 45-47 in the Landstraße district of Vienna.
  • Vienna Insurance Group

    Vienna Insurance Group AG Wiener Versicherung Gruppe (VIG) with its registered office in Vienna, Austria, is one of the largest international insurance groups in Central and Eastern Europe with approximately 23,000 employees.
Palais Clam-Gallas (Vienna)
  • Palais Clam-Gallas (Vienna)

    The Palais Clam-Gallas is a palace in Neo-classical or Biedermeier style in Vienna, Austria. It was built in 1834 or 1835 by Prince Franz Joseph von Dietrichstein as a summer residence. It is now the home of the Institut français de Vienne.
Institut français de Vienne
  • Institut français de Vienne

    The Institut français de Vienne or French Institute in Vienna is an Institut français in Vienna, Austria. It is a French public institution attached to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of France. The promotion of French culture overseas is its main mission. The French Institute in Vienna is housed in the Palais Clam-Gallas.
  • Austrian Academy of Sciences

    The Austrian Academy of Sciences (German: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften) is a legal entity under the special protection of the Republic of Austria. According to the statutes of the Academy its mission is to promote the sciences and humanities in every respect and in every field, particularly in fundamental research. In 2009, the Austrian Academy of Sciences was ranked 82nd among the 300 topmost research institutions in the world, based on its internet presence, by Webometrics Ranking of World Research ...
  • Wiener Kammeroper

    Wiener Kammeroper is an opera theatre and opera company founded by conductor Hans Gabor. As early as 1948 he initiated the "Vienna Opera Studio" - a company without a theatre of its own. The new name of the company, "Wiener Kammeroper" (Vienna Chamber Opera), reminiscent of chamber music and society plays in an intimate setting, was first used officially in 1953.
Schloß Schönbrunn
  • Schloß Schönbrunn

    Schloß Schönbrunn 1130 Vienna Austria
    5 km from Vienna Das Weltkulturerbe Schloß Schönbrunn ist Österreichs meistbesuchte Touristen-Attraktion und zählt zu den bedeutendsten barocken Anlagen in Europa. The World Heritage Site Schönbrunn Palace is Austria's most visited tourist attraction and one of the most important Baroque complex in Europe.