vienna
vienna Vienna is the capital of Austria and with more than 1,8 mio inhabitants also it's biggest city.

Modern Vienna, one of the world's most livable cities, has maintained the majestic ambiance of its historical past and stands out as an important international city. From international art to international politics, from world class music to world class dining, from the finest in architecture to the finest in shopping, Vienna offers its visitors a rich, varied, and exciting experience.

vienna

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Vienna, the capital
Vienna Inhabitants: 1,8 mio
popular sights:
  • Hofburg
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum
  • Stephansdom
  • Belvedere Place
  • Karlskirche
  • Schönbrunn

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    manner schnitten Manner Schnitten

    "Chocolate for everyone"

    This was Josef Manner's motto when he founded the confectionery dynasty in 1890. At the time, chocolate was a luxury item. One kilogram of chocolate cost the equivalent of two day's work for the average labourer.

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    Staud's Jam

    staud's An abundance of fruits at the peak of their ripeness.

    Staud's was founded in the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the name remains a family firm.

    The company is still in its original home, in the same traditional Viennese market neighbourhood where Hans Staud´s great-grandfather began doing business.

    Knowledge, intuition and a love of true simplicity have been passed on from grandfather to grandson, and father to son. Each generation has taken pride in its inventiveness and originality - and in an attitude to business that harks back to a time when a handshake was sufficient to seal a contract.

    These are the values that should still be maintained today.

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    almdudler Almdudler

    The famous Alpine Herbal Beverage is already a bit of cultural asset.

    Behind Coca Cola, Almdudler is the second most popular soft drink in Austria.

    Almdudler with it's refreshing herbal taste, makes Austria happy since 1957!

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    Belvedere
    belvedere The Österreichische Galerie Belvedere is one of the world's most important museums with collections spanning from the Middle Ages to the present day. The museum is housed in the Belvedere Palace, which Prince Eugene of Savoy had built as a summer residence. There are two palace buildings: the Upper and Lower Belvedere. The collections of the 19th and 20th centuries are housed in the Upper Belvedere with works by Biedermeier artists (e.g. Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Jakob Alt etc.), French Impressionists (e.g. Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir) and masterpieces by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. In the Lower Belvedere the Museum of Medieval Art and the Baroque Museum are located. The two buildings are linked by a unique Baroque garden. The entire ensemble ranks among the world's most beautiful and best preserved historic palaces and parks. From the north side of the Upper Belvedere one can appreciate the renowned and stunning view of Vienna.

    -link: www.belvedere.at

    Museum of Military History in Vienna
    Museum of Military History The Museum of Military History, one of the most important history museums in the world, is situated right in the centre of the Arsenal.

    The Military History Museum was built according to plans of Ludwig Foerster and Theophil Hansen from 1850 to 1856 and was thus the first Viennese museum. The styles of this town's oldest historic building range from Byzantine, Hispano-Moorish to Neo-Gothic.

    The collections of this important history museum in Europe reach from the 16th to the 20th centuries. In five major sections the history of the Habsburg empire from the end of the 16th century until 1918 and Austria's fate after the dissolution of the monarchy up to the year 1945 are shown. Major events in history form the basis of the exhibition.

    - link: www.hgm.or.at

    Schönbrunn
    Schönbrunn Schönbrunn has a long tradition and is one of the most imortant culture monuments in Austrian history. It was added into the list of the world culture heritage of the UNESCO in 1996.

    The history of Schönrbunn goes back till the middle age. The whole area was mentioned in the 14th century as "Fortress Katterburg" and was part of the religious foundation Klosterneuburg. There was a mill, and an economic yard with winegrowing.

    In the year 1569 Maximilian II became the owner of Schönbrunn. He was widen the whole complex with a garden and a zoo. The garden was a new home for all kinds of native venison, but also a lot of exotic birds, like peacocks and turkey cocks were brought there. Maximilan was a passionate hunter. He spent a lot of time catching one of his animals in the garden.

    The fence of the garden was destroyed in 1605 by Hungarian troops. Nobody was really interested to repair it again, and so the damage was only corrected half-hearted.

    In 1642 the castle was first time mentioned in a document.

    Schönbrunn When the Turkish Army came to take Vienna in 1683, the caste was destroyed seriously. 3 years later the owner Leopold I. gave the order to rebuild it.

    It took a long time when Schönbrunn should be finnished. Owners came and left, and only in the year 1770 the whole building complex was almost finnished. It was Empress Maria Theresia who liked this place very much, and who forced the extension.

    From 1880 - 1882 the big palm house, a monumental glass contruction, was built. And 1904 marked the last building project in Schönbrunn. The sun clock house for exotic plants was finnished.

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