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24th of September 2017

One of the best parts of your Vienna travel is the experience of seeing the breathtaking architecture that has been standing in the city for centuries. Vienna is rich with quality architecture from several different periods in history. Some of Vienna architecture that you should not miss include the following:

Belvedere Palace is well renowned for its baroque architecture, copper roofs and stunning collection of Klimt paintings.

Hofburg was erected over many centuries. The contrasts of the styles used and the attempts at modernization are enthralling.

Hundertwasser House is a stunning building that fuses the modern with the eccentric.

Karlskirche is one of the many examples of building that borrowed Italian-style architecture and added a Viennese baroque style.

Liechtenstein Palace was built at the start of the 18th century. It marks the period when the architecture of Vienna was largely influenced by Italian architects. You will appreciate this building if you are seeking architecture that mirrors the romantic feel of the bygone era.

Ringstrasse is a great area in Vienna to see a diverse mix of architectural designs, experience the Vienna underground and even do nightclubbing or some shopping.

Secession Building was erected by the city’s art community to denounce classical art and embrace the movement of English Arts and Crafts. You will find Gustav Klimt’s famous “Beethoven Frieze” in the building’s basement.

Schoenbrunn Palace is a picture perfect rococo/baroque confection that features a wonderful architectural park.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral is a nice example of architecture following the Hallenkirche style popular in the 14th century Vienna. Marvel at the cathedral’s needle-shaped spire that pierces the city skyline.

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