Vienna is one of the most visited cities in Europe

oesterreich wien 1In the 1st century AD the Romans built a military camp (castrum) on the site of today's Vienna city center near the Danube and the connected civil city Vindobona (today 3rd district) as border security of the province of Pannonia. Still today you can see from the streets of the 1st district (Inner City), the course of the wall and the streets of the camp. The Romans remained until the 5th century. The Roman legionary camp lay far to the east of the Western Roman Empire and therefore rapidly was victim the turmoil of the Germanic barbarian invasions.

Architecturally, Vienna is still characterized primarily by the buildings around the Vienna Ringstrasse from the Wilhelminian era, but also by Baroque and Art Nouveau. Through its role as the imperial capital and residential city of the Austrian Empire from 1804 onwards, Vienna became a cultural and political centre of Europe.

Around 1910, when Vienna was still the capital of the Habsburg Monarchy, the city had over two million inhabitants. The historic centre of Vienna and Schönbrunn Palace are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With around 7.5 million tourists and around 16.5 million overnight stays every year, Vienna is one of the most visited cities in Europe.

Some facts about the contemporary history of Vienna

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Some facts about the contemporary history of Vienna

We had already mentioned that we wanted to use our stay during the local Roman days  in Brunn am Gebirge to make some explorations through Vienna to explore the cultural and historical evolution of the provincial capital of Austria.

Metal management in "Ancient Rome" - news from Brunn!

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In our first blog reports we had already written about the coin findings from the Roman period in Brunn am Gebirge, which are today located in the exhibition at the Heritage House.

Egyptian blue painted on stone slab in Brunn am Gebirge

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Egyptian blue painted on stone slab in Brunn am Gebirge

Yet another exciting artifact was found in the aforementioned excavations of a burial ground in Brunn am Gebirge in 1972: A polychrome-painted stone slab with the representation of a woman in a Noric-Pannonian costume, a kind of dress in modern language, in a dark shade of red.

Karlsplatz, Karls Church and the MuseumsQuartier

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Karlsplatz, Karls Church and the MuseumsQuartier

The Viennese Karls Church, a Roman Catholic church in the 4th district of Vienna, was built in the first half of the 18th century. Today, the church is a protected monument.

Walk along the Danube and its old river beds

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Walk along the Danube and its old river beds

During our tour through Vienna, we have chosen the subway to the station on the Danube Island to take advantage of the rare sunshine of the mostly dull days in February.

Tour through Vienna and short introduction to history of Fiaker

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Tour through Vienna and short introduction into the history of Fiaker

After the hike through the Palace Park of Schönbrunn we had gone to the subway station in Hietzing and had taken a day ticket for subway and buses, since we wanted to go into the city center for some more tourist destinations.

The Palace Park and the Gloriette of Schönbrunn

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The Castle Park and the Gloriette of Schönbrunn

The palace and its park form an inseparable ensemble. The center of the park is the Great Parterre, which stretches on the main axis to the Gloriette Hill since about 1780.

Schönbrunn Palace and the Roman Ruin

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Schönbrunn Palace, the Roman Ruin and the Palm Tree Houses

Once again, we were meeting to discuss the setting up of a camper stop and its advantages with regard to the further development of local culture and travel tourism to Brunn am Gebirge, which we could later use to visit the Palace of Schönbrunn and the city of Vienna.

Brunn am Gebirge - a tour with Robert

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Brunn am Gebirge - a tour with Robert

We had already mentioned Robert several times and reported about his various activities in regards to local cultural events and the promotion of education to adolescents.

Vienna’s Dynasty Glory Lives with Schönbrunn Palace

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Schönbrunn Palace

Vienna is a city that has become the settlement location of the Habsburg Dynasty for centuries. It is one of the most visited and must-see cities among the Europe routes. Vienna is not only the capital of Austria, but also the capital of art that has hosted to Habsburg Dynasty for centuries.

History Travel in the Capital of Art: Vienna

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History Travel in the Capital of Art: Vienna

Austria’s capital, Vienna is famous for its cultural events, magnificent imperial palaces, coffeehouses, classical music and its charm that dazzles the visitors. Located in today’s city center of Vienna, the Romans constructed a military camp called Vindobona in B.C. 1st century and this gave a start to the history of Vienna.

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