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Staatsoper
Country: Austria

In May 1869, when Vienna’s State Opera House opened to the strains of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, music lovers rejoiced that it would no longer be necessary to travel to Paris in order to hear good opera. Built in Neo-Renaissance style, the Opera Ho ...

Musikverein
Country: Austria

Next to the Kunstlerhaus is the Musikverein, headquarters of the Society of the Friends of Music. It was designed by Theophil Hansen in 1867—9 and features terracotta statues and balustrades. The Musikverein is the home of the famous Vienna Philh ...

Kirche am Steinhof
Country: Austria

At the edge of the Vienna Woods rises the conspicuous copper dome of the astonishing Church at Steinhof. Built in 1902—7 by Otto Wagner, the church is considered to be one of the most important works of the Secession. It is an integral part of th ...

Burg Forchtenstein
Country: Austria

Perched unassailably on the rocky slopes of Rosaliengebirge stands Forchtenstein Castle, built in the 14th century by the Mattersdorfer family. Bought and extended by the Esterh?zys, it now houses a private collection of arms, one of the most magni ...

Millstatt
Country: Austria

The greatest attraction in Millstatt, on the northern shore of Millstatter See, is a Benedictine Abbey dating from 1070. From then until 1469 it was run by the Hirsau Benedictines; later the monastery and church passed into the hands of the Order o ...

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