Historic Places in Vienna

Top Historic Places in Vienna

 

  • Albertina
  • Austrian National Library
  • Austrian Parliament Building
  • Burggarten
  • Burgtheater
  • Donauturm
  • Heldenplatz
  • Hofburg
  • Hundertwasserhaus
  • Imperial Crypt
  • Jesuit Church
  • Karlskirche
  • Kirche am Steinhof
  • Maria-Theresien-Platz
  • Mozarthaus
  • Musikverein
  • Naschmarkt
  • Palmenhaus
  • Pestsäule
  • Prater
  • Rathaus
  • Schoenbrunn Palace
  • Spanish Riding School
  • St. Peter’s Church
  • St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Stadtpark
  • Tiergarten Schoenbrunn
  • Vienna Ring Road
  • Vienna State Opera
  • Volksgarten
  • Votive Church
  • Wiener Riesenrad

 

10 Important Dates in Viennese History

  • Circa 500 BC – Celts move into the area of modern Vienna to be near the Danube River
  • 212 – The Roman fortifications of Vindobona is officially named a municipum
  • 976 – The Babenberg family take control of  the Margraviate of Austria and develop Vienna into a major city of commerce
  • 1192 – Duke Leopold V captures the King of England, Richard the Lionheart, during the Third Crusade.
  • 1683 – Vienna survives the Siege by the Ottoman Turks and, with the help of Poland, defeat the Turks, marking the beginning of the end of the high-watermark of Ottoman power in Europe
  • 1805 – Austria loses the Battle of Austerlitz to Napoleon, leading to years of defeat by the French Emperor and the end of the Holy Roman Empire
  • 1815 – The Congress of Vienna reinforces the European monarchies in place before the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars. The Austrian Empire emerges from the Congress gaining territory from neighboring Italy.
  • 1918 – Austria’s First Republic is created after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of World War I.
  • 1938 – Nazi Germany annexes Austria in the Anschluss
  • 1945 – Following the end of World War II, Austria’s Second Republic is founded and reconstruction begins to repair the city from the devastation of seven year’s of Nazi control and Allied bombing

 

History and Art Museums in Vienna

 

  • Belvedere
  • Haus der Musik
  • Imperial Treasury, Vienna
  • KunstHausWien
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum
  • Leopold Museum
  • Mumok
  • Museum of Applied Arts
  • Museum of Military History
  • Museumsquartier
  • National History Museum
  • Secession Building