Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) moved to Vienna in 1792. He also died in Vienna on March, 26 1827.
As a professor at the Vienna Academy of Art, Otto Wagner trained and influenced a whole generation of well-known Art Nouveau architects.
As an urban planner, he also created the concept for the stations of the Vienna Stadtbahn.
As an architect, Otto Wagner built some of the most beautiful buildings of the Viennese Art Nouveau.
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With its wide avenues, noble palais and imperial palaces Vienna is an open-air monument to the Habsburg Empire. Behind the walls of splendid imperial facades some of the most influential people of that time lived here with hole theirs extraordinary passions.
The well-known figures such as Gustav Klimt, Adolf Loos, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Strauss, Franz Schubert, Antonio Vivaldi, Sigmund Freud, Otto Wagner, Ludwig Wittgenstein and many others were born in Vienna or lived here.
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Above the grand alleys, the maze, the hidden squares and pavilions, the countless sculptures and numerous fountains, Schönbrunn Hill rises dominantly and is crowned by the Gloriette, the breakfast pavilion of the imperial family.
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If you dream about Vienna as a snow globe in the winter time, Vienna is really such a city and you will have the best time from the middle of the November until March 19. You don’t need to be child to feel like a child at the Viennese Christmas Markets. You will have the snow on the shoulder and a cup of hot punch in your hands. And the whole city is a huge Christmas tree with thousands of paper lanterns, chandelier and Christmas balls.
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Mozart in Vienna – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart spent ten final years of his life in Vienna. He composed his most important works in Vienna.
In his short life Mozart composed over 600 works and was, among Haydn and Beethoven, one of the most important composers of the Viennese Classical Period.
The daily use carriages of the Habsburgs, the so-called “Ordinari-Wägen,” are also on display in the Carriage Museum at the Schoenbrunn Castle. In good weather they could also be driven with the top down.
Inside of the Schönbrunn Park is the world’s oldest, still existing zoo, the Tiergarten Schönbrunn. Right next to the zoo, the largest greenhouse on the European continent, the Palm House, soars into the sky.
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For more than 600 years Vienna was the center of imperial elegance and the Habsburg power. From the 13th century to the end of World War I, the Habsburg dynasty reigned over their large, multinational empire from Vienna. The epicenter of imperial power was the Hofburg. Each of the emperors expanded the Hofburg by another new castle.
Vienna is still stuffed with strange customs and curious places, royal mummies and catacombs. If you want to know the flip side of this beautiful city, you are here at the right place.