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Attractions in Vienna

Vienna Attractions

In this post, I’d like to show you several attractions in Vienna off the beaten track. Let’s start with this sculpture. The owl is a decoration created by the Swiss artist and architect Bruno Weber. You’ll find it on the wall of the Vienna University of Technology Library.

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Fountains Sculptures

Gänsemädchenbrunnen in Vienna

Gänsemädchenbrunnen in Vienna, Austria

Someone in Vienna obviously doesn’t like monuments. The photo shows the Gänsemädchenbrunnen, a fountain located near the Museumsquartier in Vienna. The sculpture features a girl herdering geese and was created by the Czech sculptor Antonín Pavel Wagner.

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Monuments

Monument to Alexander Girardi in Vienna

Monument to Alexander Girardi in Vienna

On a small green square near the Karlsplatz, I come across a monument to Alexander Girardi. He carries a wood plane under his arm. What does that mean?

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Architecture

Majolikahaus in Vienna

Majolikahaus in Vienna, Austria

The Majolikahaus was built in 1898. The building was designed by Otto Wagner, the floral design at the façade was created by his student Alois Ludwig. The name of the house refers to the fact, that the façade is revetted with Maiolica ([ger.] = Majolika) elements.

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Public Art

Wall of Hope in Vienna

Wall of Hope in Vienna, Austria

At the railway station Matzleinsdorferplatz one can see this artwork made of ceramic tiles. Students of about 20 Viennese schools put down their dreams and hopes for the 21st century in this artwork.

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Bridges

Rustensteg in Vienna

Rustensteg in Vienna, Austria

Detail of the Rustensteg, a pedestrian bridge crossing the tracks leading to the railway station Westbahnhof in Vienna. It was built in 1901. Standing on top of this bridge one have a great view of trains entering and leaving the railway station.

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Bridges

Otto-Wagner-Bridge in Vienna

Otto-Wagner-Bridge in Vienna, Austria

This bridge designed by Otto Wagner was built in 1894/1895 and is still in use by the subway line U6 which is obviously an elevated railway at this part of the line. There are several names for this bridge, e.g. Otto-Wagner-Brücke, Wientalbrücke or Brücke über die Zeile.

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Architecture

Fire station Mariahilf in Vienna

Fire station Mariahilf in Vienna, Austria

The Hauptfeuerwache Mariahilf (Primary fire station Mariahilf) was built in the years 1912/14. The style is called Heimatstil, the windows are designed in the style of the Wiener Werkstätte. The building is protected as a historic monument.

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Architecture

Arik-Brauer-Haus in Vienna

Arik-Brauer-Haus in Vienna, Austria

The Arik-Brauer-Haus was built in the years 1991-1994. It was designed in the style of fantastic Realism by the Austrian artist Arik Brauer.

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Signs

Zum blauen Karpfen in Vienna

Zum Blauen Karpfen in Vienna (Detail)

The ‘Haus zum Blauen Karpfen’ (Blue Carp House) is located in Annagasse N° 14 at the 1st district of Vienna. The façade of the building was converted into the style of Empire in the year 1824.

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Plaques

Memorial plaque to Arthur Fleischmann

Memorial plaque for Arthur Fleischmann in Vienna, Austria

This memorial plaque seen at the Favoritenstraße 12 is dedicated to the sculptor Arthur Fleischmann. The design is pretty special. It has a piece of Perspex included. So it reminds of the fact that the artist used this material in his works many times.

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Public Art

Installation ‘Warten auf Vögel IV’ in Vienna

Installation 'Warten auf Vögel IV' in Vienna, Austria

This installation created by the artist Josef Bernhardt is called ‘Warten auf Vögel IV’ (‘Waiting for Birds IV’). It is part of the project ‘Kunst im Öffentlichen Raum’ (Art in Public Spaces) in Vienna.