Viennese Coffee House

The Viennese Coffee House (German: Wiener Kaffeehaus) is a typical institution of Vienna that played an important part shaping Viennese culture. Since October 2011 the “Viennese Coffee House Culture” is listed as “Intangible Cultural Heritage” in the “Austrian Inventory” of the “National Agency for the Intangible Cultural Heritage”, a part of UNESCO. The Viennese Coffee House is described in this inventory as a place “where … Continue reading Viennese Coffee House

The Rathausmann

Atop the 97.9-metre-high steeple, an iron standard-bearer – the Rathausmann – guards the City Hall. Cast from melted-down Russian kopecks, he is 5.4 metres tall (3.4 metres without his flagpole) and weighs 650 kilograms. The statue of a medieval knight was modelled on the armour of Emperor Maximilian I. A sphere weighing approximately 800 kilograms (a kind of giant pendulum acting as a counterweight) helps … Continue reading The Rathausmann

O5 – St. Stephans cathedral

The Austrian Resistance to the Nazi rule that started with the Anschluss in 1938. These activists, limited primarily to adherents of the political left, operated in isolation from the Austrian mainstream during the war years. One prominent activist was Josef Plieseis. Other strands of Austrian resistance included Catholics and monarchists.However, it is notable that several Austrian nationalists, some of them even with fascist sympathies, also … Continue reading O5 – St. Stephans cathedral

Otto Wagner

Otto Koloman Wagner (13 July 1841 – 11 April 1918) was an Austrian architect and urban planner, known for his lasting impact on the appearance of his home town Vienna, to which he contributed many landmarks. He design many little sunflowers into his architectural work some of them you find it here Floodgate, Nußdorf, Vienna (1894) (streetcar D – last station Nussdorf) – Ask for the … Continue reading Otto Wagner