The Austrian capital Vienna is filled with monuments that are of historical, cultural and artistic value. Visiting Vienna, be sure to visit all the well-known places, since such a journey will stay for a long time in your memory.
The famous Vienna monument is the Vienna Plum Column. Sometimes it is also called the Column of the Holy Trinity. It is located in the heart of Vienna, on the Graben Street. This column is the most prominent and beautiful sculpture in the city. This monument reminds of the most terrible years in the history of Vienna, when the plague epidemic was raging in the city. In a short period of time, the city's population declined by about a third.
The refined Scottish monastery is Vienna's most popular sight, located on Freyung Square. The male Catholic monastery was founded in the middle of the 12th century. The monastery architecture is designed in the Romanesque style. Several times the monastery was destroyed, and then restored in drawings and drawings. Since 2005 the exhibition has been opened in the monastery building.
The modern building of the Museum of Art History in Vienna is also attractive for clients. By number of exhibits it is the fourth largest art gallery in the world. All works of art here were gathered representatives of the Habsburg dynasty. Rare exhibits belong to different epochs. A great collection of coins deserves special attention.
The inner region of Vienna is known for its beautiful St. Augustine's church. It is built on the Josefplatz square, where tourists often walk around. The consecrated church was in 1349, and from 1634 it became a court. Despite the rather modest appearance, the interior decoration of the church is truly luxurious. The most important treasure of the church is the silver urn, which preserves the ashes of many members of the Habsburg dynasty.
Not far away is the Catholic Church of Maria am Gheshadde. This church is made in Gothic style and is one of the oldest buildings in Vienna. In the ninth century there was a small wooden chapel on the place of the church, where seamen and fishermen could often be seen. The height of the tower, which you can learn from a considerable distance, is 56 meters. At the windows of the tower are fragments of the stained glass of the Middle Ages. Three portal of the church are decorated with statues and exquisite reliefs.
In Vienna, the highest of all freestanding buildings is the tower in Austria. This is the Danube Tower, the height of which exceeds 250 meters. Many people think that it is a TV tower, but it has nothing to do with television. This tower is a very popular tourist attraction, and an important part of the Viennese horizon. You can climb the observation deck on a high-speed elevator. It offers beautiful panoramic views of Vienna.
Be sure to pay attention to the Mozart House Museum. It was here that Mozart and his wife spent some happy years in the marriage. It is known that in this house a great composer wrote the opera "Figaro". The interior preserved the interior, which was still under Mozart. The exposition of the house-museum will tell a lot about the life and work of this great composer of world renown.
The first museum that tells about the life of the Jewish people was the Jewish Museum of Vienna. After Austria was captured by the Nazis, the museum was closed, but at the present time it continues to work. During the forced period of time, much of the museum's collection was lost, and today work is under way to restore it.