In the morning we left Грац and drove to Vienna airport. После недели с автомобилем, Мы вернулись (since it is more a hustle than a benefit in a big city). Then we took a train to Vienna. Checked in and around noon started our three and a half days of exploring Vienna.

Карта области:

First Day In Vienna

Улица. Стивен ’ s собор

Though our hotel was in walking distance from the old city we decided to save time and used the subway. The subway was easy to navigate, not expensive (2.20 euro per ride per person) and comfortable. We took the subway till Stephansplatz, the square Stephansdom AKA St. Stephen’s Cathedral is located on.

Улица. Stephen’s Cathedral is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vienna. And upon entering I got a feeling of a tourist money extraction system.

You can see very little for free. There is a long fence closing all the inner part. Таким образом, for free you can see only from a distance.

Ticketing System

When you reach the ticket box we found cashiers tired of tourists and not really willing to explain. And the signs are not very clear. The system is not that simple. There are many tickets for different parts of the cathedral. There are tickets for each tower, TreasuryCatacombs, the Nave and probably other parts of the cathedral. Each of these ticket costs 5-8 euro and a combo around 25 евро на человека.

The problem is that you do not know what you will see in each place and thus not sure which ticket to buy and we did not want to spend 25 евро на человека. And yes, I checked their website in advance, and it too lacked basic information, like a photo from each part.

В конце концов, we purchased two tickets with audio guides to the nave (8 euro each).

Интерьер:Улица. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Столица Австрии

There were around 14 marked stops for the audio guide, around the nave and next to each stop you heard a short explanation.Улица. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Столица Австрии

Например, this is where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart married on 4 Август 1782.
Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

There are several big and small organs inside the nave.Stephansdom in Vienna, Столица Австрии

Main altar:Stephansdom in Vienna, Столица Австрии

Behind the fence, there were many people photographing Stephansdom, so I decided to create aCinemagraph from camera flashes.Moving photo, cinemagraph from Austria

Beautiful stone carved pulpit:Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

If you take a closer look then you will see a person peeking from the window in the bottom part of the photo. This is a self-portrait of the unknown sculptor gawking. It is known as the Fenstergucker (gawking out of a window in German).

This was one of the last stops in the nave and the whole audio tour took about an hour.

Then we continued outside. Улица. Stephen’s Cathedral exterior:Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

Flower shop at Stephansplatz:Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

Улица. Церковь Петра

Within several minutes walk, you can find St. Peter’s Church. St. Peter’s Church AKA Peterskirche was our next stop.

Facade view that was shot later that day:Улица. Peter's Church. St. Peter's Church AKA Peterskirche in Vienna, Столица Австрии

We were lucky to walk in within the middle of a free concert held by American students. We enjoyed the concert for about 20 минут (till the end) and during this time we heard the choir and various musical instruments including the organ.

When the concert ended I made several interior shots of this beautiful Baroque Roman Catholic parish church.

The dome of St. Церковь Петра:Улица. Peter's Church. St. Peter's Church AKA Peterskirche in Vienna, Столица Австрии

Main altar:Улица. Peter's Church. St. Peter's Church AKA Peterskirche in Vienna, Столица Австрии

The organ above the entrance to Peterskirche:
Улица. Peter's Church. St. Peter's Church AKA Peterskirche in Vienna, Столица Австрии

На входе:Улица. Peter's Church. St. Peter's Church AKA Peterskirche in Vienna, Столица Австрии

Austrian National Library

Следующий, we headed to Austrian National Library.

The library is located in the Hofburg Palace, which is about 10-minute walk from St. Церковь Петра. Austrian National Library is the largest library in Austria, с 7.4 million items. The library complex includes four museums (there are different tickets for each one), as well as multiple special collections and archives. We visited only the State Hall.

Some book shelves can be open as secret doors:Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

This is the Prunksaal (английский: State Hall), the center of the old imperial library.
Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

The State Hall – built in the 18th century as part of the former Court Library – is a breathtaking 80 метров в длину и 20 метра. An intricately decorated dome and numerous frescos provide an Imperial flair. This baroque jewel is home to over 200,000 tomes.

Источник: Официальный сайт
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Marble statue of Emperor Charles VI:
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One of the globes at the State Hall.Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

If you love old maps and globes then consider visiting Map collection and Globe Museum that’s located nearby.

Evening Walk in Vienna

When we finished our visit at Austrian National Library it was around 5 вечера. Because we couldn’t visit anything else, we decided to walk around the city and absorb the atmosphere.

Michaelerplatz:Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

Closeup of one of the sculptures at Michaelerplatz:Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

There are horse carriages tours showing the Old City Center. Таким образом, if you not sure where to go, you can either purchase a ticket for a ride or follow their path.Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

Though there are many horses, the streets are clean. Later I noticed that between each horse and a carriage there is a big bag, basically, it is a horse’s diapers.

После примерно 5 minutes we reached Maria-Theresien-Platz. It’s a Prominent square with museums around it. We will return to the museums on another day.Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

Austrian Parliament Building:
Austrian Parliament Building in Vienna, Столица Австрии

Rathaus or the is the city hall of Vienna:
Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица АвстрииIt is a beautiful and enormous building in a Neo-Gothic style. Many event and festivals are held on the square in front of it, но, к сожалению, there was nothing on that day.

Second Day In Vienna

Дворец Шёнбрунн

Schönbrunn Palace is a former imperial summer residence and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vienna. Therefore I ordered Classic Pass tickets online several weeks before our visit.

Model of Schönbrunn Palace:
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View from the main entrance:Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

One of the problems in buying tickets in advance is that you don’t know the weather, and it was a rainy day.

We did the Grand Tour of the Palace with an audio guide. It took about an hour and unfortunately, I can’t show anything. Photographing inside is prohibited. Таким образом, I photographed this postcard stand to at least give you a feeling.
Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

Though most people consider it as a must visit attraction in Vienna, it is hard for me to agree. I agree with this statement if you haven’t visited other palaces in Austria or in Europe. Но, if been to others, like Eggenberg Palace in Грац, then this will be more of the same. Для меня, it didn’t have wow effect and didn’t leave a memorable experience.

Easter Market

In front of Schönbrunn Palace, there was a small Easter market. We made a short stroll and tasted local food.

Bagel anybody?Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

And of course sausages:Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

Energized we decided to visit the gardens and Gloriette.Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

The Gardens And Gloriette

We walked around the palace and in the distance on a mountain we saw the Gloriette. Since we already paid for the tickets to the Gloriette with viewing terrace, and they say it offers a great panorama of the city, I dragged my wife there.

The palace and the gardens:Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

Fountains on the way:Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

В конце концов, almost at the Gloriette:Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

Looking back:Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

The walk and the climb to the Gloriette took us probably around half an hour. And as you can see the skies were getting darker by the minute.Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

We climbed on the roof of the Gloriette and I created this Cinemagraph:

As you can see it already started raining. Так, we opened the umbrellas and headed back to Schönbrunn Palace.
Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

From the palace, we went back to the subway station and headed to:

Музей естественной истории

Museums are a good place to hide in bad weather and since we planned to visit the Natural History Museum anyway, we decided to do it at this point.

We started our visit in the minerals, stones and meteors section.
Natural History Museum in Vienna, Столица Австрии

Natural History Museum in Vienna, Столица Австрии

Precious metals:Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

At the dinosaurs halls:Natural History Museum in Vienna, Столица Австрии

Mammoth:Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

One of the most famous exhibition in the department of prehistory is:

Venus of Willendorf

Venus of Willendorf, Вена, Столица Австрии

The Venus of Willendorf is an 11.1-centimetre-high (4.4 в) Venus figurine estimated to have been made between about 28,000 и 25,000 До н.э.. It was found in 1908 by a workman named Johann Veran or Josef Veram during excavations conducted by archaeologists Josef Szombathy, Hugo Obermaier and Josef Bayer at a paleolithic site near Willendorf, a village in Lower Austria near the town of Krems. It is carved from an oolitic limestone that is not local to the area, and tinted with red ochre.

Источник: Википедия

Very little is known about Venus of Willendorf, but we can deduce different things from the fact that similar figures were found from France to Russia. People at around 30,000 BCE had abstract thinking, lived in communities, used tools and many others. Or shortly, they were more advanced than many initially thought.

Ritually damaged helmets are one of the history’s riddles that modern scientists can’t answer. We still not sure why it was done.

Many archeologists believe that it was some kind of a ritual and maybe had religious significance to the Bronze Age people. Но, there is also a theory saying it was made in order to control the amount of bronze on the market and thus control bronze’s price.Трехдневный визит в Вену, Столица Австрии

It was getting late and we were mostly interested in the exhibits on the first floor, thus we skipped the second floor.

Back to Maria-Theresien-Platz:
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As I mentioned it was getting late and we decided to finish it for today. Но, не волнуйтесь, Vienna’s second part is coming.

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