Attractions from Northern Austria

Attractions from

Alter Dom in Linz (Northern Austria)
Alter Dom or Ignatiuskirche was constructed in the period of 1669 to 1678. The architect behind the work was P.F Calone, who built the church in a Baroque style. The church is called 'the old cathedral' because it was the cathedral from 1785-1909. Today the Maria-Empfängnis-Dom is the cathedral in Linz.
House of Future, Ars Electronica in Linz (Northern Austria)
By the river banks of Donau lies Ars Electronica Center, which proposes what the 21th century will be like. Ars Electronica Center is an interesting reflection of the media world today and what development will bring. At the entrance you will receive a chip so you don't need a guide.
Linz Castle (Northern Austria)
Linzer Schloss was originally founded in the 15th century, but its present appearance only goes back to 1607. Today the castle holds a prehistoric and a history museum where you can also see an art collection which comprises Medieval to early 20th century works.
Pöstlingberg Mountain in Linz (Northern Austria)
Pöstlingberg lies just outside Linz and the Baroque pilgrim church on top of the mountain is the greatest attraction in the area. In order to reach the church you have to take the world's steepest mountain railway, which crawls all the way to the summit which provides a fantastic view of Linz. The church is not the only attraction at the mountain, however. If you take the train inside the very mountain, you arrive at an impressive fantasy world. You'll go right through the dragon's mouth right into wonderland and here you'll find an amusement park where you can meet Snow White and the seven dwarves among others.
Schönbrunn Castle (Northern Austria)
Outside Vienna lies Schönbrunn Schloss. The famous Baroque castle was home of Maria Theresa and later of Napoleon. Inside the castle has a sumptuous rococo decoration. In the castle's mirror hall Mozart played his first piano concert to the artistocracy.
Siegmund Freud Museum (Northern Austria)
In Vienna lies the Siegmund Freud Museum. The museum is situated in Sigmund Freud's former appartment. Here you can discover how he lived and how he worked. You can see his furniture, belongings, documents and photographs.
The monastery in Klosterneuburg (Northern Austria)
The sumptuous Augustine monastery in Klosterneuburg was founded in 1106 and has given the town its name. Next to the church lies the lavishly ornamented Stiftskirche Unsere liebe Frau, which was founded 30 years later.
The Stift Melk monastery in Niederösterreich (Northern Austria)
Stift Melk is one of Austria's most beautiful monasteries and its location ensures that its beauty is visible afar off. The Baroque buildings, the setting of The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, house a giant library. It contains more than 90,000 books and in addition the library owns a unique collection of valuable hand writings.
The Vienna Volksprater park area (Northern Austria)
Prater is a large, green area situated between the two river branches of Donau in Vienna. The park is a former hunting area of the imperial family and the aristocrats, but in the late 18th century the public had access to the area. Today Prater is divided into two areas. One for walking, picnics on the grass, cycling or football, while the other part contains an amusement park, whose most famous amusement is a giant ferris wheel, which provides an excellent view of the wonderful city.
Vienna Opera House (Northern Austria)
Staatsoper is the city's giant opera house. It was built in the period of 1861 to 1868 by the architects August Siccard vin Siccardsburg and Duar van der Nüll. When the building was finished the architects were exposed to so much criticism that van der Nüll committed suicide. Today Vienna's citizens are incredibly proud of their opera house, however.
Wine cellars in the Weinviertel area (Northern Austria)
Kellergassen. Below every wine-growing town in the Weinviertel area there are several tiers of wine-vaults. Here the wine matures in great oak casks in the vaulted tunnels. On the surface only the pastel Kellergassen, which look like ordinary houses, are visible.
Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg (Salzburg)
Hohensalzburg is a fortress situated 199 metres above the city. The construction was begun approximately 1000 years ago, but the present size of 30,000 square metres wasn't attained until the 16th century. The reigning arch bishops lived at the fortress, for which reason it is sumptuously furnished.
Mausoleum of Ferdinand II in Graz (Salzburg)
The Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II lies next to the city's cathedral. The building consists of two chapels and a dome and was constructed by Pietro de Pomis (the exterior) and J.B Fischer von Erlach (the interior). The emperor's mother, Maria of Bavaria's sarcophagus stands in the middle of the mausoleum.
Mozarts House in Salzburg (Salzburg)
Mozart's house in Salzburg can be seen in the friendly pedestrian street Getreidegasse. This is where Mozart was born on January 27th, 1756 and where he lived in his early years. Today the house is a museum where some of Mozart's musical instruments and early works are displayed.
Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburg)
Arch bishop Wolf Dietrich was the man behind the construction of the cathedral and the three surrounding squares. In the vestibule is the entrance to the cathedral museum, where you can see an impressive collection of religious art. The cathedral was completed in 1628.
Stephansdom Church in Vienna (Vienna)
Stephansdom, which symbolizes Vienna, lies in the middle of the city. The church tower is 137 metres high and towers above the city. The church has been rebuilt for more than eight hundred years. The building was begun in 1137 and only since 1962 has the church kept its present appearance.
The Parliament (Vienna)
The Parliament building in Vienna is designed by the Danish architect Theophilus Hansen and it was built in the period of 1873 to 1883. T. Hansen was very much inspired by Greece and the Parliament building looks like a Greek temple with Corinthian columns and antique ornaments.

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