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Vienna : Artsy Views

1 – Stadtpark

In Vienna’s central park, Stadtpark, a statue honors Austrian composer Johann Strauss the Younger, known as the "Waltz King."
In Vienna’s central park, Stadtpark, a statue honors Austrian composer Johann Strauss the Younger, known as the “Waltz King.”

2 – Debutante Ball

Long gowns and tuxedos take to the floor during the debutante ball at the Hofburg Palace, one of the many gala events that take place during Vienna’s Ball Season.
Long gowns and tuxedos take to the floor during the debutante ball at the Hofburg Palace, one of the many gala events that take place during Vienna’s Ball Season.

3 – Auersperg Palace

In a city known for its glittering winter Ball Season, couples waltz in the ballroom of Vienna’s Auersperg Palace.
In a city known for its glittering winter Ball Season, couples waltz in the ballroom of Vienna’s Auersperg Palace.

4 – Music Performance in Hofburg Palace

Music performances both classic and contemporary now take place in the imperial Hofburg Palace’s many rooms.
Music performances both classic and contemporary now take place in the imperial Hofburg Palace’s many rooms.

5 – Karlskirche Frescoes

Vibrant frescoes of saints and angels decorate the vaulted interior dome of Vienna’s Karlskirche (St. Charles’s Church).
Vibrant frescoes of saints and angels decorate the vaulted interior dome of Vienna’s Karlskirche (St. Charles’s Church).

6 – Kunsthistorisches Museum

Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum displays masterpieces, including Antwerp painter Abraham Janssens’s "Venus and Adonis" (pictured).
Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum displays masterpieces, including Antwerp painter Abraham Janssens’s “Venus and Adonis” (pictured).

7 – Nationalbibliothek

A librarian shelves books at the opulent Nationalbibliothek (National Library) in Vienna, built between 1723 and 1735.
A librarian shelves books at the opulent Nationalbibliothek (National Library) in Vienna, built between 1723 and 1735.

8 – Cafe Central

Coffee or tea and a slice of cake at a refined spot like Cafe Central is an essential Viennese experience.
Coffee or tea and a slice of cake at a refined spot like Cafe Central is an essential Viennese experience.

9 – Plant Designed by Hundertwasser

Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser designed this bold and whimsical garbage-burning and heat-generating plant in Vienna.
Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser designed this bold and whimsical garbage-burning and heat-generating plant in Vienna.

10 – Hundertwasser Haus

In contrast to Vienna’s archetypal baroque architecture, Hundertwasser Haus (completed in 1985 and home to about 200 tenants) incorporates mosaics, onion domes, and living trees into its design.
In contrast to Vienna’s archetypal baroque architecture, Hundertwasser Haus (completed in 1985 and home to about 200 tenants) incorporates mosaics, onion domes, and living trees into its design.

 

This feature originally appeared in NG.



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