Mink Machine

Austria - Waltzing across Vienna

  • Resistance is futile

    You cannot visit Vienna without having Sachertorte and a cup of Wiener Melange.

    [Cafe Sacher]

  • Resistance is futile

    You cannot visit Vienna without having Sachertorte and a cup of Wiener Melange.

    [Reine at Cafe Sacher]

  • Beneath the arches

    This has been a classic coffee place since 1876, with regular customers such as Vladimir Lenin, Adolf Hitler, Sigmund Freud and Leon Trotsky.

    [Cafe Central]

  • Happy days

    [Ida at Diglas]

  • Through the ages

    Mozart and Constanze were married in Stephansdom, and their children were baptized here. It was also to Stephansdom his dead body was transported in 1791 for registration before the infamously simple funeral at St Marx.

    [Stephansdom]

  • Going in circles

    343 steps takes a while.

    [Inside the tower of Stephansdom]

  • Photograph by one of those dots

    This ferris wheel was a kissing location in the Bond movie Living Daylights and the 1995 film Before Sunrise, as well as the ride by Orson Welles in The Third Man.

    [Riesenrad at Prater]

  • The walls have eyes

    This was the house of Harry Lime (Orson Welles) in the movie The Third Man from 1949.

    [Reine at Josefsplatz]

  • None shall pass

    This statue of Hapsburg Emperor Joseph II is located in front of the Albertina, a building which has sheltered art collections since the 17th century.

    [Albertina]

  • Far away, so close

    The Gloriette has been at the top of the hill since 1775, overlooking the Great Parterre in front of the main building.

    [Schönbrunn Palace]

  • Home of the Habsburgs

    The Heldenplatz is the outer plaza of the Hofburg palace complex, where the Habsburg dynasty ruled over the Austro-Hungarian empire. Today it is the residence of the president.

    [Österreichische Nationalbibliothek at Heldenplatz]

  • Resistance is futile

    You cannot visit Vienna without having Sachertorte and a cup of Wiener Melange.

    [Cafe Sacher]

  • Setting for a wedding

    Mozart lived at 11 different addresses in the city, including Mozarthaus at Domgasse near the cathedral which is the only remaining residence today.

    [Mozarthaus at Domgasse]

  • Gigantisch

    The schnitzels at Figlmüller are said to be of epic size, and I don't disagree.

    [Figlmüller]

  • Your average summer cottage

    This summer residence with 1441 rooms has seen a lot during the centuries.

    [Schönbrunn Palace]

  • Telltale

    You know you're in Austria when...

    [Prater]

  • 343 steps later

    A nice view with Peterskirche in the sunset.

    [View from the South Tower of Stephansdom]

  • For the birds

    The roof mosaic is covered by 230 000 glazed tiles.

    [Stephansdom]

  • Top of the hill

    The Gloriette has been at the top of the hill since 1775, overlooking the Great Parterre in front of the main building. Today it houses a cafe with refreshing ice cream.

    [The Gloriette at Schönbrunn Palace]

  • By Grabthar's hammer

    The Neptune Fountain was completed in 1780, shortly before the death of Maria Theresa.

    [Reine at Schönbrunn Palace]

  • Gothic sunset

    [Stephansdom]