Austria - Waltzing across Vienna

  • 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

  • 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

  • Beneath the arches

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

    Cafe Central

  • I see you

    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

  • Your average summer cottage

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

    Schönbrunn Palace

  • 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