Heiligenkreuz Abbey (Stift
Heiligenkreuz, Closter Heiligen
Creyz or Santa Crux) is
a Cisterian monastery in the
village of Heiligenkreuz in the
southern part of the Vienna
Woods, eight miles north-west
of Baden in Lower Austria.
Our first excursion ended at Relics from Disney’s movie
Seegrotte located about 17KM The Three Musketeers shot
from Central Vienna. It was a down in Seegrotte.
gypsum mine built on 3 levels;
grey and red gypsum were mined
here for use as agricultural
fertilizer from 1848 to 1912.
In 1912, over 20 mil. liters flooded the lowest level and the mine was closed. It was
reopened in 1932 as a display mine for tourists. We could see rooms that once served the
miners as a chapel, common room and wine cellar, where they used to celebrate. There
are even stables for working horses which had to spend all their life in the dark.
On our 2nd day we took
a long walk along the
Vienna Ring Boulevard
which is 4 KM long and
circles the city centre.
The Natural History Museum in Vienna is the counterpart of the
Kunsthistorisches Museum, which lies directly opposite. It was
designed, like the latter, by G. Semper and K. Hasenauer and was
completed in 1881. The exhibits are displayed in 39 galleries and a
domed hall, and now form one of the major European natural
This oldest German university at the Dr.Karl -
Lueger - Ring was founded 1365 by duke Rudolf IV.
Constructed 1873-1883 by Heinrich von Ferstel in
the Renaissance-styile. In the large court there is
the Kastaliabrunnen by E.Hellmer, 1910. The
building complex contains also 8 small courts.
The Burgtheater, originally known as K.K. Theater an der Burg,
then until 1920 as theK.K. Hofburgtheater, is the Austrian
National Theatre in Vienna and one of the most
important German language theatres in the world.
St. Stephen's Cathedral is the Mother
1 Church of the Archdiocese of Vienna and the
seat of the Archbishop.
The "New Townhall was constructed in "Late
2 gothic"-style 1872-1883 by Cologne architect
Friedrich Schmidt (1872-1882)
The men who shaped Vienna’s History were
3 the architect of the Karlskirche (St Charles
Church), Fischer von Erlach, Duke Heinrich II
(nicknamed Jasomirgott) and Duke Rudolf IV
der Stifter (the Founder).
Monument memorializing the victims of the
Gestapo. Vienna, Austria.
“Never Forget / Niemals vergessen –
The headquarters of the Gestapo stood here.
Deutschmeister St. Ruprecht's Church, the
memorial oldest church in Vienna, is
erected in 1906 situated in the oldest section
on of the city, in the area of the
Deutschmeisterplatz ancient Roman Vindobona. It
resolutely was founded in the year 740
holds high the by Cunald and Gisalrich, two
banner of his of the church patron's
Salzburg is Salzburg's "Old
the 4th largest Town" (Altstadt) with
city in its world famous
Austria and the
architecture is one of
Capital of the best-preserved
the Federal city centres north of
State of Salzburg the Alps.
Salzburg is listed
as a UNESCO
Site – 1997.
The Vienna Kursalon was built
between the years 1865 and
1867 by Johann Garber in the
style of the Italian
Renaissance. After two years
of restoration, the Kursalon
sparkles in renewed splendour,
inviting audiences to experience the musical pleasures that
have thrilled visitors since the famed Promenade Concerts of
the brothers Strauss. The Wiener Kursalon is one of the most
beautiful concert venues in the heart of Vienna.
With the Concert & Dinner
package, the musical delights
of the concert were
combined with a delicious
dinner in the stylish
surroundings of the
Cafe Restaurant Johann in
the Kursalon Wien.
Sitting with my wife, a couple from
Germany and a lady from Poland. To my left a young couple from Texas
A lovely couple from Iowa
Two fantastic ladies from Lebanon.
There are scores of other photos, but I feel I have displayed the
best ones that have outlined this memorable Austrian trip.