The Vienna Anker Clock or Ankeruhr was designed by the painter and scukptor Franz von Matsch in 1911 for the Anker Insurance Company. This magnificent clock connects two buildings of this corporation. It is around 10 meters wide and 7.5 meters high. The clock has a diameter of 4 meters and showcases 12 historical figures which were part of Vienna’s history. Each figure or couple represent an hour. There are Roman numbers on their heads to indicate the hour, while the minutes are shown by an arrow on the clock itself. As each figure passes, a matching tune is played. […]
The Belvedere Palace was built in the 18th century as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736). He commissioned Lucas von Hildebrandt, an Italian trained Austrian architect, to design the two magnificent palaces. Surrounding these buildings are extensive French inspired gardens by Dominique Girard who was trained by the creator of Versailles Champs Elysees in Paris and James’ Park in London.
During the Advent season, Vienna becomes a nostalgic city full of nativity displays, romance, concerts, festivities and traditional Christmas markets. These unique shopping villages are also known as Christkindlmarkt, Weihnachtsmarkt orAdventmarkt.
Visitors in Vienna have so many choices as to souvenir items they can bring home and will make them remember their trip to the Austrian capital. But perhaps, one that will surely stand out when kept as your own treasured gift and displayed at home or to be given as a gift to a family member or friend is the snow globe.
Summer means the children are off from school and have a lot of free time to do what they want. But for parents, this means finding ways to keep their kids entertained and immersed in activities that will enhance their talents and skills. For many, summertime is synonymous to sending children to camps that provide an enriching experience.
Vienna may be internationally renowned for its classical music and delicious food but there’s more to the Austrian capital than these two great facts. In terms of natural surroundings, Vienna has plenty to offer. Some of these are the lakes and rivers that provide people with a peaceful and relaxing environment while they’re on vacation.
Talk about fashion and what often comes to mind are Paris, London, Milan, Berlin and Tokyo. Vienna may not be in the map of the world’s fashion capitals but it definitely has its own share of fashion to share with the world.
Hiking in a capital city? Why not – there are many ways of exploring Vienna, Austria, by foot.
The Austrian capital city has dedicated hiking paths for people who want to tour around the great tourist attractions and the Vienna woods by foot. These paths are properly designated and marked and are accessible by public transport. Should you need to relax a bit along the way, there are also inns, Heurigens and service areas. Benches and tables are in place as well for hikers who would like to take a break and marvel at the beautiful sights before them.