Local residents and visitors in Vienna have a chance to get to know Russian art on a deeper level until September. This is because an exhibition is now going on at the Belvedere Palace featuring art works of Russia.
Historical buildings abound in Vienna and many of them house museums and art galleries. One of them called the Museum of Applied Arts or MAK is celebrating its 150th year this 2014.
Three special exhibitions are scheduled for the MAK’s anniversary. The first two exhibits focusing on art and design will open in July while the highlight is set to open in December.
Austrians wanting to own a small car that will make parking a breeze in the cities are about to make their wish come true. This is because a student in Austria has just invented a folding car.
Known as origamimobile, the vehicle can be folded when parked to fit in a small space. Its name was derived from the Japanese art of paper folding called origami.
In Vienna, visitors can still explore many old and historical buildings spread around the city. When it comes to housing, one most notable structure in the Austrian capital is the Karl-Marx-Hof. It is considered one of the best municipal tenement complexes situated in Dobling in Vienna’s 19th district. Additionally, it is known as the world’s longest ingle residential building.
If you’re visiting Vienna and looking for places to experience the contemporary art and music of Austria, never miss the Zacherlfabrik. Located in the high-end 19th district callled Dobling, the building is a great place to learn about the Austrian capital’s history and culture.
The year 2014 will mark the 22nd year of the famous Vienna Life Ball. This special event normally held in the Vienna City Hall will carry the theme “The Garden of Earthly Delights.” The title is inspired by Hieronymus Bosch and depicts the diversity in our environment and how people are living together in a harmonious and peaceful manner.
For this particular ball, focus will be on garden settings, the worlds of insects and flowers. To be recreated in the venue at the City Hall Square will be the Garden of Eden, baroque pleasure gardens and enchanted parks.
Princess Diana is well loved all over the world and it is no wonder that some countries are paying tribute to her. Austria is just one of them.
Just recently, Vienna unveiled a memorial plaque and a bust in honor of the Princess of Wales. The event took place 16 years after Diana’s tragic death in Paris. The memorial is said to be the first to be dedicated to Princess Diana in a German-speaking country.
The white marble bust was created by sculptor Wolfgang Karnutsch and features a dedication to the Queen of Hearts. It bears her name Lady Diana Spencer.
The MMK Museum fur Moderne Kunst is set to launch a major exhibition featuring the works of the late Franz West, one of Austria’s renowned contemporary artists. Entitled Franz West: Where is My Eight?, the exhibit is a first to showcase the artist’s unique sculptures, collages and room installations.
Vienna is home to many amazing works of art including monuments and statues with intricate details. Visitors can choose between viewing collections displayed indoors or exploring those displayed in public spaces.
Various sculptures dot the different parts of the city, each with a story to tell. Most were created to commemorate an important historical event in Vienna.
Tourists in Vienna will never go home disappointed. That’s a guarantee. With so much to explore in the Austrian capital, there will always be pleasant memories worth keeping throughout their lifetime.
Visitors in the city can choose between the popular tourist attractions and the unexplored ones that are out of the way. It’s understandable for first-time visitors to choose the most well known spots but for those visiting for the second or nth time, there are hidden gems worth visiting.