The Hofburg in Wien, Austria was from the 13th century until 1918 the residence of the emporer. Today it is the seat of the president of Austria and contains other institutions like the Albertina. It was also home to Franz Joseph I. and his wife Elisabeth von Österreich-Ungarn.
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It is just a town hall, but a special one: the Wiener Rathaus has been built from 1872 on in neogothic style. It’s a fantastic building with a 98 meters high tower. It serves the normal purpose as a town hall but in winter times a vast ice skating area is opened in front.
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The Stephansdom (Domkirche St. Stephan zu Wien) is the town’s landmark of Wien, the capital city of Austria. It is located in the city center and can be seen from near and far. The Roman-catholic church is called Steffl by the locals.
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The airport of Wien, Austria is located 18 kilometers outside the city on the grounds of a town called Schwechat. It was opened in 1954 and its IATA code is VIE. 23 million passengers get here each year to visit the city or change planes. It is the most important airport of Austria and homebase for Austrian Airlines. 70 airlines fly from here to 70 different countries in the world. After World War II it became the official airport of Wien, earlier it was the airport of Aspern.
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When you want to go shopping in Frankfurt, Germany the first location is often the Zeil – the main shopping street. Since the end of the 19th century it is one of the most important shopping streets in Europe and you will find all big brands here.
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When it comes to art in Frankfurt, Germany the Schirn Kunsthalle is one of my favorite destinations. It was opened in 1986 and has shown 200 different exhibitions since then. It doesn’t have an own collection but receives artwork from the major art galleries in the world.
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The Römer located on the Römerberg in Frankfurt, Germany is the town hall of the city. It dates back to the 15th century and it is unknown how it received its name. The interior of the building was destroyed in World War II – only the facade is original.
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The Paulskirche in Frankfurt, Germany is a church building used for meetings and exhibitions, it is located close to the Römerberg. It was built from 1789 on and was used as a Protestant church.
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The Museum für Moderne Kunst (or short MMK) is – as the name states – a museum for modern art in Frankfurt, Germany. It was founded in 1981 and the building has a triangular structure that is really special.
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Once again we went for a New Year trip with a group of friends and this time we decided for an away home in the no-man’s-land in Northern Germany. The next city was Dangast, Germany – close to the Jadebusen in Friesland.
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