Photo: Matthias Ripp, Nighttime
Editor’s note: Kudos to Marcus Bauer for many links and suggestions first made on the Planeta wiki.
Vienna is the federal capital and largest city of Austria.
Markgraf – Rüdigerstraße 12
Visit the Stammtisch
Monument to the composer Johann Strauss II in Vienna’s City Park (Stadtpark) on flickr
Beethoven’s ninth symphony was first performed, on May 7, 1824. In honor, the continuous 24/7 audio webstream, ‘9 Beet Stretch‘ by idea-based artist Leif Inge. ‘9 Beet Stretch’ is a recording of Ludwig van Beethoven’s ninth symphony stretched to 24 hours, without pitch distortion.
Airport: Vienna International (VIE)
Festival of Vienna Traditional Songs (Wienerlied) – www.weanhean.at
Hiking in and around Vienna – hiking paths laid out by the City’s Forestry Office are well signposted and accessible by public transport. They are properly kept and secured regularly, disposing of a high level of infrastructure. There are children’s playgrounds along the way, as well as picnic tables and seating with fabulous views or nearby wood glades. http://www.wien.gv.at/english/leisure/hiking/wege.htm
Parks and Gardens in Vienna – http://www.wien.gv.at/english/environment/parks/
Take a personal tour through the house of the founding father of psychoanalysis. In the 50 years before he emigrated to escape the Nazis, Sigmund Freud, his wife Martha and six children lived and worked in the house at Berggasse 19 in Vienna. His most famous works were penned there, his most famous patients bared their ‘souls’ there. Now the address houses the Freud museum.
Wunderkammer des Brotes
Natural History Museum
In display halls covering 8.700² metres the visitor can travel through our planet’s history, through the breathtaking diversity of nature and back to the origins of our culture. http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/
Museum of Applied Arts (MAK)
With an extraordinary collection of applied and contemporary art, the MAK serves a dual purpose as a conservator of significant art objects and as a center for the scientific research of art with a special emphasis on its production, preservation, and reorientation. The MAK regards itself as a laboratory of artistic production and a research center of social awareness. The powerful ideas created here today will serve as models for tomorrow. http://mak.at
Wien Museum is a general-purpose metropolitan museum with a wide range of collections and exhibitions – from the history of the city to art, fashion and modern culture, from the earliest settlements to the present day. Because of its general approach and interdisciplinary potential, it occupies a unique position among Vienna’s museums. It has sites throughout the city. Taking the city of Vienna as a model, it explores the general theme of social, cultural and urban change in comparison with other cities. http://www.wienmuseum.at/index.php?id=122
Money Museum and Collections
The OeNB’s Money Museum presents monetary issues, including monetary history, to the general public with exhibits that describe the development of money from its origins to the present day. The museum offers free tours for groups of ten and more persons, the Money Museum has also designed a comprehensive program catering especially to kindergarten groups and schoolchildren.