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01  Stephansdom

The Romanesque and gothic cathedral stands in the very heart of Vienna.The present west wall and Roman towers of the main front of the cathedral date from 1237. The church is still used regularly for services and events.
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02  Hofburg

The former Imperial Palace includes many buildings in styles of Gothic to Baroque. The complex now includes museums; the Austrian National Library; The Spanish Riding School; Imperial apartments; the halls of the Imperial Treasury; a chapel; a church; Gardens & Squares.
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03  Schloss Schonbrunn

The palace and gardens illustrate the tastes, interests and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.
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04  Riesenrad (Giant Ferris wheel)

Built in 1897 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Josef I. You can take a ride in one of the 15 carefully restored cabins and enjoy the view over Vienna.
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05  Belvedere Palaces

Two magnificent palaces, the Upper (Oberes) and Lower (Unteres) Belvedere, were built in the 18th century as the summer residence for the general Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736). The palaces with their extensive gardens are considered to be one of the world’s finest Baroque landmarks.
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06  Staatsoper (Opera House)

The original State Opera House, opened in 1869 was destroyed by Allied bombs in 1945. The rebuilt theatre reopened in 1955. The front, the historical part from the original 1869 building is visible - so too is the main foyer, central staircase and other parts inside the theatre.
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07  Secession Building

Built in 1898 by Joseph Maria Olbrich, in the Jugendstil style as a showcase for the Secession movement's artists. The building has been adapted and renovated several times. Its best-known exhibit is Gustav Klimt famous Beethoven Frieze, designed in 1902.
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08  Rathaus (City Hall)

The Rathaus was built between 1872 and 1883 in the Gothic style by Friedrich von Schimdt. Various free public events are held in Square (Rathausplatz) facing the Rathaus, including a Christmas Market and open-air operas and movies.
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09  Karlskirche

St Charles Borromeo Church is an outstanding baroque church with a dome and two flanking columns of bas-reliefs. You can take a lift to the cupola for close look at the frescoes and views of vienna. (Price 6 Euro)
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10  Hundertwasserhaus

Built in 1985, is an unusual public apartment block, that is multicoloured; has irregular windows; onion dome cupolas; uneven ceramic line; floors uneven; terraces with over 200 trees and bushes
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11  Parliament Building

Designed by the Danish architect Theophil Hansen and is an example of Greek revival. Built between 1874 - 1883.
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12  Burgtheater

Originally founded in 1741 by Empress Maria Theresa; in 1776 Emperor Josef II turned the building into the official court and national theater. Current building dates from 1888.
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