These Three Things – Vienna

By 1800FlyEurope in Destination Highlights, These Three Things | on December 10th, 2010

Hello, travelers! Today, let’s talk about travel to Vienna.  This Austrian metropolis boasts one of the most beautiful city centers in Europe.  Most of the prime attractions are located close by each other in the Ringstrasse area, making it easy for travelers to get around and see as much as they can.

Freud Museum РThe first stop during our tour of Vienna will be the Freud Museum.  Sigmund Freud is quite possibly the most famous doctor in his field.  He lived in Vienna from 1860 until 1938, most of these years were spent at Berggasse 19  which is now the Freud Museum.  Here, you can see the original waiting room, first editions of his books and a rare film of the Freud family from the 1930s.  During the 80s and 90s, the museum underwent a great expansion, adding a library, exhibition & lecture hall and museum shop.

Kaffeemuseum- If you are a coffee lover, this is the place for you!  In 2003, coffee connoisseur Edmund Mayr founded the Kaffeemuseum as part of the Austrian Museum for Society and Economy.  Most exhibits are Mayr’s personal property, as he has collected a plethora of all things coffee for the past 50 years.  He is always on site and according the museum’s website, he is not opposed exchanging coffee related items with visitors.

Votivkirche (Votive Church) – The Votivkirche is a neo-Gothic church located on the Ringstrasse and one of the most important religious architectural sites in the world.  In 1853, an attempt on Emperor Franz Joseph’s life was made. He survived the attack and went on to have the church built at the location of the attack as a thank you to God for sparing his life.  Excluding Mondays, the Votivkirche is open to the public (for a small admission fee).

Have you traveled to Vienna?  What were your favorite places to visit?

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