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  • 1. Hofbibliothek

    1st District | Library/Archive

    This is one of the grandest baroque libraries in the world, a cathedral of books, its centerpiece the spectacular Prunksaal—the Grand Hall—which...Read More

  • 2. Kaiserliche Schatzkammer

    1st District | Museum/Gallery

    The entrance to the Schatzkammer, with its 1,000 years of treasures, is tucked away at ground level behind the staircase to the Hofburgkapelle...Read More

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  • 3. Augustinerkirche

    1st District | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built during the 14th century and presenting the most unified Gothic interior in the city, the church is something of a fraud—the interior dates...Read More

  • 4. Burggarten

    1st District | Park/Playground

    The intimate Burggarten in back of the Neue Burg is a quiet oasis that includes a statue of a contemplative Franz Josef and an elegant statue...Read More

  • 5. Collection of Arms and Armor

    1st District | Museum/Gallery

    Rivaling the armory in Graz as one of the most extensive arms and armor collections in the world is this Neue Burg museum. Enter at the triumphal...Read More

  • 6. Collection of Historical Musical Instruments

    1st District | Museum/Gallery

    See pianos that belonged to Brahms, Schumann, and Mahler, along with the rest of the world-renowned collection in this Neue Burg museum. An...Read More

  • 7. Ephesus Museum

    1st District | Museum/Gallery

    One of the museums in the Neue Burg, the Ephesus Museum contains exceptional Roman antiquities unearthed by Austrian archaeologists in Turkey...Read More

  • 8. Heldenplatz

    1st District | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    The Neue Burg was never completed and so the Heldenplatz was left without a discernible shape, but the space is punctuated by two superb equestrian...Read More

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  • 9. Hofburgkapelle

    1st District | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Fittingly, this is the main venue for the beloved Vienna Boys' Choir, since the group has its roots in the Hofmusikkapelle choir founded by...Read More

  • 10. In der Burg

    1st District | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    This prominent courtyard of the Hofburg complex focuses on a statue of Francis II and the noted Schweizertor gateway. Note the clock on...Read More

  • 11. Josefsplatz

    1st District | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Many consider this Vienna's loveliest courtyard and, indeed, the beautifully restored imperial style adorning the roof of the buildings forming...Read More

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  • 12. Kaiserappartements

    1st District | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    From the spectacular portal gate of the Michaelertor—you can't miss the four gigantic statues of Hercules and his labors—you climb the marble...Read More

  • 13. Neue Burg

    1st District | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Standing today as a symbol of architectural overconfidence, the Neue Burg was designed for Emperor Franz Josef in 1869, this "new château" was...Read More

  • 14. Schweizertor

    1st District | Building/Architectural Site

    Dating from 1552 and decorated with some of the earliest classical motifs in the city, the Schweizertor leads from In der Burg through to the...Read More

  • 15. Silberkammer

    1st District | Museum/Gallery

    Fascinating for its behind-the-scenes views of state banquets and other elegant affairs, there are more than forks and finger bowls here. Stunning...Read More

  • 16. Spanische Reitschule

    1st District | Arts/Performance Venue

    The world-famous Spanish Riding School, between Augustinerstrasse and the Josefsplatz, has been a favorite for centuries, and no wonder: who...Read More

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