Artikel mit dem Tag "old city"



The tradition of the Christmas Tree in Vienna
Virtual Tours in Europe · 24. Dezember 2021
Under Joseph I. there were already written descriptions of a green tree with small burning candles. Long before that, on December 6th, Saint Nicholas often brought a small coniferous tree that was full of baked goods and fruits but still without candles. In some countries children are told that St. Nicholas brings a Christmas tree and many presents to good children. At that time the presents were more likely to be given on St.Nicholas‘s day...

Peterskirche & Petersplatz in Vienna
Virtual Tours in Europe · 06. April 2021
The Peterskirche is not only one of the most beautiful baroque sacred buildings in Vienna but is also the only one in Vienna entirely builded while the Baroque period. From the dome to the pulpit it is built just only in baroque style. Not only the facade but also the interior including the side altars are designed in baroque style. It is also the first „tambour“ dome in Vienna and was the model for other sacred buildings in the Austrian monarchy...

Virtual Tours in Europe · 16. November 2020
The so-called marriage fountain now dominates the entire square on the Hoher Markt. The fountain stands in the place of the gallows and was only completed under Karl VI (the father of Maria Theresia) basically in the form we can see today. The father of Karl VI, Leopold I., was very afraid that he will no longer see alive his first son Josef I (which was also the designated heir to the throne) due to fighting during the War of the Spanish Succession. So Leopold I made a vow ...

Virtual Tours in Europe · 21. April 2020
Virtual walk in the footsteps of Marc Aure in Vienna. #Marc Aurel