Pictures from Vienna Part 2: Modern Architecture

Even though its beautiful old architecture is the highlight of every Vienna trip, the city features amazing examples of modern architecture as well. At Vienna International Center, for instance.

Vienna International Center

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Or the area of new construction around Central Station.

Bahnhofsdach

Wohnhaus am Bahnhof

A great example of combining old and new architecture is modern mumok situated among the old buildings of the Museumsquartier.

Mumok

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Pictures from Vienna Part 1: Old Architecture

Vienna was the latest destination on my Capitals of Europe list.

This city is so amazingly beautiful. It’s impossible to walk around and not be impressed by grand architecture everywhere you turn; with one exception, see end of this post. Particularly on the ring streets that opened up for development in 1865 after city fortifications there had been demolished.

Domkirche St. Stephan Klein

Karlskirche Klein

Hofburg Klein

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My favorite place was the quiet park behind Palais Liechtenstein.

Liechtenstein-Palais Klein

Even though other parks such as Volksgarten were pretty great, too.

Volksgarten

Beach-feeling along Donaukanal on this hot summer day as cafés had put out beach chairs.

Donaukanal

Standing out from all the grand buildings is this house on Liechtensteiner Straße that dares to be ugly.

Altes Haus Liechtensteiner Straße Mitte