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Vienna, Austria 2017 Part III

Sculptures, Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria


Fiaker Driver, Michaelerplatz, Vienna

A fiacre is a form of hackney coach, a horse-drawn four-wheeled carriage for hire. In Vienna such cabs are called Fiaker.


Emperor Joseph II Statue, Josefplatz, Hofburg Palace, Vienna

Josefsplatz is centred on a full-sized equestrian statue and monument of Emperor Joseph II, erected by sculptor Franz Anton von Zauner between 1795 and 1807. Modelled on the statue of Marcus Aurelius on Capitoline Hill in Rome, the statue was commissioned by Emperor Francis II who, from the age of 16, had been raised under the supervision of his uncle, Joseph II. The depiction of Joseph II as a Roman conqueror, dressed in a toga and a laurel wreath, reflects the Habsburg belief that they were descendants of the ancient Roman emperors.


Palais Pallavicini, Josefplatz, Vienna, Austria


Josefsbrunnen (Joseph’s Fountain), Graben, Vienna

There are written records that in the middle of the 15th century, a fountain was built on the ditch, whose water was derived from the garden of the Hofburg in tubes and because of the four lion heads, which probably served as gargoyles, was referred to as “Löwenbrunn”. As of 1651, in the center of the fountain was a statue of Jupiter , designed by the sculptor Johann Jakob Pock . In the middle of the 16th century, another well was built east of the ditch. Among the wells also worked the court stonemason and sculptor Antonius Bregno (also called Premb ) and the court painter Stephan Simpeckh . After the erection of the plague column(1679), Emperor Leopold I wished that the two fountains, on either side of the column , be rebuilt, and that the fountains should be equipped with portraits of “St. Joseph” and “St. Leopold” . The reorganization took place 1680-1681. Around 1730-1740, the fountains were significantly changed. In 1804, the saints sculptures designed by the sculptor Joseph Frühwirth were replaced by lead figures by Johann Martin Fischer and the fountains were restored or redesigned. [1]

Below the Josefsbrunnen, in 1904/05, Vienna’s oldest underground public utility , the public public utility on the Graben , was built. For this purpose, first the Josefsbrunnen had to be removed and later re-erected. In the course of a renovation of the public institution of need around 1987/88 also over it Josefsbrunnen was redeveloped.


Cartier, Kohlmarkt, Vienna


Chanel Building, Tuchlauben, Vienna


Rozet & Fischmeister, Kohlmarkt 11, Vienna

Rozet & Fischmeister jewellery business was established in 1770, has been among Vienna’s most famous gold and silversmiths.


Hofburg Palace, Michaelerplatz, Vienna


Café Griensteidl, Michaelerplatz, Vienna


Michaelskirche (Catholic Church of St Michael), Michaelerplatz, Vienna


Roman Ruins, Michaelerplatz, (Historic Centre of Vienna), Vienna

The ruins on the Michaeler Platz in the city centre were uncovered between 1989 and 1991. 

Under the remains from the Renaissance-period, the foundation walls of the old Hofburg Theatre (built in 1776) and rented houses of the 18th century (demolished in 1889) there are structural remains of the canabae legionis, the settlement outside the Roman legionary fortress Vindobona. In the settlement lived the families (i.e. concubines and children) of the legionaries, there were also some inns, shops and brothels. The settlement was probably destroyed between 168 and 180 by Marcomans.

There has been a crossroads of two main streets – the “Amber street” from the Aquae region (today Baden south from Vienna) and the street along the limes – since the 1st century.


Coat of Arms, Ferdinand I, In der Burg, The Hofburg, Vienna


Statue, Kaiser Franz I, Löwelstraße, The Hofburg, Vienna

Franz Joseph Karl from the House of Habsburg-Lorraine was from 1792 to 1806 as Franz II the last emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. In 1804 he founded the empire of Austria, which he reigned as Francis I until his death.


Sentry Box, Löwelstraße, The Hofburg, Vienna


The Emperor’s Gate (Kaisertor), The Hofburg, Vienna


Lamp, The Hofburg, Vienna


Dome, The Hofburg, Vienna


Statuary, The Hofburg, Vienna


Heraldry, Michaelertor Entrance To Michaelerplatz Hofburg Imperial Palace Complex Vienna


Memorial Plate, St Michael’s Church, Michaelerplatz, Vienna

Honor and thanks the Women of Austria for their heroic work in the world wars 1914-1918


Laneway, Habsburgergasse, Vienna


Friedensbrücke (Peace Bridge), Danube Canal, Alserbachstraße, Vienna




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