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Vienna, Austria 2017 Part V

Still in Vienna and walked a couple of parks/gardens and then took a “Fiaker” ride around the old historic city.

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“Fiaker”, Petersplats, Vienna, Austria

A fiacre is a form of hackney coach, a horse-drawn four-wheeled carriage for hire. In Vienna such cabs are called Fiaker. (not us)

Fürstentum Liechtenstein Botschaft, Löwelstraße 8, Vienna

Wüstenrot House, Kohlmarkt, Vienna

View down Kohlmarkt to The Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel, Vienna

Storefront, Graben, Vienna

St Michael Gate, The Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel, 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.

Water Hydrant, Löwelstraße, The Hofburg, Vienna

Statue, Swiss Gate, In der Burg, The Hofburg, Vienna

The Swiss Gate, The Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel, Vienna

The Hofburg, Vienna

The Hofburg is the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria and was formerly the principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty. Located in the center of Vienna, it was built in the 13th century.

Müllverbrennungsanlage Spittelau (Waste Incineration Plant), Spittelauer Lände, Vienna

(Taken from a tram)

Citroen 2CV, Klosterneuburger Straße, Brigittenau, Vienna

Chevrolet Utility, Alserbachstraße, Vienna

Not the sort of vehicle I expected to see in this historic city!

Schubertbrunnen (Schubert Fountain), Alserbachstraße, Josefstadt, Vienna c.1928

Entry Gate, Liechtenstein Garden Palace, Fürstengasse, Vienna

Lichtenstein Park, Gardens and Palaces, Fürstengasse, Vienna

The Liechtenstein Palace is now a private art museum in Vienna, Austria. It contains much of the art collection of its owners, the Princely Family of Liechtenstein, rulers of the principality of Liechtenstein. It includes important European works of art, forming one of the world’s leading private art collections.

Bank Austria Building, Julius Tandler Platz, Vienna

Colourful Building, Lampigasse 19, Leopoldstadt, Vienna

“Big Brother”, Lampigasse, Vienna

Park Railing, Augarten, Lampigasse, Vienna

Tree-Lined Avenues, Augarten, Leopoldstadt, Vienna

Monument, Augarten, Leopoldstadt, Vienna

Flakturm VII G-Tower (Anti-Aircraft Tower), Augarten, Leopoldstadt, Vienna

Flakturm VII L-Tower (Anti-Aircraft Tower), Augarten, Leopoldstadt, Vienna

Flak towers (German: Flaktürme) were large, above-ground, anti-aircraft gun blockhouse towers constructed by Nazi Germany. There were 8 flak tower complexes in the cities of Berlin (3), Hamburg (2), and Vienna (3) from 1940 onwards. Other cities that used flak towers included Stuttgart and Frankfurt. Smaller single-purpose flak towers were built at key outlying German strongpoints, such as at Angers in France, Helgoland in Germany. The towers were operated by the Luftwaffe to defend against Allied strategic air raids against these cities during World War II. They also served as air-raid shelters for tens of thousands of local civilians.

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