A directory of museums located in Vienna. Have a look at the luxurious state museums built in the time of Austro-Hungarian monarchy as well as at the small special interest museums like those ones about the history of goulash or coffee. The list is ordered by districts and names.
Vorarlberg is the most western state of Austria. It is divided in four political districts (Bezirk). In one of its palaces named Schloss Hohenems parts of the famous Nibelungenlied has been found.
The Austrian state Salzburg is divided into five political districts (Bezirk) which are also known as Gaue. The capital city of the state is named Salzburg. Besides some castles (Burg) and palaces (Schloss) there are also a few fortresses like Hohensalzburg and Hohenwerfen.
Vienna is not only the capital city of Austria but also was the capital of the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy until 1918. Therefore a lot of nobility owned a ‘home’ in Vienna generally called Palais (Palace).
The Austrian state Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) offers a lot of palaces (Schloss) and a smaller sample of castles (Burg). Some palaces even offer a moat (Wasserschloss). Oberösterreich is divided into three statutory cities (Statutarstadt) and 15 political districts (Bezirk).
Tyrol (Tirol) offers a lot of strong castles as well as a few fine palaces. A special type of castles are castle-like buildings called Ansitz.
Lower Austria (Niederösterreich) is an Austrian state in the north-eastern part of Austria. It is divided into four statutory cities (Statutarstadt) and 21 districts (Bezirk). The landscape is dotted with strong hilltop castles (Burg) and castle ruins (Burgruine) as well as luxurious palaces (Schloss) in the style of Renaissance or even Tudor.
The Austrian state Carinthia (Kärnten) is situated in the south of Austria. It offers spectacular hill top castles (Burg) like Hochosterwitz and lovely Renaissance palaces (Schloss) like Schloss Porcia. Many of them, e.g. that castle depicted above, can be seen on train journeys.
Styria offers a lot of castles (Burg) as there was a need for defense against Ottomans and Hungarians in earlier times. Besides big fortresses like Riegersburg and town fortifications like in Radkersburg there are also a lot of palaces (Schloss) with lovely Renaissance courts.
Liezen is a district (Bezirk) in the north-west of the Austrian state Styria. The landscape is generally mountainous divided by several valleys. The biggest valley is named Ennstal. Some palaces (Schloss) are used as hotels, hostels or museums now. The biggest castle (Burg) is called Strechau, which is known as the second largest castle of Styria.
Burgenland is the youngest state of Austria. Though ‘Burgen’ is the German term for castles the name of this state originates to several cities whose names end with ‘-burg’. Burgenland ist divided into nine political districts (Bezirk) and two statutory cities (Statutarstadt)
Austria is divided into nine provinces. Eight of them are dominated by a lot of castles and fortresses, the ninth province named Vienna, which is also the capital city of Austria, is dominated by a lot of palais.