The Majolikahaus was built in 1898. The building was designed by Otto Wagner, the floral design on the façade was created by his student Alois Ludwig. The name of the house refers to the fact, that the façade is revetted with Maiolica ([ger.] = Majolika) elements.
The Fillgraderstiege was built between 1905 and 1907 according to the plans of the architect Max Hegele. The outdoor staircase connects the Fillgradergasse with the Theobaldgasse in Vienna’s 6th district Mariahilf. Architecturally, it is considered Viennese Art Nouveau.
This memorial is dedicated to the journalist and esoteric Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) is considered the founder of anthroposophy. The monument was erected in 1981 in the Swiss Garden (Schweizergarten) in Vienna. The bronze relief is a work by the artist Elisabeth Oling-Jelinek.
A chance to see the famous Lipizzan horses of the Spanish Riding School for free is having a look into the Stallburg which is placed next to the Spanish Riding School. There you can see the horses standing in their boxes waiting for their next training or performances.
The Loos House (Looshaus) is considered a central building of the Viennese Modern Age (Wiener Moderne). It was designed around 1910 by architect Adolf Loos. Because of the missing decorative elements above the windows, the Viennese called this building “The house without eyebrows”.
When I first visited the museum, it was known as the Museum für Völkerkunde (Museum of Ethnology). Today it is called Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna). The exhibits are the same. But the information is one facet richer: As a visitor, I learn a lot more about the circumstances under which the cultural objects came into the museum.
In 2012 the former S-Bahn station Wien Südbahnhof was renamed into Quartier Belvedere. The walls of the modernized station are covered with illustrations and historical info about the gone railway station Südbahnhof and some promotion for the nearby 21er Haus and Belvedere.
A locomotive of the ÖBB Class 1010 seen at the main railway station of Vienna. Only twenty pieces of these electric locomotives have been produced in the years 1955 – 1958. The locomotive depicted above is used for classic train trips by the Austrian Club 1018.
The first descriptive numbering in Vienna was ordered by Maria Theresa in 1770. At that time the house numbers were given successively as the houses were built. Later the system changed into orientation numbers combining street names and numbers. The address Wien N° 1379 is a remain of the first numbering system.
Every year in December a medieval Christmas market takes place in front of the Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtlichs Museum) in Vienna. The market, which is generally named after the whole area (Arsenal) lasts only for a weekend so you should look for the exact date beforehand.