Majolikahaus in Vienna

Majolikahaus in Vienna, Austria

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.

Monument to Rudolf Steiner

Monument of Rudolf Steiner in Vienna, Austria

This memorial in Vienna commemorates the journalist and esoteric Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) is considered the founder of anthroposophy. The monument in the Swiss Garden (Schweizergarten) saw its construction in 1981. The bronze relief is a work by the artist Elisabeth Oling-Jelinek. [German]

Stallburg in Vienna

Lippizan horses in their boxes

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.

Loos House in Vienna

Looshaus in Vienna, Austria

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”. [German]

Weltmuseum in Vienna

Weltmuseum Wien

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.

Lock at Belvedere Gardens in Vienna

Artful lock at a garden gate in Vienna, Austria

Artful lock of a garden gate seen at the Belvedere Gardens in Vienna. The figurine of a man situated in the middle of the lock made me think it could portray a Native American?