Vienna, The Imperial City iPod MP3 Audio Tour
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Tour Description: Few cities in the world can comfortably straddle the present and the past like Vienna. Its splendid historical face is easily recognized by grand imperial palaces and grandiose baroque interiors, museums flanking magnificent squares and, above all, the Hofburg – where the Habsburg rulers lived and married into empires.
This tour of Vienna's magnificent imperial buildings will take you about four to five hours depending on how many breaks for coffee and cream cake you take. As we take in the magnificent Baroque Karlskirche we'll tell you why it was built and tell you what to see there. Your guide to Vienna will then lead you on to the neighboring Secession building, you'll hear about the Jugenstil movement and why it shocked contemporary Vienna including the Emperor Franz Josef.
On your way to the beautful Burgarten we'll tell you about the history of this city which lies at the cross roads of Europe and recount the witty but tragic comment that Sigmund Freud made to the Nazis as they arrested him.
As your guide to Vienna shows you the city's great art galleries such as the Albertina and churches, we'll point out the art school which rejected an applicant named Adolf Hitler.
This guide to Vienna will lead you through great squares such as the Michaelerplatz and quieter parts of the city including the Freyung. We'll help you get your bearings around the vast Hofburg Palace complex and tell you about the tragic Empress Sissy.
Most importantly, we'll point out the best of Vienna's coffee houses along the way - including Trotsky's favourite.
Tracks on This Tour: 1) Karlskirche, 2) Secession, 3) Burgarten, 4) Albertina, 5) Dorotheum, 6) Michaelerplatz, 7) Freyung, 8) Molker Bastei, 9) Burgtheater and Rathaus, 10) Parliament and Hofburg. Download PDF Map of This Tour DOWNLOAD PDF TOUR LINK STOP - ->!->!->!->!->
Tour Length: appx. 40 minutes recorded time / four to five hours walking time