Freud, Mozart, and a Giant Ferris Wheel, Vienna, Austria

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To see more of Vienna is to move outside the boundary of the Innere Stadt (Inner City) and it typically involves visiting famous address and admiring remarkable architecture.

Apart from the grand palaces and Imperial statues, Vienna is home of the masters, where two of its famous resident previous house can be easily visited.

Taking Bus No. 40A will head to one of the city’s most famous address- Berggasse 19.

Outside the apartment block, a famous signage can be easily spotted- “FREUD” for Sigmund Freud, the founding Father of Psychoanalysis and truly one of Vienna’s most important resident.
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Berggasse 19 apartment is said to be where Freud lived almost half a century, from 1891 to 1938 and now converted to a museum- The Sigmund Freud Museum where visitors can see not only the apartment original settings but provide an insight to Freud’s life including his antique collections and first edition works.

Visiting the museum is quite special for it makes you feel like you are in fact going for a scheduled session with Dr. Freud himself. Imagine standing outside the apartment building, you went up to second floor landing, press the button to enter then the door will open and you will be welcome inside the world of Dr. Freud.
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At the other side of the city, just few blocks away from St. Stephan Cathedral is another Vienna’s important address – Domgasse Number 5 or also knows as the Mozarthaus (Mozart House), the only surviving apartment of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart where he resided from 1784 till 1787.
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Now converted to six levels museum detailing the life story and work of the great composer including the story of his famous red jacket, the one Mozart wore on most of his available portrait.
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From the elegant exterior of the Vienna State Opera (Opera House), to the cozy interior of coffeehouses, to the colorful facade of Hundertwasser House- a work of by artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, architecture is one of Vienna’s greatest attributes.
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With mix of Baroque, Gothic, Art Noveu and Modern architectural style, there’s no lack of buildings to admire, therefore making the city walk an enjoyable affair.
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Most of Vienna’s modern style architecture is located at the metropolis of Danube, with the Danube Tower easily spotted in the skyline.
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The perfect way to end a day in Vienna is to head to Prater amusement park in Leopoldstadt for the view of the 64.75-meters Wiener Riesenrad (Giant Ferris Wheel). Though not really an architectural gem but the once world’s tallest extant Ferris wheel is an integral part of Vienna skyline.
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5 thoughts on “Freud, Mozart, and a Giant Ferris Wheel, Vienna, Austria

  1. Nice images! I love Vienna so much. Really, really miss it. Or actually the whole country fo Austria! I’ve been in some of the places portrayed in your post, so looking at these photos brings back nice memories. ^_^ I think my favorite images are that of Domgasse 5 and the profile of Mozart, as well as the one of Hundertwasser House- which by the way is an incredible building!

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