Austria pictures. Austria equally abounds in natural beauty and architectural heritage, and these pictures concentrate on the latter - to be more precise, the majestic capital city Vienna and the baroque town of Salzburg.
Wherever you look in Vienna, you almost always see the influence of the Habsburg dynasty which ruled the country for several centuries - their monuments are among the most beautiful in the lively city, for example: Schloss Schönbrunn and the imperial Viennese Habsburg palace, Hofburg.
Salzburg is a quiet little town (at least, compared to Vienna) in Western Austria with one of the best preserved baroque town centers, a huge cathedral and a castle overlooking the city.
The gallery also contains some on-the-road photography from Austria.

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Art nouveau staircase in a tenement near downtown Vienna

The garden (Burggarten) of the Hofburg, the central palace of the Habsburg dynasty.

Winter in the Burggartenn

Charge! Heldenplatz in front of the Hofburg

Viennese church.

Alessi design store in downtown Vienna.

The ~200m high Donauturm in Vienna. On the left you can see the bungee jumping rope hanging.

The tip of the Danube island where the Prater is situated

The Eagle (one of the symbols of Austria) in front of the Parliament House.

The Cemetery of the Nameless (Namenlos means nameless) is where bodies found in the Danube are buried

The Cemetery of the Nameless at night

Unique work of art in one of the Austrian artist workshops.

Burg Kino: an English-language Cinema on Opernring.

Postmodern office tower with the old Urania observatory in the background

The palace-like building of the Kunsthistorischesmuseum was never used as a palace - surprisingly, it was constructed to be a museum.

Tram signs in front of the Vienna Opera House (Staatsoper).

Parisian atmosphere.


Where lost pens go - a shopwindow in downtown Vienna

Pool ship - the green background is the Blue Danube (actually it's the Danube Canal, but it's still green)

A ferris wheel in the Prater, Vienna's huge amusement park.

U2 (Underground Line 2) towards Karlsplatz

The Ring

Small roof garden

Peaceful Sunday afternoon in the courtyard of Schloss Schönbrunn.



Post-Habsburg benches in Schönbrunn's garden.

Staircase in a tenement in Vienna

Fairly typical street near downtown Vienna

Evening talk

Old Type E tram on Taborstrasse

Tram speeding past near Vienna's Opera House.


The staircase of an old tenement


Downtown Salzburg from above.

The cathedral and its surroundings (including a giant chess set).

The river Salzach.

Baroque architecture in one of the main squares of Salzburg.

The town as seen from Salzburg's Castle (Festung Hohensalzburg).

Sun sets on the Salzburg Fortress.

Salzburg dome.

The gardens of Mirabell Palace (Schloss Mirabell) in Salzburg, with the Salzburg Fortress in the background.

On The Road

Wheat field

On the road

On the road II.

Crosses along the railway tracks, on the road to Vienna.

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