Over the years, Vienna has amassed its wealth in the form of a rich architectural heritage and art. The city presents their various types and forms. Palaces, art galleries and museums, theaters form a fascinating list of places to visit in the Austrian capital. Their location is quite compact and you can get to one or another point without any problems. The palaces of Vienna deserve special attention, which we would like to focus on this time.
Laxenburg Palace is located near Vienna. It is made in the Baroque style, located on the park-castle grounds of the 12th century. The modern look of the building received after the reconstruction carried out in the 17th century. During the reign of Maria Theresa, there was an active secular life, constant cultural events, so the place was called a "romantic tale of the Habsburgs." How to get from Vienna: taxi (30 minutes, 40-50 euros), car (30 minutes, 2-5 euros), bus №566 from the metro South Tyrol-Platz (30 minutes, 4-5 euros).
Heiligenkreuz - still an active medieval monastery, which miraculously survived to our time, having survived the war and numerous devastating destructions. It was founded in 1133. The architecture is quite restrained and combines Romanesque and Gothic styles. Ornaments and frescoes in the interior are absent, dominated by restraint and elegance. In general, the monastery has an unsurpassed appearance. The location in the Vienna Woods adds the opportunity to spend a day with nature, organizing a walk. How to get from Vienna: car (30 minutes, 2-5 euros), train from Wien Mitte-Landstraße station (1 hour, 12-15 euros), taxi (30 minutes, 50-60 euros).
Durnstein is a town located on the banks of the Danube in the Wachau Valley. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its pearl is the church of Marie-Himmelfalt in the Baroque style. The blue color of the facade against the background of mountains and dim urban architecture successfully distinguishes the temple from other buildings and gives it majesty. How to get from Vienna: by Regional-Express train from Wien Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof station to Krems / Donau station (1 hour) + by bus from Krems / Donau station to Dürnstein / Wachau Parkplatz Ost station (15 min) = only 1 hour 15 min, 16-22 euros.
Kreuzenstein is a picturesque Habsburg castle built in the 12th century, which rises above the Danube. Unfortunately, during the Thirty Years' Entry, it was destroyed, and what can be seen today is only a reconstruction carried out in the 19th century. Under the castle is a tunnel, which can be reached from the moat, spread out in front of the castle. Kreuzenstein's pride is a room with weapons, filled with a unique collection of cold tools. A large number of trophies are on display in the neighboring hunting hall. In addition, there is a knight's hall and a family crypt of the Wilczeks. An interesting place that attracted even Hollywood directors Paul Anderson and Domenico Sen for the historical filming of the American version of "The Three Musketeers" and "Witch Season". How to get from Vienna: S-Bahn S3 train (40 minutes, 5-6 euros), train S 82501 from Wien Mitte-Landstraße station (30 minutes, 6-10 euros), taxi (20 minutes, 40-50 euros) .
Rosenburg is a castle located in the heart of the Kamptal Nature Reserve. The building is made in the Renaissance style, due to reconstruction works carried out in the 15th-16th centuries. The highlights of the castle are 13 towers. The central part of the castle contains 26 halls, which reproduce elements of culture and life of the Renaissance. In addition, Rosenburg is known for its rose garden. The rosary grows about 120 species of roses, which include rare varieties. How to get from Vienna: bus from Wien Praterstern Bf (1 hour 10 minutes) to Horn NÖ Hauptplatz + from Horn NÖ Hauptplatz to Rosenburg (10 minutes) - only 1 hour 20 minutes, 19 euros.
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