Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Old photo cards from Vienna, Austria

These black-and-white photo cards of Vienna, Austria, measure about 2¾ inches by 3½ inches. They are part of a set of 12 that was published decades ago by Donauland (which translates to "Danube country").


This government and town hall building in Vienna was constructed between between 1872 and 1883. Read more about it on Vienna's English-language website.

City panorama featuring St. Stephen's Cathedral

The centuries-old church is well known for its roof, which features 230,000 glazed color tiles.

Die Wiener Höhenstraße

Die Wiener Höhenstraße translates to Vienna High Road. It is a scenic road on the outskirts of the Vienna Woods on the mountain slopes in the west of Vienna. If you want to learn more, one place to start would be the German-language Wikipedia page (which you could filter through Google Translate).

Wiener Riesenrad

The iconic "Viennese giant wheel" is 212-feet tall and was built in 1897. It is the best-known feature at the Wurstelprater amusement park.

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