Hofburg (Google Maps)
No Thumbnail
No Thumbnail
Google Maps Google Maps Bing Maps Bing Maps Yahoo Maps Yahoo Maps
View in Google Earth
By DonMartini @ 2006-02-10 07:27:27
The Hofburg was orignially a medieval castle, but today only the castle chapel ('Burgkapelle') demonstrates its medieval past.

The Hofburg was extended to a magnificent residence when the Habsburg's power increased. That's why one can find almost any architectural style, from gothic to art nouveau. Nowadays this enormous complex is home to "Österreichische Nationalbibliothek" (National Library), "Schatzkammer" (Imperial Treasury), and houses a collection of musical instruments, another collection of weapons, a "Museum für Völkerkunde" (Museum of Ethnography) and famous "Spanische Hofreitschule" (Spanish Riding School).
Vienna's Imperial castle also houses exotic butterflies in a marvellous art-deco glass house!

Vast "Heldenplatz" (sqare of heroes), situated next to it, is very impressive, too. Equestrian statues of Archduke Karl, who won the battle of Aspern against Napoleon's troops (1809), and Prince Eugene of Savoy, who defeated the Turks, attest to Austria's glorious past.
"Heldenplatz" is more than a square, it is one of Austria's symbols of national identity.
Views by date
Rate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 10Unrated



Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links)

Please enable images and enter code to post
Pics: 1
Hofburg frontside
Nearby maps
Concert in progress
Hofburg Palace
Prince Eugene of Savoy Monument (Vienna)
Armour from the "Blue-Gold Garniture"
The Cradle of the King of Rome (1811) by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
The Burgundian Court Goblet
The Coronation Mantle (1133-1134)
Imperial Cross (1020-1030)
Coronation Gospels by Hans von Reutlingen (Cover)
St. Stephen's Purse (800-830)
The Imperial Crown (950-1050)
'Kardinal Niccolò Albergati' by Jan van Eyck
Similar maps
Castello Tramontano
Nicolas Cage's House (former)
Castle of Elton John
Malibu Castle Kashan
Lordscairnie Castle
Remains of The Haunted Mansion
Beckham's Castle (Beckingam Palace)
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie's House
Schloss Lindach
Templar Castle
Castle of Portovenere
Schloss Belantis