Old Vienna

Time Travel in Vienna

Is this bank offering time travel in Vienna? Well when you tour streets of Vienna in the old town, you may feel like you’ve stepped back into a previous century.

Time travel in Vienna

Time travel in Vienna

Saturday morning traffic

Saturday morning traffic

As you leave the Saturday morning traffic and walk one block to a commercial courtyard, you may think you have stepped back into the early 1900s.

Busy Courtyard

Busy Courtyard

street scene

street scene

Some buildings have beautifully decorated façades.

Some buildings have beautifully decorated façades.

You will see monuments to remind you of an earlier time.

Monuments to an earlier time.

Monuments to an earlier time.

You will find cafés to enjoy wonderful Viennese coffee.

Cafe Griensteidl

Cafe Griensteidl

And as you look down each street you will see something unusual. Maybe a small church.

Kapuziner Kirche  (Church)

Kapuziner Kirche (Church)

Or maybe a large church like this one to St. Peter.

Peterskirche

Peterskirche

Let’s take a stroll down this street and look at that unusual structure in the centre of the block.

Street scene

Street scene

This is the ornate base

This is the ornate base

And this is what you see when you look up.

Top view

top view

And in the centre we can see the famous Royal Habsburg chin.

The Royal Habsburg jaw

The Royal Habsburg jaw

You may also notice the net over the stature to stop the birds from landing.

Stephansdom Church tower

Stephansdom Church tower

As we continue down the street to the end of the block a church spire appears near the intersection. This is St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Notice the intricately tiled roof.

St. Stephen's Cathedral

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

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