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SCHOENBRUNN PALACE - IT IS AN IMPERIAL CASTLE WITH FAMOUS GARDENS
INCLUDING
MODERNIZED ZOO (THE OLDEST IN EUROPE)

BELVEDERE PALACE - THE IMPERIAL ART COLLECTION
OSTERREICHISCHE GALERIE - IN THE UPPER BELVEDERE COVERS

AUSTRIAN ART IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES,
INCLUDING NEO-CLASSICISM.

THE TECHNICAL MUSEUM - OPPOSITE SCHONBRUNN PALACE, FOR
THOSE WHO CANNOT RESIST THE EARLY STEAM ENGINES.

THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY - ANCIENT DINOSAUR SKELETONS
AND THE VENUS OF WILLENDORF, A LATE STONE AGE STATUETTE
DISCOVERED IN LOWER AUSTRIA WHICH MUST BE AMONGST THE
OLDEST SURVIVING WORK OF ARTS.

KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM - MUSEUM OF ART HISTORY, VIENNA
IS FAMOUS FOR ITS COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS AND FOR ITS
EGYPTIAN AND ORIENTAL COLLECTIONS.

THE ALBERTINA - COLLECTION OF GRAPHIC ART IN VIENNA. ONE
OF THE LARGEST AND MOST IMPORTANT IN THE WORLD. COMPRISING
OF OVER 44,000 DRAWING AND WATERCOLOURS AND ONE AND A HALF
MILLION INDIVIDUAL SHEETS.

THE HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF VIENNA - PRINCIPALLY
SERVED TO DOCUMENT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AUSTRIAN CAPITAL
OVER THE CENTURIES. BIEDERMEIER AND JUGENDSTIL ENTHUSIASTS
WILL FIND A GREAT DEAL HERE TO INTEREST THEM.

THE SECULAR AND SACRED TREASURE ROOMS - IN THE IMPERIAL
PALACE IN VIENNA CONTAIN THE INSIGNIA OF THE HOLY ROMAN
EMPIRE, THE AUSTRIAN CROWN JEWELS AND THE TREASURE OF THE
ORDER OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE.

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THE FERDINANDEUM - IN INNSBRUCK IS NOTABLE FOR ITS COLLEC-
TIONS OF GERMAN AND DUTCH MASTERS AND GOTHIC ART.

THE HERALDIC HALL - IN LANDHAUS IN KLAGENFURT DATES FROM
1740 AND CONTAINS 665 CARINTHIAN COATS OF ARMS.

THE JOANNEUM - IN GRAZ IS AUSTRIA'S OLDEST PUBLIC MUSEUM
AND WAS THE FIRST OF THE PROVINCIAL MUSEUMS TO BE ESTABLISHED
IT HAS AN EXTENSIVE GENERAL COLLECTION, WHILE THE DISPLAY
OF MEDIEVAL WEAPONS AND SUITS OF ARMOUR IN THE ZEUGHAUS IN
IN HERRENGASE, WHICH IS AFFILIATED TO THE JOANNEUM, IS THE
LARGEST IN THE WORLD.

THE MOZART MUSEUM - IN SALZBURG, IS HOUSED IN THE BIRTH
PLACE OF THE COMPOSER. IT DOCUMENTS THE LIFE OF THE
MOZART FAMILY.

RUPERTINUM - IN SALZBURG IS DEVOTED LARGELY TO TWENTIETH
CENTURY EUROPEAN ART.

VORARLBERG PROVINCIAL MUSEUM - HOUSES A NUMBER OF COLLECTIONS
AMONG THEM SECTIONS DEALING WITH THE LATE GOTHIC PERIOD.

HOHENSALZBURG CASTLE - MADE IN 11TH-CENTURY, WHICH STANDS ON
A ROCK OUTCROP ABOUT 120M ABOVE THE CITY IN SALZBURG.

ST ANTON - THE ARLBERG REGION COMPRISES SEVERAL LINKED
RESORTS & ST ANTON IS THE LARGEST AND LEAST ELITIST OF
THESE RESORTS. THIS PALCE IS CONSIDERED TO HAVE SOME OF
THE BEST SKIING IN AUSTRIA.

EISRIESENWELT CAVES - THE EISRIESENWELT CAVES ARE THE LARGEST
ACCESSIBLE ICE CAVES IN THE WORLD.

LOCKENHAUS CASTLE - THE RING-SHAPED CONSTRUCTION IN
BURGENLAND, A UNIQUE PLACE FOR ART-LOVERS.

NOTE
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THERE ARE MORE THAN 900 MUSEUMS, COLLECTIONS AND ART
GALLERIES DOTTED ABOUT AUSTRIA, MANY WORLD FAMOUS, AND
OTHERS LESS CELEBRATED BUT NONE THE LESS INTERESTING. THE
TOPICS DEALT WITH RANGE FROM THE ESOTERIC TO THE BIZARRE:
PUPPETS, TOYS AND THE WORLD OF CHILDREN, SCHOOLS, VINI-
CULTURE AND BREWING, CARS AND MOTORCYCLES, TAMS AND RAIL-
WAYS, MINING, POSTAL SERVICES AND CUSTOMS, FREEMASONRY,
FISHING AND INLAND NAVIGATION, AND PLENTY MORE BESIDES.

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