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One of the more striking buildings at Stephensplatz is the Palais Equitable building which was designed and constructed by Andreas Steit (1887-1891) for The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States.
You will quickly be taken by the decadent facade, general ornamentation and striking...More
This building is of great architectural importance and is the location of the midsection of a tree-trunk from the Middle Ages, a so-called nail-tree, into which hundreds of nails have been pounded for good luck over centuries.
Once you are in Stephanplatz you won´t miss this beautiful palace. The Palais Equitable has a richly detailed façade featuring American eagles. The Stock im Eisen, enclosed in glass, is in a niche on the Kärntner Straße corner of the building, and bronze reliefs by...More
The Stock im Eisen, meaning staff in iron, is a historical landmark of Vienna. At one time the Vienna woods used to be where the city center stands now. As the city center expanded this forest shrank. This was supposed to be the last tree...More
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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The
Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.