a look back, Austrian Architecture

by Laura Casey Interiors on November 29, 2011

Recently I have been thinking about a summer in college that I studied Italian Renaissance Art and Classical music in Innsburck, Austria. It was a formative time for me as I was fortunate to travel to many cities in Europe, and I really began to appreciate European architecture. I also began to see how different and unique each European city is. Innsbruck in particular is stunning and unimaginably beautiful, I got to look at the Alps and charing colorful houses every day.

The Triumph Arch is a welcoming point in the city.

There is such beauty and authenticity there, I can’t wait to plan a return trip.

I travelled twice to Vienna and loved going to the Vienna Opera House.

The Rathaus (city hall) was designed between 1872 and 1883 and is amazing as well.

I went to hear Mozart’s Magic Flute at Schobrunn Palace and was struck by its beautiful exterior and interior. The palace is a former imperial 1,441-room summer residence located in Vienna.  It is considered one of the most important cultural monuments in all of Austria and is an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

The long history of the site and buildings located here date back to the Middle Ages, it was named by Emperor Matthias in 1612. The several buildings and property passed through the Habsburg dynasty until 1918 when the Republic of Austria took ownership.

The interior is stunning.

There are also beautiful conservatories at Schonbrunn Palace. The gardens were designed with a Baroque layout and have remained mostly in tact over the years.

Another wonderful city in Austria is Salzburg, which is famous for the Von Trapp Family from the Sound of Music.

I’d put Austria on your list if you haven’t been, and if you have, let me know what’s on your favorite list!

Image Credits: Skyscanner (1), Destination360 (2), Euro Buildings (3-4), Flickr (5), Legras Tours (6) To Europe (7), Planetware (8), Amazing Data (9), Go N Back (10), Flickr (11) Von Trapp House.

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1 Barbara@HausDesign November 29, 2011 at 7:28 am

What beautiful highlights of Austria! I have been to Schonbrunn Palace and have fond memories of it, but even though I am living close to there (Munich) I haven’t seen some of these so it was fun to get a tour!

2 Susan Slaughter November 29, 2011 at 8:29 am

Beautiful post. So grounding to look at beauty and architecture and gardens that have stood for so long. Thank you Laura.

3 pve November 29, 2011 at 8:38 am

I am adding this to my list. I want to take my daughter to London!
Love a trip to Barcelona as a family and then to an island alone 🙂

4 Delishhh November 29, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I have been to Austria but not for many years when i lived in Europe we used to drive through all the time – my favorite are the Alps and the cute little house, flowers and colors. I love the archtecture in the city but the little cities in the Alps are just awesome.

5 meg November 30, 2011 at 7:33 am

Austria also holds very dear memories for me, I love your recap!! xx

6 Eddie Ross November 30, 2011 at 9:05 pm

We just put Austria on our list! These photos are incredible!
xo E + J


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