Medical history, art nouveau highlights and the wonders of nature all rub shoulders am Steinhof.
At the time of its inauguration in the year 1907 the then Lower Austrian State Asylum was the largest and most modern asylum in Europe. The institution was more like a “city within a city” with its own complete infrastructure and housed around 5,000 people: patients, doctors, medical and administration staff. The “white” city as it was called was divided into different sections: the mental asylum, the mental care facility and a sanatorium for paying private patients. Otto Wagner, chief urban planner in Vienna in 1900, was responsible for drawing up the plans for the whole asylum complex and its church “St. Leopold am Steinhof”, which is located on the highest point of the hill. Although extremely controversial at the time, the Church am Steinhof today ranks as the most important of all religious Art Nouveau buildings. With the support of the most renowned artists of his time including Koloman Moser, Otto Wagner created a complex work of art right down to the finest detail.
Vienna – the capital of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation:
such an illustrious title required an appropriate setting.
Vienna took a significant step into modernity with the epoch of the Art Nouveau style.
Discover Vienna’s Ringstraße and visit the historical buildings that characterise it.
We come across the most famous Viennese composers at numerous memorials and, of course, in concert and opera houses as well.
We explore the outskirts of Vienna on a number of different tours, which can be arranged individually to include the things that interest you most.
The historic centre of Vienna is crammed full of small secret gems.
We guide you to these hidden nooks and crannies.
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Follow in the footsteps of this great artist between exhibitions and Viennese social housing.
A lot of scary and fascinating items from the history of medicine await you on a visit of discovery through the Old General Hospital.
There are also a lot of interesting and beautiful places to see outside of Vienna. We would be glad to arrange day trips through Austria for you.
Explore the turbulent history of the Viennese Jewish community from its heyday in the middle ages through to the present day.
Vienna’s museums are among the best museums in the world and have a few surprises in store, even for people in the know.
There is no city in the whole of Europe where you will find so many cemeteries with such fascinating histories as in Vienna.
Modern Vienna can be explored by going on a sightseeing tour or just as easily by taking a walk through the city.
“A home away from home”: in the Viennese coffee house or Heuriger.
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