Tag Des Denkmals

October 1, 2012 Austria 5 Comments 7,830 Views

“Tag Des Denkmals 2012″ – A Photowalk Through Vienna.

Last Sunday was “Tag des Denkmals 2012″ in Austria (monument-day 2012). This means than an ordinary person can visit listed monuments which are normally closed for the public opened.

We were a group of four friends who started exploring some unknown corners of our home city at 11.00 am. We managed to visit 7 Viennese monuments in a single day … you can imagine that we were completely exhausted afterwards :)

Paulinenwarte.

First we drove up to Türkenschanzpark in 18th district to climb up “Paulinenwarte”. It’s a just recently renovated outlook, built by Paul Metternich in 1888. The view was great but a light net (to keep the doves away) disturbed the view.

Paulinenwarte in the Türkenschanzpark, Vienna.
Paulinenwarte in the Türkenschanzpark, Vienna.
The Türkenschanzpark is a great spot to relax in Vienna.
The Türkenschanzpark is a great spot to relax in Vienna.
Another monument in the Türkenschanzpark, Vienna.
Another monument in the Türkenschanzpark, Vienna.
Zacherlfabrik.

Next stop was the “Zacherlfabrik” in the 19th district. It’s an old-oriental looking building that was once an insecticide factory.  Nowadays, one part of the building  is used for concerts and events and the other part is rented out. It must be really nice to live there with a great backyard and silence in the middle of a busy city.

The oriental facade of the Zacherfabrik in Vienna.
The oriental facade of the Zacherfabrik in Vienna.
The oriental facade of the Zacherfabrik in Vienna.
The oriental facade of the Zacherfabrik in Vienna
The back side facade of the Zacherlfabrik in Vienna.
The back side facade of the Zacherlfabrik in Vienna.
Strudelhofstiege.

Then we drove to “Strudelhofstiege”, which is a stairway in the 9th district. There you really realize that Vienna can be hilly in certain parts :) The staircase opened its gates in 1910 and is a fine example of Art Deco.

Strudelhofstiege in Vienna, Austria.
Strudelhofstiege in Vienna, Austria.
Strudelhofstiege in Vienna, Austria.
Strudelhofstiege in Vienna, Austria.
Jüdischer Friedhof Seegasse.

Continuing, we made a halt at the Jewish cemetery in Seegasse. You have to pass a senior-citizen home to get in and the windows of this building face the cemetery … I don’t know what the seniors are thinking about the view, when they move in there. Not sure I would appreciate it.

Jüdischer Friedhof Seegasse in Vienna, Austria.
Jüdischer Friedhof Seegasse in Vienna, Austria.
Krankenhaus St. Elisabeth – Apotheke.

After the cemetery we continued to the “Kaiserin Elisabeth pharmacy”, which is located in the same named hospital. This is a real beautiful Baroque pharmacy all made of wood, carved by an unknown craftsman. It’s one of the most best-preserved Baroque pharmacies in Europe.

Krankenhaus St. Elisabeth Apotheke in Vienna.
Krankenhaus St. Elisabeth Apotheke in Vienna.
Krankenhaus St. Elisabeth Apotheke in Vienna.
Krankenhaus St. Elisabeth Apotheke in Vienna.
The backyard of Krankenhaus St. Elisabeth in Vienna.
The backyard of Krankenhaus St. Elisabeth in Vienna.
Hotel Daniel in Wien – ehemals Hoffmann La-Roche.

The new hotel “Daniel” was on our way to the final destination, the “Favoritner Wasserturm”. This hotel is in the former “Hofmann La Roche building close to the “Belvedere” on Landstrasser Gürtel. It’s not really a typical monument yet but what’s great about the hotel is the innovative new concept; the rooms are minimalistic furnished though with everything one might need. The ceiling is unfinished but the thought behind it was to show the story of the building. The lobby looks like a living room, which makes it really cozy. Overall, a great concept with a very moderate room price from 92 to 115 € per room per night.

The hanging boat on the facade of Hotel Daniel in Vienna, Austria.
The hanging boat on the facade of Hotel Daniel in Vienna, Austria.
In the lobby of Hotel Daniel in Vienna, Austria.
In the lobby of Hotel Daniel in Vienna, Austria.
In the lobby of Hotel Daniel in Vienna, Austria.
In the lobby of Hotel Daniel in Vienna, Austria.
Wasserturm Favoriten.

Our final destination was the Wasserturm Favoriten – another highlight of the day. The weather that autumn Sunday was very nice and clear, so the view was stunning. You could see far to the distance and we even realized that Vienna has some pretty impressive skyscrapers :)

Wasserturm Favoriten in Vienna, Austria.
Wasserturm Favoriten in Vienna, Austria.
A clear city view of Vienna, Austria.
A clear city view of Vienna, Austria.
A clear city view of Vienna, Austria.
A clear city view of Vienna, Austria.
A clear city view of Vienna, Austria.
A clear city view of Vienna, Austria.
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““Tag Des Denkmals 2012″ – A Photowalk Through Vienna.”

  1. Wow seven monuments in one day is impressive if not a little intimidating! Loving the art deco of the Strudelhofstiege!

  2. Nisa

    Thanks Ace Blogger. It was definitely a busy day with lots of walking. The Strudlhofstiege was also one of my favourite sights of the day :)

  3. Thanks. I’ll seek out some of these places on my next visit to Vienna. I like to get on a tram, ride it to the end, get off and explore. That’s how I found the Wasserturm (#1 tram I think); your other places on the list are new to me. I will try to find them. Thanks again.

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