Vienna Expats Culture Sundays – June to December 2018

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Wien MuseumVienna Expats Culture Sundays continues! We have another series of cultural and historical tours, organised together with the Wien Museum.

Otto Wagner Exhibition
Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 2pm, Karlsplatz

Otto Wagner (1841-1918) is one of the most significant architects of the turn of the twentieth century. His building projects—among them the City Railway (Wiener Stadtbahn), the Postal Savings Bank (Postsparkasse), and the Church at Steinhof—are regarded as milestones on the path from historicism to modernism.
Guide: Irmi

Hermesvilla
Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 2pm, Lainzer Tiergarten

Situated in an idyllic setting in the middle of the former imperial hunting grounds, now Lainzer Tiergarten, is the “Palace of Dreams”, as Empress Elisabeth once called her villa. Emperor Francis Joseph gave it to her in the hope of persuading his wife – a keen traveller – to spend more time in Vienna.
Guide: Christopher

Beethoven Museum
Sunday, September 16, 2018 @ 2pm, Heiligenstadt 

Explore the newly opened Beethoven Museum in Heiligenstadt and discover the life and work of one of Vienna’s most famous composers. From his arrival in Vienna from Bonn to his legacy, the museum offers a glimpse into Beethoven’s working methods and life. At the center of the museum lies the “Heiligenstädter Testament”, a he letter in 1802 to his two brothers which he never sent, in which he expressed his despair over his advancing deafness.
Guide: Clara

Roman Vienna, Hoher Markt 3
Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 2pm

Vindobona was the name of a Roman army camp that existed nearly 2000 years ago in what is now the historic city centre of Vienna. The legionaries’ mission was to protect the northern border of the Roman Empire. The underground area of the Roman Museum contains the remnants of two tribunes’ houses, Vienna’s most important archaeological finds from this era.
Guide: Christopher

A Brief History of Vienna
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 2pm, Karlsplatz

Explore the history of Vienna from its foundation as a legionary fortress to its place as a modern capital through the Wien Museum’s collection of city models and artifacts. Learn how Vienna’s city walls served to protect it, see how the city’s urban planning changed over the centuries, and discover the history of Vienna’s development into the thriving metropolis it is today.
Guide: Irmi

Skin Deep. Hair Dressers, Barbers, Beauticians
Sunday, December 16, 2018 @ 2pm, Karlsplatz

Discover this long-hidden chapel directly under St. Stefansplatz. First discovered during construction of the underground in 1973, the chapel is one of the best preserved Gothic interiors in Vienna. Built around 1220/30 as the “capella subterranea” of a planned chapel in Early Gothic style, around 1246 it was decorated with painted joints and Greek crosses with splayed arms in the alcoves.  Explore the long history and multiple uses of this mysterious underground space, and dive into the religious and secular life of medieval Vienna.
Guide: Clara