Vienna developed from early Celtic and Roman settlements into a Medieval and Baroque city, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It played an essential role as a leading European music centre, from the great age of Viennese Classicism through the early part of the 20th century. The historic centre of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.
Postcard 1 : Old Town, Vienna
Sender: Meixi, Sent on: 11 Jun, 2014, Received on: 24 Jun, 2014, Travel time: 13 days
Postcard 2 : St Stephen's Cathedral
St Stephen's Cathedral dates from the 14th and 15th centuries. The period also saw the construction of civic ensembles, such as initial parts of the Hofburg. Whereas the monastic complexes were generally built from stone, becoming part of the defences of the medieval city, the residential quarters were of timber and suffered frequent fires.
Sender: sarahamina, Sent on: 18 Feb, 2014, Received on: 24 Feb, 2014, Travel time: 6 days