By Nicola Williams
Nobody understands Switzerland like our resident ecu authors. no matter if it's strolling via staggering Alpine valleys, eating on the cosmopolitan Swiss desk or stress-free in an green spa, this sixth variation will let you know the way to cross approximately it on the correct price.
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1800 Vienna’s population 232,000 1811 Austria suffers economic collapse and state bankruptcy 1806 The Holy Roman 1812–14 Napoleon Empire ends after Franz II abdicates and becomes Emperor Franz I of Austria 1800 1805 First performance of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony and Fidelio in Theater an der Wien. Napoleon wins victory at Austerlitz Franz Grillparzer defeated by Russia, Prussia, England and Austria 1810 1809 Napoleon moves into Schönbrunn Palace and marries Franz I’s daughter Maria-Louisa Napoleon Bonaparte 1820 1815–48 Period of political suppression known as the Vormärz 1814–15 Congress of Vienna held under Presidency of Metternich; Austria loses Belgium but gains parts of Northern Italy 1825 Johann Strauss the Elder leads his first waltz orchestra THE HISTORY OF VIENNA 33 Where to See Biedermeier Vienna Napoleon’s partial demolition of the city walls led to the creation of the Burggarten (p104) and the Volksgarten (p106).
Horseless trams ran along it by the end of the 19th century. Stadtpark Opera House (1861–69) pp140–41 Eduard van der Nüll and August Siccardsburg Ringstrasse This great boulevard, built on the orders of Franz Joseph, separates the Stephansdom and Hofburg Quarters from the suburbs. Completed in the 1880s, the Ringstrasse is as grand now as it was then. The Opening of the Stadtpark Laid out on either side of the River Wien, the Stadtpark was inaugurated in 1862. 1889 Suicide of Archduke 1874 First performance of Strauss’s Die Fledermaus at the Theater an der Wien.
25 Prückel The Prückel may not have the chic elegance of establishments like the Central, but it has become a mecca for bridge players and locals who crowd into its back room. Stephansdom Quarter Belvedere Quarter Kleines One of the smallest, quaintest coffee houses in Vienna, the Kleines still attracts a loyal clientele of actors. Frauenhuber The oldest coffee house in Vienna, this is where Mozart once performed. Its location off Kärntner Strasse makes it handy for shoppers and for tourists visiting the nearby Stephansdom.
Lonely Planet Switzerland (6th Edition) by Nicola Williams