Pinsteps. Burggarten in Vienna
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The garden and butterfly gallery are in Burggarten (City Park). It was created in Vienna in the first half of the XIX century on the site of the so-called Viennese Glacis. Glacis is a gentle earthen mound in front of the outer moat of the fortress. Vienna was surrounded by a double ring of fortress walls from the 13th century. Citizens from time to time settled between them, but after the siege of Vienna by the Turks in 1683 (during the reign of Leopold - the great-grandfather Maria Theresia and his court preacher Abraham a Santa Clara), it was decided to clear the territory and keep it open for a more successful defence of the city in the future. Only at the beginning of the XIX century, after the Napoleonic wars, this territory was allotted for the imperial garden. The Volksgarten (Volksgarten - People’s ParkPeople'sarten was also planned by Ludwig Gabriel von Remy with the personal participation of Emperor Franz. Remy went down in history with his pediment of the Cathedral in Esztergom (Hungary), and Franz went down in history by abolishing the Holy Roman Empire of which he was the Emperor and by getting his daughter Marie Louise married off to his sworn enemy Napoleon Bonaparte (Marie Antoinettete'Antoinettete's ho was executed during the revolution). So Franz abandoned the Holy Roman Empire, founded the Austrian and retained the dynasty, and his daughter's madaughter'sthe Corsican made him the Emperor of France. Maybe this is why he hated liberalism so much and so hopelessly doomed his grandson Franz Yosif for going with the flow of liberalism until the complete dashing against the reefs of revolution and terror - unchangeable friends of the First World War.

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Discover Vienna by journeying from the iconic Café Mozart to the intriguing Hungarian House of the "Blood Countess."

Embark on a self-guided walking tour through imperial Vienna. You'll explore magnificent landmarks like the Opera House and the Royal Park, stroll through the opulent palace grounds of the Augsburg dynasty, and delve into the dark history of the infamous Bloody Countess. This captivating adventure offers a glimpse into the city's rich past and enchanting beauty.

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