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The roof is so steep that it is sufficiently cleaned by the rain alone and is seldom covered by snow.
In 1945, fire caused by World War II destroyed the wooden framework of the roof.
The Stock im Eisen is the subject of a myth wherein a repentant thief is given the power to create unpickable locks by the devil. The Stock im Eisen was first mentioned in 1533.
The Roman south-western wall of the settlement extended along the length of the present-day Graben and Naglergasse; before the wall lay a trench or "Graben". This trench still stood in front of the medieval city walls.
The street was already mentioned in 1257, as Strata Carintianorum. That refers to its function as start of the trade route to Carinthia, the southern province.
The Secession building is linked to the Secession Movement: a group of Austrian artists including Gustav Klimt, Rudolf von Alt, Otto Wagner, ...
Hitler's anti-Jewish policies fell on fertile soil in Vienna, where latent anti-Semitism had increased during the early 20th century.
The Lipizzan horses are trained here for classical dressage. You can see here the result of four centuries of experience and tradition in classical dressage.
Although it is hard to get into the official 'shows', the training sessions are worthwhile to watch.
Obviously, the big statue in front of Pallas-Athena-Brunnen is also very Greek oriented. This link to Greece was a reminder of antique Greece as the "cradle of democracy".
The origin of the church has an unusual history derived from a knife-attack on Emperor Franz Joseph by Hungarian nationalist János Libényi. The emperor was taking a stroll with one of his officers Count Maximilian Karl Lamoral O'Donnell von Tyrconnell on a city-bastion, when Libényi approached him. He immediately struck the emperor from behind with a knife straight at the neck. Even though Franz Joseph was wounded and bleeding, the collar of his coat saved his life.
Count O'Donnell struck Libényi down with his sabre.
The church was to be a votive offering for the rescue of Franz Joseph.
Check also the historic 'Wiener Rathauskeller' restaurant. The traditional restaurant consists of several baroque halls, offering small traditional Viennese delicacies to grand gala buffets.
The City Hall of Vienna was designed by Friedrich von Schmidt in the Gothic style, and built between 1872 and 1883.
It is one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The gardens are also a must to see. A big part was styled by Dominique Girard, who had trained in the gardens of Versailles as a pupil of André Le Nôtre.