Vienna, Austria

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JUNE 08, 2009 – JUNE 25, 2009

Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria. It is also the tenth most populated city in the entire European Union. Once the capital and residence of the powerful Hapsburg Empire, Vienna has today developed into an important modern metropolis. Due to its central location within the EU, Vienna is home to important international organizations, such as the United Nations and OPEC. As of 2001, the city center was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and as recently as 2009 was ranked along with Vancouver as offering the highest quality of life in the world … [ for more purchase CIVIC INTIMACY ]

Stephansplatz

Vienna, Austria

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Stephansplatz is the central most square in Vienna and is named after its most prominent building, Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral). It has been the site of some of the most important events in the city’s history, most of which were centered on the cathedral’s footprint itself. Today the square, and in particular the ornately colored roof of Stephansdom, has become one of the city’s most recognizable symbols. The most dominant feature, the bell tower, soars to an amazing 137 meters, making it one of the tallest churches in the world. The space itself is situated within a major commercial district of the city and is commonly host to a wide variety of street performers and gatherings … [ for more purchase CIVIC INTIMACY ]