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Top 10 Vienna by Michael Leidig, Irene Zoech

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Schottenring and Alsergrund

A large part of the Alsergrund district is inhabited by medical institutions, including the huge twin-towered AKH general hospital and the Vienna medical school – even the student bars here are built on the site of a former hospital. This is perhaps not surprising in the area where the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud lived and worked in the early 20th century. The skyline is also dominated by the Votivkirche, which looks out across a park towards the city centre.

1. Votivkirche

This sandstone church with its ornate façade is part of the grand Ringstrasse. After Franz Joseph had survived a knife attack by the Hungarian tailor ...

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