The generally admired beauty of the city of Vienna is largely due to the still popular historicism of the buildings of the city. The magnificent buildings of the first district, the well-preserved old town with the adjacent ring road and last but not least the castles and palaces of Vienna, which are particularly popular with tourists, characterize the image of the city in particular.
In fact, these buildings have extraordinary significance in the history of Vienna, and many forget that in Vienna there are many other historic buildings that testify to other epochs or occupy darker sections of the city's history.
Some of the historic buildings were converted and today they do not serve as one or the other imperial residence, as a museum, but as a cultural center, stage or exhibition building, for example. Also, some architectural features are still in operation today, housing stores or simply residents. But they are definitely worth a trip, because hardly anything tells urban history as well as the buildings of the city itself.