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Vienna, Austria: Top 10 Highlights For Curious Travelers with Gilles Gubelmann

Vienna, Austria: Top 10 Highlights For Curious Travelers with Gilles Gubelmann


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During this lecture, you will discover the top 10 highlights of a city with an amazingly rich historical, cultural, and artistic heritage. Starting from the roman period, we will examine various monuments and follow historical, social, and cultural development. Austria was ruled by the longest lasting dynasty in Europe, the Habsburg. With their efficient marriage politics, they managed to expand their territory and got the largest empire on European soil.

Their love for Music also shaped Vienna which is often called the capital of music. The splendid historical centre is rich in baroque architecture which makes it absolutely unique. Another period which has marked Vienna is the Art Nouveau, the so called "Vienna Secession“ with its remarkable architects like Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffman, and world famous artists like Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele.

Led by an expert in history and architecture, this lecture will inspire future travel to Vienna and prepare travelers to appreciate the city in context.

Swiss artist Gilles Gubelmann studied piano and dance at the Geneva Conservatory. He then worked for many years as an expert for arts and antiques in an important Swiss Auction House (Koller Auctions) where he was director of the Department of Antique Furniture and Decorative Arts. He realised a dream and moved to Venice where he started working as a painter and as an opera set and costume designer all over Europe, and also deepening his knowledge of art history and architecture. Settled now in Vienna, Gilles continues his artistic activities, works as a lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts and highly enjoys uncovering the rich cultural and artistic heritage of Vienna to curious travellers.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

60 minutes

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