Last sunday, September 26th, was Europan Heritage Day, a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission involving all 49 signatory states of the European Cultural Convention under the motto "Europe, a common heritage". The annual programme offers opportunities to visit buildings, monuments and sites, many of which are not normally accessible to the public.
In Austria, the theme for this year referred to the "Places of pleasure". One of the buildings that was open to the public on this occasion was Augarten Palace. It was originally built in 1692 as pleasure palace for Zacharias Leeb, a merchant and city councillor. Since 1948 it houses the famous "Wiener Sängerknaben" (Vienna Boys' Choir).