Monday, August 29, 2011


The Urania is located on the banks of the Danube Canal. It was designed by Max Fabiani (a student of Otto Wagner) and opened in 1910 by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria as educational facility with a public observatory. Its name derives from the muse Urania which represents astronomy. Today, the Urania houses also a cinema that screens the annual Viennale movie festival, a puppet theater and a restaurant.

1 comment:

  1. A public observatory, how fascinating! But going to a movie is not a bad option either.