If you visit Vienna at first time, you will be definitely amazed by the style of the buildings. Those “Altbau”-s, how in Austria calls, are very common around the city center. In the followings you can read more about them.
From inside they look like really a residential apartment, which can function as a lovely family home as well as an office for an embassy. They have a feeling of royal, grandiose, lofty and pompous. If you choose to live in an “Altbau” with a family or as an embassy, you definitely will have spacious, bright rooms with high ceilings and sometimes with galleries and huge, glorious windows.
This style dates back to the 19th century. As Austria's wealthy bourgeoisie began to impose their tastes on public architecture, 19th-century building grew more solid and monumental. The neoclassical style remained the preferred choice for government buildings, as evidenced by Vienna's Mint and the Palace of the Provincial Government. You can find renewed ones as well as some that needs renovation, but these are also very lovely, romantic and charming.
If this style attracted you, then you will find a wide variety of them in our homepage
, each of them is very unique and offers you to stay much more longer, than you planned.