The labyrinth of medieval streets east of Rotenturmstraße in the 1st district is one of Vienna's most attractive areas and at the confluence of Bäckerstraße and Postgasse lies the Dr.-Ignaz-Seipl-Platz, studded with impressive buildings. The Academy of Sciences (1755) has a fine Baroque facade and within, the impressive Freskenraum containing a number of frescoes by Franz Maulbertsch, is occasionally open to the public. As there is constant human traffic here, just nip in and follow the signs. Haydn fans will enjoy visiting the scene of the composers last public appearance at a performance of his Creation, when he reputedly whispered to Beethoven, What I have started, you will finish.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: U1, U3 Stephansplatz