This square has a longstanding history within the city of Vienna, and although it’s located in the historical center of town and has many historically significant elements, it's usually been an attraction that travelers accidentally stumble upon rather than seek out. It’s one of the oldest squares in Vienna, and it served as the main marketplace during the Middle Ages. Today, part of the square sits above a site of ruins from Roman times (where there's now a museum), and there are several other notable features above ground including the Hoher Markt Clock which was built in 1914. The clock is known for its exceptional artistry and displays that begin at the turn of every hour. The best time to see it is at noon, when the biggest display takes place and lasts for a half hour.
It’s hard to deny the tranquility that emanates from this ornate Baroque church, which was built in t... Read more