Architecture of Austria
Romanesque St. Peterkirche
Austria's earliest examples of architecture are from
the Middle Ages, but today these buildings have been primarily destroyed or updated
to represent more recent architectural movements. Much of the country's most
well-known cities are in the Baroque style today.
Of the few Medieval buildings in the Romanesque style that are still standing, some
can be found in the city of Salzburg. Over time the city continued to develop and
adopted the Flamboyant Gothic style, and later, the Baroque style. In Salzburg,
and Austria as a whole this style became fairly ornate and
decorational, beginning in the late 1600s, but dominating much of the 1700s.
Salzburg's historic center has numerous buildings in the Baroque or Rococo style,
including the University Church (1696). Vienna is also an incredible Baroque city,
including buildings such as Belvedere Palace, Karlskirche, and Schonbrunn Palace
(most, if not all of each was built in the early 1700s).