Michaelerplatz (Roman Ruins)
Ringed by gorgeous architecture, Michaelerplatz is centred on Roman ruins that are reputed to have been a brothel for soldiers. This...
The Michaelerkirche dates from the 13th century. Its highlight is the burial crypt which you can see on 40-minute bilingual...
The Kaiserappartements (Imperial Apartments), once the official living quarters of Franz Josef I and Empress Elisabeth, are dazzling in...
Griensteidl holds a prestigious position between the Hofburg and the Loos Haus, and was once the Stammlokal (local haunt) for Vienna’s...
Affiliated with the small North American whole-food chain, freshii is an eat-in, takeaway place that sells wraps, rice and noodle...
01, Michaelerplatz · interesting places nearby
Loos Haus information
Designed by Adolf Loos, this modernist gem put Franz Josef’s nose seriously out of joint when it was completed in 1911. Its intentionally simple facade offended the emperor so deeply that he ordered the curtains to be pulled on all palace windows overlooking the building. Today it houses a bank, with exhibition halls on the upper floors, including displays on this controversial building.
While it was being erected, critics were describing this as a ‘house without eyebrows,’ referring to its lack of window detail, and work had to be stopped until Loos agreed to add the 10 window boxes adorning it today.