Notes on the Geography of Austria : Vienna: Photo 37
Facing the palace across the Ringstrasse is a matching pair of museums. This is the art museum, designed by Gottfried Semper and Karl von Hasenauer. Opened in 1889, it houses a collection that was begun in the 1550s by Ferdinand I, the brother of Charles V. The figure at the top is Pallas Athena.
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