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The art-nouveau Stadtbahn stations have been consistently planned by the renowned architect Otto Wagner and date back as far as 1898 when the city rail system was inaugurated [wiennet.at]. Most of them have been beautifully renovated and integrated into the metro system.

Photo [bigfoto.com]: Karlsplatz station pavilion built in 1898.

During tunnel construction for Vienna's metro, many objects have been excavated, some of which are now displayed in several stations [planet-vienna.com].

Photo [wien-diashows.com]: The excavated Virgil chapel under the Stephansdom, dating back to 1250, can be seen through windows from the concourse level of Stephansplatz station.

Some of Vienna's elegant modern metro stations are decorated with works of art.

Photo [hs-st-paul.ksn.at]: Volkstheater station with mosaic friezes by Anton Lehmden.



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