My trip to the Vienna Museum

Wien Museum
Wien Museum

Hello or as we say in Northern Germany Moin Moin.

My name is Laura and I am 17 years old. Currently I am an intern at The Ranks GmbH and am doing a six week internship there. For this period I live in the Appartements Ferchergasse in Vienna.

To give me an idea of Vienna, the Stephanie & Christian were so kind to give me a day off to explore Vienna in my own way. Since I am very interested in the development of trends and fashion, I decided to make a trip to the Wien Museum, to the exhibition "Skin deep" and then end my day in the shopping streets around Stephansplatz.

Skin deep in the Wien Museum

Wien Museum
Wien Museum

The exhibition at the Wienmuseum can be viewed from April, 19 2018 to January 6, 2019, Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays from 10 am to 6 pm. If you do not find this exhibition appealing, there are other exhibitions that may interest you, such as "Otto Wagner", where the famous architect is presented. The exhibition is visitable from March 15, 2018 until October 7, 2018. "Fluchtspuren", which deals with the experiences of refugees from Central and South-Eastern Europe, started on May 17, 2018 and ends on January 13, 2019.

But since two of my classmates were also interested in the "skin deep" exhibition, we started the trip together in the afternoon.

We drove with the S45 Vienna Handelskai from Hernals to Hütteldorf. Then took the U4 from Hütteldorf to Karlsplatz. From there it was only a few minutes walk to the Vienna museum. Since the admission is free up to the age of 19, we luckily paid nothing.

Wien Museum
Wien Museum

At the entrance were two friendly employees, with whom I talked briefly. They wished us much fun and we entered the exhibition curiously. The room is black, which radiates a certain elegance. The pictures and exhibits are thus highlighted. On the right side of the exhibition, an alphabet can be seen, which includes the characteristics of different epochs with keywords. For example, red-haired women were associated with witches at the time, or gothics even today recognize their fancy hair, outfits and make-up. For girls, the braided hairstyle was still considered a virginity symbol until the 20th century. Hair often reveals a lot about the origin or preferences of a person. In them, one can feel comfortable by making them through a change to what reflects one.

Sissi was a great role model for most women in terms of beauty. Women often strive for an ideal that is set by famous people. In the baroque it was especially beautiful when a woman had fair skin. It was considered a status symbol, since only the upper class, who did not have to work outdoors, could afford a fair complexion. Especially well-known was Elisabeth Christine, the mother of Maria Theresia, also known as "the white Liesl". To protect the skin as best as possible from the sun, women used aids such as hats, umbrellas or gloves.

Conchita Wurst is also an important part of the exhibition with her wig. What used to be unimaginable is tolerated today and sets a big example.

The exhibition also offers many insights into various processes of personal care. The step sequence in the nail salon is one of them. I was fascinated how long some practices already exist. After some rummaging around, we made our way outside, since it was almost 6 pm and the exhibition closes at this time.

and afterwards shopping in the city

Wien Museum
Wien Museum

We decided to end the day in the shopping street and took the U1 to Stephansplatz. From brands like H&M and Zara to high end stores like Gucci, Burberry and co. There is something for every taste. Even the H&M building is reminiscent of a luxury experience with the gold details. Most street musicians beautify the stay and one experiences a relaxed shopping trip. Tired of shopping, you can allow yourself a scoop of ice cream at the recommended Zanoni & Zanoni and finish your day with a view of the famous St. Stephen's Cathedral.

This was my little insight into Vienna's historic, but also glamorous side.

I hope I could encourage you to plan your next trip.

Best regards

Laura

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