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1. Many European cities have a large cathedral as a beloved landmark, and Vienna is no different. What is the (English) name of this church with the intricate, tiled roof?
2. Much of the construction that brought this palace to its present form occurred during the reign of Empress Maria Theresa, in the mid-1700s. What is the name of this edifice?
3. The home of the Lipizzaner stallions, this "riding school" was named for the origins of some of the breeding stock that led to the development of the distinctive white horses. Which demonym is correct?
4. You can buy fresh fruit, seafood, artisanal vinegars, coffee and more at this market on the Wien river. Although its name is reminiscent of a Yiddish term for snacking, the origin relates to the milk bottles sold there when it first opened as a dairy market. What market is this?
5. The Griechenbeisl is the oldest restaurant in Vienna, with records stretching back to 1447. Celebrity diners signed the ceiling and walls. Which of the following notables left their mark at this restaurant and even has a room named for him?
6. The building here is called the Secession - it was built by a group of artists who seceded from the more conservative Association of Austrian Artists. Which influential artist, who painted memorable works such as "The Kiss" and "Judith and the Head of Holofernes" served as the group's first president?
7. Durnstein castle now lies in ruins, but is famous for having once held Richard the Lionheart prisoner. What river does it overlook?
8. Vienna was originally a walled city, but as the suburbs grew, in 1857 Kaiser Franz Joseph initiated an immense urban planning project that replaced the ancient walls with a broad boulevard. Museums, the state opera, cafes, parks and galleries lined the circular route. What is the name of this famous thoroughfare? Use the Viennese term, not English.
9. This beautiful valley along the Danube is renowned for wine production, especially from Riesling and Gruner Veltliner grapes. What is the name of this region?
10. This building overlooks the Danube in the town of Melk, 86 km outside Vienna. What type of edifice is it?
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