Vienna – Guided tours and events of the 150th anniversary of Ringstrasse

Museums and Parliament on Vienna's Ringstrasse © WienTourismus_Christian Stemper
Museums and Parliament on Vienna’s Ringstrasse

I’ve been traveling to Vienna for years , I admit it, and that despite being one of the first big European cities I visited when I started traveling.

The year 2015 can be a good occasion to again travel to Vienna as it celebrates the 150th anniversary of Ringstrasse , the most important in the city and the monumental axis of the Austrian capital .

Your visit to Vienna will be marked by long walks along this great circular avenue where some of its most important monuments follow one another.

History Ringstrasse of Vienna

It was in 1857 that Emperor Franz Josef started the project to build a large boulevard avenue with the purpose of joining the Viennese suburbs to the center of imperial power.

Vienna's Ringstrasse 
Vienna’s Ringstrasse

It was on May 1, 1865 when the emperor inaugurated the Ringstrasse , although by then only part of it had been completed.

The construction of this avenue considered one of the most beautiful in the world (I give faith …) lasted for 50 years in which they completed their 5.3 kilometers in length, with a width that is currently 57 meters.

The most important monuments of the Ringstrasse of Vienna are its famous Opera ; the Parliament ; the City Council ; the Hofburg / Neue Burg palace ; the Museum of Art History ; the Museum of Natural History ; the Votive Church , neo-gothic style and the second tallest in Vienna; and the University of Vienna .

Guided tours Ringstrasse Vienna

On the occasion of the aforementioned 150th anniversary, there will be a series of guided tours in the Ringtrasse , organized by some of the institutions that are based in the great Viennese avenue.

Heldenplatz on Vienna's Ringstrasse
Heldenplatz on Vienna’s Ringstrasse

 

Thus, the Museum of Natural History conducts guided tours throughout the year ” On the roofs of Vienna … “ , which allow you to climb the roof of the building to enjoy the panoramic views of the Ringstrasse .

Two guided tours are offered at the Museum of Art History , one on the building itself and the other dedicated to The Imperial Collections of the Habsburgs on the Ringstrasse .

Since May you have guided tours of the Museum Quarter , and also visit the Ringstrasse by Sigmund Freud organized by the museum dedicated to the founder of psychoanalysis.

Parliament on Vienna's Ringstrasse 
Parliament on Vienna’s Ringstrasse

Throughout the year there will also be many activities and events on the Ringstrasse, such as music festivals, gastronomic festivals, live opera in the square, etc …