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Ringstrasse

Emperor Franz Joseph commissioned this 5.3km boulevard, it houses some of Austria's most famous sites.

Nearby Attractions

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Vienna Rathaus
A neo-Gothic city hall built in 1883, it's regarded as the pinnacle of the Ringstrasse's 19th century sites.
Bruegel 'Hunters in the Snow'
Bruegel was one of the early Dutch masters who painted non-religious scenery during the Reformation in the mid-sixteenth century. Many of his works are on display at Kunsthistorisches Museum.
Kunstkammer Museum
More than 2,100 valuable objects, collected by the emperors and archdukes of Habsburg over centuries, are considered the most important collection of this kind in the world.
Dome hall Café
Museum coffee room underneath the dome surrounded by art.
Austrian Parliament Building
Designed by Theophil Hansen, who designed several notable buildings in the city center, the Parliament Building evokes ancient Grecian themes of liberty and rule of law.
Maria Theresien Platz
Built by her successor, the square devoted to the Hapsburg's only empress houses several notable museums and a festive Christmas market in winter.

Related Tours

Visit Vienna's Highlights on a Private Guided Half Day Tour
Discover the best of Vienna’s highlights on a private, half-day tour, with all entrance tickets included. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the ease and comfort of a private, licensed guide accompanying you throughout your day.
  • Start your day with a privately guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, with skip-the-line tickets on the Grand Tour, which gives you access to over 40 rooms.
  • Explore the elegant State Rooms of the Imperial Monarchy, the private apartments, and the gold decorated Great Gallery
  • Visit the spectacularly manicured gardens, where your guide will show you the highlights, before giving you time to explore at your own leisure. 
  • Following your visit to the Schönbrunn Palace, enjoy a driving tour of Vienna’s highlights in a private vehicle where you will see the State Opera HouseHouse of ParliamentCity Hall, the Giant Wheel of Vienna, the Danube River and more!
  • Brief stop at the Belvedere Palace for a photo opp of the Palace and its beautiful gardens.
After four hours, your tour finishes in central Vienna, where your guide will happily give you recommendations on how to spend the rest of your day. 

Your private tour starts with the best of the imperial experience including experiencing what life would have been like as a guest of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth. Your guide will take you through the best of the Rococo State rooms in the palace, the 22 rooms the emperor’s family occupied, and see the wide variety of furnishings and styles enjoyed by the royal family. 

As you walk through the Great Gallery, your guide will show you the best of its antiquities, including the Chinese Cabinets, and the magnificent Hall of Ceremonies. Your tour continues into the part of the castle where the Hapsburgs’ only female ruler, Maria Theresa, lived in the 18th century. After, your guide will take you to the spectacular gardens, where you will enjoy the guided highlights.  

Then, enjoy lunch at your own leisure before departing on a driving highlights tour of Vienna, where you will have numerous opportunities to stop for the unique histories of many of the striking buildings, including the State Opera House, the House of Parliament, the sparkling Danube River, St Stephens Cathedral, the Jewish District and the famous Ankerclock. Your tour finishes in central Vienna, where your guide will leave you with several recommendations best tailored for how you wish to spend the rest of your time in the city.

 
Visit Vienna's Highlights on a Private Guided Full Day Tour
Discover the best of Vienna’s highlights on a private, full-day tour, with all entrance tickets included. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the ease and comfort of a private, licensed guide accompanying you throughout your day.
  • Start your day with a private guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, with skip-the-line tickets on the Grand Tour, which gives you access to over 40 rooms.
  • Explore the elegant State Rooms of the Imperial Monarchy, the private apartments, and the gold decorated Great Gallery
  • Visit the spectacularly manicured gardens, where your guide will show you the highlights, before leaving you to explore at your own leisure. 
  • Then, enjoy an hour break for lunch at a choice of places recommended by your guide (price of lunch not included).
  • Following your visit to the Schönbrunn Palace, enjoy a driving tour of Vienna’s highlights in a private vehicle where you will see the State Opera houseHouse of ParliamentCity Hall, the Giant Wheel of Vienna, the Danube River, and more!
  • Enjoy a brief walking tour, where you’ll see St Stephen’s Cathedral and the intricate Ankerclock.
  • Next, visit the Upper Belvedere Palace with skip-the-line tickets on a private tour, where you will see the world's largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings, including the world-famous "The Kiss".
  • Tour the magnificent Baroque Belvedere Park, one of Europe’s most significant French Style historical gardens. Your tour finishes at the park, where you can continue to explore the site at your leisure. 

Your private tour starts with the best of the imperial experience, including experiencing what life would have been like as a guest of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth. Your guide will take you through the best of the Rococo State rooms in the palace, and the 22 rooms the emperor’s family occupied, and see the wide variety of furnishings and styles enjoyed by the royal family. 

As you walk through the Great Gallery, your guide will show you the best of its antiquities, including the Chinese Cabinets, and the magnificent Hall of Ceremonies. Your tour continues into the part of the castle where the Hapsburgs’ only female ruler, Maria Theresa, lived in the 18th century. After, your guide will take you to the spectacular gardens, where you will enjoy the guided highlights.  

Then, enjoy lunch at your own leisure before departing on a driving highlights tour of Vienna, where you will see the State Opera house, the House of Parliament, the sparkling Danube River, St Stephen's Cathedral, the Jewish District and the famous Ankerclock.

Your driving tour finishes at the Belvedere Palace, where you will enjoy a guided tour of the palace-turned-museum in 1781.  Known for its sweeping grounds and spectacular design, the museum itself is home to an impressive collection of modernist art, where enthusiasts can see Klimt’s “The Kiss” in person.

In addition to seeing the two dozen Klimt pieces housed in the museum, your private guide will also introduce you to works by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller and Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, which are also housed in the museum. You will also spend extensive time exploring the magnificent gardens, which have mesmerizing symmetrical and geometric designs, framed by cherubic statues along each pathway. Your tour finishes at the park, where you can continue to explore the site at your leisure. 

Vienna’s Catacombs & Central Cemetery Music Memorials Private Tour
Enjoy a guided tour of St Stephen’s Cathedral and its’ catacombs, followed by a driving tour of Vienna, including the Central Cemetery. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the personalized attention of your private licensed guide
  • Visit St Stephen’s Cathedral, with tickets included, and learn about its’ 370-foot steeple. See the carved wooden wing altar, the carved lace patterned canopies, and the pulpit, and the baroque main altar. 
  • Go under the cathedral to visit the catacombs, with tickets included.
  • Enjoy a private, panoramic drive through Vienna, where you will stop for pictures at several of the city’s most recognizable and famous sites, including the Wiener Musikverein concert hall, State OperaMuseum of Fine ArtsMuseum of Natural History, and the City Hall.
  • Visit the Central Cemetery of Vienna, one of the continent’s largest, and see the final resting places of several notable musicians, including Brahms, Strauss, and Beethoven. 
  • Visit the Mozart Memorial in Burggarten, one of Vienna’s quiet, green spaces in the city center. 
  • Finish your tour in Stephensplatz in Central Vienna, where your guide will happily give you recommendations for how to spend the rest of your time. 

Your tour begins at the seat of Vienna’s Archbishop, and one of Austria’s most important Gothic structures, St. Stephen's colorful roof tiles - laid to create the Royal and Imperial double-headed eagle and Vienna coat of arms - is a much-loved symbol of the city. 

Enjoy a guided tour of the cathedral, and then descend to explore its catacombs and crypts, where over 10,000 are buried, and remains in use today. See the burial place of the Austrian archbishops and bishops, as well as the crypt where the urns containing the internal organs of the former archdukes of the Habsburg Dynasty are kept. 

After, you will be picked up a private vehicle, where your guide will take you on a tour of Central Vienna, through Stephensplatz and along the Danube Canal. Then visit the Central Cemetery, where several of Vienna’s famous composers are buried. Lastly, visit the Memorial of Mozart in the Burggarten, one of the city’s many green spaces. Lastly, be sure to get expert recommendations from your guide before finishing your back in Stephensplatz. 

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