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

Nearby Attractions

See all attractions in Vienna
Vienna Rathaus
A neo-Gothic city hall built in 1883, it's regarded as the pinnacle of the Ringstrasse's 19th century sites.
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.
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.

Related Tours

Vienna in a Day: Private Tour including Panoramic Drive
Discover the best of Vienna’s highlights on a private, full-day guided tour, with all entrance tickets included and a panoramic drive around the city. 

On your private tour, you will:

  • Start your day with a private guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, with tickets included for 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 main highlights;
  • Then, enjoy an hour break for lunch at a choice of places recommended by your guide (the price of lunch not included);
  • Following your visit to the Schönbrunn Palace, enjoy a driving tour of Vienna’s highlights in a private vehicle;
  • Pass by the Belvedere Palace, the State Opera house, the House of Parliament, the City Hall, the Giant Wheel of Vienna, the Danube River, and more!
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Vienna's Old Town, where you’ll see the iconic St Stephen’s Cathedral and the intricate Ankerclock;
  • Hear about The Holy Trinity Monument  built in gratitude for the end of the Great Plague and the Turkish War, which ravaged the city in the 17th century;
  • Explore the old Jewish district, home to the haunting Holocaust Monument, also known as the "Nameless Library";
  • Visit Heldenplatz, the "Heroes' Square" in German, surrounded by monumental buildings and landmarks including the Neue Burg, built as an extension of the Hofburg Palace;
  • Learn about the Spanish Riding School, home to the world-renowned Lipizzaner horses;
  • Admire Augustine Church, a 14th-century stunning building in Gothic architecture;
  • Your tour finishes at Buggarten, where you will see Mozart's Monument, and then be free to explore the park 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 Staterooms 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 highlight driving tour of Vienna, where you will see the Belvedere Palace, the State Opera house, the House of Parliament, the sparkling Danube River, the Gian Wheel of Vienna and more!

Your driving tour finishes at the Old Town where you will enjoy a guided tour of the historic district. The architectural finery of Vienna's historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a bounty of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Art Deco, and "Jugendstil" architecture under the gaze of the 370-foot steeple of St. Stephen's Cathedral. 

Admire the iconic St. Stephen's Cathedral, pass by the Anker Clock, hear about The Holy Trinity Monument, and stroll around the Jewish Quarter to see the "Nameless Library" monument. Continue to Micheler Platz and discover the Hofburg Palace and the Spanish Riding School before heading to Burggarten.

After visiting Mozart's Monument at Burggarten park, you are free to continue to explore the site at your leisure. 

Explore Vienna's Central Cemetery: Private 2.5-hour Guided Tour
Enjoy a private 2.5-hour tour of Vienna's Central Cemetery including transportation throughout the tour that will facilitate exploring the vast Zentralfriedhof.

On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy a hassle-free tour with a private vehicle and guide just for your group;
  • Depart from central Vienna on a panoramic drive towards the Central Cemetery;
  • Pass along the Danube Canal and hold for a quick photo stop at the Hundertwasser House;
  • Visit the Central Cemetery of Vienna, one of the largest in Europe, and see the final resting places of several notable musicians, including Brahms, Strauss, and Beethoven, and Mozart's Memorial;
  • See Viktor Frankl's grave and Theodor Herzl Memorial;
  • Admire the Church of St. Charles Borromeo, the Cemetery's central architectural feature opened in 1911;
  • Learn the history of the Presidential Tomb located just at the feet of the Church;
  • Head back to Old town on a scenic drive along the Ring Road's iconic buildings;
  • Pass by the Musikverein, Karlskirche, the Secession, the State Opera, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Natural History and the City Hall;
  • Finish your tour in Judenplatz in Central Vienna, where your guide will happily give you recommendations for how to spend the rest of your time. 

Vienna's Central Cemetery also known as Zentralfriedhof is the largest cemetery in the city, and one of the largest cemeteries in Europe covering an area of 495 acres with over 330.000 graves and tombs.

One of the most notable features of Vienna Central Cemetery is its many honorary graves. These are reserved for notable individuals who have made significant contributions to Austrian society, including composers, musicians, actors, scientists and politicians.

You will be picked up in a private vehicle, where your guide will take you on a panoramic tour of Vienna along the Danube Canal including a short photo stop at the Hundertwasser House.

As you arrive at Vienna's Central Cemetery, you will discover its ground on a guided tour of the main highlights including the tombs and memorials of Vienna’s famous composers and impressive works of Architecture too. 

Afterwards, you will enjoy a hassle-free panoramic trip to central Vienna where your tour ends.


Join the fastest growing community of professional tour guides.


Use our easy to integrate toolset to include Tours & Attractions in your customer journey.