Landstraße Attractions Walking Tour, Vienna

Landstraße is a densely populated urban district of Vienna, located southeast of the city center. Established largely during the 19th century, it is mostly known for the 18th-century castle and gardens of Belvedere, the residence of Eugene of Savoy (housing the Austrian Gallery, these days) and the Hundertwasserhaus block of flats, designed in a dream-like manner by architect and painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Landstraße is also home to another of Hundertwasser's creations - the KunstHausWien, as well as the Museum of Art Fakes. Speaking of the fakes, the artistic value of Landstraße is anything but fake, so it is well worth exploring, as such!
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Landstraße Attractions Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Landstraße Attractions Walking Tour
Guide Location: Austria » Vienna (See other walking tours in Vienna)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Author: leticia
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Belvedere Palace

1) Belvedere Palace (must see)

The Belvedere palaces were the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663–1736). The ensemble was built in the early eighteenth century by the famous Baroque architect, Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt, and comprises the Upper and Lower Belvedere, with the Orangery and Palace Stables, as well as extensive gardens. As one of Europe's most stunning Baroque landmarks, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Today, the Belvedere houses the greatest collection of Austrian art dating...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Barockmuseum

2) Barockmuseum (must see)

The Österreichische Galerie Belvedere is a museum housed in Vienna's Belvedere Palace. The art collection includes masterpieces from the Middle Ages and Baroque up until 21st-century contemporary, though mostly focusing on Austrian painters from the Fin de Siècle and Art Nouveau period. Well-known artists whose artworks are exhibited include Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele.

Opening Hours:
Sat-Thu: 9am-6pm; Fri:...   view more
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Belvedere Garten

3) Belvedere Garten (must see)

The Belvedere Garten is in between the upper and lower Belvedere Palaces, acting as a link that ties the two together. The formal garden was laid out in traditional French fashion by Dominique Girard who had received formal training in Versailles. While the garden is in Vienna, its original owner was French in origin.

The old gardens had wonderful patterned beds and exquisite statuary. Most of this statuary has survived the years, but the intricately patterned beds have unfortunately been...   view more
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Wiener Konzerthaus

4) Wiener Konzerthaus

The Weiner Konzerthaus is located in the third district of Vienna. The idea for a multipurpose music auditorium was discussed as early as 1890; by 1913 the building was finally a reality. The venue was originally equipped with three soundproof auditoriums so that several musical events could be held simultaneously. The purpose was to entertain both traditional and new music styles.

Fortunately, WWI action did very little damage to the building. Updates to the Konzerthaus did change the...   view more
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Stadtpark

5) Stadtpark (must see)

Germans call this place Wiener Stadtpark, and it is one of the city's most famous parks. The grounds extend from Parking to Heumarkt, taking visitors through two different districts in Vienna. The total land mass of this public place for fun and relaxation is over 65,000 sq. meters.

Mayor Andreas Zelinka helped to get the land set aside for a public park during his administration. The whole area was being renovated to build the now famous Ringstrabe. The chore of designing the place went...   view more
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Palais Rasumofsky

6) Palais Rasumofsky

Palais Rasumofsky was built as an embassy for Count Andrey Kyrillovich Razumovsky. He was the Russian ambassador of Alexander I in Austria. The palace is located in what is now the third district of Vienna. The Count was a patron of the arts and had acquired an extensive collection. He threw a ball for Tsar Nicholas I when he came to Vienna on New Year’s Eve 1814.

Unfortunately, the winter chill was eliminated in the ballroom by way of a flue that was run from the fireplace. Early the next...   view more
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Hundertwasserhaus

7) Hundertwasserhaus (must see)

The Hundertwasserhaus is one of the most interesting, yet odd, architectural building complexes in Vienna. It sits as an antithetical statement about what architecture can be, as it is compared to the surrounding buildings of its neighborhood. It can almost look like a rainbow, with all the colorful walls. The walls and crooked, yet seem to flow in and out of one another. There is simply nothing else like it in the city.

The construction was the brain child of Friedensreich Hundertwasser. He...   view more
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Kunsthaus Vienna

8) Kunsthaus Vienna (must see)

The Kinsthauswein is the brain child of the famous Viennese artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The complex is now a museum dedicated to the work of the man. It can be located in the Landstrabe District of town. The place is the only official spot that keeps a permanent display of the works of the famous artist. Even the building itself was designed to be able to show off the works in a pleasing manner. At last note, the location received over 170,000 visitors every year, making it a very...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Vienna, Austria

Create Your Own Walk in Vienna

Create Your Own Walk in Vienna

Creating your own self-guided walk in Vienna is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Hofburg Sights Walking Tour

Hofburg Sights Walking Tour

The Hofburg area has been the seat of Austrian government since 1279 for a sequence of empires and republics. Throughout centuries, it has been expanded to include various institutions, such as The Imperial Chapel, The Naturhistorisches Museum and Kunsthistorisches Museum, The Austrian National Library and more. The area is also home to the former imperial palace, which now forms part of the official residence of the Austrian President. Alongside the governmental and cultural buildings, Hofburg houses the Spanish Riding School and the Imperial Horse Stables, which is something animal lovers might find particularly entertaining.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
City Orientation Walking Tour II

City Orientation Walking Tour II

The capital of the once mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire, today's Vienna is still much revered for its great historic and cultural past, as well as present. The biggest city in Austria with the second largest population of German speakers in the world (after Berlin), Vienna has no shortage of international guests coming each year to visit its imperial palaces, numerous museums and other art venues. This orientation walk will lead you to some of the most notable architectural and cultural places of Vienna.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
City Orientation Walking Tour I

City Orientation Walking Tour I

Vienna is one of the most beautiful and important cities in Europe. It contains some of the richest examples of Austrian history. Vienna attracts a large amount of tourists because of its wonderful parks, beautiful architecture and historic sites. This Vienna City Orientation Tour will show you the most interesting places the city has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Old Town Chocolate Stores

Old Town Chocolate Stores

Vienna is famous for its mouth-watering confections. In its specialty shops and boutiques, usually located on the ground floors of historic buildings, you will find the best roasted coffee, high quality chocolates, sweets, wafers, cocoa and, of course, Mozartkugels. Don’t hesitate to visit the wonderful specialty shops in the Old Town featured in this guide.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Old Town East Walking Tour

Old Town East Walking Tour

The Innere Stadt, first district of Vienna, is part of the World Heritage Site Historic Centre of the city. Originally the inner city was divided into four quarters, which were designated after important town gates. Take this tour to explore the beautiful landmarks, art galleries and shops in the East area of the Innere Stadt.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Old Town Palaces

Old Town Palaces

Among all of the amazing sites Vienna offers, none are more breathtaking than the palaces found around the city. All of them have maintained their great history, art collections, luxury interior and refinement through the last 4 centuries. Many of them were restored and became elite conventional centers. This tour will will guide you to some of Vienna's greatest royal homes in the Innere Stadt (Old Town).

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km

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