Vienna Introduction Walking Tour I, Vienna

Vienna Introduction Walking Tour I (Self Guided), Vienna

A city of green parks, opulent architecture and elegant shopping, crowded theatres and boulevards for leisurely sauntering—Vienna is rightfully regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The etymology of its name is subject to a debate in which some say it comes from vedunia ("forest stream"), which subsequently produced the Old High German “uuenia” (“wenia”), the New High German “wien” and its dialectal variant “wean”.

In the course of centuries Vienna has undergone numerous historical incarnations. By 1437, it had become the seat of the Holy Roman Empire and, in 1440, the resident city of the Habsburg dynasty. Imperial city since 1558, first as the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, then, from 1804, of the Austrian Empire, and finally, from 1806 until 1918, of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna briefly lost its capital status during the Anschluss (Unification) with Nazi Germany in 1938-1945, but then regained it in 1955, after Austria had reestablished its sovereignty.

For centuries Vienna has been a center of culture and modernism, harboring people of arts and science including, among others, Gustav Klimt (Secession movement in art), Sigmund Freud (psychoanalysis), and Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos (architecture). Musical luminaries like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler, Johann Strauss father and son, to mention but a few, have all worked in Vienna, playing a pivotal role in establishing its long tradition in theater, opera, and classical music.

The historic center of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, such as those in Ringstrasse, aka the Ring. In 2001, Vienna's city center was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Viennese Lebenskunst (“art of living”) has survived changing rulers and times, enabling to live in Vienna at almost the same pace and in much the same style as centuries ago: listening to the same music in the same rebuilt concert halls, drinking the same sourish wines and consuming the same whipped cream at Demel’s, or sampling the same infinite varieties of coffee in countless cafes. It is even possible, on festive occasions, to ride in a traditional fiacre, the two-horse carriage driven by a bowler-hatted coachman.

As the world's number-one destination for international congresses and conventions, Vienna attracts annually over 6.8 million tourists. The least spoiled among great European capitals, downtown Vienna is easily manageable by foot. To acquaint yourself with some of its most interesting sights, take this self-guided introduction walk.
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Guide Name: Vienna Introduction Walking Tour I
Guide Location: Austria » Vienna (See other walking tours in Vienna)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Rathaus (City Hall)
  • Rathausplatz and Park
  • Volksgarten (People's Garden)
  • Neue Burg
  • Spanish Riding School
  • Hofburg Imperial Palace
  • Michaelerplatz
  • Demel
  • Peterskirche (St. Peter's Church)
  • Graben Street
  • Stephansplatz (St. Stephen's Square)
Rathaus (City Hall)

1) Rathaus (City Hall) (must see)

The Wiener Rathaus (Vienna City Hall) is the seat of the local municipal government and the Landtag (legislative assembly) of Vienna. The complex was constructed from 1872 to 1883 to a design by Friedrich von Schmidt, whose statue is found right behind the city hall, on Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz.

The richly adorned facade of the building is an outstanding example of neo-Gothic architecture, modeled on the Flemish and Brabant medieval analogs. The exterior features five towers, the tallest of which, in the center, rises to a height of 98 meters (322 ft).

Sitting atop the main tower is the 3.4-meter-tall iron statue of Rathausmann. Installed in 1882, this is one of the key symbols of Vienna. To reach the top of the tower one has to climb 331 steps; in the end, those who manage the ascend are greeted with a bird's eye view of the capital.

Another attraction in the building is the historic Baroque-style 'Wiener Rathauskeller' restaurant, serving traditional Viennese delicacies. Surrounding the Rathaus is the spacious Rathauspark.

In the upper part of the facade, there are multiple figures. Among them are three equestrian high reliefs depicting Franz Joseph I (in the center), Rudolf III (on the right), and Rudolf IV (on the left). Two more statues on the sides of the main entrance represent Power and Justice. In the keystone in front is the portrait head of Friedrich Schmidt (flanked by the images of his collaborators, Franz von Neumann and Viktor Luntz).

Standing on the parapet in the center of the frontal is the allegorical image of the city of Vienna, called Vindobona. Flanking her are the standard-bearers with the coats of arms of Vienna and the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. On both sides, there are 18 statues of soldiers from different centuries plus the shield bearers with the coats of arms of the Vienna suburbs (e.g. St. Ulrich or Rossau) and 12 crown lands (Carinthia, Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper Austria, Styria, Lower Austria, Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, Carniola, Galicia, and Bukovina).

In the back of the building, in the middle, there is another statue of Vindobona. On each side of her are four allegorical figures: Justice, Strength, Art, and Science on the right; and Wisdom, Faithfulness, Education, and Charity on the left.

Other statues, on the side facades, represent professions. The ones overlooking Lichtenfelsgasse include a carpenter, a mechanic, a goldsmith, a musician, a sculptor, a master builder, a painter, an armorer, a blacksmith, and a shoemaker. Those facing Felderstraße represent a tailor, a cloth maker, a merchant, a book printer, a legal scholar, a doctor, an innkeeper, a brewer, a baker, and a butcher.

There is a free German-language guided tour every Mon/Wed/Fri at 1 pm where they also provide audio guide devices in a number of languages. You'll need to give up your passport as a deposit.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
Rathausplatz and Park

2) Rathausplatz and Park

The Rathausplatz is a square, near the new Rathaus, after which it is named. Because of its size, its design and the architecture of the surrounding buildings it is one of the most important squares in central Vienna. The is used for public gatherings, such as the Christkindlmarkt (Christmas market) during the season. After the New Year, the square turns into an ice skating rink and, in the warm summer months, hosts film shows, concerts and festivals. Handicapped-accessible public restrooms make the area particularly user-friendly.

Surrounding the square is the Rathauspark -a large grassy areas planted with a multitude of trees and shrubs. Some of them are quite exotic, such as the Gingko biloba and umbrella trees. The network of paths cutting through the park offers a great opportunity for a bit of exercise before going to a concert in the evening or walking off some of the street vendors' foods.

Rathauspark is one of the most visited parks in the Austrian capital. Designed in 1863 as a public park, it has been actively in use ever since and much loved by the locals and visitors alike.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
Volksgarten (People's Garden)

3) Volksgarten (People's Garden)

Volksgarten (or the "People's Garden") is one of the most beautiful public outdoor places in Vienna. Located in the Innere Stadt, it was built over the top of the part of the city that was destroyed during the reign of Napoleon. The venue was finished and first opened to the public in 1820.

Volksgarten owes its fame largely to the gardens inside, especially the rose section. There is also a very famous temple here, called the Theseus, replicating the eponymous famous Greek original. Peter von Nobile built the monument in 1823 as a tribute to Empress Elisabeth of Austria.

Much of the park, as it is known today, was built at a second addition to the place in 1857 when more of the city was turned over to this use. A famous coffeehouse was also located here for a while, which ultimately became a venue for concerts from the likes of Straub and Lanner, the two very famous Austrian composers. Many a concert are performed at the park to this day.

Why You Should Visit:
A park to rival any with its rich tree canopy, rose gardens and benches placed throughout.
Very cozy and lovely place to sit down and have a rest or a little picnic.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 6am-10pm (Apr-Oct); 7am-5:30pm (Nov-Mar)
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
Neue Burg

4) Neue Burg

The Neue Burg, or New Palace, is the most recent and grandest addition to the Hofburg complex in Vienna. This massive, curved new wing of the Imperial Palace in Heldenplatz was designed by Ringstrasse architects Karl von Hasenauer and Gottfried Semper. Its construction lasted from 1881 to 1913 embodying the last gasp of the Habsburg Empire strained by aspirations of independence from its domains, when the personal prestige of Emperor Franz Joseph was seemingly the only thing capable of keeping it together; the Empire fell apart only five years after the Neue Burg was completed. Although it was not an ideal moment to embark on such a construction, the works continued nonetheless and, when finished, the palace served as the residence for Archduke Franz Ferdinand. In 1938, it was here that Adolf Hitler, standing on the terraced central bay, proclaimed the Anschluss (unification of Austria and Germany) to the tens of thousands of the Viennese gathered outside.

Today, the Neue Burg houses the reading room of the national library, as well as a number of museums. Among them are the Ephesos Museum – displaying ancient artifacts from the Greek and Roman site of Ephesus in Turkey, plus findings from the Greek island of Samothrace, excavated in the 1870s; the Hofjadg und Rüstkammer (Collection of Arms and Armour) – featuring fine weaponry remarkable in terms of size and workmanship (filigree inlay on swords, medieval ceremonial saddles and jeweled Turkish and Syrian maces), the core of which are the personal armories of the Habsburgs; the Sammlung Alter Musikinstrumente (Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments) – housing impressive Renaissance-period musical instruments, including pianos owned by Beethoven, Schubert and Haydn, and the world’s oldest surviving claviorgan (1596); and the Weltmuseum Wien (Museum of Ethnology) whose galleries explore the aspects of travel, anthropology and ethnography with exhibits from across the globe. The Hofburg Congress Centre is also located here.

Why You Should Visit:
To get a feel for Vienna's central district and its main landmark – one of must-dos at Hofburg.
Home to three collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna.

Young people under 19 enter for free.
Wheelchair rental possible (reserve one day in advance). Notification by telephone approx. 15 minutes before arrival at the front desk suggested.
The collection of Ancient Instruments and that of Arms and Armor are only accessible via elevator at the ticket counter level; the Ephesos Museum can only be reached from this level via steps (total 60 steps).
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
Spanish Riding School

5) Spanish Riding School

The Spanish Riding School (Spanische Reitschule) of Vienna is famous all over the world as the only place to have preserved and practiced classic equestrian skills for over 450 years. While the exact origins of the school are obscure, it is believed to have been founded by the Habsburgs in 1572 to cultivate haute école horsemanship by way of breeding and training horses from Spain, hence the name. The original location of the school – the former residence of the Emperor Maximilian – dates back to 1729 and has not changed much since.

Among other things, this school is particularly famous for its Lipizzaner horses. These noble creatures are perhaps the only horses in the world to live in an emperor’s palace. As a formal dressage school, the Reitschule provides instruction in the military tactics that the Lipizzaners have been famous for since the time of Napoleon, and whose performances are a timeless delight for visitors to this day.

The school offers regular 70-90-minute public demonstrations in the opulent Winter Riding School, commissioned in 1729 by Emperor Karl VI. Ranging across three levels of complexity and formality, these performances of outstanding horsemanship are accompanied by music, and have not changed a bit for decades, still thrilling the crowds. The stallions performing athletic feats on the sawdust of the school arena take their name from the stud farm at Lipizza near Trieste in Slovenia, founded by Archduke Karl in 1580. Originally, they were produced by crossing Arab, Berber and Spanish horses renowned for their grace and stamina. The horses begin learning the complex sequences of steps at the age of three.

The gracious interior of the school is lined with 46 columns and adorned with elaborate plasterwork, chandeliers and a coffered ceiling. At the head of the arena is the royal box along with the galleries for spectators. Riders entering the arena traditionally doff their hats to the portrait of Karl VI as a token of respect. The equestrian statue of another emperor, Josef II, adorns the school courtyard.

Why You Should Visit:
If you're a horse lover, watching these incredible creatures is a must when in Vienna. But even you are not fond of horse shows, a guided tour (English/German) through the stabling and the riding arena with background information & details about the complex history and breeding system is worth a visit anytime.

If you like horses, it is great to see them train in the morning.
If you want to see them jump, go for the actual show. Make sure to book tickets online in advance to skip the long queues.
If you drop into the (not too expensive) on-site cafe for a coffee, drink or snack, you can go out to the terrace, adjacent to which is a wooden enclosure where you can see the horses and their riders practice before the show - and that actually won't cost you anything.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 9am-4pm (Jan-Feb); Mon-Sun: 9am-4pm (Mar-Dec)
Fridays, in case of an evening show: 9am-7pm
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
Hofburg Imperial Palace

6) Hofburg Imperial Palace (must see)

Located in the center of Vienna, for over 700 years the Hofburg has been the seat of Austrian power. Up until the end of the monarchy in 1918, it had served as the official home of the Habsburg Empire and the imperial winter residence. Originally built in 1279 as a modest city fortress, the Hofburg or “Castle of the Court” grew over the centuries – extended by each Austrian sovereign (emperors of the Holy Roman Empire from 1452, and emperors of Austria from 1806) – into a lavish palatial complex, becoming one of the most important centers of European history.

Numerous architects have worked at the Hofburg, resulting in a range of architectural styles, from Gothic to late 19th century Historicism. During the 18th century it was enlarged with several magnificent Baroque extensions, including residences (Amalienburg and Albertina), the Imperial Chapel (Hofkapelle or Burgkapelle), the Treasury (Schatzkammer), the Burgtheater, the Spanish Riding School (Hofreitschule), and the Imperial Mews (Stallburg and Hofstallungen). Between 1723 and 1735, the Imperial Library (Hofbibliothek), now the Austrian National Library, was built to house the precious collection of books owned by the Habsburgs. The Great Hall with its harmonious Baroque interior is one of the most beautiful of its kind in the world.

The Kaiserappartements and Albertina, the former state apartments and art collections, today draw crowds with hoards of imperial treasure and world-class collections of fine art. In the deep basement of one part of the Hofburg once was an imperial wine cellar spread over three floors. The remaining holdings of wine were auctioned off at the end of the monarchy and the space used for a depository of plaster models of fountains and monuments.

Overall, the sprawling Hofburg complex extends over 240,000 m² consisting of 18 wings, 19 courtyards and 2,600 rooms in which nearly 5,000 people still work and live. The rooms in which Emperor Joseph II once drew up his revolutionary program of reforms, where the Congress of Vienna met, and where Emperor Franz Joseph held audiences, now house the official residence and workplace of the Federal President of the Republic of Austria (located in the Leopoldine Wing since 1946) alongside offices of the ministers of the chancellor's office and the secretaries of state. The palace is also the permanent home of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

Why You Should Visit:
To gain insight into the world of Austria's illustrious emperors furnished and decorated to the highest standards of historical authenticity.

There is also a chapel built inside the complex, which is open to the public. If you come for Sunday Mass, you will be able to listen to the famous Vienna Boys Choir performing here regularly.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

7) Michaelerplatz

Michaelplatz is a square in front of The Hofburg Imperial Palace. As you enter, you can't help noticing the impressive Neo-Baroque Michaelertor (Michael’s Gate) leading through the Michaelertrakt to the Hofburg’s inner courtyard. On both sides of the doorway are 19th-century fountains, created by Rudolf Weyer.

Opposite the gate is the grand Michaelerkirche (St Michael's church), formerly the parish church of the imperial court and one of the oldest Baroque churches in the city which lends its name to the square itself. The earliest parts of the church date back to the 13th century; according to legend, the Michaelerkirche was built in 1221, yet its present form originated in 1792. The porch is topped by Baroque sculptures depicting the Fall of the Angels. Inside are Renaissance and 14th-century frescoes, and a vividly carved, gilded organ (1714) by Johann David Sieber, the largest in Vienna, once played by Joseph Haydn. Off the north choir is the crypt entrance. In the 17th and 18th centuries, parishioners were often buried beneath their church. Well preserved bodies clothed in their burial finery can still be viewed in open coffins.

At the center of the square there is a viewing spot for an excavation of a Roman encampment. There are also some old Medieval foundation walls to be seen, plus the remnants of the old Burg Theater.

In contrast to this, overlooking Michaelerplatz, opposite the Michaelertor, is one of the most modern buildings in Vienna, called the Looshaus. Designed by Adolf Loos, it is now famous, although, back in the day, it was considered an eye sore for its rather simple, unadorned design. So much so, in fact, that when completed in 1912, the building caused so much outrage on the part of the Emperor Franz Joseph who declared that he would never use the Michaelertor ever again. The source of his indignation was the building’s starkly functional upper facade contrasting dramatically with the nearby fine ornate Baroque architecture. Today, the Looshaus is a working bank, but visitors are allowed into the lobby to view the elegant interior, which is richly clad in polished timber, green marble and mirrors.

Sitting just across from the Looshaus is the Palais Herberstin. Built in 1896, it replaced an older building that used to be a popular meeting spot for young writers and artisans. The old cafe, called Griensteidl, has been rebuilt in the new structure, though much of its regular crowd have moved to Café Central in Palace Ferstel.

Why You Should Visit:
Main entrance to the historic center of Vienna, there's just so much to see and enjoy – grand architecture or just a cup of coffee.

Doing one of the horse-drawn carriage tours is highly recommended, a great way to see the central part of Vienna and worth the money.

8) Demel

Demel is a famous pastry shop and chocolaterie in Vienna, established in 1786. The company bears the title of a Purveyor to the Imperial and Royal Court since 1874.

Demel was previously known as Hofzuckerbäckerei pastry shop, founded by Ludwig Dehne, a confectioner from Württemberg. Upon his early death in 1799, the business was continued by his widow for their minor son August Dehne. The latter inherited the company in 1832 and successfully managed the business, however, as his son pursued an academic career, he sold the company to his journeyman, Christoph Demel, in 1857.

Renamed Ch. Demel's Söhne in 1867, Christoph Demel's sons Joseph and Karl continued the business and were granted the title of a purveyor to the Habsburg court by Emperor Franz Joseph I in 1874. In the heyday of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, notable customers of Demel included Empress Elisabeth (Sisi), Princess Pauline von Metternich, and actress Katharina Schratt. During the Austrian Anschluss to Nazi Germany in 1938–45, the Vienna Gauleiter Baldur von Schirach and his wife Henriette were also regulars here.

If you want to travel back to the imperial times and enjoy an authentic Austrian dessert, this is a great place to go.

Opening Hours: 8:00am - 7:00pm Daily
Peterskirche (St. Peter's Church)

9) Peterskirche (St. Peter's Church) (must see)

St. Peter’s Church sits atop one of the oldest known religious sites in Vienna. There has been a church on this spot since the early 4th century AD. A much larger version of today's church was reportedly built in 792, founded by none other than Charlemagne himself. Attesting to this is a plaque on the building's facade that tells of the legend of Charlemagne.

In more modern times, St. Peter’s Church takes up much less space, being crunched into what it occupies on St. Peter's Square. The overall architectural design is Baroque. In fact, this is one of the most decorated churches you will find anywhere, for any building designed in that style.

The outer color is white and a very light yellow. There are two towers that made up the classic outside look of the building. The turrets turn inward ever so slightly. It is said that the towers get their shape after the tent poles of the Turks who used to occupy this region in the late 1600s.

You will also want to visit the inside, as it contains some of the best paintings dating to the 1700s. Many of the wood carvings and alter pieces date back to that period. Currently, the structure is owned and operated by the Opus Dei (“Work of God”) part of the Catholic Church.

Why You Should Visit:
Definitely a good place to marvel at sumptuous Baroque architecture. Full of gold, marble, and finery!

Each day from 3 till 3:30pm you can listen to live organ music here for free (donation only). An impressive way to admire this church!
Choir performances are also frequent, with for-fee events in the underground vaults.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7am-8pm; Sat-Sun: 9am-9pm
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
Graben Street

10) Graben Street

Der Graben (or the "Ditch") is one of the most famous streets in all of Vienna. It dates back to the Roman times and has been an integral part of the city throughout history. The likes of Richard the Lionheart himself once set foot on this road when entered the city.

The name comes from an old trench that used to roughly follow the shape of the road. Eventually, it was filled in, and thus caused the Graben to become one of the first modern roads in Vienna.

You can start at Stock-im-Eisen-Platz and travel down to the other end, at Tuchlauben, passing by some truly wonderful old buildings. Among them are the Ankerhaus, a place where Otto Wagner used to live, and the Palais Bartolotti-Partenfeld, the favorite summer home of the famous Baron family, to mention but a few.

On the way, you will want to visit the Generalihof, the former seat of the Leopold Kozeluch Musikalisches Magazin (“Music Magazine”) publishing house, founded in 1784, in which some of the works by Wolfang Amadeus Mozart were published for the first time. Moving down the road, you can see the Grabenhof, one of the most distinctive buildings at the heart of Vienna's pedestrianized downtown, the former home of Joseph Ferdinand Sonnleithner, founder of the famous music society of Vienna. Built in 1876 and designed by Otto Wagner and Otto Thienemann, it stands on the site of the historic Arkadenhaus that had been there since the late 16th century.

No trip down der Graben would be complete without a stop to see the ERSTE Foundation building, housing the headquarters for the Erste Osterreichische Spar Casse, Austria's biggest savings bank, established since 1835.

Why You Should Visit:
To marvel at beautiful architecture and Baroque statues, and enjoy the musicians and street actors along the way, as you shop, eat, sightsee and soak up the life of Vienna.
A fantastic place to visit, especially during Christmas, with all the decorations, lamps and snow.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
Stephansplatz (St. Stephen's Square)

11) Stephansplatz (St. Stephen's Square)

Stephansplatz is a square at the geographical center of Vienna. It is named after its most prominent building – the Stephansdom – Vienna's main cathedral and one of the tallest churches in the world. Before the 20th century, a row of houses separated Stephansplatz from Stock-im-Eisen-Platz, but since their destruction, the name Stephansplatz started to be used for the wider area covering both.

To the west and south, respectively, run the exclusive shopping streets der Graben (literally the "Ditch") and Kärntner Straße ("Kärnten" is the German for Carinthia). Opposite the Stephansdom is the Haas-Haus, a piece of striking modern architecture by Hans Hollein. Although public opinion was originally skeptical about the combination of medieval cathedral and a glass-and-steel building, it is now considered an example of how old and new architecture can mix harmoniously.

Why You Should Visit:
While this might not be the best location for a gourmet meal, sitting in one of the local cafes does provide for world-class people watching in a prime historic location. With the Stephansdom dominating the scene, you can't go wrong.

While in Stephansplatz, walk around the side of the Stephansdom to see a miniature thereof. It's quite fun to see it tiny!
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
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