Ringstraße, Hundertwasserhaus, gardens of Belvedere Palace
We discover Vienna walking and using tram, starting with the famous boulevard Ringstraße. Emperor Franz Josef I. inaugurated the new street officially on May 1st, 1965. However, only part of the magnificent buildings was complete at that time. Until the 1990s representative imperial buildings and private residences of the haute bourgeoisie in the style of historicism were built. Enjoy Ringstraße boulevard with its prestigious buildings like Vienna State Opera, Hofburg Palace, Houses of Parliament, City Hall, National Theatre and the University. Not to forget the posh homes of very rich Viennese families, a number of them with Jewish origin, like Schey, Epstein and Ephrussi.
We continue to the Hundertwasserhaus, a very special example of modern architecture in Vienna. Friedensreich Hundertwassers style was his answer to sterile residential neighborhoods from the 1960 and 70x. His aim was to create a harmonious living together of man and nature. You may expect a building with many surprises, colorful and unusual.
In addition, we will have a little walk in the gardens of Belvedere Palace. The former summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy was built on a hill, such providing an outstanding view of the city. With the background of the beautiful baroque architecture of palace and gardens I tell you the story of the adventurous live of the most successful military commander in Austria’s history.
Duration: abt. 3 hours, partly walking, partly using tram
Price: Euro 180 per group
Tram tickets exclusive