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In 1884, Emperor Franz Joseph I inaugurated the new main building of the University of Vienna on the Ringstrasse, which had been erected by the architect Heinrich von Ferstel.

Guided tours through the University of Vienna

The guided tours, which are available both in German and English, provide an insight into the interiors of the oldest university in the German‐speaking cultural area. Highlights of the tour are the Arcade Court in the shape of a "campo santo", the Main Ceremonial Chamber (whenever available) with its renowned ceiling, decorated with copies of the mural paintings by Gustav Klimt and the Great Reading Room of the University Library.

Guided tours take place every Thursday and Saturday.
except for major holidays
No reservation or registration necessary.
Duration: Approx. 60 minutes

Adults: 5 €; Children (< 6 years): free
Discounts for students, pupils, conscripts, seniors: 3 €
Tickets are available at the concierge desk (main entrance)

Meeting point:
Main entrance of the University of Vienna, Concierge desk, 1010 Vienna, Universitätsring 1
Information on further Guided Tours of the University of Vienna is available at:

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University of Vienna

Universitätsring 1
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Tu, 06:00 - 22:00
    • We, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Th, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Fr, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Sa, 07:00 - 19:00
    • Closed on Sundays and public holidays

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