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Vienna State Opera at the Ringstrasse

The most important public buildings on Ringstrasse

Vienna State Opera

Constructed in the neo-Renaissance style by August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll between 1861 and 1869, the Vienna State Opera opened on 25 May 1869 with Mozart’s "Don Giovanni". After the destruction of the Second World War, the house reopened in 1955 with Beethoven’s "Fidelio".

Imperial Palace/Neue Burg

Nowadays the Neue Burg also houses parts of the National Library and the Weltmuseum Wien. The building standing here today was completed in 1913. Heldenplatz lies directly in front of it.

Kunsthistorisches Museum

The Kunsthistorisches Museum is one of the most famous museums in the world. Built by Gottfried Semper and Carl von Hasenauer, the museum was opened in 1891. It holds the art treasures of the Habsburgs, including the world’s largest Brueghel collection and one of the most valuable chambers of art, the  Chamber of Art and Wonders.

Museum of Natural History

Opened in 1889, the building is virtually identical to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, and contains one of the largest natural science collections in the world. The Stone Age "Venus of Willendorf" is one of the museum’s prize pieces.

Parliament

With its famous Pallas Athene fountain, Parliament was erected in the Greek style by Theophil von Hansen from 1874 to 1883. It is considered to be one of the most attractive and important Ringstrasse buildings. Guided tours are available.

City Hall

The seat of Vienna’s mayor was erected in the Neo-Gothic style by Friedrich Schmidt from 1872 to 1883. The events held on the square in front of the City Hall throughout the year attract thousands of visitors. Regular guided tours.

National Theater

Gottfried Semper and Karl von Hasenauer erected this leading theater from 1874 to 1888. Gustav Klimt created the ceiling paintings above the staircase together with Franz Matsch and Ernst Klimt. On the stage of the National Theater: the best actors of the German-speaking world.

University

This imposing building was constructed in the Italian High Renaissance style by Heinrich von Ferstel between 1877 and 1884. Regular guided tours.

Votive Church

Out of gratitude for an unsuccessful attempt on the life of Emperor Franz Joseph, construction of what is today Vienna second-highest church was begun in 1856. The neo-Gothic church was consecrated in 1879 on the occasion of the imperial couple’s silver wedding.

Stock Exchange

Theophil Hansen was commissioned to draw up the plans, and the building was opened in 1877. Today the Stock Exchange houses event  venues. In the basement: one of Vienna’s finest flower shops and a restaurant.

Rossauer Barracks

The barracks were erected by Karl Pihal and Karl Markl. Completed in 1869, today the barracks house the Austrian Ministry of Defence.

Ring Tower

The Ring Tower on Schottenring stands out not only due to its size (93 m), but also due to its modern appearance. The skyscraper was  completed in 1955, and is today the headquarters of an insurance company.

Urania

The building on the Danube Canal was planned by Max Fabiani and completed in 1910 as an adult education center. The leading intellectuals of the time (including Albert Einstein and Thomas Mann) held lectures and courses here. Austria’s first public observatory was installed in the building, and can still be visited today.

Post Office Savings Bank

Erected by Otto Wagner, the Post Office Savings Bank is one of the most important buildings of Vienna Modernism. The banking hall is an Art  Nouveau jewel, and the museum there shows Wagner as a brilliant architect.

Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art

The museum on Stubenring was opened in 1871 after three years of construction. Heinrich von Ferstel designed this first museum building on Ringstrasse in the Renaissance style.

There are also many important buildings in the "second row" of Ringstrasse: Secession, Palace of Justice, Musikverein, Künstlerhaus and many town palaces.

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Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Opernring 2, 1010 Wien
  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • 2 Steps (Swinging doors 87 cm wide )
        Side entrance on right under the arcades on Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz. From side entrance, access to elevator via inclined elevator (stairlift) in lobby.
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Operngasse, Opernring intersection
    • Elevator available
      • 95 cm wide and 140 cm low , Door 80 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 22 Wheelchair spaces available (4 in the stalls/orchestra, 18 seats in the gallery as needed)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours in ten languages, prior notification for wheelchair users necessary (Tel. +43 1 514 44–2606). Language display.

    • Comments

      Portable ramps available for steps inside building.
      To reserve wheelchair and companion seats for performances, tel. +43 1 514 44-2653 (Mo-Fri, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm)

Austrian National Library - Main Reading Room

Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, Mitteltor, 1010 Wien
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Elevator available
      • 122 cm wide and 130 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on prior arrangement.

    • Comments

      Main entrance on first floor and access to Grand Hall on second floor: entrance Josefsplatz.

Weltmuseum Wien (Weltmuseum Wien)

Hofburg, Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Adults   €8
    • Young people under 19   €0
  • Opening times

    • Th - Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps ( Door  130  cm  wide )
      • Ramp 760  cm  long ,   300  cm  wide ,  40  cm  high
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • 140 cm wide and 210 cm low , Door 92 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tactile tours for the blind and visually impaired provided upon request.

    • Comments

      Automatic gate (width: 130 cm) operated with "Euro-Key". Further ramp inside (width: about 180 cm) to overcome 3 steps. From this level, there is direct access to an elevator with "Euro-Key" function.

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 1€ off
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Open daily from June to August
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 5 Steps (Double swinging doors   300  cm  wide )
        on Maria-Theresien-Platz, no ramp
    • Side entrance
      • no steps
        on Burgring 5
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • 150 cm wide and 130 cm low , Door 99 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental possible (please reserve one day in advance).
      Guided tours for visitors with special needs as well as tactile tours for the blind and visually impaired on request (Tel. +43 1 525 24-5202). Three masterpieces of the Renaissance collection of the painting gallery, selected objects of the Kunstkammer, the Egyptian-Oriental collection and the collection of antiquities are available to the blind and visually impaired as castings for touching. A brochure with image descriptions of this in Braille is available. Free admission for blind and visually impaired visitors with one escort.

Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna (Natural History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Visitors under 19: Free admission
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 20% off
  • Opening times

    • Th - Mo, 09:00 - 18:30
    • We, 09:00 - 21:00
    • Roof tour We, 18:30
    • Roof tour (English) Su, 15:00
    • Roof tour Su, 16:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Swinging doors )
        "two-lane" ramp, each lane 35 cm wide
    • Side entrance
      • no steps
        Side-entrance Burgring, direct access to elevator
    • Elevator available
      • 78 cm wide and 132 cm low , Door 78 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for the blind are possible.

    • Comments

      Access to restaurant/café: no steps. Seeing-eye dogs permitted in exhibition area.

       

Parliament (Parlament)

Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring 3 , 1010 Wien
  • Opening times


    • Mid-September to mid-July (except on session days): Mon-Thu: 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.; Fri: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.; Sat.: 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.

    • Guided tours from mid-July to mid-September (except on session days): Mon. - Sat.: 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
        Wheelchair-accessible via an opening of the ramp wall left of the statue of Athena.
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for more than 5 persons with wheelchairs: by prior reservation.

    • Comments

      Entire visitor's center is free of barriers: elevators, multimedia stations, shop, café, toilets.

Vienna City Hall (Wiener Rathaus)

Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Free guided tours
  • Opening times

    • Guided tour Mo, 13:00
    • Guided tour We, 13:00
    • Guided tour Fr, 13:00
    • except on session days, events and holidays; groups with appointments one month in advance
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Swinging doors   92  cm  wide )
      • Ramp 545  cm  long , 47  cm  high
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Lichtenfelsgasse, Felderstrasse, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Multimedia guides in Austrian and English sign language are available free of charge upon presentation of an official photographic form of ID (passport, identity card, driver’s license).

    • Comments

      Elevator near stair no. 7: door width: 92 cm, cabin depth: 240 cm, cabin width: 130 cm, passage to elevator: 110 cm.
      Elevator near stair no. 8: door width: 92 cm, passage to elevator: 88 cm, cabin width: 110 cm, cabin depth 210 cm.
      Wheelchair-accessible restroom / changing room (near stair no. 8).

Burgtheater

Universitätsring 2, 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Guided tours: in German (with English summaries), time: about one hour Mo - Th, 15:00
    • Guided tours: in German and English; other languages upon request, time: about one hour Fr - Su, 15:00
  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 170 cm wide )
        ramp will be mobilized, please ring the porter
      • Ramp 300 cm wide
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 3 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        in the Burgtheater parking lot – Volksgarten side
    • Elevator available
      • 180 cm wide and 200 cm low , Door 160 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 12 Wheelchair spaces available (in the auditorium, access with the elevator)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      At each performance, the Burgtheater provides places in the stalls with acoustic amplification by means of induction for visitors who wear a hearing aid. The acoustic signal is also amplified for all visitors. This can be received in the theater during the performance on radio frequency 99.2 MHz using a radio receiver, mobile telephone or MP3 player with radio reception. Please bring your own headset.

    • Comments

      Special tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on prior notification.
      Prior notification is necessary for visitors with wheelchairs for admission tickets and tours. Tel. +43 1 514 44-4140, info@burgtheater.at

University of Vienna

Universitätsring 1 , 1010 Wien

Votive Church (Votivkirche)

Rooseveltplatz 8, 1090 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Fr, 16:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 09:00 - 13:00
    • Su, 09:00 - 13:00

Rossauer Kaserne

Türkenstrasse 22A, 1010 Wien

Urania

Uraniastraße 1, 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 20:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 30 Steps (Swinging doors   80  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

Österreichische Postsparkasse (Österreichische Postsparkasse)

Georg-Coch-Platz 2, 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 17:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Nebeneingang (Wiesingerstraße 4) stufenlos

MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art

Stubenring 5 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • Every Tuesday: MAK NITE with free admission from 6 pm - 10 pm
    • Your benefit with the Vienna Card: 24/5% off
  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 22:00
    • We - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • no steps
        at the staff entrance Weiskirchnerstrasse
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Elevator to the exhibition rooms.

Secession

Friedrichstraße 12 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 13 Steps
    • Side entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors 120 cm wide )
        reachable via exterior elevator
    • Elevator available
      • 80 cm wide and 105 cm low , Door 80 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Comments

      Main exhibition rooms accessible by elevator. Access to all exhibition rooms: elevator. Elevator: door width: 80 cm, cabin depth: 105 cm, cabin width: 80 cm. Beethoven Frieze: 15 steps (escort required). Drawing Room: 24 steps.

       

Palace of Justice (Justizpalast)

Schmerlingplatz 11, 1010 Wien

Musikverein

Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Sa, 09:00 - 13:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
        via ramp, automatic sliding door (opens with button from the outside)
      • Ramp   164  cm  wide
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Ring the bell by the entrance to the concert box office (Bösendorferstr. 12); the box office staff will come to assist with ticket purchases at the door.
      Wheelchair-accessible elevator: to all floors. Brahms Hall: 6 wheelchair seats. Grand Hall: 2 wheelchair seats in orchestra, about 16 in balcony. Glass Hall/Magna Auditorium: 4 wheelchair seats.

Künstlerhaus

Karlsplatz 5 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Due to construction works the Künstlerhaus is closed until August 31, 2018!
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 9 Steps (Double swinging doors   170  cm  wide )
    • Side entrance
      • no steps
    • Elevator available
      • 216 cm wide and 298 cm low , Door 140 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      3 steps in foyer, ramps inside (width 120 cm).

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