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Vienna State Opera at the Ringstrasse
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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.

MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna

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.

Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Opernring 2
1010 Vienna
  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • 2 Steps (Schwingtüre 87 cm wide)
    • Elevator available
      • 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 Vienna
  • Accessibility

    • Elevator available
      • 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 (World Museum Vienna)

Hofburg, Heldenplatz
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -6%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 16€

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatische Schiebetüre )
        accessible by platform lift.
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • 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". Elevator to the special exhibition areas on the first floor as well as to the exhibition areas on the mezzanine.
      The event area is also wheelchair-accessible on request and accompanied by a staff member (contact via intercom at the entrance to the WMW-Forum and at the ticket counter).
      Both the cook café & bistro and the shopping are in the hall of columns can be accessed without steps by means of an elevator.
      Wheelchair-accessible restroom on the upper first floor and mezzanine.

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -6%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 18€ Audioguide 5€ instead of 6€

  • Opening times

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

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 5 Steps (Doppelschwingtüre 300 cm wide)
        on Maria-Theresien-Platz, no ramp
    • Side entrance

      • on Maria-Theresien-Platz, no ramp
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • 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. The Kunsthistorisches Museum offers workshops for people with dementia (Tel. +41 1 525 24-5202 or email: kunstvermittlung@khm.at)
 
 Wheelchair users who visit the museum via Burgring 5 can purchase their tickets at the shop in the lobby.
 

    • Comments

      The museum is a place of encounter and sensory perception and offers plenty of opportunity to stimulate vistors and motivate them to interact with one another by looking at art together and then getting creative themselves.
      Induction loop available at the audio guide stand.

      http://www.khm.at/en/learn/kunstvermittlung/inclusive-art-education

Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna (Natural History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -17%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 12€ Rooftop tour: 8€/person

  • Prices

    • Visitors under 19: Free admission
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 18:30
    • We, 09:00 - 21:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Fr, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Sa, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Su, 09:00 - 18:30
  • Guided tours

    • Roof Tour whole year (German)

      • Wednesday 6.30 p.m.
      • Sunday 4 p.m.

      Roof Tour April - December (German)

      • Friday and Saturday 4 p.m.

      Roof Tour whole year (English)

      • Sunday 3 p.m.

      Roof Tour April - December (English)

      • Friday and Saturday 3 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Schwingtüre )
        "two-lane" ramp, each lane 35 cm wide
    • Side entrance

      • "two-lane" ramp, each lane 35 cm wide
    • Elevator available
      • 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, special tour for the blind on the audio guide and a brochure in Braille are available.

    • Comments

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

Parliament (Parlament)

Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring 3
1010 Vienna
  • 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
    • 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 Vienna
  • Prices

    • Free guided tours
  • Guided tours

    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday

      • 1 p.m.

      except on session days, events and holidays
      groups with appointments one month in advance

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Schwingtüre 92 cm wide)
      • Ramp 545 cm long , 47 cm high
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Lichtenfelsgasse, Felderstrasse
    • 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 Vienna
  • Guided tours

    • Monday - Thursday 3:00 p.m.
      in German (with English summaries), time: about one hour

      Friday - Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
      in German and English; other languages upon request, time: about one hour

  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • (Doppelschwingtüre 170 cm wide)
      • Ramp 300 cm  wide
    • Elevator available
      • 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 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 - 19:30
    • closed: 15 Aug; 15 Jul - 31 Aug: Mo-Fr open until 8 pm

Votive Church (Votivkirche)

Rooseveltplatz 8
1090 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 09:00 - 13:00
    • The museum is currently closed for renovations.

Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse)

Wipplingerstraße 34
1010 Vienna

Rossauer Kaserne

Türkenstrasse 22A
1010 Vienna

Urania

Uraniastraße 1
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

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

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

Austrian Post Savings Bank (Österreichische Postsparkasse)

Georg-Coch-Platz 2
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 17:00
    • We, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

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

      Nebeneingang (Wiesingerstraße 4) stufenlos

MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna

Stubenring 5
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -21%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 14€ 5% off at MAK Design Shop

  • Opening times

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

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

      Elevator to the exhibition rooms.

Secession

Friedrichstraße 12
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 13 Steps (Schwingtüre 120 cm wide)
    • Side entrance
      • (Schwingtüre 120 cm wide)
    • Elevator available
      • Door 80 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      (Audio guide free with the Vienna City Card, iBeacons technology and free audio tours for smartphones will be offered)
 People with disabilities pay the discounted admission price, companions enjoy free admission.

    • 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 Vienna

Musikverein

Musikvereinsplatz 1
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Tu, 09:00 - 20:00
    • We, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 20:00
    • 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
    • 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 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Fr, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 14:00 - 21:00
    • Sa, 11:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (135 cm wide)
        platform lift, automatic swing door
    • Side entrance

      • platform lift, automatic swing door
    • Elevator available
      • Door 110 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Upon request, a wheelchair will be provided for the duration of the visit to the exhibition (2 wheelchairs are available on the upper floor)

    • Comments

      Lift to all exhibitions