Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Vienna, Austria


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 19 sights
Distance 3.7 km
Ascend 83 m
Descend 87 m

Explore Vienna in Austria with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in ViennaIndividual Sights in Vienna

Sight 1: The Republic Monumnet

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The monument of the Republic, also called the Republic monument, in Vienna, reminds of the proclamation of the Republic of German Austria on 12 November 1918. It is located on Dr. Karl-Renner-Ring between Parliament buildings and Palais Epstein in front of Grete-Rehor-Park.

Wikipedia: Denkmal der Republik (Wien) (DE)

491 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 2: City Hall Square

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City Hall Square

The Rathausplatz is a square in Vienna, Austria. The Rathausplatz is in the Innere Stadt, 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.

Wikipedia: Rathausplatz, Vienna (EN)

302 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Austrian National Theatre

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The Burgtheater, originally known as K.K. Theater an der Burg, then until 1918 as the K.K. Hofburgtheater, is the national theater of Austria in Vienna. It is the most important German-language theater and one of the most important theatres in the world. The Burgtheater was opened in 1741 and has become known as "die Burg" by the Viennese population; its theater company has created a traditional style and speech typical of Burgtheater performances.

Wikipedia: Burgtheater (EN), Website, Facebook

321 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Deserter monument

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The Memorial for the Victims of Nazi Military Justice is located at the Ballhausplatz in the centre of Vienna, opposite the President's office and the Austrian Chancellory. The monument was created by German conceptual artist Olaf Nicolai. The inscription atop the three-step sculpture features the poem by Scottish poet Ian Hamilton Finlay consisting of just two words: all alone.

Wikipedia: Memorial for the Victims of Nazi Military Justice (EN), Website

76 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Wasserwellen-Lebens-Brunnen

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The Water Wave Life Fountain, also known as the Lapis Lazuli Lasurite Wave Water Sculpture, Lapis Lazuli Fountain, Kreisky Fountain or Blue Sign, is a fountain in Vienna's 1st district, Innere Stadt.

Wikipedia: Wasserwellen-Lebens-Brunnen (DE)

156 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Palais Herberstein

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The so-called Palais Herberstein is a large Wilhelminian apartment building in Vienna's 1st district, Innere Stadt, on the corner of Michaelerplatz and Herrengasse.

Wikipedia: Palais Herberstein (Wien) (DE)

5 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 7: Die Macht zu Lande

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The Power on Land is a monumental wall fountain on the façade of the Michaelertrakt of the Hofburg on Michaelerplatz in Vienna's 1st district, Innere Stadt. The fountain was designed by the sculptor Edmund von Hellmer, unveiled in 1897 and is a listed building. On the opposite side of Michaelerplatz is the fountain Macht zur See.

Wikipedia: Macht zu Lande (DE)

242 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Hofburgkapelle

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The Vienna Hofburgkapelle is the oldest and main chapel of the Hofburg and the former house chapel of the Habsburgs.

Wikipedia: Hofburgkapelle (DE), Website

267 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Spanish Riding School

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Spanish Riding School

The Spanish Riding School is an Austrian institution dedicated to the preservation of classical dressage and the training of Lipizzaner horses, based in Vienna, Austria, whose performances in the Hofburg are also a tourist attraction. The leading horses and riders of the school also periodically tour and perform worldwide. It is one of the "Big Four", the most prestigious classical riding academies in the world, alongside the Cadre Noir, the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art, and the Royal Andalusian School.

Wikipedia: Spanish Riding School (EN), Website

260 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Josefsbrunnen

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The Josefsbrunnen is a fountain on the west side of the Plague Column on the Graben in Vienna's 1st district, Innere Stadt. To the east of the Plague Column is the Leopold Fountain with very similar architecture and construction history (48° 13′ N, 16° 22′ E). Taken together, they are often referred to as ditch wells in the literature.

Wikipedia: Josefsbrunnen (Graben) (DE)

6 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 11: Öffentliche Bedürfnisanstalt am Graben

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The public dispensary am Graben in Vienna's 1st district, Innere Stadt, is the city's first underground hospital and is a listed building. It is the last surviving public Art Nouveau toilet in Vienna.

Wikipedia: Öffentliche Bedürfnisanstalt am Graben (DE)

163 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Retti

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Hans Hollein was an Austrian architect and designer and key figure of postmodern architecture. Some of his most notable works are the Haas House and the Albertina extension in the inner city of Vienna.

Wikipedia: Hans Hollein (EN), Url

261 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 13: Esperanto Museum and Collection of Planned Languages

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Esperanto Museum and Collection of Planned Languages

The Esperanto Museum and Collection of Planned Languages, commonly known as the Esperanto Museum, is a museum for Esperanto and other constructed languages in Vienna, Austria. It was founded in 1927 by Hofrat Hugo Steiner and was incorporated into the Austrian National Library as an independent collection in 1928. Today, it is a museum, library, documentation center, and archive. It accommodates the largest collection of constructed languages in the world and a linguistic research library for language planning. Its catalogue is available online.

Wikipedia: Esperanto Museum and Collection of Planned Languages (EN), Website

1 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 14: Globenmuseum

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The Globe Museum is a museum in the Palais Mollard, Vienna, Austria, part of the Austrian National Library. It was opened in 1956, and is the only public museum in the world devoted to globes, being three-dimensional models of Earth or other celestial bodies, or spherical representations of the celestial sphere.

Wikipedia: Globe Museum (EN), Website

530 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 15: Hohe Brücke

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The Hohe Brücke is a bridge across the Tiefer Graben in Innere Stadt, Vienna, Austria. It links the two parts of Wipplingerstraße, which used to be separated by a brook.

Wikipedia: Hohe Brücke, Vienna (EN)

250 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 16: Bank Austria Kunstforum

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The Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien is an exhibition venue located at Freyung 8 in Vienna's 1st district, Innere Stadt. Bank Austria, which gives the museum its name, is the main sponsor of the Kunstforum. The former bank building has been owned by Signa Holding since 2010 and has also been home to the Constitutional Court since August 2012. The Kunstforum has 230,000 visitors per year.

Wikipedia: Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien (DE), Website

48 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 17: Austriabrunnen

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The Austrian fountain is a fountain in downtown Vienna. It is located on Freyung in the 1st district of Vienna inner city.

Wikipedia: Austriabrunnen (DE)

60 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 18: Schottenkirche

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The Schottenkirche is a parish church in Vienna attached to the Schottenstift, founded by Irish Benedictine monks in the 12th century. In 1418, the Duke Albert V of Austria transferred it to the German-speaking Benedictine monks from the Melk Abbey during the Melker Reform initiated after the Council of Constance. The church was elevated to the rank of Basilica Minor in 1958.

Wikipedia: Schottenkirche, Vienna (EN)

284 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 19: Palais Ephrussi

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Palais Ephrussi is a former Ringstraßenpalais in Vienna. It was built for the Ephrussi family of financiers by Theophil Freiherr von Hansen, the architect of the Austrian Parliament Building. It is on the Ringstrasse, specifically the Universitätsring, opposite the Votivkirche.

Wikipedia: Palais Ephrussi (EN)


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