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2019-09-26 00:18:59

One of the most beautiful boulevards in the world: Ringstrasse

One of the most beautiful boulevards in the world: Ringstrasse

Vienna is one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe: palaces, parks, castles - there are dozens of attractions for tourists to visit here. One of the main attractions is the whole Ringstrasse Boulevard: not to ride a sightseeing tram on it, while in Vienna, is considered bad form. Here are collected dozens of key architectural masterpieces, parks and other tourist sites that attract tourists from all over the world.

History and features of the Ringstrasse

Vienna has been actively developed over the centuries: from the 13th century, a fortified wall and a moat were around the city to protect against barbarian attacks. In the middle of the 19th century, the wall became irrelevant and even began to interfere: around the city, suburbs actively grew, which needed to be connected to the capital by roads and communications. In 1857, Franz Joseph I signed an order according to which the city wall was demolished and the moat was covered with earth. Joseph I was a competent ruler and ordered the construction of a wide boulevard on the site of the former wall: this also had practical sense - in the case of the revolution, which became a frequent occurrence at that time, the many-meter wide street would make building barricades as much as possible.

The Ringstrasse became a ring street along which the famous, iconic buildings began to grow:

  • Palaces: Hansen, Todesco, Epstein, Efrussi
  • Town Hall and Parliament
  • Vienna Opera
  • University
  • Burgtheater
  • Museum complexes
  • Urania Education Center
  • Austrian bank and other important city objects.

The construction of the boulevard lasted about 50 years, and some objects were added in the 20th century: for example, the first Austrian Ringturm skyscraper. Famous architects of different schools were engaged in the construction of buildings on the boulevard: the buildings have the features of the Renaissance, Gothic and Classicism. Houses and palaces on both sides of the street alternate with parks, gardens and squares. At the end of the 19th century, 27 Viennese coffee houses worked on the street - today their number is much higher.

Interesting Facts

  • The length of the street is 6.5 kilometers
  • Street width - 57 meters
  • Official opening date - 1865
  • The street has a horseshoe shape and is divided into 9 sections
  • One-way traffic on the boulevard, with the exception of two tram tracks
  • The best time for an excursion is 11 in the morning, when there is no rush hour.


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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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