Your imperial “Grand City Tour Vienna with St. Stephen’s Cathedral” takes you along important sights of the old imperial city up to the Gothic cathedral.
Stations along our tour:
Vienna State Opera
Museum of Natural History and Museum of Fine Arts
Hofburg | Stop
Giant Ferris Wheel
Vienna University of Economics and Business |Stop
Kunst Haus Wien | Stop
Belvedere Palace | Stop
St. Stephen’s Cathedral | Stop
Included entrance fees:
Hofburg: Imperial Apartments, Silver Collection & Sisi Museum
Belvedere Palace: Upper Belvedere (permanent and special exhibitions)
St. Stephen’s Cathedral: Interior of the cathedral & catacombs
Your “Grand City Tour Vienna with St. Stephen’s Cathedral” leads you along the famous Vienna Ringstrasse with its countless marvelous buildings from the early days directly past the “First House on the Ring,” the Vienna State Opera.
With around 350 performances per season, the Vienna State Opera is one of the most famous opera houses in the world.
The first stop of your “Grand City Tour Vienna with St. Stephen’s Cathedral” takes you to the Vienna Hofburg. The Vienna Hofburg was the seat of the Habsburgs in Vienna and thus the official seat of many emperors, from the 13th century onwards until the end of the monarchy in 1918.
The building complex is comprised of ten wings and around 2,600 rooms. Among other things, it houses the “Sisi Museum” and the famous silver collection.
Today the Hofburg is the workplace of the Austrian President.
The garden was originally laid out in the early 19th century as a private garden for Emperor Franz I. In this wonderful garden in the heart of the city there are, monuments dedicated to Mozart and the late Baroque Emperor Franz Stephan. The Palmenhaus, an elegant café with brasserie and bar, offers a beautiful view over the garden and invites you to linger for a bit.
After this stay, the journey continues past the two large Ringstrasse museums, the Museum of Natural History and of Fine Arts. The two opposite museums on the Burgring are architecturally perfect twins.
The Natural History Museum has a collection of over thirty million objects, around 100,000 of these are on permanent display. With its priceless art collections, the Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most important buildings of its kind in the world.
Next, the route leads past the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel. This city landmark was erected in 1897 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the throne of Emperor Franz Joseph I and has been the backdrop for several Hollywood movies.
Past the largest business university in Europe, the central building complex, which was designed by Zaha Hadid, and the Kunst Haus Wien designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, you arrive at the last stop of your Grand City Tour Vienna: the Belvedere Palace.
The baroque palace built by Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt for Prince Eugene is an architectural jewel. The Upper and Lower Belvedere and the connecting gardens form a unique ensemble.
The two palace buildings house art collections and provide space for temporary exhibitions.
The heart of the “Art around 1900” collection presented in the Upper Belvedere is the world’s largest Gustav Klimt collection. The highlight is his famous painting “The Kiss.” In addition, masterpieces by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka can be found here as well.
At the end of this tour, you will experience another highlight: a visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
The Gothic cathedral, the construction of which began in 1365, is not only the symbol of the city of Vienna, but of the whole country. The Pummerin housed in the north tower is also famous. It is the third largest free-swinging church bell in Europe.
There are countless details and stories to discover in and around St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Your guide knows all of them!
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