A great way to explore the city of Vienna is by foot. As a start, walk along the Ringstrasse. This 5.3km grand boulevarde celebrates 150 years in 2015. The boulevarde was the vision of Emporer Franz Joseph who proposed the demolition of the city’s fortified walls to create a showpiece boulevarde. Walking the ‘ring’ you can see some of the the city’s grandest buildings – including the Parliament, The University, the City Hall, grand city residences and apartments as well as open squares and parks.
While in the Volksgarten – ‘the people’s garden’, visit the Theseus Temple – an exhibition of a single work of art from the Kunsthistorisches Museum. This year’s exhibition is by Edmund de Waal, a ceramicist and author of ‘The Hare with Amber eyes’.
For a change of perspective jump on a Fiaker – or horse drawn carriage to appreciate the city from a different view.