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Vienna Celebrates 150 Years of the Ringstrasse

Published: March 6, 2015; 13:00 · (Vindobona)

Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph officially opened Vienna's Ringstrasse on May 1, 1865. The boulevard, which is 5.3 kilometers long and 56 meters wide, was an elegant promenade for the upper classes. This year Vienna is celebrating its 150th birthday with numerous events and exhibitions. The "most beautiful boulevard in the world" not only has a wealth of sights, it also has large parks and important monuments.

Vienna Celebrates 150 Years of the Ringstrasse / Picture: © Wien Tourismus

In 2015 Vienna is celebrating the 150th birthday of the Ringstrasse.

Numerous museums are dedicating special exhibitions to the most beautiful boulevard in the world.

With the exhibition “Ringstrasse. A Jewish Boulevard” (25.3.-4.10.) the Jewish Museum Vienna focuses on the role Jews played on the Ringstrasse and also the hostility they faced.

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