The “Wiener Ringstraße” is a street that runs around the historical center of the city. Many of Viennas most famous buildings are located here. The “Wiener Staatsoper” is Vienna’s renowned renaissance style opera.
Next you can see the parliament. Built in the 19th century it was inspired by ancient Greek architecture. You will recognize it by the statue of Athena in front. The fact the goddess of wisdom turns her back to he building is yours to interpret.
The viennese townhall is a gothic style building with a beautiful park around it that invites you to relax on warm summer days. About 100 metres away there is the university of Vienna. Founded in 1365 it is the oldest and the biggest University in the german speaking world. It is built in the style of Italian renaissance. Straight after the main entrance you come into the “Arkadenhof”, the heart of the building. It is a good place to see the architecture of the different parts of the University. Also there are many Statues of important academics from the past.
To see all those buildings you can either take the Vienna ring or the tram 1. The Ring tram departs from Schwedenplatz. You will get an audio guide and it will drive you around the Ringstraße in 25 minutes and costs 9€.
Tip: You can also save the money by just taking tram 1. It stops at almost the same stations as the Vienna Ring tram and does not cost anything extra.