Our bicycle garage is newly renovated and very trendy, both in terms of motifs, colors and equipment! Your bikes are in good hands and storage is of cours free of charge! However, don't just let your bike 'rest', but swing into the saddle and enjoy the approx. 6 km long ring circuit (around the 1st district). There is a marked cycle path throughout. Movement combined with sightseeing! There really is a lot to see around the ring!
Start directly from our trendy bicycle garage! Drive out of the parking lot. Then please descend the first few meters and turn right on the sidewalk proceed to Mayergasse. Now we can start. Drive up Mayergasse to Praterstrasse and cross it carefully. You are now on the bike path. woohoo! Cycle left straight ahead along Praterstraße, keep left at the bend and cycle comfortably over the Aspernbrücke. On the left you see the Urania. Continue straight ahead and you are now on the ring loop. The Vienna Ringstrasse is divided into different named sections. You are now cycling along the Stubenring. On the right you will soon be able to admire the Wiener Postsparkasse, an Art Nouveau jewel designed by Otto Wagner, a famous architect who had a major influence on Vienna's urban planning. Directly opposite is a government building, the former Ministry of War, with the Radetzky Monument in front of it. After the next bend you will see the MAK (Museum of Applied Arts) on the left. Every Tuesday between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. you have the option of a greatly reduced entry ticket (EUR 6 instead of EUR 14). In the same building is the Salon Plafond, a restaurant with an all-day concept; from a quick breakfast to good drinks with DJ or Live music: passion, quality and craftsmanship are in the foreground in the salon ceiling. A true taste experience in a very special architectural ambience!
Continue straight ahead and you will come to the Parkring, along which you will see the popular Stadtpark. Here it is worth dismounting, pushing the bike and exploring the park rich in monuments. Probably the most famous monument is the Johann Strauss Monument. Now the ring turns right into its curve and via the Schubertring and the Kärntner Ring you reach the Opernring. The Vienna State Opera is on the right hand side. A short detour to Vienna's Karlskirche is worthwhile here. Just turn left from the Opernring onto Operngasse and after less than 200 meters you will see this baroque church. You can also see the famous Vienna Secession on the right, with its golden dome made of laurel tendrils. Back on the Opernring with the State Opera, the Burggarten follows on the right with the much-photographed Mozart monument. In the Burggarten there is one of the rare statues of Franz Joseph I, the Palm House and the Butterfly House. The following Burgring leads past the Kunsthistorisches Museum (one of the largest important museums in the world) and the Naturhistorisches Museum on the left. Two identical architectural styles of historicism. They enclose the Maria Theresa monument. In the background you can see the MuseumsQuartier (MQ). Vis à vis, i.e. on the right hand side, you can see the historically venerable Hofburg with its buildings, such as the Sisi Museum, Austrian National Library, World Museum Vienna, Spanish Riding School, etc... to name just a few.
You can already see the Austrian Parliament from afar before you turn right into the Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring. This section bears its name in memory of the first Austrian President of the Second Republic from 1945, Dr. Karl Renner. In front of the Parliament rises the 5.5m high Pallas Athene statue. Exactly opposite on the right you will experience the Volksgarten with its abundance of roses. There are 1000 standard roses and 4000 bed roses to marvel at. A paradise, especially for rose lovers. The Theseus Temple is also in the Volksgarten. In the rear exit of the Volksgarten, behind the Theseus Temple, is the Federal Chancellery of the Austrian Republic on Ballhausplatz. Continuing straight ahead on the Ring-bike-path you will reach the Universitätsring, on the left you will see the Vienna City Hall and directly opposite the Burgtheater. This federal theater is considered one of the most important stages in Europe. Located on the side of the Burgtheater, you can treat yourself to a little peace and quiet in Café Landtmann with a Viennese melange and a Viennese pastry and process the many impressions. Then it's on to refreshed!
The building diagonally opposite the Landtmann, which you may have already seen before you stopped at the Landtmann, is the University of Vienna, founded in 1365! Now turn right into the Schottenring, named after the Schottenstift (Schotten Wien). Here you can see the Votivkirche on the left. The park in front of it is named after Sigmund Freud. Continue pedaling straight ahead, past the Vienna Stock Exchange and turn right onto Franz-Josefs-Kai. The Danube Canal flows parallel to your left and further straight ahead you will reach Schwedenplatz. There, ice cream lovers can enjoy delicious ice cream flavors in the ice cream parlor on Schwedenplatz.
From Schwedenplatz it is only a 5-minute bike ride back to your hotel, the Austria Classic Hotel Wien! At Schwedenplatz, cross the Donaukanal via Schwedenbrücke and turn right into Praterstraße. Here the cycle path leads directly to the hotel! In our Bar Max Steiner you can relax with one of our numerous self-created spritzers or with an appetizing cocktail and review your bike tour. Cycling is simply wonderful! You make quick progress, you move and you can do sightseeing at the same time! What else could you wish for? I hope I was able to motivate you to cycle! If you are interested, I would be happy to recommend many more wonderful bike tours in Vienna, both in urban and in green Vienna!
The cycling-loving Anna from the reception wishes you a lot of fun