Landstraße – from nobility to diplomacy

Along the Roman Limes Route to summer palaces in Vienna’s 3rd District

Landstraße – from nobility to diplomacy

Along the Roman Limes Route to summer palaces in Vienna’s 3rd District

Highlights

    • Russian Orthodox Church
    • Salesianerkirche (Church of the Salesian Order): baroque retreat of a widowed empress
    • Soviet War Memiorial at Schwarzenbergplatz

    The Rennweg, leading from the city center, traces its history to Roman times. Running southeast along the former Roman Limes Route, it was the site of the Roman civilian settlement. Centuries later, once the Ottoman invaders had been pushed from the gates of Vienna and were no longer a threat, the city experienced a building boom. The nobility built their summer palaces outside the fortified walls, the most famous being the Belvedere of Prinz Eugene of Savoy, which is featured in a separate tour. We will discover the remains of other baroque complexes constructed for the pleasures of the hunt or religious contemplation. Following the end of the Monarchy, and with it the formal end of noble titles, the diplomats moved in. The entire world seems to be at home in the diplomatic quarter surrounding the Russian Orthodox Church.

    Meeting point: 1030 Vienna, Rennweg, S-Bahn-Station
    Tour ends: 1030 Vienna, Schwarzenbergplatz

    About 1.5 hours

    Group size: up to 20 people

    Tour starts at 165,- Euro.

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