University Main Building
Founded in 1365, Vienna’s venerable university was the first in the German-speaking countries. Today it has about 92,500 students. Grand...
This travel agency caters mainly for groups but will fit in individuals on alternative bus tours, including tours of Red Vienna,...
Beethoven made the 4th floor of this house his residence from 1804 to 1814 (he apparently occupied around 80 places in his 35 years in...
During the day this three-level cafe is a popular haunt of students from the nearby university; come evening the clientele metamorphoses...
This local chain serves good New York-style bagels to students from the nearby uni, who hang out with their laptops talking, surfing and...
09, Rooseveltplatz · interesting places nearby
In 1853 Franz Josef I survived an assassination attempt when a knife-wielding Hungarian failed to find the emperor’s neck through his collar. The Votivkirche (Votive Church) was commissioned in thanks for his lucky escape; in stepped Heinrich von Ferstel with a twin-towered, mosaic-roofed neo-Gothic construction, completed in 1879.
The rather bleak interior is bedecked with frescos and bulbous chandeliers, and the tomb of Count Niklas Salm, one of the architects of the successful defence against the Turks in 1529, is in the Baptismal Chapel. The prize exhibit of a small church museum is the Antwerp Altar from 1460.