Culture & History

Hand turning the pages of a calender

Intercultural calendar

Important holidays of the largest religious and ethnic groups and traditional holidays in Vienna. more

Memorial "raising the bar"

Memorial as metaphorical straitjacket

Until early 2016 a memorial on Naschmarkt recalls the homosexual and transgender victims of Nazism. The walk-in metal construction is the fourth temporary memorial that the city of Vienna has had erected. more

restitution petition

Restitution report

The current restitution report lists a total of 7,268 objects of art that the museums of the City of Vienna, the Wien­bibliothek (Vienna City Library), and the Jewish Museum Vienna have returned to the rightful owners. more

Vienna State Opera

150th anniversary of the Ringstrasse

Vienna’s Ring boulevard, the Ring­strasse, is one of the greatest examples of 19th century urban development. The Ring was formally in­augurated by Emperor Francis Joseph I. on 1 May 1865. more

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