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Historic hotspot on the Ring: The Schottenring

Thursday November 24th, 2016

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Der Schottenring: Historischer Hotspot der Wiener Ringstraße

The Schottenring: home of many historical buildings, hotspot for night owls and domicile for lovers of the Danube Canal. The many possibilities offered by this ring segment are immeasurable. But what few people know is that there is a lot of history.

Stage free!

Did you know, for example, that the Ringtheater was once the place where the Land Police Directorate is today? This was built in 1872, because the longing for a stable theater in Vienna grew. Unfortunately it was not successful. “I have done my best – I have begun to expand the repertoire with German and Italian operas and varieties – but nothing helped. People just did not want to come to my theater “- this might have been the words of the first theater director Friedrich Strampfer after he handed over his theater to Franz Januar after many failures. But even under his direction, it just did not run. In 1881, the Ringtheater burnt down completely – today the well-known “Landespolizeidirektion” stands at that place.

Colorful activity

A part of the ring section lies directly on the Danube Canal – and this is regarded as a hotspot for young and old in all seasons. Whether for parties, sportsmen or connoisseurs who would like to spend relaxing hours with friends: here, clubs, cafes and bars lined up, surrounded by the unique flair of the ring in combination with the water spray. In addition, the mixture of cool design and magnificent nature – this potpourri from a variety of individual leisure options makes a visit to the Schottenring and the Danube canal an unforgettable experience – at any time of the day or at night.