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The most beautiful boulevard in the world is 150 years old

Ringstrasse is a reminder to Vienna's old glory

Burgtheater in Vienna, completed in 1888, is one of the many imposing structures found along the 5 km Ring.


IN 1857, bushy-whiskered Emperor Franz Joseph proclaimed that his rapidly growing imperial capital Vienna needed a radical makeover befitting Austro-Hungary's wealth, might and technological prowess.

This year, the centrepiece of the mammoth urban engineering project that...

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