Johann Strauss Monument
Johann Strauss Monument
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This gold-coated statue of famous 19th-century musician Johann Strauss playing violin stands in the Stadtpark.
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Neighborhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Stadtpark • 3 min walk
  • Stubentor • 6 min walk
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This monument stands in tribute to Johannes Strasse Jr, a 19th century Austrian composer well known for his dance music, especially waltzes.

The monument is a gilded sculpture of Strasse playing his violin and as such is one of the most iconic monuments in the city, judging by the queue of people wanting a photograph with it. The monument is located in the tranquil Stadtpark and is one of the more popular statues in both the park and the city.
Written October 30, 2019
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom21,908 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Stadtpark has a large collection of statues and monuments but the one that really stands out is the golden statue of Johann Strauss Jr. The statue is instantly recognisable because of the glinting gold figure of Strauss playing his violin and also because of the large crowds that it attracts.

Plans were made to build the statue in 1903 but were put on hold because of difficulties financing the project and the outbreak of World War I temporarily halted the construction. The statue which was designed by Edmund Hellmer was eventually unveiled in 1921, the Strauss figure is made from gilded bronze as the gold was removed in 1935. It is one of the most iconic attractions to be seen on any visit to Vienna.
Written November 16, 2018
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan1,522 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
When stayed in Vienna, I walked by the monument everyday.

It seems too popular to be good. But it is really important. Just like the Peeing Boy in Brussels, this statue is a symbol of Vienna. Tourists come here to take pictures with Johann Strauss.

It is a masterpiece of Edmund von Hellmer (seldom mentioned in tourist information). Don’t miss the beautiful marble reliefs of the frame.
Written December 27, 2017
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Nemesis🇬🇷
Athens, Greece6,364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
This beautiful gold statue is so impressive!! Between nature grand standing. Also the park is very beautiful for a relaxing walk around the nature
Written January 1, 2017
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Doolaah
Norwich, UK27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We visited on a Sunday afternoon. The park was busy but very relaxed and picturesque. Nothing seemed to be open in the park but a short walk across the road and we found fabulous ice creams.
Written November 5, 2019
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Rabih SOUAID
Düsseldorf, Germany2,217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Free entrance to the Garden where you can meet the monument.

Situated in Vienna's Stadtpark, The iconic gold figure of Strauss playing his violin monument is dedicated to the famous Austrian composer, Johann Strauss II. The monument consists of a bronze statue of the composer and a marble relief.
Johann Strauss lived from 1825 to 1899. He is considered the waltz king par excellence because he had long concentrated mainly on dance music, but also wrote the music to operettas.
Written January 26, 2019
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Peter J
Brisbane Region, Australia222 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015
Strauss Monument stands out like a beacon with the sun gleaming off the gold with the greenery in the background. Strauss is respected like a god in these parts so it is must for all music goers to site the statue in his honor, so don't waltz on past.
Written June 30, 2015
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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
within the stadpark you will find the statue of Johann Strauss. the famous known austrian composer in the 19th century. alot of people taking selfies at this statue.
Written January 15, 2020
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Bonnie C
Corona, CA1,750 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
This is a lovely park where many families and couples gather in the evening and weekends. So great place to people watch. I did have a tough time finding this monument but very striking! Enjoy the park!
Written October 8, 2019
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robert_bos53
Geneva, Switzerland1,736 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The Strauss monument is in the Stadpark right in from of the Intercontinental Hotel. If you want to have Strauss for yourself, go in the very early morning hours. Otherwise you will have to share him with busloads full of especially Asian tourists keen to make a selfie with Strauss. Is he turning in his grave? We don't know. But some people go as far as mounting the statue for a picture shoulder to shoulder with the great composer ...
Written September 29, 2019
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