Ring of Honor of the City of Vienna
The Ring of Honor of the City of Vienna has been awarded since 1925 to personalities who have contributed to increasing the reputation of Vienna through extraordinary artistic or scientific achievements and who have found recognition beyond the borders of Austria. It is one of the highest awards of the city of Vienna.
Design and history
The gold ring shows a shield-like, gold-bordered onyx plate on which the eagle, modeled on the seal of the city of Vienna, with the colored enamelled Vienna coat of arms in the breast shield lies. The ring is decorated with golden bay leaves on both sides. On the inside of the ring is a golden dedication plate, which shows the dedication to the honored person as an inscription.
The ring of honor was initiated by Mayor Karl Seitz . The Vienna City Constitution from 1968 forms the basis for the award. Concrete criteria for the award were not established.
Bearer of the ring of honor
- “There are no directives, ordinances, statutes or foundation provisions.” (Information from Petra Rama, Magistratdirektion der Stadt Wien, Presidialabteilung / Ehrenzeichenkanzlei, May 27, 2010, quoted by Gunter Stemmler: The Ring of Honor - a young award . In: Herold- Yearbook NF 16, 2011, pp. 231–258, here pp. 236–237.)
- Paris Gütersloh received the Ring of Honor of the City of Vienna In: Rathauskorrespondenz from March 12, 1957.
- Ring of honor for the "Bienen-Frisch" In: Rathauskorrespondenz from March 21, 1957.