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Historic Center of Vienna

Old Vienna, Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #1 of 399 attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The historic centre of Vienna is rich in beautiful architecture, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse... more » Owner description: The historic centre of Vienna is rich in beautiful architecture, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks. « less
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The historic centre is excellent, very crowded but that is to be expected in popular cities and not worth complaining about by another tourist. You can spend quite a few hours walking here, there is something for everyone, from historical sights and Albertina is only 1 minute away, as well as the Cathedral, and there are of course plenty shops... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I visited the Kaisergruft (Royal Crypts) and tried to wrap my head around the Hapsburg's family tree and their ties to thrones in other countries. Nearby is the Hofburg Palace, the Albertina (must see for Impessionist works), StaatsOper (operas, ballet), museum quarter, and great restaurants. I'm always ready to return for more.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Every thing in vienna so easy especially the transporting , you can see lots of things in two days . I enjoy walking taking photos eating delicious sweets and fine bakery and resting in calm gardens

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Warsaw, Poland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful places, atmosphere. You can easily fall in love with austrian restaurants and conditoreis. Overcrowded!

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Nitra, Slovakia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The St. Stephan cathedral is beautiful and very good like a landmark, so you can start and end your tour through Vienna. The atmosphere is full of history.

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Brisbane, Australia
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Worth every bit of the time you spend in the historic centre. You cannot comprehend the sheer marvel of it. Many people have the same idea as you so try to get there early. Lots of tour groups are a bit of a problem with traffic. It's a must see, probably one of the best historic sites in Europe.

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Vienna historic center is a must place to visit and there are a lot of things to see. It's not easy to write how beautiful it is!!!

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

St Stephens in the middle of Vienna is a massive church with a tiled roof that overshadows the town. The walking shopping street and square are a must to visit, but quite modern. So we decided to take a hidden Vienna tour which lead us through medieval back streets we did not know existed and we finished in the middle... More

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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The entire area inside the ring is loaded with history, i. e. palaces, St. Stephans cathedral, Opera house, Mozart house, Spanish Riding School, major (vehicles prohibited) shopping areas, restaurants, bars, hotels, etc. etc. I don't know what might be missing in this area. Always crowded, but a very large area accomodates crowds. Sit in outdoor restaurants/bars and people watch while... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and historic - plenty of architecture and buildings to visit - and plenty of meuseums for the meuseum buffs. Pleasntly central, you can easily reach one place of interest to the next easily. Be prepared for plenty of walking if you intend to spend time here.

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