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Historic Center of Vienna

Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #1 of 295 attractions in Vienna
Type: Historic Sites
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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Switzland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent, especially if you booked an hotel in the historic center. You can walk around and visit all the places.

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Washington, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Hapsburgs ruled for about 600 years. Sooo much happened here that it seems like a major venue every where you turn. Very accessible!

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Vienna, Austria
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Delightful to explore and people watch, the historic inner city (1st District) of Vienna is filled with wonders that treat the senses. Cafés, shops, churches, museums, fine dining, clubs, and other novelties ensure that you are never bored on your walks. When I am entertaining visitors, the first visit we make is the Herrengasse to Michaelerplatz, a quick pass by... More

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Vienna
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Every sight within walking distance, connected by beautiful pedestrian areas - lined with shops just perfect for window shopping - that invite to just stroll along. Behind every corner another great building or historic site is waiting to be explored, or offers at least one of the many nice viennese "Kaffeehaus" (coffee house/café).

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Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

just walk around, maybe get a map, especially the small alleys and backyards behind st.stephenschurch are interesting to explore

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Vienna, Austria
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The 1st district, the heart of Vienna is not too big and easy to walk around. Lots of little streets and cafés to discover (e.g. Café Hawelka, Dorotheergasse 6 - old traditional Viennese café). Take the tram 1 or 2 to go around the ring, which is bordered by old buildings, parks, museums, theatre, opera, simply all the important things... More

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wall-to-wall magnificence. Hard to beat anywhere in Europe for fin de siecle splendour. Perfect for wandering around any time of the day or night.

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Vienna
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

national library: "josfsplatz" heritage of centuries take a guide tour or visit the public library part around the corner: "albertina" graphic arts collection old greek papyrus writings and many modern (magritte) most famous: a. dürer st stephens church. gallery "hilger" gallery "rabenhof" --> snacks: Trznievsky --> cafe "hawelka" dorotheum: auctions of all kinds ( adress dorotheergasse )

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Boston
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Stroll along the Ring, or along the Graben. Find a cafe on a cobble-stoned side street. Snap some photos. Exult in the hundreds of years of history and culture that surround you!

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Gdansk, Poland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The beautiful brick streets and the whole spread of the place just makes your jaw drop at every second you walk through it. No wonder the place is a must destination for all the romantic hearts because the whole place displays the affectionate and warmth of the city. There is so much to see around the place from the various... More

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