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Historic Center of Vienna

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Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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Address: Old Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
Description: The historic centre of Vienna is rich in beautiful architecture, including...
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.
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Imperial city

You can see and feel the splendor of the Austro Hungarian empire as you walk. The buildings are so beautiful and well maintained that you feel Franz Joseph has just left.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Burlington, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

You can see and feel the splendor of the Austro Hungarian empire as you walk. The buildings are so beautiful and well maintained that you feel Franz Joseph has just left.

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Noerre Aaby, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The city of Vienna if just an interresting city to be in. Lots of great architecture, lots of old building and many fantastic churches. It is always possible to go see a classic concert.. Only down side is, the people selling tickets can eb a bit to much..

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Vienna is with Paris and Roma (in my opinion) the most diverse, enjoyable and interesting city in Europe. You can go there alone and enjoy all the history by visiting many museums, churches (Saint Stephen, Scottish, etc...), walking in the streets just to admire architecture and so on. You can go there with your beloved one and like Paris, wandering... More 

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Ardsley on Hudson, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Get a guide- we had a terrific one- and walk the city, get a flavor of what's there- go to an mini- opera (they sell tckets all over the place) a wonderful city

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Not a place to visit if you are on a budget and want to spend your funds wisely. We enjoyed walking around but a coffee was out of question! I wanted to buy a sacher cake and at 25Euros changed my mind.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The architecture is very classic, however, you feel the modern spirit. The walk during the night is also very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Vienna rocks!! No doubt about it. And the historic center of town I found to be friendly, accessible, and quite impressive. My first impression upon arriving after dark, was that it reminded me of New York City. The layout, the darkness, streets, stores, shopping, close dwellings, but upon exploring during daylight hours, I found it's traditions and historical charm still... More 

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Walsall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Vienna is an amazing city and huge you can feel a little lost but the Historic center brings everything back into perspective.

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Museum quarters, with its Leopold museum and Mumok. Unfortunately Mumok was partially closed for new installation, nevertheless was very interesting, if you like modern art. Kunsthistorisches Museum, so incredibly reach. On show this Jan 2015 was an important exhibition of Velasquez, perhaps the largest ever The streets and the beautiful buildings How clean and ordered everything was in the streets

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Maribor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

No way to leave out the stroll at the Graben, the Kärtnerstraße, see the sights along the way, have a coffee and a Sacher Torte and just be alert for all the small details such as measurement guide on the Stephansdom facade, or the "Eisen im Stock" at the Stock im Eisen Platz.

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