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Historic Center of Vienna

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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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Amazing place to visit.

This is the cornerstone of any trip to Vienna. It is classy, safe and affordable. Plus, it is actually a working city versus a tourist trap.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is the cornerstone of any trip to Vienna. It is classy, safe and affordable. Plus, it is actually a working city versus a tourist trap.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The old town is very nice and very pleasant to walk among beautiful and historical buildings. All within walking distance and a very convenient.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We spent several enjoyable hours walking around the historic old town. There are stunning buildings on every corner. You think you have seen the best, then walk around a corner to a new platz and again are stunned at the structures of old Imperial Austria. You cannot really have a planned route but meander around the streets. So much to... More 

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Romiley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

An amazing centre of a city. The Cathedral hardly looks as though it was substantially rebuilt after the WW11 bombs. The roof looks original..... The old city is very intersting. Narrow traffic free streets and the odd horse drawn carriage trotting past..and somewhere I found a clock museum..you just never know what you might find...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

beautiful area…. great for a afternoon walk.. not to be missed….make sure you get a nice cappuccino and see the opera house and landmarks

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

So beautiful! The history is just amazing. The people are fantastic. The architecture is just mind blowing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The tour our family had with Andrea was everything we could ask for in a city we were only spending a couple of days in and wanted an overview of the sights and history. Andrea was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, pleasant and accommodating. Definitely recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Make sure you have comfortable shoes for the inner city of Vienna. Any corner you turn, there is something to see or do. Make sure you stroll down Kaertner Strasse from the Opera to St. Stephen, then turn left unto the Graben, both are pedestrian zones. Many hidden wonderful places on the side streets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The historic center of Vienna is amazing! Within a short walk, you can see amazing architecture, historic churches, and the stomping grounds of Beethoven, Mozart, Freud, and so many giants of Viennese intellectual life. One must take several days to appreciate it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The city is spotless. I did not see a paper or plastic bottle on the streets even though it was 30 c. The buildings are well maintained and beautiful.

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Address: Old Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City

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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.