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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
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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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Another Area to See on Foot

A real great area to walk on foot. Amazing old buildings, with banks, art museums, restaurants, embassies, all in a safe area to get some exercise. the Doctor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A real great area to walk on foot. Amazing old buildings, with banks, art museums, restaurants, embassies, all in a safe area to get some exercise. the Doctor

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You could spent hours upon hours walking the street and visiting its shops, cafes, restaurants and museums.

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Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can't miss it and once you are there you don't want to leave. Here is so much to discover, but you have to do it on your own, but once in a lifetime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of attractions including opera included in your old center visit in vienna. Also lots of shops around.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very well preserved city centre, very compact, easy to walk round and refreshing to see no high rise concrete blocks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We managed to walk for hours around old Vienna and not get bored, it's so beautiful. Worth spending some time exploring rather than hoping on tube/trams !

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Vienna is wonderful and full of gardens. Every square is a lovely surprise. So I'd truly recommend go for walking around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Vienna for a short break and absolutely loved it . I did so much but felt I still had a lot to see . So many old stunning buildings . The state opera house is a must see . I will definitely return to Vienna and will definitely recommend it .

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Fountain, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have a 11 hour layover and I totally enjoy the view. I wish it was during day light. In love!!! Even during my short stay I did enjoy the nightlife! The city train take you to the center, and have various options to choose, I feel I was walking back home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not my first time in Vienna but the first time I am staying more than a few days. It is definitely worth a visit, very beautiful buildings, everything is full of history, nice restaurants and cute Cafés. ;)

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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.