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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

it's very clean and fun to walk by , keeping monuments as well as they were projected, and people is friendly

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

A visit through the Innerstadt (Historic center) gives one a very good idea about Vienna since most of the interesting sights are within this area surrounded by the ring: Hofburg, Opera, Albertina, Stephandoma nd some museums as well.

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Nedelisce, Croatia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Lot of old buildings and other sightseeing points. Sometimes they are to eager to charge you for everything.

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Switzland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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tel aviv
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

i went with the the brochure "guide to Vienna (www.hallo- wien) and followed the suggested route, loved the narrow cobblestoned streets, the mural of the cow with reading glasses on bakergasse., the Ankeruhr , Domgasse with Mozart house

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

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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

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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