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Historic Center of Vienna

Old Vienna, Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #2 of 414 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
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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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

So much to see and enjoy in such a compact city center! Museums,Opera House, St. Stephen's, coffee houses, pastries, pedestrian zones. Educational and fun!

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Jackson, California, United States
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48 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Though I was there for another purpose, I enjoyed a day in the historic center. What a great and historic place! The sculptures, buildings, architecture, history is just grand! Best of all is the marvelous 13th century Church of St. Paul! What a cool gothic church!

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Sinaia, Romania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Several times in Viena ,each time discovering new and nice things. Impresive architecture, nice ghotic/baroc,monumental dimensions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Very elegant city with lots to see and do but getting rather pricey. I think this says it all but I can't submit a report unless there is 50 characters in it.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Vienna's top attractions are around the ring which has hofburg palace, museum, musem quarter, opera house, rathaus, and other historic building at a walking distance. We took a stroll around yhis place everyday we were there. There's a lot to see and time seems short to absorb everything around. Start your day early, enjoy the architecture, weather, history and the... More

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England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

In-your-face elegance. Definitely take a bus tour to see the buildings distributed round the edge of the city, as well as walking in the centre.

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Menlo Park, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The center of Wien from the Opera to The Stephansdom to the Am Hof is wonderfully compact and still grand confluence of boulevards and alleys. Lots of shopping and dining and cafe-ing. The Karntnerstrasse is a bit touristy but generally the area is where one could spend most of ones time in Vienna.

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Sutton Coldfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We stayed in a hotel near to the cathedral although I wouldn't say that it is top of my list for cathedrals. The streets and alleys are worth a slow ramble to get a feel for the place. Ignore the people in period costume trying to sell you concert tickets. They are everywhere. Don't bother with speaking German, everyone seems... More

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Deming, New Mexico
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The building are great, the food is great, but it was very crowded. There were too many people trying to sell tickets to opera. Opera is good, but you cant take two steps without someone dressed like Mozart pushing tickets in your face.

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Rio de Janeiro
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a special place in this beautiful city, it's nice to get lost in this part of Vienna, you'll find a lot of charming places, from churches to cafés!

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