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Historic Center of Vienna

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Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
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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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so much to see

There is so much to see and do if you are in Vienna allow as many days as possible . public transit busses and U are the way to travel .obtain a "Vienna Card" at the airport it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Augusta, Wisconsin
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Augusta, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see and do if you are in Vienna allow as many days as possible . public transit busses and U are the way to travel .obtain a "Vienna Card" at the airport it is well worth it

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The historical center of Vienna is one of the best urban areas to walk through. You can enjoy a walk or a meal on the many terraces. Nice streets and public spaces, great monuments and beautiful buildings. Also a lot of pricey shops. The atmosphere is unique. All this together is what makes Vienna a top touristic attraction. You will... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and worthy visit...but I really love the walks ... By night!!! Very romantic walks... The palace, the museums,the House of Parliament,the Town Hall and the University look very beautiful, peaceful and totally different when you visit them during the night (after 21:00 walking or using the traditional carriages)!!!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This place is worth spending an hour outdoor. A lot of opera ticket vendors dressed in dramatic costumes sell tickets for the evening shows. They are open to bargaining and offer discounts upfront for groups. This square is called Museum Quarters and there are many museums in the vicinity. The operas should be an important item in the itinerary.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The city centre is alive with shoppers and tourists , unbeleivably clean and wall to wall old buildings of all types , not only the large public or church buildings but even the shops and hotels .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Vienna is steeped in history, it's on every street and every corner. That's not to say the city isn't modern too - there are many modern art exhibitions, modern buildings, and life there is as modern as you would expect from a main European city (free wifi EVERYWHERE!). But, it's the history that people come for, certainly what I came... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

As you would expect, Vienna is crammed full with stunning architecture, beautiful parks and quaint streets. A lot to take in but worth the effort.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have to come here fairly regularly for business trips and I just love it. Vienna with its rich history and beautiful old buildings is so full of charme, you just got to love it. Life seems to move a slightly lower pace, especially for someone coming over from busy London. Whenever I can, I will take the time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Beautiful city. As the other reviewer said, "your camera will get a workout". One lovely building, garden after another. Breath-taking.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This city is so vibrant it can be overwhelming if you let it. You must take the carriage ride and see the city from slow ride and a knowledgeable driver. Once you do this you can decide how you want to proceed.

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