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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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This was the first time I had been to Vienna and I loved it. We stayed in the centre at the Astoria Hotel and spent two days wandering round the city. We visited the Belvedere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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394 reviews 394 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This was the first time I had been to Vienna and I loved it. We stayed in the centre at the Astoria Hotel and spent two days wandering round the city. We visited the Belvedere in the centre which also has an excellent botanic garden attached. We travelled around on public transport, which is very efficient, on the 72 hour... More 

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Seriate, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place to be for all the tourist. You can see a wonderfull city, very clear, very ordered with a beatyfull palace and garden, wonderfull church and monuments. I advice for all .

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Side streets (gasse) and main (strasse) have interesting architecture, great shop windows and many places to have a coffee and people watch, as well as the famous and historic places.

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Orillia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Lots to do and see .. read a guidebook (or two) before to get an idea of what to see. The palaces are good but leave a full day for that if you want to see the whole thing. The lippizan Stallions are a shadow of their formers selves, yet still on any tourist's bucket list - get tickets in... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The historic center of Vienna is easy to walk and it is hard to get lost. Please sure to leave yourself time to just wander around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Nice place where all Vienna's great and good buildings seem to be. Go in to the parliament and go downstairs, the friendliest and most enthusiastic public employee I have ever met works there and will tell you about the amazing building etc. Go and she will make your day. Only real drawback was that, in this the place I would... More 

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Constanta, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Vienna is by far the most beautiful city I had ever visited. It really has everything. Beautiful architecture, , nice people, good service, fascinating museums, lots of activities, tasty food.

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Worksop
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I'd researched the city well in advance and also seen TV programmes about it so it's difficult to look with very fresh eyes. I enjoyed the early morning quietness of the Hofburg quarter. I could have wished for a bit more street signing: one example is that on coming out of the uBahn station at Karlsplatz I couldn't see any... More 

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Livadia, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The buildings,the roads the whole atmosphere gets you back to 1800 where you become one of Vienna people.if you are keen on that you will love it but keep on mind that the distance on foot isn't that small when you are on foot with child

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Vienna is a relatively compact city - armed with a simple map, it's worth just wandering and you will quickly be charmed by the whole area. Worth a trip to the various markets.....

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