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Historic Center of Vienna

Old Vienna, Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #2 of 311 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: The historic centre of Vienna is rich in beautiful architecture...
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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 lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Vienna old city is really beautiful and very easy to walk around.. clean, lots of shops and restaurants for all budgets, and lots of amazing buildings to look at. We spent 2 days wandering around aimlessly and taking in the Christmas markets. It's also very pedestrian friendly

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Vienna is classically beautiful. It's always a pleasure to walk around the centre and, even in bad weather, I always find something charming I did not expect. And despite the appearances, it can be very modern, too. You just have to dig dipper.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

this is one of the most elegant and beautiful cities in the world, and the historic center is the best place to start discovering the amazing vienna. my favourite season for visiting vienna is winter, and in particular the winter holidays. at least once in your life time you have to come to vienna!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

One visit is not enough for this city. I would like to again in time. There are a lot to see and to visit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Rude citizens and nowhere English signs, not even in the museums or subway. If you don't speak their language you are not welcome. Nice buildings and beautiful squares, nothing more.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Be careful of taxi fares they have gone up a lot and Taxis don't always go the cheapest way. Take the Tram,bus or walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

The centre of Vienna sums up what civilised urban living is about: a beautiful conglomeration of buildings from across the centuries in a small area that is ideal for walking around. Centered on the cathedral of St Stephen's is a maze of streets, full of famous cafes and specialist shops as well as a number of museums and art galleries.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We visit Vienna often. I describe it as a city where people still "promenade" - walking with friends with nowhere particular to go. The great thing is that the centre is small enough to walk around and with excellent public transport when you want to go a little further. Lots of art - my top is the Kunsthistorisches museum. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Home to Mozart, Beethoven, Schoenberg, Klimt, Freud, etc etc. Hundreds of years in the avant garde. And still beautiful - no wonder it is such a tourist attraction.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I visited Vienna for the Christmass markets. I think the center is very nice as you can walk there and enjoy the atmosphere, but on the other hand there wasn't anything that I would've thought as really special.

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