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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
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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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All of the superlatives!! And then some!! Unforgettable.

In my humble opinion this wonderful city is top of the pile for beauty. I thought Rome and Paris were up there, but they pale in comparison to Vienna. It is a staggeringly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

In my humble opinion this wonderful city is top of the pile for beauty. I thought Rome and Paris were up there, but they pale in comparison to Vienna. It is a staggeringly beautiful city, steeped in history, wonderful architecture, class and sophistication. Whilst we stayed for 3 full days and toured extensively (everything of beauty is relatively central and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Historic center is really a magnificent place. The architecture is very ornate and is prevalent throughout many other parts of the city. Walking throughout Vienna I can say that it is one of the most historically beautiful cities I've had the pleasure of visiting. You can tell that the city is full of history and culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The city center of Vienna is worth the visit. Once in the city center everything is within 1 km radius and you can just walk and enjoy. Almost every building in this area has history, and they are all implosive and nice. Worth the walk.

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Delmar, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We visited Vienna in March, 2015 and headed into the Historic Center of this beautiful city. So much to see and do and quite a delight to behold. Vienna has so much to offer both artistically, historically and aesthetically. Loved being here and would highly recommend a visit to any serious traveler.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The architecture and streets are a unique maze. Slightly disappointed that the shopping streets are mostly the same luxury stores you find in any city (thanks, globalization), but you'll find some unique shops and sights

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Vienna is one of the most beautiful places I have been into. Truly amazing! 2 days are not enough to see the wonders of Vienna, so plan for longer trips. Research in advance about the transportation system there to get the maximum benefit. Going around by train is much easier if you look into the details of the city map,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The historic center has major museums, parks, and wide streets that have separate bike lanes. I loved the pedestrian streets lined with shops and restaurants. One can walk safely for many blocks in the evening, stopping for coffee and pastry at one of many lovely cafes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Vienna is very nice city, where you can feel like at home. In the city center you can find a combination of historic sites, restaurants and cafés, shopping. Do not miss St. Stephans, Hoffburg, Rathaus and many others. I like lot of parks.

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Chemnitz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is not that big but it is really charming. A lot of historical places and old buildings. Different from what you see from other EU cities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The centre of Vienna is a delight. By all means start at St Stephens Platz but suggest you move quickly to exploring the side streets and laneways that come off the major access roads. We also found that the Swedeplatz area (5mins walk from St Stephens Platz) is fascinating with lots of historical buildings as well as restaurants and bars... More 

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.