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Ringstrasse

Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #16 of 412 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Take a walk along the Ringstrasse both by day and by night: you may not recognise it! At night it seems so different! If you are too lazy to walk... more »
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
55 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We were a little dubious about taking an evening trip around this huge city, however thanks to a good guide, who went the extra mile! seeing the sites lit up, and then the next day driving the same route to the palace, meant so much more. It has to be said I don't feel it would be the same on... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Ringstrasse is a boulevard about which many travel writers have commented. Built when the Habsburg dynasty was already facing many perils, its over-grandiose scale and often stolid architecture are often seen as metaphors for the coming catastrophe. On the other hand, it offers wonderful vistas and a memorable walk so perhaps we should be thankful that the city fathers... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

shops, churches, restaurants, night clubs, hotels etc.... it is a center, focal point to all destinations, you may walk to reach several interesting monuments, i enjoyed my stay in a hotel at this area.Vienna is a museum city.

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santa rosa
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

There are those that think something is totally over rated and a waste of time vs experiencing something that is worth every step/every minute. I got an overview of the Ringstrasse on the HOHO bus...but am glad i took the time to walk around it. I enjoyed the wide walking area, the stores, the interesting architecture and the people. If... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Rigstrasse basically circles the 1st district of Vienna .. where the most of tourist attractions are ... so as long as u stay within walking distance from Ringstrasse you are good ... centrally positioned to visit major cites ... do some shopping or hop from a restaurant to the coffee shop.

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Alexandria, VA
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

In addition to using the Ringstrasse to get from one side of Vienna to the other, it's a great way to give yourself a basic tour of the city, from the comfort of a tram. This was an especially welcome during the cold weather we experienced in Vienna. I saw beautiful buildings like the Parliament, and famous hotels, the opera... More

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York, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A great way to get to know Vienna and it's historic centre. From the Ringstrasse you're 5 minutes away from everywhere in the city centre. I can only advise not to walk... But use the CityBike Vienna hire stations and cycle round the ring! For a €1 registration fee, you can hire a bicycle at the many hire stations around... More

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New York City, New York
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370 reviews 370 reviews
116 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is where everything revolves around. A historic street that leads to most important buildings. Our hotel was actually on it's the thrill of seeing the trolleys, the numerous aggressive bikers, and loads of tourists is exciting.

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Poggibonsi, Italy
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161 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

36 years after. here we are. Off the Metro, Volkstheater, walking along the Ring; what a pleasure. Wonderful monuments on one side, beautiful gardens on the other. What else?

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It is a 5km walk around the entire ring. You can walk that in about an hour (or as I did run it in 30 minutes). You will walk past many sights of Vienna including the Opera House, State Park some Cafe's, the back of the palace and many gardens. Watch out for bicycles though; they often share the same... More

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