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Ringstrasse

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Address: Vienna, Austria
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Constructed in the late 19th century, this wide avenue encircles the old...

Constructed in the late 19th century, this wide avenue encircles the old city of Vienna.

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It's a "Ring"

Amazing street that circles the old part of Vienna. You can ride a train around it to catch all the sites. Lots of things to do, see and eat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Fort Worth, Texas

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Fort Worth, Texas
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing street that circles the old part of Vienna. You can ride a train around it to catch all the sites. Lots of things to do, see and eat.

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

by using the tram and a week pass was amazing how much you can see and do.hop on hop off work well on this Ringstrasse,shopping and eateries around and from there you can go down little alleys and streets to explore more of this amazing Capital of Austria...i want to die here!!!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

... but very close to everything which is worth visiting in the city. Walkable to the Jewish Square, Old Centre, Rathaus, Parliament Building, Hofburg etc.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great access to most of Vienna. Good restaurants, theaters and public transport. The ring tram can take you right around the city which is helpful in winter when it is raining

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Madison, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ringstrasse is a must, you can grab a hop off/hop on bus or walk the ring. Iti s full of history and beauty!

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ringstrasse is a beautiful avenue circling the city. Most important landmarks are located on this street. Many museums, churches, hotels as well as the city hall and parliament buildings. The State Opera House is about at the center. We went at Christmas time and the street lighting was lovely.

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Lyndonville, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This something you want to go on. This goes around where the wall used to be,this will give you an idea as to what there is to see.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the trolley to see all the sight along Ringstrasse this a cheap and convenient way to see the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not necessary but you can follow this road right round the historic centre of Vienna and thus take in wide boulevards lined with grand buildings like the town hall, opera house, museums and 5 star hotels. There is also a tourist 'ring' tram that makes the journey a lot easier and quicker.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ringstrasse used to be the walls of the city that withstood several attacks by the Ottomans, and thus checked the advance of the Ottomans into Europe. With the end of the Ottoman threat, Vienna took down the walls (except a portion that can still be seen to the left of Café Landtman) and build in its place the “ring... 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.