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Ringstrasse

Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #17 of 404 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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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I have visited the capital cities of most european countries and not many have blown me away quite so much as Vienna. Whilst it is not on the scale of Rome, Paris, London etc, the architecture that is within the Ringstrasse is both opulent and grand. One of the most underrated cities I have visited.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Get in a streetcar and travel the whole route that goes around the ring. Get out at the Natural History Museum Plaza and then walk the gardens around the ring. Get in and out as you travel and see the various buildings around the ring.

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Cardiff, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We have to agree with Peter M – in the modern age, the Ringstrasse’s just a busy ring road and although it’s lined with an array of impressive buildings and a couple of city parks, we just can’t really see what it’s got to justify its ranking #17 of 405 attractions in Vienna, as listed on TA. It was 30C+... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Main inner city ring road where many of the sights, museums and galleries are located. Cannot use transport system tickets on the tram.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Riding the trams around the Ringstrasse, the road that follows the old city wall, is a wonderful way to orient yourself to Vienna and line up sights that you want to see later as you walk through the Old City. There is a commercial guided Ringstrasse option available, but we used an excellent recorded guide (Rick Steves' audioguide) that is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If like me you like the experience of riding a tram through a busy city then this is a lovely but quick way to see the Ringstrasse; and if you have a travel card hop on and you get get a quick tour for nothing!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Ringstrasse is a grand boulevard that encircles Vienna's medieval city center There is a splendid selection of buildings on this ring of boulevards, lots of history and sights, shops and cafes. Vienna is a lovely city for a walking tour if you are able and have the time to walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If there is one thing that you should do I n Vienna, it is to walk or ride the Ringstrasse. It is one of the best ways to see about 70% of the city's attractions or to lead in the right direction. There are tours and trams that you can hop on and off of, but if you have working... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Note that the Ringstrasse (Ringstraße in German) is the circular road that surrounds the city center. Each segment of this road has a different name (Parkring, Opernring, Kärtnering, etc.) and generally you would not walk all around the entire ring. We were with a tour group, and we first had a walking tour through the area, making a few stops... More

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We saw it from the hop on bus. The street with all of the most impressive buildings in Vienna. With the commentary you can learn about each one. Vienna is rich with majestic history, here you can see that well.

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