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Ringstrasse

Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #17 of 414 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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Aurora, Illinois
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146 reviews 146 reviews
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The calendar said summer when we were in Vienna, but with natives in winter coats, hats, boots and gloves, the truth was it felt like November and the days we were there, the rain never even went to a drizzle,it was a 48 hour, cold, downpour. Walking was very difficult, but we rode the Ringstrasse using the Rick Steves Audio... More

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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129 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The Ringstrasse is well presented by way of the hop on and off busses. You can tour it easily and learn all about the area by purchasing a one day of two day ticket. What an incredible area of outstanding history.

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Brunswick, Maine
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

We recently took the tram around the Ringstrasse. I would not recommend this way of seeing the city. It was difficult to see although we could have gotten off the tram. We did the Rick Steve's audio tour, but wish we had done the city walk instead.

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Athens, Greece
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48 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

What a beautiful street! By walking it, you get to see important landmarks and marvel at the amazing architecture of old buildings. Having a map with you will help you locate landmarks that are off the main street.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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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32 helpful votes 32 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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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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