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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Walking
Description: 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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Having read 'The Hare with the Amber Eyes' I wanted to see the former Ephrussi mansion/ palace. It has a sign saying Casinos Austria at the top. The family story is so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Having read 'The Hare with the Amber Eyes' I wanted to see the former Ephrussi mansion/ palace. It has a sign saying Casinos Austria at the top. The family story is so interesting. We walked the length of the Ringstrasse and I could imagine a lot of the history that transpired here...Great for walking, architecture, coffee or drinks along the... More 

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ISLAMBAD PAKISTAN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

In the early 1800, while majority of the medieval cities of Europe had dismantled their fortifications, Vienna remained surrounded by it's defensive walls. Even though the threat of Turkish invasion had waned and Napoleon's invasions had proved them ineffective still Emperor Franz Joseph I did not announce their removal till 1857. Suddenly, wide space was available in the middle of... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Ringstrasse is the iconic ringed street that surrounds the inner district of the city containing most all that is happening in downtown Vienna. Cultural attractions, shops, restaurants and other sightseeing opportunities in the city. Another of the city which is a must see and don't miss item!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Ringstrasse is the road that circles inner Vienna. This is a good walking street when traffic is light, but there are a couple of options to see it all. There are bicycles for rent if you want to go on your own power or take Tram 1 all the way around. There are also pricier ways segway tours and other... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This tram service goes in a circle around the old part of Vienna, surrounded by beautiful palaces, government buildings, museums, cathedrals, the Vienna State Opera House, pedestrian mall, the University of Vienna, among others. Use it to get around, or ride it all around the first time to get an idea of where things are.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Took the yellow tram which features a narrative of what you are seeing. This is a circular 25 minute route Wright around the heart of the city. About 8 euros but worth it. What a beautiful city.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

You can take a special tram that circles the ring, walk around it or simply take the regular trams around. We started at the Opera with the 2 tram towards the Danube and then switched to the 2 tram, exactly when seeing the water - then continued the trip al the way back. It's really quick, like 15 - 20... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Created exactly 150 years ago by demolishing the fortifications that had surrounded old Vienna, the Ring Road is full of imposing buildings and palaces. Take a tour on the yellow tram circling the entire road to get an overview, and afterwards go through some of its most imposing sectors on foot.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

excellent for a quiet walk after 21 when traffic is light and few pedestrians are around. quite safe as well

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Bramming, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The old ring road of Vienna is very impressive. The buildings seem almost monolithic. Back in the old days, this was where the top of the Austrian society lived.

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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.