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Ringstrasse

Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #17 of 405 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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 NEW

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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234 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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Targoviste, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A walk on this amazing street is a must-go in Vienna, as you can see a lot of astonishing buildings with an absolutely beautiful style. There are the Vienna City Hall, the University, the National Theatre, the Parliament Building, the Maria Theresa Square (with the Natural History Museum and the National History Museum) and also the Opera Building.. All these... More

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you have a limited amount of time to see Vienna, start at the Ring and pick your favorite museums. The big national museum of art has Klimt paintings on the walls above the stairway. Don't miss it.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a beautiful wide boulevard that circles the center of the city.. There are futuristic looking streetcars that run the circle and make frequent stops

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