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Address: Vienna, Austria
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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Wow - every building is amazing. What an incredible area - was like walking back into time. Well worth the visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Wow - every building is amazing. What an incredible area - was like walking back into time. Well worth the visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

It is worth taking the yellow Ring Tram from Swedenplatz round "The RIng" to see what central Vienna has to offer for more detailed visiting. There is a brief description of all the major buildings in several languages. Unfortunately, this in not a get-off get-on later tour, you have to do the whole ring in one go. Takes about half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

To celebrate New Years Eve in Vienna on the Ringstrasse was a great decision. Party was everywhere. different styles of music were played and we could buy food and drinks everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A ride around the Ringstrasse gives you the sense of what the city was like 300 years ago. I particularly like seeing the Vienna Opera as the Operring spokes off of the Ringstrasse.

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Kings Lynn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Take the tourist tram as we did or the bus and get the talk as it goes around the ring then use the public transport trams to go round again getting off at the different attractions that caught your eye for a closer visit. If culture is your thing then this is brilliant, be warned a day is not enough!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This circular roadway that for,s a ring around downtown Vienna is a must see and do. Take the yellow Ringstrasse trams and experience the many architectural wonders, the people and the sounds of this amazing world class city !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We covered much of Ringstrasse (which circles the centre of Vienna) by foot and by bus over the few days we were there, and whilst there are some nice shops and places to see, it is still just like an outer ring-road! Nothing special, but serves a purpose.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Worth the walk. This street surrounds vienna's historic center, and it is nice to walk. Throughout the street you will see many cafes, churches and just historic buildings. 4 stars because some part of the street don't have much to view, but overall you will encounter many sightseeing opportunities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great shops in older style buildings. Definitely not for the poor. All the brand leaders and then some.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Download Rick Steves free audio guide, hop in from the Opera station and enjoy the ride. Tram is practically free and best way to enjoy the city and Otto wagner's city planning architecture before you dive into sightseeing. Frequency is quick and seats are comfortable

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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.