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Ringstrasse

Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #16 of 399 attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Valley Forge
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Lovely section of the city, easy walk to all point of interest of transportation to other cities. All begins here.

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Kent
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you want to see vienna you need to go around the ring strasse as most of the sites are off it. Register with citybike and cycle round so you can go to parliment, rathuis, opera, mueseum quartier and the parks.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The ringstrasse is definitely worth visiting . I would recommend walking. Stop at tourist office and get maps. Beautiful buildings. Do not take ring tram recommended by Rick Steve's! Not air conditioned. Audio talked fast difficult to see what was being discussed because of other vehicles blocking view. Not worth it!,

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Cuyutlan, Colima
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth riding around and seeing everything by these buses. Stroll through the parks and such great architecture.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a no-brainer. There are a couple of ring-trams that circle the citty. The BEST way to get your first day bearings. All the big sights are on the tram route and you can see St Stephens spire sticking up over the buildings. I always find it tough to imagine a city from a 2-dimensional map - the tram... More

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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The ringstrasse encircles the old city of Vienna along the route of the original city walls. Alongside, you'll see government buildings (not modern) including parliament, city hall, museums, university buildings, palaces, parks, etc. Vienna is a beautiful city and a trip around the ringstrasse shows its most remarkable architecture.

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Vancouver, Canada
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This area of the old town is a delightful place to stroll through for a couple of hours. Make sure to look up to see the beautiful carvings and designs on some of the old buildings. You wander by Viennese coffee shops, lots of shopping, chocolate shops, fountains and more. Just be sure to take a city map with you... More

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Cary, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Ringstrasse is a lovely and interesting street built, I believe, over the old city walls. Take the tram, walk the street, and ride a bike around by day and night. It's very interesting, and it provides access most of the main tourist sites in the city.

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Melbourne, Australia
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205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It is an impressive shopping and cultural street. Beautiful architecture complements the lovely shops from high end fashion to curios. Lovely cafés lined the street too. And if you are tired hop on and off with a day pass for the red tram that goes around the loop.

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Vienna, Austria
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I said already "use public transport" on Ringstrasse you can use the "Ringstrasse-Tram" This is tram which travels along the Ring. Just look for the Yellow Trams and take a complete roundtrip. Ideal would be catch the Tram on Schwedenplatz which you can get using Underground U1.

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