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Ringstrasse

Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #18 of 398 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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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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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112 helpful votes 112 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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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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195 helpful votes 195 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 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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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had ample time at Vienna and had visited the Ring both by trams as well as on foot. The Yellow Tram that runs through the entire Ring costs 8Euro per person, but the information provided on the audio is very limited. Thus the trip is not worth it. Tram No. 1 and No. 2 cover certain sections of the... More

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New York City, New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

it is only a few kilometers and is a great overview. Unless you are walking challenged, skip the buses and take a guide book and do a loop. Then you can visit individual sites.

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Cordenons, Italy
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were disappointed in this. The attendant that handed out the headphones we felt was rude. Obviously just doing what he had to do. Only a few buildings we mentioned on the tram and we felt it was not really worth the money but it did enable for us to see a few sights we might not have but overall,... More

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Bristol, England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beautiful street with many famous landmarks of Vienna located along it, as well as plenty of shops, museums and cafes. Well worth getting the local trams 1 and 2 around the Ringstrasse, particularly at night when all the buildings are prettily lit up.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If like I was you are a first time visitor to Vienna I would suggest at some point that you take a tour of the Ringstrasse. I took the yellow Ring Tram from it's start at Schwedenplatz & it proved to be very worthwhile. Going clockwise from Schwedenplatz I hadn't really got further than the Museum Quarter but from the... More

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