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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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Great Way to See Main City Sights

This is the main circle (street) surrounding all the main buildings such as City Hall, Opera House, Museum Quarters, etc.. Taking a tram or walking around here will provide a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This is the main circle (street) surrounding all the main buildings such as City Hall, Opera House, Museum Quarters, etc.. Taking a tram or walking around here will provide a good overview of the city and the main architectural sites within. You will get a great general idea of the grand architecture of Vienna and if take the tram or... More 

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Dubai,UAE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The ring road is studded with historical buildings . They are mesmerising. We took a hop on hop off tour and completed the ring road circuit in about 2 hours with a couple of stops. The buildings are architectural delights beside being important historically.

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Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Take a stroll through this beautiful road or hire a segway to roam around this road for at least once.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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Perth, United Kingdom
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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

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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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.