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Ringstrasse

Address: Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #15 of 302 Attractions in Vienna
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Fee: No
Owner description: Constructed in the late 19th century, this wide avenue encircles the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Constructed in the late 19th century, this wide avenue encircles the old city of Vienna.
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

GRAND, and a grand overview encapsulating the soaring grandeur that was 19th c. Vienna and still is. Start with a spin around it, then plot your course. You may grasp the distinct flavor and beauty of Austria and the Austro-Hungarian culture vs. Germany and that which is Germanic from there.

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Co Armagh, N Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

There is a dedicated tram ride around the length of the Ringstrasse which takes about half an hour with a commentary in English and other languages. Well worth taking.

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Gdansk, Poland
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Great way to have a good idea of where things are. If you do not want to pay for the tour this is a very good option…you can take trams 1 or 2 that circle the city and get in and out of it as you see fit (if you have the public transportation ticket or the Wien-Karte). Good way... More 

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Umea, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Ringstrasse and all the impressive buildings around it are pretty nice... especially to just walk around in the evening! It was particularly beautiful with all the christmas decoration. Nice!

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Rome, Italy
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The view of the night and day.the view of the night and day. In fact we took it at night and by day, very beautiful and exciting, to see everything that surrounds you quickly and orderly. Just follow the guide book and you are in the right place. Also good to realize where you are, then to visit the various... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Über efficient tram service takes you around the ringstrasse - you have to change though. They are regular and warm. I loved the ringstrasse. Apparently it is there because after the threat of the Ottoman invasion was over in 17th century, the massive fortifications were dismantled leaving lots of space for the Viennese middle classes to build their beautiful... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Getting up early in the morning and running the Ringstrasse was a great way to see the heart of Vienna. We went on our run before breakfast and most of the sidewalks were free of pedestrians (but there were a number of other runners).

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Parma, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Perhaps the best sight of Vienna. Plenty of magnificent buildings remind people of the time when Vienna was the capital of an empire.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Walking around parts of the Ringestrasse was a lot more fun after we had taken the Ring Tram. We did not get off anywhere but just rode the 30 minute tour. Headsets with multiple languages available gave a great tour. My wife and I sat on opposite sides and didn't duplicate our pictures. After the ride, it only took a... More 

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Brussels,
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was freezing cold (we visited Vienna during the Christmas break) and we decided to take the tram n2 and use it as a hop-on-hop-off bus. It was a great idea, as the tram was nicely warm inside and the view is spectacular.

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