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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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A great introduction

The Ringstrasse encircles the historical centre of Vienna. There is a "Ring" Tram that just runs round the Ring - it's about every 10 minutes. This route isn't covered by your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

behind the concept of the once glorious ring road - it now seems more like a highway circling the innere stadt; cars and trams speed by and the general mood is a bit broad and lacking in charm of the smaller winding streets inside the ring

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The Ringstrasse encircles the historical centre of Vienna. There is a "Ring" Tram that just runs round the Ring - it's about every 10 minutes. This route isn't covered by your normal Vienna Public Transport Ticket - you have to pay an extra fare - but it's worth it. Useful tip - you can emulate the "Ring" tram using the... More 

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Crail, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Well worth walking round Ringstrasse to see the impressive buildings to see where some of the history of WW2 evolved.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We decided to spend one afternoon walking around the Ringstrasse (although there is a tram for 7 euros). You get to see lots of interesting buildings and it is well worth doing it on foot if you are able to.

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California Hot Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We rode the special tram on the ringstrasse,it goes by most of the sights that we tourists want to see,I would ride the regular tram,you will see the same thing for a lot less.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Walking the Ringstrasse (ring road) is a great way to see so many sights. The architecture of the buildings is amazing! If you dont want to walk you can take the tram I think it is tram 1? that circles the ring road you can get out at any stop but i find it much more enjoyable to walk around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

You can take the ring tram which specifically goes around the ringstrasse. We took numerous trams and were able to see everything. You can see the Danube, the Opera, Parliament, Rathaus, Karlskirche etc. If you see something interesting, it is very easy to hop off and investigate. Trams run round the clock, so you can visit your favorite cafe, church... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The Ring is the road in Vienna built in the area where the wall around the city used to be. When the wall was removed there was the opportunity to build a wide boulevard surrounded by brand new buildings . This is where in the space of a few hundred meters you can see the Opera House, the Parliament, the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The unique tour around the city center is best frequented if you get a horse drawn carriage, as you also get a tour guide that can point you to the most important historical site... So the EUR 80 for a tour is well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

All the best buildings in one street! What else can you ask?This street is jaw-dropping! Is has everything that a tourist should take a photo!You can take the trams and see everything faster!The architecture is beautiful! Spend your time there, it deserves it.

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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.