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Address: Historic City Centre, Vienna, Austria
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Busy Viennese Square

If you want to be entertained in Vienna (without having to spend a fortune), this is where you should go. The place is surrounded by restaurants, shops, hotdog and ice cream... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

If you want to be entertained in Vienna (without having to spend a fortune), this is where you should go. The place is surrounded by restaurants, shops, hotdog and ice cream stalls, cafes, and malls. At the same time, it hosts the iconic Saint Stephan's Cathedral, which is beautiful and visited by a lot of people. I've never seen a... More 

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Marsa Alam, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is the beauty of Vienna. You enjoy the walk , the history , the well known Hotdog sandwiches of Vienna , the delicious ice cream and cafes. You never get bored

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Telford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very busy area for tourists. Constantly pestered by people trying to tickets to Mozart performances.

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ISLAMBAD PAKISTAN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This square is the cultural, commercial and geographical hub of Vienna. It hosts the most famous building of Austria, the Saint Stephan's Cathedral. It is at the center of the most famous shopping streets of Vienna like Kärntner Straße and Graben. Buildings like the classic Equitable palace and the ultra modern Haas-Haus surround it. Souvenir shops, grand shops and the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

the heart of vienna. have an aperol spritz at a cafe there and enjoy the crowded square at summer time.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

That's the first place anybody gets to see in Vienna. Is full of tourists so you have to be there early if you want to take a clean shot... with you in it :) plenty of outdoor coffee places and shopping stores. A minus is the fact that there were the most expensive fridge magnets i've seen in Europe so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the play several yikes during our 5 days in Vienna. Always buzzing and full of tourists you have to visit it for the atmosphere and to see St Stephens itself. But if you have time & options don't eat in or near the square - it's very touristy and not great value. Just go back one or two streets... More 

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Barnet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent transport links from your hotel in Vienna. Excellent completely pedestrianised zone with vast choice of restaurants and bars as well as a wide scope for shopping, be it luxury goods or simple gifts to remember your trip. Visit when you go by all means

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Vantaa, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Like any open area with some shops and cafes around. It looked very nice and beautiful in Christmas decoration. There is quite many horses around do wathc out ;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Theres everything and anything in this city center from high end shopping to cheap and cheerful food options, tourist traps and beautiful cathedrals and stunning architecture well worth visiting - I think the city center has something for everyone coming to Vienna for culture, art, good food and great shopping and its all very doable and you wont get lost... More 

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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.