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Address: Historic City Centre, Vienna, Austria
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Very busy central area with many people wandering around. Typical of Vienna that people seem to just wander around. Lots of cafes and restaurants around the area. Very clean and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Caloundra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very busy central area with many people wandering around. Typical of Vienna that people seem to just wander around. Lots of cafes and restaurants around the area. Very clean and safe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very busy, very touristy, but very much a central landing platform as the main UBahn train station is right underneath. It is definitely a must-see regardless, as it is quite elegant particularly at Christmas and vey much old-school Austrian charm and elegance. Tell the beggars politely but firmly no thanks or sorry (in pretty much any language of your choice)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It is very elegant place to see, you can see many high end shops. Also, it is very central for public transportation and close to many touristic destinations.

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Melbourne, Vic. Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Probably no better place for a tourist to shop. Lots of well known brands vie for attention, with a regular sprinkling of tourist food stops. A bit of light entertainment after som serious sightseeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Crowded and very well positioned, many shops, restaurants and cafés, good vibe and easy to walk around. I've been there during this busy weekend and had a great time

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

While visiting the cathedral, carve out a few minutes to see the area around the cathedral. There are worse things than a ride in a horse-drawn carriage on a pretty Viennese day. But it is a shopping area; a tourist shopping area so prices are not tourist-friendly. But if you need something (the airlines lost my luggage strap and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This pedestrian area is always very crowded. It is full of shops and restaurants. It is the heart of the center of the city, right in front of the cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

St. Stephan Cathedral is remarkable in its beauty and position in the city. All the buzz around it is fun and great for people watching. Cafe and excellent shopping abound, and it's very pedestrian friendly in this section.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a very busy place were tourists from all over the world meet Viennese in the middle of their old city. Shopping opportunities and street artists in abundance, in an area covered with architectural masterpieces and one really modern glass building reflecting all the square surroundings, including the impressive Stephansdom. I suggest you try to forget all the noise... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We visited Vienna in March, 2015. On our daily walking excursions of this fabulous city (WALK in Vienna as its the best mode of transportation to see as much as one can) we hit this central part of the city. It contains many restaurants, shops, Mozarts house and the magnificent Cathedral truly worth seeing.

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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.