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“Lots to see” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Historic Center of Vienna

Historic Center of Vienna
Old Vienna, Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #2 of 416 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The historic centre of Vienna is rich in beautiful architecture, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.
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Perth, Australia
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“Lots to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Lots of monuments and memorials. If you are into history, you'll be in your element. Franz Joseph seems to be quite popular. Beethoven's burial place is miles away.

Visited August 2013
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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“Old city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This should be your starting point, about 4 hours of walking if you do it according to a guided book whick walk through all the small allies. A must!

Visited August 2013
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Svaty Anton, Slovakia
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“So much cleaner than Paris!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is a true, Imperial city, meant to awe the empire's lowly subjects. They've kept the massive buildings intact and they are a joy to see. The Hapsburg Palace is the center jewel, with massive library, Spanish Riding School and the Household Museum filled with gold- and silverware, copper cookery, porcelain dishes and Meissen candelabra. You really get a feeling for how the Emperors and Empresses lived.

Visited July 2013
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Larnaka, Cyprus
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“A nice environment, but go shop at Kangar (line U1).”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The cathedral is magnificent and worth going in to see. But if you are interested in shopping, go to Kagran (near the end of underground line U1). The Mall right outside the station is massive!!

Visited September 2013
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“A MUST SEE and FEEL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I had a limited time to spend in Vienna and the historic centre with KHM was second on my list after the zoo.
It is a magnificent place, very beautiful, and very visitor friendly.
I spent half a day just looking at the buldings from the outside and strolling alng the streets and squares of the "BURG" and "Neuburg". This city within a city is perhaps the most beatiful complex I have ever seen. It is extremely well maintained and visitor friendly.
Few busses go through the Burg-Neuburg, so one can both walk, or ride a bus, or ride a horse cart. Plentiful possibilities to sit and admire the historic centre, because it is not enough just to walk by. Watching the enormous buldings, one discovers multiple statues, with tiny details, with gardens surrounding them, fontains amids trees and green grass, and then back to the impression of the whole, back to ancient history and myths as seen by emperors and artists. A lot for present day tourists to enjoy.
Tips: sensible shoes, and some reading in advance

Visited August 2013
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