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“This should be the first thing you do.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Historic Center of Vienna

Historic Center of Vienna
Old Vienna, Vienna, Austria (Inner City)
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Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour
Ranked #1 of 477 things to do in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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“This should be the first thing you do.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

If you only have one day in Vienna and you have difficult time deciding where to go, the best solution is to go for a walk in Vienna. You do not need to plan a visit to a Museum, believe me you will see an astonishing amount of public art in the streets of Vienna. It is such a pleasure to walk in the historic center of Vienna where you could see palaces, beautiful churches and buildings. In my opinion, the only other city in Europe where you will have this "imperial" feeling will be Paris. However, Paris is not as pedestrian friendly as Vienna. The city is excellent every season, but the best time to go is Spring and Autumn. Take a closer look to the façade of the apartment buildings, you will bu surprised.

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“Beautiful buildings and rich with history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Extraordinary architecture and most within walking distance or within easy access via the metro system.

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“The present PAST...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Its a travel back in time ... forget the cars and loose yourself among small streets, and experience the 18th century atmosphere. Take time to se the details of the sculptures and paintings, palaces, gardens...imaging yourself linking in Habsbrug court...is not that dificult im modern Vienna.

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“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Wundurfull city center! Many places to see and to go! Stephansdom, hofburg, albertina museum! Many caffes ans restaurants, u can order a horse riding tour

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“Very crowded, and toristy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

When over half of the city was destroyed in WW@, they allowed the builders to put "modern" buildings next to the old buildings, the result is a jarring mishmash of beautiful old, and ugly glass and steel buildings.

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