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“The greatest boulevard in the world!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ringstrasse

Ringstrasse
Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #17 of 310 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Walking
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Constructed in the late 19th century, this wide avenue encircles the old city of Vienna.
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“The greatest boulevard in the world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

The circular boulevard that is the Ringstrasse is situated where the walls of Vienna stood into the late 19th century. That's right - Vienna was probably the last major large city in the world to tear down its medieval walls and in a way it is great that she waited to do so becaude the planned boulevard that is the Ringstrasse resulted. There are so many grand buildings and parks on this tree-lined road that I can't begin to list them in a short review but you can't miss them if you decide to walk it. And for even more exercise, get your bicycle out and pedal around it on the bike paths. Vienna wouldn't be Vienna without the Ringstrasse!

Visited June 2012
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“Many areas of interest.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Was a little difficult to find the correct tram that toured you around the Ringstrasse but walking the area was just as fun.

Visited June 2012
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“A good overview of Vienna”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

We did the Ring Tram on our first day in Vienna just to get an overview of where everything is. It cost 9 euros, if I remember correctly, and includes an audio tour at each seat. The audio wasn't the easiest to hear. If you are short of time, the tram is a good way to see the Ringstrasse. But you can also use Trams 1 and 2 to travel the same streets.

Visited June 2012
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“Overall Ringstrasse Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Gives you easy access to most of the important buildings and the round trip on the red bus gives a good description of all the buildings.

Visited May 2012
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“The most opulent boulevard in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

The reason why this street could be called the most beautiful avenue in the world might be the fact that there is no other boulevard like this in the entire Vienna... So the concentration of monuments, sumptuous neorenaissance and neogothic palaces, historical cafés, luxury hotels etc. is unusually big. It's still a nice place to walk, at least for me. Unfortunately, the reputation of the avenue suffered in the last decades. 100 years ago it was pure luxury, now not so much. 100 years ago there were also like 30 cafés lining the street. Now it's five: Ministerium (a classic Viennese café with red plüsch), Prückel (the only one in Vienna with a completely preserved interior from the 1950's), Schwarzenberg (beautiful!), Imperial (very good, but too hotel-like), Schottenring (the only thing that survived the 20th century is the ancient ceiling, take a look).

Visited December 2011
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