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Historic Center of Vienna

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Address: Old Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The historic centre of Vienna is rich in beautiful architecture, including...

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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So much history in a small area! A must See!

From the underground train get off at St Stephens Platz and head North on the wide boulevard towards the famous Opera House. From there simply follow the crowds. Its easy to... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the underground train get off at St Stephens Platz and head North on the wide boulevard towards the famous Opera House. From there simply follow the crowds. Its easy to walk - tourist friendly with many little eateries and coffee shops. Every building and museum is well maintained I enjoyed this a morning activity I was sorry i never... More 

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There are so many museums, stores, and beautiful buildings to look at, we couldn't do it all in 4 days.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

loved the old architecture and the winding streets with surprise gargoyles and statuary peeking out all over.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When visiting Vienna if you are going to see any of the big museums or downtown casteles, you will be in this area, It is a serious of Nice building and a small park

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The older buildings are lovely and look well looked after but parts of Vienna are much more modern than I was expecting. A nice city to wonder about, plenty of places to eat, drink and shop when you tire of the culture.

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Today we walked through the historic center of Vienna which I can only describe as magnificent. The old buildings are beautiful and well maintained. Pretty disability friendly for an old city. It is not a large area but was busy and alive. A great atmosphere and experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Historic Vienna is simply beautiful and its contained geography make it easy to get round. The number of palaces and museums is overwhelming and the magnificence of the buildings sometimes masks the fact that the Hapsburg contents can be quite similar and in fact a lot of the time they are replicas. I wouldn't wish to sound negative in anyway... More 

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Really beautiful city, buildings, museums, such extraordinary place.. If you in Wien, you must visit these place..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The historic center of Vienna is a feast for the eyes in terms of beautiful historical architecture. Expect to spend a long time exploring this place.

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It's a city Centre. We heard racial slurs about being Americans on the first day we arrived and saw this " great city center" It's a tourist trap and although theViennese don't want to admit it, there is crime. So watch your pockets for the pickers and beggars. They have no shame and will walk right up to your with... 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.