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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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Gorgeous city

Absolutely wonderful city, steeped in history with tourist attractions everywhere. Spotlessly clean, magnificent architecture and very friendly and courteous people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely wonderful city, steeped in history with tourist attractions everywhere. Spotlessly clean, magnificent architecture and very friendly and courteous people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is within walking distance of the city centre and the buildings are breathtaking and are everywhere you look. You could spend the day just looking at them, the museums, Opera House and the Roman ruins, its a picture perfect place, and not to be missed.

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Its one of the best city in Europe. The historic center is awesome, I never seen something like that before.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's really hard to describe Historic Center of Vienna. Don't take bus or subway. Just walk around and feel the ambiance with old buildings. There are so many things to see in there. I'm curious about how the buildings did stand until this time in great condition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

To me a smaller version of Paris, very compact, with innumerable sites worth visiting close together, yet the city is now crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took the bus tour with audio guide to see the sights, it's a truly breathtaking city and to think that one man is the brains behind it all.

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Strigova, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is so much beautiful architecture to admire, history to learn, culture to experience, food to try and music to hear. Definitely a must visit in Europe.

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A lot of attractive buildings which are particularly beautiful at night. However almost every street has roadworks. I assume that is because it's August. And the horse-drawn carriages mean a strong scent of horses' urine. The view from the Stephansdom tower is disappointing and not worth the money.

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There's so much to see in the Historic Centre of Venice we felt a little rushed in trying to fit in as much as we possibly could. Purchasing a Vienna card was certainly worthwhile as not only did it provide unlimited free transportation around the U-Bahn and Trams it provided free access to most of the main attractions. I know... More 

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Vienna is so steeped with history, culture and the arts. It is really amazing to see it all. Vienna is one city you shouldn't miss when you go to Austria!

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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.