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Historic Center of Vienna

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Address: Innere Stadt, Vienna, Austria
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Not just the center of Vienna but the whole of Vienna is simply beautiful, no stunning. Also a very friendly place the museum quarter is worth a visit... read more

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Not just the center of Vienna but the whole of Vienna is simply beautiful, no stunning. Also a very friendly place the museum quarter is worth a visit also

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The Inner City is amazing: imperial splendour! Is very easy to walk and everything come alive: the Hofburgs splendour in their majestic palace and the lovely antiquities shops and the Cafes and the baroque fountains and churches....just forget about the "High Street" streets with the cheap souvenirs shops and the mass production clothing!!!

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There are more than expectation things to see and do! Wonderful building and street, so powerful atmosphere lots of coffee and stores and soul of old Europian culture.

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Vienna, Austria
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The best way to enjoy Vienna is to walk around the pedestrian zone and take in the atmosphere. Some areas have preserved their imperial elegance, some are even older, cute and quaint, some have an art deco flair - but all are lovely. And when you tired of walking, pop into a cafe for a cup of delicious Viennese coffee,... More 

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Architecturally beautiful buildings to be seen, a clean and historically interesting city centre to be enjoyed.

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Vienna is probably the most imperial city in Europe! I love the grand architecture that Emperor Franz Joseph I left for us to enjoy and the off the beaten path streets that lead to a small coffee houses, where a 100 years ago poets, philosophers and artists met to explore their world and share their perspectives of life. You fell... More 

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Very pretty city with a big history. One which I learnt more about from the free walking tour, which was a great way to see the centre and find out more about the buildings

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Vienna, Austria
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The area where you get a good grasb of the city's history and atmosphere. A must! If you visit the historic centre, you've covered almost the essential part of Vienna.

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I adore Historic Center of Vienna because it is still the same like it was 200 years ago - but at the same time it is very modern and urban place to visit. There is always something - festival, music event, beer drinking... I like that you can go around with a horse and a carriage and feel like real... More 

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We wandered around the beautiful historic centre on our own as our walking tour was cancelled! We used a guide book to help us navigate!

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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.
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