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Address: Vienna, Austria
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Constructed in the late 19th century, this wide avenue encircles the old...

Constructed in the late 19th century, this wide avenue encircles the old city of Vienna.

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Take a bus tour to learn the history. The reconstruction history is really something. Be sure to check out the buildings as you are driven around.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take a bus tour to learn the history. The reconstruction history is really something. Be sure to check out the buildings as you are driven around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would recommend hopping onto the Ringstrasse for an nice tour of Vienna. You can hop on and off as you wish but it is a good general view of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Circling Vienna this is where the city wall used to be. It is now a road that circles the city. It is fairly busy with pedestrians, cyclists, trams and cars but not noisy. You can ride the yellow Ringstrasse tram and listen to history and building stories if you like, €8.00 . Easy enough to just stroll around and most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want to see Vienna in all its glory, follow the Ringstrasse. On the site of the former city defense walls, it now circles old town. Many of the most impressive buildings including the Rathaus, Opera, Parliament, and others were built along this road. Travel by bus or tram.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accessable to it by all transports, and is the centre place in the heart of Vienna. it is dotted with excellent cafes and one must try the Viennese coffee, and their Saker torte pastry. There are must others too. A well organised place to shop too.....but a bit expensive.....do bargain

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked along Ringstrasse from the Marriott to the Opera area. Really a walk in the past. Beautiful buildings and shops. Top hotels line the street with fine restaurants and bars. The Opera area was a little kitsch but hop on hop off bus central.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This "ring" encircles the main City of Vienna. It is a perfect compass for any visitor. You can not get like st in Vienna due to the ring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originaly it was a city wall which was destroyed during Napoleanic war..and now a beautiful boulevard on same spot..all famous buidingst are inside..in hop on and off bus it takes all to all places..one must go..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can enjoy a nice walk going by the Ringstrasse. Many of the most impressive buildings in Viena are located in this area. Enjoy it in a sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in June and were delighted by the divine smell of thousands of lime trees flowering all along the Ringstrasse , and wafting over the city . That alone should be a tourist attraction.

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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.