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Ringstrasse

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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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A walk around the ring is a great way to see the city

If you want to get a sense of the architecture and the gardens, walk, or take the tram, around the ring. It is an amazingly easy walk, because there are so many places to stop and... read more

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

If you want to get a sense of the architecture and the gardens, walk, or take the tram, around the ring. It is an amazingly easy walk, because there are so many places to stop and observe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shops, museums, restaurants... Everything is around the Ringstrasse. During the summer there are outdoor cafes serving great wine and people watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend talking a walk from Schottentor U-Bahn to the south around Rathaus, Burgtheater, Parlament, stroll into Volksgarten, continue on main street to Maria-Theresien-Platz. All the buildings around the tour are majestic and the road is not so crowded by people trying to sell you something or tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We couldn't get on the ring tram, so we used trams 1 and 2 instead. Could easily buy a ticket but it made it more of an adventure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As my wife and I were staying at the Marriot on the Ringstrasse, we walked both directions various lengths each day. Always enjoyable to see and experience. There was a park with a Mozart statue in it right off the Ringstrasse that was exceptionally nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fun way to see the Ringstrasse is to take the tram around it. You have to change trams partway through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

take the yellow tram around the Ringstrasse (or a Fiacre - horse drawn carriage) and you will get a true flavour of what Vienna has to offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the main tourist area with museums, royal things of all kinds, lots of tourist small shops, restaurants too. Consider a Vienna Pass available at many hotels. If you only have time for one museum make it the art history museum. Trams stop right out front. It opens at 10AM. The D Tram goes around the area, as does... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ringstrasse is the original road that went through (around Vienna.) It has great restaurants and hotels along it. The main park in Vienna is on it, as is the State Opera House. Worth a visit, even better if you can afford to stay at one of the many hotels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The main semi circle road that encompasses the city. Surrounded by amazing buildings and beautiful gardens. Plenty of tourist buses circling and dropping people off to walk and enjoy the city further

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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.