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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 delightful walk

I took a couple of hours to walk the entire Ringstrasse--one impressive building after another, as well as parks and gardens. THE boulevard to stroll along.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This busy wide road runs round the outer ring of the City. Well marked on the maps so a good locator when you are trying to find your way when walking to the sights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took a couple of hours to walk the entire Ringstrasse--one impressive building after another, as well as parks and gardens. THE boulevard to stroll along.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another square (Platz) which is not particularly pretty but is a transport hub surrounded by some imposing buildings. I'm not too sure about the extent to which this represents an attraction in the otherwise magnificent city of Vienna - but in any event you'll probably pass through it even if you don't specifically endeavour to visit it - just cast... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is a path all the way around the Ringstrasse. It's shared between walkers/runners and cyclists for most to the way but it's a good surface and flat. We were in Vienna enroute to the Berlin marathon so it was a great 5km circuit for us.... and you couldn't ask for better scenery. Lots of magnificent buildings to see along... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked this road several times for different reasons. When we came beginning of September, there was a demonstration/music event that was just amazing. A huge parade with different trucks playing different music. We watched the parade go by and had a little dance also. Yes, that meant no public transport and we had to walk a lot, but that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I drove, walked and rode the tram around the Ring - and it was mesmerising to see the magnificent buildings and the delightful colours of autumn leaves. I would recommend it to anyone in Vienna.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Around 1850 Emperor Franz Joseph II ordered the tearing down of Vienna's city walls with the words, "I will it." In the place of the walls, luxury houses and palaces were built that still stand today.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking along the Ringstrasse is to appreciate one of the most interesting streets (perhaps the most interesting) in the world. Lined with trees in many parts of it, it is amazing to observe buildings such as the opera house, city hall, parliament, and imperial palace. It almost takes your breath away.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of experiencing the Ringstrasse on foot, tram and horse carriage. There's lots to do and see at leisure. Definitely worthwhile experience if you're ever in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bought a weekly pass for 16 euros at a U station. This allows as much public transit as you want from Monday to Monday. We boarded tram 2 on the ring by the opera house. As you approach the Danube canal, switch to tram 2 which takes you the rest of the way around the ring, back to where you... 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.