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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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Impressive History and architecture

Driving the Ringstrasse with a knowledgeable guide is a must. There is so much to see on this street that is lined with architecture and buildings and stories, that to get the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 27, 2016
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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Driving the Ringstrasse with a knowledgeable guide is a must. There is so much to see on this street that is lined with architecture and buildings and stories, that to get the full benefit you need a guide. Wonderful stories of old Vienna.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Ringstrasse circle the old town as walls do in other medieval towns (in fact strasse was built on the place of the walls). I like it very much because Ringstrasse is a symbol of 19th century architecture with the main buildings such a Rathaus, Burgtheater, Parliament, Opera, Museums etc. The idea was copied in some other towns in former Austria... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The walk is about one to two miles around one of the outer circles of the city road network. You will be able to look at the architect as well as the various important buildings you will pass.If not able to walk take the yellow tram which does the same route in about 30 minutes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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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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