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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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Nice walk, discover the former aristocratic way of life

Classy boulevard, a lot of stunning buildings and nice parks along the way. After the emperor decided to connect the center with the suburbs many aristocratic families started... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Classy boulevard, a lot of stunning buildings and nice parks along the way. After the emperor decided to connect the center with the suburbs many aristocratic families started building houses in a ring form, hence the name Ringstrasse.

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Ashford, Kent UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is something to do on a bus with a guide to point out all the important places. It would be a very long walk to do on foot. There are a number of important buildings and excellent examples of the architecture of times gone by.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ring road around the city center is about 5 km and contains of different streets. It is a broad avenue with many impressive buildings. It is ideal to cycle or walk along to get a first overview of Vienna.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the heart of the city. Walk around and soak in the atmosphere. I don't recommend taking the Ringtram or doing any shopping around here. The rents are very high and so the prices will be as well. On the other hand, you can find some decent mid-range restaurants and cafes. Dress smartly to fit in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Usually you're suggested to walk along this street sourrounding the inner part of Vienna or taking the tram. My suggestion is to run around it early in the morning when there's not so much traffic. En route there's several nice parks you can do a small detour into, like the Stadtpark with the famous Johan Strauss Jr. statue and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a beautiful avenue that circles the old part of town. It used to be a wall that was torn down in the 1600's. Now one has a beautiful avenue.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The overly reported "troubles of the day" vanish while walking on either side of the road. The royal past comes alive each time one walks and remembers the past....it must have been something!!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We took the regular trams ( #1 and #2) all around the ring road to see the buildings by night. It was easy and very inexpensive. We got on the #2 tram near the bridge, and got off half way, then continued back around on the #1. Its really is simple. Remember if you feel you've gone wrong, the opposite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The best way to see Vienna is by walking and that includes the entire Ring, which you can walk in a few hours, including taking in all the attractions along the way. My hotel was near Schwendenplatz so I walked east on Franz-Josefs-Kai until I came to the north end of Stubenring, the eastern beginning of the Ring. There is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A walk along Ringstrasse offers glimpses of historic buildings with great architecture and statues to honour world renowned artists. An integral part of a tour of Vienna.

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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 centre. 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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