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Historic Center of Vienna

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Address: Innere Stadt, Vienna, Austria
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The historic centre of Vienna is rich in beautiful architecture, including...

The historic centre of Vienna is rich in beautiful architecture, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.

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Lovely city

Use the Hop on Hop off bus to get around. We got two days for the price of one which was very useful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Use the Hop on Hop off bus to get around. We got two days for the price of one which was very useful.

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These are not usually our thing but decided "when in Rome".....we'd already done the bus tour and had an idea of the areas we wanted to see a bit more of. Being in the carriage was lovely and the driver tried to impart some historical knowledge but was pretty grumpy, as he had his back to us we couldn't hear... More 

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Very beautiful buildings, plenty of museums for all tastes. If your into Art and Music this place is for you. Plenty to do in Vienna

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Once imperial Habsburgs´ Vienna, capital and heart of Austro-Hungarian Empire wittnessed by numerous beautiful official buildings and somptuous aristocratic palaces, nowadays a prosperous safe capital of a proud Austrian Republic - Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Especially close before and during Christmas festivities its attractivity is boosted by Christmas Markets, wonderful street illumination and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first visit to Vienna. I was very surprised by the beauty of so many historic buildings, statues and also by the friendliness of the Viennese people. The museums and art galeries were amazing to visit. If you are a coffee lover, you need to visit the city as there is a big coffee culture. If you love... More 

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Walking through Vienna’s historic centre, the first municipal district, also means experiencing history at close range. No other place in the city embodies the encounter of different eras in as impressive a manner. You'll enjoy the walk through this beautiful inner city in any season of the year. Absolutely profound, learning experience.

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Vienna's old town inside the Ringstrasse is elegant and stylish. Wide streets and spacious squares, interesting smaller streets and a beautiful cathedral make it a pleasure to explore. Visit the coffee shops, the stylish fashion houses, bars and restaurants. We loved it and can't wait to go again.

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The centre of Vienna is surrounded by old, historical buildings that are imposing and much more beautiful than what you find in the modern world. You will wish the cars would disappear and horse-drawn carriages would re-appear from the past. As I stood and looked about in wonder, I wished I could change from my trousers to a long gown... More 

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Beautiful area with walking streets, shopping, interesting architecture. Many restaurant and coffee shops where you will surely find something you like. The area is full of interest points - museums and galleries, churches and more. In November and December you can find Christmas Markets everywhere...

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A bit of an expensive city so recommend doing a walking tour with a guide to appreciate the history of the main buildings and to get recommendations. Otherwise can be a bit overwhelming as there are quite simple so many elaborate buildings, one after another.

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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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