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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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We were on a walking tour from our cruise ship. So we only viewed the buildings from the exterior - no time for inside viewing. The many monumental buildings are maintained very... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were on a walking tour from our cruise ship. So we only viewed the buildings from the exterior - no time for inside viewing. The many monumental buildings are maintained very well and most impressive. Much better than the ones in Budapest which seemed to have suffered during the Communist regime.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This part of the city is like to be in a great museum, actually my husband said ithis is like a museum that became in a city! There is a lot of things to see and to learn about all the events that happened in this city that is amazing. Everything is very close ( walking distance). Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a little cold, but with total 25 min walking, you can criss cross inner city and enjoy the architecture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The buildings in the center are very nice and well kept, make sure you know were to go and what you want to see. The inner city is not too large so you can easily walk it. There are some tourist attractions so enough reasons to walk around for a day, have lunch and a beer in the evening!

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St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very nice and beautiful city. Lots of places to explore. The christmas markets are very nice. The parks are very nice. Lots of culture and museums and operas. Will be visiting again this magnificent city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am lover of European culture and this is IT FOR REAL !!! Christmas atmosphere at here is really magic ;)

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning city! Everything is beautiful, clean and renewed. It so much worth seeing. You can find all the museums and palaces close to each other. You can get everywhere on foot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely walk with so many beautiful buildings. Loved it. All white and clean. Busy because I was there over New Year. A must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I cannot imagine that anyone planning a trip to Vienna wouldn't be planning a trip here, but it is truly beautiful. Just what you would expect and more. My only criticism is of myself and that my planning did not allow for the time to just wander and explore.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'd say, if there is anything specifically you feel you need to see then do get a map. otherwise just walk, you'll have plenty of stuff to take pictures of and come back to the museums afterwards. the horse carriage thing looks nice when they are parked in Stephansplatz, but FOR ME, it was not worth it.

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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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