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Constructed in the late 19th century, this wide avenue encircles the old city of Vienna.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“ring road” (73 reviews)
“yellow tram” (33 reviews)
“tram ride” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Vienna, Austria
Inner City
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We navigated the ringstrasse using public trams 1 & 2. We got off at points of interest such as Parliament, Rathaus & the museums. Wide circular boulevard gives an excellent introduction to the architecture of Vienna. Rick Steves has a good audio tour (free )that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While it is convenient, looks good, well supported , guided but 25 minutes ride thro' a ring road make you look right and left. By the time you set your camera or hear to audio the attraction is behind. Rather I would strongly recommend ring...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is essential Vienna.Must do for every tourist coming here. You can first take the tram (Tourist)or the public transport ( red tram) and take one round. Then do the tour by walk too. This grand ring road represents historic grandeur in terms of the...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Using the trams 1 & 2, using a 24 ticket you can go around the Ringstrasse far cheaper then using the yellow dedicated tram. You can also hope on and off for pictures etc. Local maps show tram lines, stops and so where to swap...More

Thank Eric F
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

when the wall was pulled down in Vienna it opened up a great area that could be worked with - to create a wide boulevard that would be lined with palaces of the nobility. The Ring has kept that impressiveness of a bygone era and...More

Thank Nick D
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

You can do the audio tour yellow team for 9€, or just take the regular red tram for a regular fare (or your pass if you’ve opted that). We did the latter, with Rick Steves’ free online audio tour, and broke up the circuit as...More

Thank Hollyrik
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The magnificent Ringstrasse boulevards host many of Vienna's main attractions - the Rathaus, the Parliament building, the Volksgarten, the Hofburg complex, etc. Of course there are many ways to visit. Instead of taking the tourist tram, we got on tram 2 (bound for Ottakring) from...More

1  Thank FTMDave
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

The ring road around central Vienna captures most of the sites of interest to visitors. The tram service around the ring is excellent, with pocket maps available to easily relate tram stops to various sites of interest. This a great way to begin a visit...More

1  Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I took the ride my first morning in Vienna and it was well worth it. The commentary is excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Elizabeth D
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Here for the first time, I decide to take the tram to reach the accomodation. Tram is always on time, no long waiting’s at the stops. Very big and clean. Tidy and comfortable.

1  Thank MattR476
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Emsie P
30 December 2017|
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Response from richard b | Reviewed this property |
Hi all, I suspect that it is not. the Ubahn and other transporation is operated by the City, whereas to my knowledge the Ring Tram is privately owned. But check anyway, its possible things are different and change. Have a... More
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13 June 2016|
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The Lippizaner Stallions engage in training exercises at the Spanish Riding School at specific hours, and tickets are required; reservations are very highly recommended. Go to the Spanish Riding School website (srs.at) for... More
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Response from George B | Reviewed this property |
HI, Not a lot to see at night as the Ringstrasse is the out ring route with good trams etc. To get your bearing suggest you use the firtst night in the centere around St stephensplatz. It will be reasonably busy with St... More
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