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Address: Vienna, Austria
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Ringstrasse Project Small Group 3-Hour History Tour in Vienna
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Architecture of Red Vienna Small Group Tour
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Imperial Grand Tour: Vienna City and Wienerwald

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Great overview of Vienna

I recommend riding this street car your first day. You get a good overview of how the city is laid out and where everything is. Just be sure it is the right street car as some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Reno, Nevada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was recommended by our guide book and most TripAdvisor reviews. We looked forward to getting a nice overview of the city in a unique way, but were terribly dissappointed. Here is what happened to us today: we were given (very cheap) headphones when we entered the tram. The tram is really old and the seats are wooden. The tickets... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend riding this street car your first day. You get a good overview of how the city is laid out and where everything is. Just be sure it is the right street car as some do not go all the way around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the trams around the Ringstrasse and get a good overview of Vienna. Stunning architecture all along the way and views of many of the major sites in Vienna.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are taken around in the city by a tram-way, where you can stop or you continue at any time you want. You can see the important places and important buildings during your tour. For sure you are being guide during the Tour which is very interesting and amazing too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take Trams 1 and 2 and see so many amazing sights in Vienna. Instead of taking a hop-on-hop-off tour, get a ticket to these two trams and see the exact same sights on your own time, with the same stops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guidebooks recommend starting your visit with the tram ride and that is good advice. It helps you locate the important buildings and is an introduction to this beautiful city. Commentary in many languages available through headphones

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rinstrasse is really majestic! Some of the most impressive buldings of the Austrian capital are there such as the Greek architecture parliament, the gothic Town hall (Rathaus), the renaissance University building and the baroque buildings of Musuem of Natural History and Museum of Art History, but also the Royal residence with Maria Theresia gardens and the Burgtheater! The boulevard is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely walk to allow access to any attraction! Ringstrasse is actually every street in the outer ring of the Old Town. Taking an actual stroll would probably take a couple of hours, but you can take tram 1 and 2 with different stops and see the best of Vienna!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had very little time in Vienna so opted to do the 25 minute tram ride on the Ringstrasse. It's not a hop on/hop off tram, you just get on at the beginning, pay your 9E and plug in your (included) headphones, set the language and away you go. It's a 25 minute circuit of the Ringstrasse and you go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ringing the old part of the city, Ringstrasse takes you on a 5-7km track, past some of the most amazing examples of Austrian architecture you will ever see. Lovely at night, probably just as nice in the daylight.

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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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