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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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A delightful walk

I took a couple of hours to walk the entire Ringstrasse--one impressive building after another, as well as parks and gardens. THE boulevard to stroll along.

Reviewed 24 September 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

I took a couple of hours to walk the entire Ringstrasse--one impressive building after another, as well as parks and gardens. THE boulevard to stroll along.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Another square (Platz) which is not particularly pretty but is a transport hub surrounded by some imposing buildings. I'm not too sure about the extent to which this represents an attraction in the otherwise magnificent city of Vienna - but in any event you'll probably pass through it even if you don't specifically endeavour to visit it - just cast... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

There is a path all the way around the Ringstrasse. It's shared between walkers/runners and cyclists for most to the way but it's a good surface and flat. We were in Vienna enroute to the Berlin marathon so it was a great 5km circuit for us.... and you couldn't ask for better scenery. Lots of magnificent buildings to see along... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

We walked this road several times for different reasons. When we came beginning of September, there was a demonstration/music event that was just amazing. A huge parade with different trucks playing different music. We watched the parade go by and had a little dance also. Yes, that meant no public transport and we had to walk a lot, but that... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

I drove, walked and rode the tram around the Ring - and it was mesmerising to see the magnificent buildings and the delightful colours of autumn leaves. I would recommend it to anyone in Vienna.

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Around 1850 Emperor Franz Joseph II ordered the tearing down of Vienna's city walls with the words, "I will it." In the place of the walls, luxury houses and palaces were built that still stand today.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Walking along the Ringstrasse is to appreciate one of the most interesting streets (perhaps the most interesting) in the world. Lined with trees in many parts of it, it is amazing to observe buildings such as the opera house, city hall, parliament, and imperial palace. It almost takes your breath away.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of experiencing the Ringstrasse on foot, tram and horse carriage. There's lots to do and see at leisure. Definitely worthwhile experience if you're ever in the city.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Bought a weekly pass for 16 euros at a U station. This allows as much public transit as you want from Monday to Monday. We boarded tram 2 on the ring by the opera house. As you approach the Danube canal, switch to tram 2 which takes you the rest of the way around the ring, back to where you... More 

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Once you buy your transit ticket or transit pass, hop on the tram #2 and sit back. The route goes counterclockwise around the old city. Halfway around, exchange to tram #1 at Schwedenplatz and complete the circle. Or can do by bike (We're not that fit, but from others who've done it, it's a more relaxed pace). You can see... More 

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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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