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Historic Center of Vienna

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Address: Innere Stadt, Vienna, Austria
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Walk around town

You can do it all on foot (buy a travel card for the length of your stay) underground stations everywhere

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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You can do it all on foot (buy a travel card for the length of your stay) underground stations everywhere

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Pavia, Italy
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Walk through the narrow streets and find in each corner buildings, squares, monuments that take you in the 19th century. Many attractions can be seen also if you have only few days. Enter the churches and the most famous Hofburg

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Newark, Delaware, United States
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This place is electrifying. There's a lot of things to do, shopping being my most favorite. The buildings are beautiful and historic. Loved spending time here!

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Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Don't miss the centre, palaces and parks especially. You don't need a guide, but it can add a lot of value and save you time.

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There's so much to see an do in Vienna and nothing disappoints. Most places are within walking distance of the city centre

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Enjoyed a 3 day city break in Vienna but found the city centre less interesting than other European cities we've visited. Enjoyed a stroll around the Alt Stadt (old town) and particularly liked the local Heurigers (local wine cellars and vineyards) dotted around the suburbs selling lovely home grown wines and rustic Austrian food. e.g. Mayer am Pfarrplatz A 25km... More 

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A walk that gives you the opportunity to get back to history through the present. History means past, present through art, architecture, etc.

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It's a good experience to walk around this part of Vienna since there were so many things to see. The cathedral, churchs, historical buildings, palace, museums, shops, sausage kiosk, pattiseries. It could easily took hours to do.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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The epitome of Vienna -- always a fun locale with beautiful horses and carriages clip-clopping by. Now on site is a glimpse of the earlier building below the earth of the square.

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The Innere Stadt is a must for all tourists, it has a mixture of many lovely and famous churches, quaint old houses in some parts near Schwedenplatz and Seilergasse, some of the most famous resaturants, patisseries, the Opera House, Sacher, Demel, Heiner the last two patisseries and the one before, Hotel, Restaurant and Patisserie. Many shops and Monuments. When you... 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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