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Ringstrasse, Vienna

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A ring road surrounding the Old Town of Vienna, Ringstrasse contains many historically and architecturally important buildings. The 5.3 km (3.3 mi) road replaced Vienna's former city walls. While this road was designed mostly as a display of the Habsburg Empire's grandeur, a second, parallel street called Lastenstrasse serves more practical purposes for traffic. Lined with many notable museums and cultural institutions, many of Rinstrasse's buildings are older than the street itself. A loop of the street will take you to the Vienna State Opera, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austrian parliament building, Vienna's city hall, and other historic buildings. Plan to see Ringstrasse and other attractions that appeal to you using our Vienna vacation trip planner.
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  • 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 t...  more »
  • You do not necessarily have to take the ring tram, you can make a very nice lap around the Vienna ring even with public transportation of tram line 1 + 2 and sees almost everything. Armed with a guide, a beautiful tour. Duration 25 minutes. Should you make in any case.
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  • 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) h...  more »