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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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  • Very unfriendly bus driver on the city tourist bus so we took a private sector bus for the ring tour. Much nice people. 
  • There are so many things to do along the Ringstasse, shops, cafés, restauratnts and very nice buildings. 
  • The Vienna ring road is one of the top attractions of the city of Vienna, you can comfortably by tram (change 1 x required) the entire ring road ride or see on foot (if you have a lot of fitness and athleticism). There are many attractions, such as the Urania Observatory or the Parliament.
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