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Ringstrasse, Vienna

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • I recently learn that the construction of the ring road was therefore because of Emperor Franz Josef, wanted a better involvement of the military in the city centre after defeated revolution attempts... View, view. Who would have thought that? It became the largest construction project in Europe. But it can be seen! Beautifully put, whether on foot, by bike or tram, with the coach or taxi... it is worth around to visit! No other city in Europe has its sights so handy in one place!
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  • On the first day of your visit, riding the tram around the Ringstrasse is a good way to get your bearings in Vienna. It's easy, comfortable, and shows you the different areas. Then you can set off on ...  read more »
  • Ringstrasse that embraces the whole of the old town, you can experience by tram number one a cheap way to see most of the historic buildings. Tickets can be purchased at most tobacco shops. It begins at the Opera, and then passes the Parliament among others Kaiserliga Burgteater Rathaus Vienna Hofburg museums and many more beautiful buildings. The tram goes against Prater and here you can get off and walk in the beautiful Vienna Prater Avenue and its park maybe a visit to a theme park Prater with Riesenrad, among other things, the värdldskända Then you can take the number one back to Opera and look around the old city. A ride that doesn't cost so much!
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