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Ringstrasse, Vienna

#7 of 106 in Historic Sites in Vienna
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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. Add Ringstrasse and other attractions to your Vienna trip itinerary using our Vienna sightseeing planner.
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  • RingStrasse - in the 18 hundreds Franz Josef I has decided that the old city walls - that by then became inner walls and somewhat useless given the dimension of the city (and the changing times and...  more »
  • It is always astonishing how beautiful Vienna is. One of the most amazing parts is definitely Vienna’s ring, especially from the Oper till Rathaus. In the evening, it has something even more special.....  more »

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