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Constructed in the late 19th century, this wide avenue encircles the old city of Vienna.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ring road” (75 reviews)
“yellow tram” (33 reviews)
“tram ride” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Vienna, Austria
Inner City
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"ring road"
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"yellow tram"
in 33 reviews
"tram ride"
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"important buildings"
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"famous buildings"
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"your bearings"
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"city hall"
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"hop on hop"
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"opera house"
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"day pass"
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"both sides"
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"public transportation"
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"state opera"
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"central vienna"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are wonderful sights to see around the ringstrasse and in my opinion these are best enjoyed on foot. The yellow tourist tram (from Schwedenplatz) whizzes round in 25 minutes for 9 euros and you don't really get the best views of what's on offer....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grand Avenue of old Vienna. All the important and impressive institutes, governmental and cultural buildings are situated on Ringstrasse.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grand circular boulevard that separates the historic center of Vienna from the outer districts of the city is located where medieval fortifications once stood. Emperor Franz Josef ordered the city walls to be torn down in 1857 and construction of the wide thoroughfare began...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's possible to walk the 5 or so kilometres of the Ringstrasse or to take the tourist tram round the entire circle including the canal embankment. The circle can be completed using trams 1 and 2 also. The ring includes fabulous public and private buildings...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So many people only visit the inner part of the Ringstrasse nearest the Cathedral, and miss out on what there is to experience on the outer ring, where lies the national theater, the City hall, and a magnificently spired church, not to mention an absolutely...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The circular boulevard surrounding the Old Town is home to many beautiful and historic buildings including the Vienna State Opera, Austrian Parliament Building and the Vienna Rathaus. It replaced the old Vienna city walls in the eighteenth century when the city outgrew them. It is...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

We navigated the ringstrasse using public trams 1 & 2. We got off at points of interest such as Parliament, Rathaus & the museums. Wide circular boulevard gives an excellent introduction to the architecture of Vienna. Rick Steves has a good audio tour (free )that...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

While it is convenient, looks good, well supported , guided but 25 minutes ride thro' a ring road make you look right and left. By the time you set your camera or hear to audio the attraction is behind. Rather I would strongly recommend ring...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

This is essential Vienna.Must do for every tourist coming here. You can first take the tram (Tourist)or the public transport ( red tram) and take one round. Then do the tour by walk too. This grand ring road represents historic grandeur in terms of the...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Using the trams 1 & 2, using a 24 ticket you can go around the Ringstrasse far cheaper then using the yellow dedicated tram. You can also hope on and off for pictures etc. Local maps show tram lines, stops and so where to swap...More

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Emsie P
December 29, 2017|
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Response from richard b | Reviewed this property |
Hi all, I suspect that it is not. the Ubahn and other transporation is operated by the City, whereas to my knowledge the Ring Tram is privately owned. But check anyway, its possible things are different and change. Have a... More
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June 13, 2016|
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The Lippizaner Stallions engage in training exercises at the Spanish Riding School at specific hours, and tickets are required; reservations are very highly recommended. Go to the Spanish Riding School website (srs.at) for... More
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Response from George B | Reviewed this property |
HI, Not a lot to see at night as the Ringstrasse is the out ring route with good trams etc. To get your bearing suggest you use the firtst night in the centere around St stephensplatz. It will be reasonably busy with St... More
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