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Historic Center of Vienna, Vienna

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World heritage site · Architectural Building · Landmark
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Boasting Baroque castles and gardens mixed with monuments and parks, the architecture of Historic Center of Vienna, a World Heritage Site, reflects significant cultural and political periods in Europe. Most notably, the center's architecture visually represents the Middle Ages, the Baroque period, and the Grunderzeit. This site was the home of Celtic and Roman settlements before developing into a Medieval and then Baroque city. With the Ringstrasse and its historic buildings and monuments, Vienna's historic core is full of important Austrian museums and government buildings. Walk along the Danube, and look for the different architectural imprints left on this city. Take a look at our Vienna trip maker tool to schedule your visit to Historic Center of Vienna and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This is such a wonderful city to just wander the streets of an amazing historic city. Just a joy to take your time just walking around and poking your head into various shops. This area is full of... 
    This is such a wonderful city to just wander the streets of an amazing historic city. Just a joy to take your time just walking around and poking your head into various shops. This area is full of...  more »
  • Lovely to walk around, lots of beautiful buildings, shops, restaurants. St. Stephen's Cathedral acted as a central marker for us as we explored. Nice to have pedestrian only areas so as to not worry.....  more
    Lovely to walk around, lots of beautiful buildings, shops, restaurants. St. Stephen's Cathedral acted as a central marker for us as we explored. Nice to have pedestrian only areas so as to not worry.....  more »
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  • A truly beautiful sight. There are several buildings in this location. All with amazing and intriguing designs, statues, patterns and carvings. The area is very clean. Taking pics and stopping to admire can be uncomfortable as the area is extremely busy(as it should be). So better go in the morning or early afternoon on weekdays. During holidays, the area is decorated beautifully. Taxis and cars will find it difficult to pass the streets here due to excess pedestrians. All in all, amazing place, definitely a most visit when you are in Vienna.
  • Cultural landmark, unique cultural heritage building, amazing cultural ornaments and colors,, even from inside you will find a great work

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