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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. Add Ringstrasse and other attractions to your Vienna trip itinerary using our Vienna sightseeing planner.
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  • This circular street occupies the place of the ancient walls, surrounds the entire historic center and can be traveled by a tram!
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  • More than an attraction is a street ring that surrounds the center of Vienna. It is possible to travel through tour bus formulas or just by letting go of a tram ride.
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