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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Vienna

Vienna (Wien), capital of the Republic of Austria, lies at the foot of the Wienerwald (Vienna Woods), the northeasterly foothills of the Alps, on the banks of the Danube, which here emerges, up to 285m/310yds wide, into the Vienna basin and some 50km/30mi downstream enters Slovakia at Bratislava. Being thus situated at the intersection of the old traffic routes from the Baltic to the Adriatic and from the Alpine foreland to the Hungarian plain made Vienna the gateway for trade between the different provinces which meet here and the natural nucleus of the Habsburg empire with its far-ranging territories, extending from the Alps and the Bohemian Forest by way of the Danube valley to the Carpathians.

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Central Area

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Imperial Palace

The Hofburg Imperial Palace is the official seat of the Austrian Head of State. It's architecture reflects a diversity of architectural styles including Gothic, Roccoco, Renaissance and Baroque.

Spanish Riding School

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Since 1562, the Spanish Riding School has featured impressive equestrian displays as well as breeding and training of Lippizaner horses. Visitors can watch practices and performances.

The Ring

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Ringstrasse is an impressive roadway, encompassing the Vienna city center.It was designed in the 1800s with many beautiful buildings erected along the route following its completion.

Sights South of the Ring

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Schönbrunn Palace

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Vienna's impressive Schonbrunn Palace served as the home for Maria Theresa in the 18th century. Built in typical Baroque style, the Palace has 1441 rooms of which several are open for visitors to see.

Northern Outer Districts

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Southern Outer Districts

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Danube

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Other Sights

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Surroundings

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