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Stephansplatz

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Address: Historic City Centre, Vienna, Austria
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Vienna City Classic Walk With a Small Group
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Small-Group Vienna Christmas Tour including Belvedere Palace Market

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Walking through fairyland with international shops

Most of the buildings are courtly and stately. The cobblestone pounds the sense of history into one's soles. That there are the same 'international high end' outlets here as... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2015
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Westbrook
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

Most of the buildings are courtly and stately. The cobblestone pounds the sense of history into one's soles. That there are the same 'international high end' outlets here as everywhere dampens the spirit as much as the dozens of tourists disengorged from the cruise ships who follow colored umbrellas or banners on the ancient pathways.

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

THE meeting point in Vienna City Center, here is the St. Stephans cathedral, which was once the highest building in Europe. Built in the 13c, it is in Gothic style. In the last days of WW2 it burned, but was restored completely. Here you can start your tour through old Vienna, Opera, Hofburg are in walking distance, or a shopping... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

This is sort of the Times Square of Vienna. However it's much cleaner and not quite as crowded or rowdy. Lot's of people there. Just a nice place to people watch. There are lots of shops and stores if you have a need to do there. Some gypsies and pan handlers there but they did not detrace from my expeience.

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Leamington Spa, England
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

The area around Stephansplatz is really nice - very atmospheric and close to excellent shopping. The Christmas Market there is pleasant with the usual array of huts and there is a good crowd milling around and enjoying the gluhwein.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Nice square. Ideal for shoppers. You may find tourist shops on the square. We visited Vienna at the end of November so the Christmas market was set up. It was amazing. The opera house is nearby about 5-10 mins away.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 December 2015

This is a great centre for all your shopping and still seeing the sights as you shop. Lots of coffee house and eateries to go for a breather and you can go to the Cathedral as you go around. All the designer shops are there, and you can max out your credit card very quickly. Shops don't stay open after... More 

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Reviewed 6 December 2015

Central Vienna...great to walk around and absorb the history.Good atmosphere. Lots of upmarket shops too...window shopping opportunities galore. Christmas market outside Stephansdom when we visited in December. Lovely at night too with all the Christmas lights.

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Reviewed 5 December 2015

This is as central as it gets. This is a touristy area with lots of people but worth visiting as it's still part of this very beautiful city with it's picturesque architecture.

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Reviewed 5 December 2015

During the period before Christmas it is very pleasant to have a walk around in this place in front of the Dom. It is full of People especially during the afternoon on week Ends.

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Reviewed 5 December 2015

Enjoyed the Christmas market here. There is also a great Männer (wafer) store nearby that has great things to bring home.

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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