About Vienna

Vienna is definitely worth the trip! The Austrian capital is world-famous for its rich cultural heritage. There is no other city where so many famous composers have lived; the variety of music is manifold in Vienna. For all that the city continues to drive creativity and innovation forward to design the music of the 21st century.

Vienna is a city with a very high quality of life, a feature that is highly appreciated by the many visitors who come to the Austrian capital. But nowadays Vienna is also known as a modern art center. No matter if you enjoy a relaxed shopping trip or simply the life of coffee houses and Heurigen, trendy bars, sausage vendors and discos.

The old town of Vienna belongs to the UNESCO world cultural heritage. Vienna boasts 50 theaters, including three opera houses and two theaters staging musicals, 100 museums.


Vienna is a city with a very high quality of life, a feature that is highly appreciated by the many visitors who come to the Austrian capital. The Vienna Tourist Board provides comprehensive information about sights, hotels and leisure activities in Vienna to give visitors a structured overview of the many events and attractions in the city.

Famous landmarks:

  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • Zoo Schönbrunn
  • Museum of Fine art & Museum of Natural History (mirror image façade)
  • UNO-City
  • Hofburg
  • Palais Belvedere
  • St. Stephan’s Cathedral
  • Spanish Riding School
    Possibilities of Sightseeing Tours

  • By bus – HOPON
  • By Tram – Vienna Ring Tram
  • By City-Guide
  • By City Bike
  • In a horse drawn carriage
  • Time Zone

    Vienna is in the Central European time zone (CET = GMT / UCT + 1)


    The mother tongue of Austria is German, and the most commonly spoken foreign language is English.

    Climate and Temperature

    In September the climate in Vienna is comfortably warm and allows you to spend your days outside. Temperatures are typically between 10°C and 19°C.


    Payments will only be accepted in Euro – €


    Visas for Austria are not required for Australian, British, Canadian, other EU and USA nationals.
    For further information please visit the website of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs


    Getting to Vienna

    1. By car and Bus:

    Austria has an excellent network of motorways, expressways and federal highways.
    You will need a vignette to use Vienna’s city motorways.

    1.1. Parking in Vienna:

    When travelling to Vienna by car, please take note of the rules for short-term parking zones in Vienna.
    Parking tickets are available from

  • Tobacco shops
  • Filling stations
  • Wiener Linien (Vienna Transport Authority) ticket offices
  • Wiener Linien ticket machines
  • Via Handyparken (mobile phone parking ticket service)
  • Price for 30 minutes: 1 €

    If your hotel does not have parking facilities, please ask at the reception for an all-day parking permit.
    You can park your car very inexpensively at Vienna’s Park & Ride Garages for about 3.40 euros per day.

    1.2. Rent a car

  • Vienna is a member of Car2GO
  • It’s easy to rent a car at the airport, train station or in the city
    2. International Bus Connections:

    From across Europe, Vienna is operated by the bus company Eurolines. 

    3. By train:

    Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) offer a well-developed railway network and modern trains that carry you to Vienna in safety and comfort. Vienna can also be easily reached by train from further afield.
    The ÖBB offer discounts for various groups.

    4. By plane:

    Vienna’s airport is located Vienna-Schwechat, 19km south east of the center. Take the City Airport Train CAT to the city center in 16 minutes without any stops. The airport is connected to the city center by the S-Bahn line S7, which runs underneath the airport. Trains leave every 30 minutes and take approx. half an hour to reach Vienna-City beside Vienna’s main bus terminal. 
    The express train line S7 and airport express buses will take you into the city and to Vienna’s main train stations.
    A taxi service is also available from the airport. The price for one way is approx. 36, – €.

    How to get around

    1. Public Transport:

    There are 5 metros, 29 trams, and 145 busses available.

    Ticket prices relating to Wiener Linien:

  • Single Trip – € 2,20
  • 24h – € 7,60
  • 2 Days- € 18,90
  • 3 Days – € 21.90
  • Vienna Ring Tram – € 8,00
    2. Taxi numbers

    Taxi companies:

  • Tel. 01 60160
  • Tel. 01 40100
  • Tel. 01 31300

    You can also search for a taxi number on http://www.herold.at

    Lifestyle and Shopping

  • Viennese nightlife: Dancing and “chilling” of the highest quality
  • “IN”-places: design oriented – good foods – dinner drinks – trendy places
  • Coffee Houses: traditional – wide variety of coffee drinks – international newspapers

    There are three main shopping areas in Vienna:

  • The old Town – Vienna’s own special note
  • The Kohlmarkt & Kärnterstraße – cool elegance and stylish glamour in exclusive boutiques
  • The Mariahilferstraße – the city’s longest and most lively shopping street

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