Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. Rich in examples of architecture including Baroque castles, gardens, and the Ringstrasse lined with parks, monuments and grand buildings.
Art and culture are embedded in the soul of Vienna, with theater, opera, and fine arts on offer.
Vienna is one of the few capitals of the world with its own vineyards and Viennese cafés have an extremely long and distinguished history that dates back centuries. Come and experience all that Vienna has to offer.
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144 (Emergency services and ambulance)
122 (Fire brigade)
141 (Medical doctors on duty)
Neue Kronen Zeitung
Shops are usually open Mon - Fri from 9.00 am - 6.30 pm, Sat until 5.00 pm or 6.00 pm; some shopping centers are open until 8.00 pm or 9.00 from Mon-Fri.
Vienna Tourist Office
Albertinaplatz/Maysedergasse, district 1
+43 1 24 555
Vienna is the capital of Austria as well as its smallest state. The city is located on the Danube in the center of Europe, near the north-eastern extension of the Alps, and a large part of it is surrounded by the Vienna Woods. There are many excellent reasons to travel to Vienna: The city is world-famous for its magnificent imperial heritage, for Schönbrunn Palace, the Belvedere and the Imperial Palace. The city is appreciated around the world for its top-notch music and cultural offerings in concert halls, in museums and on stage – from the large Musikverein Hall to the prestigious Museum of Fine Arts to the Vienna State Opera. And let’s not forget that Vienna is considered the “World's Most Liveable City.” In the 2017 Mercer Study, employees of international companies abroad (expatriates) awarded this distinction to the city on the Danube for the eighth time in a row. Vienna is world-famous as a metropolis for bon vivants and art lovers. The city offers its guests an abundance of unique attractions at any time of the year, which you can incorporate into delightful packages.
Vienna is old, Vienna is new – and so varied: from the magnificent Baroque buildings and“golden” Art Nouveau to the latest architecture. Vienna is a city of beauty and art not just because of the many buildings from the imperial age – there are the museums, collections and artworks of world-class renown. The city draws tourists with its dynamic mix of an imperial-nostalgic flair and an extremely creative cultural scene.
The Prater & Giant Ferris Wheel
Museum of Fine Arts Vienna (KHM)
The attitude towards life that tourists look for nowadays is conveyed by the juxtaposition of the traditional, such as the coffee house and wine tavern that radiate Vienna’s sense of appreciative serenity, and the cutting edge, such as internationally renowned events, from the Life Ball to the festival for electronic music. All of this provides an extraordinarily packed program of events the whole year round, and makes the city one of the leading centers of entertainment and culture in Europe.
More information on https://events.wien.info/en/
New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Vienna has over 100 museums, great architecture in harmony between old and new design, 280 parks and gardens with over 400 species of roses during spring in Volksgarten.
MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art
Mumok - Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna
Museum of Natural History
Museum of Fine Arts Vienna (KHM)
The Viennese still like to celebrate the good old days on a daily basis - e.g. with a hearty “Kaisersemmel” or when enjoying a Kaiserschmarrn dusted with powdered sugar. Viennese cuisine is the only type of cooking in the world that is named after a city. Vienna is also the only metropolis in the world that grows a significant enough amount of wine within city limits to warrant a mention. And the Viennese coffee house is known around the globe for its informal pleasantness, as an oasis of "Gemütlichkeit".
Plachuttas Gasthaus zur Oper
Restaurant Konstantin Filippou
The Viennese coffee house has been an oasis of gemütlichkeit for ages. Since 2011, the traditional Viennese coffee house culture has even been part of the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. Traditional cafes entice visitors with a wide variety of coffee drinks, international newspapers and pastry creations. Modern representatives of the genre enrich the tradition with stylish flair.
Café Landtmann beim Burgtheater
Demel K.u.K Hofzuckerbäckerei
Top quality dancing and chilling – Vienna’s electronic music scene is, after all, famous around the world. Such a creative musical ambience is an ideal breeding ground for the latest musical creations: clubs such as Flex, Fluc, Rhiz and Pratersauna play electronic music by homegrown musicians who are also causing a sensation on the international scene. The musical styles have never been this diverse. Vienna’s many dance temples are the best venues for non-stop partying.
An original souvenir for friends at home or a pretty memento for yourself: shopping is part of the pleasure of a Vienna vacation. An overview of the city’s most attractive shopping areas, including a few “secret tips.”
Kohlmarkt & Goldenes Quartier
Augarten Porcelain Manufactory
Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau
Yppenplatz and Brunnenmarkt
Gerstner K.u.K. Hofzuckerbäcker
The Zuckerlwerkstatt (Sugar Workshop)
You can find more than 400 hotels, guest houses and apartments in Vienna, together with addresses, photographs and room prices, in our latest hotel list. Our list of accommodation can help you find the right place to stay in Vienna. Our team at Vienna Hotels & Info will be pleased to help you choose and book your accommodation in Vienna.
Find your hotel here www.vienna.info/en/hotel/search
Vienna City Card. The official Vienna Card.
Experience the city with the low-cost Vienna City Card for 24, 48 or 72 hours. Use the included travel ticket of Wiener Linien or the hop-on hop-off tours of Big Bus Tours and additionally enjoy more than 210 benefits – from museum to heuriger – all from just €13.90!
Vienna’s International Airport is at Schwechat, 20 km from the centre of Vienna. The CAT airport train (www.cityairporttrain.com) takes 16 minutes to the centre (discount with the Vienna Card) and departures from the airport every half hour.
The journey with the busses of AirportLines takes 20 minutes to the centre and departures every half hour. The train (Schnellbahn S7) takes 32 minutes to the centre, (discount with the Vienna Card) and departures every half hour. Information about the Airport taxi can be found at www.flughafentaxi.at
Phone: +43 1 7007-0
Vienna has underground lines, trams and buses. The same ticket is valid everywhere and can be bought at tobacconists, at the advance sale points and at the online shop of the Vienna Lines or special ticket machines on board.
Taxi 601 60
+43 601 60
Taxi 401 00
+43 401 00
Taxi 313 00
+43 313 00
Central Post Office
Address: Fleischmarkt 19, Vienna
The pharmacies in Vienna are open Monday to Friday 8 am - 6 pm and Saturdays 8am - 12 pm. However, there are always 24-hours/7-days open locations throughout the city and a list of the nearest open pharmacy is posted outside of each pharmacy.
Country code: +43
Area code: 01
Vienna has something to offer. Apart from the “classic” sights, there are many hidden and perhaps unprepossessing places in Vienna. Here are a few secret tips that should definitely be included on a trip to Vienna.
New campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
Graffiti scene along Danube Canal
In a horse-drawn carriage through Vienna
Bitzinger sausage stand on Albertinaplatz