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 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.

currency

Euro, €1 = 100 cents

phone

144 (Emergency services and ambulance)
122 (Fire brigade)
133 (Police)
141 (Medical doctors on duty)

newspaper

Kurier
Der Standard
Die Presse
Wiener Zeitung
Neue Kronen Zeitung

hours

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.

population

1.7 million

info

Vienna Tourist Office
Albertinaplatz/Maysedergasse, district 1
+43 1 24 555

website

www.wien.info
www.facebook.com/WienTourismus
www.youtube.com/Vienna
www.twitter.com/WienInfoB2B
www.instagram.com/viennatouristboard

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The City

Vienna is the capital of Austria as well as its smallest state. It 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, with the Schönbrunn Palace, the Belvedere and the Imperial Palace. The city is also appreciated around the world for its top-notch music and cultural offerings in concert halls, museums and on stage – from the large Musikverein Hall to the prestigious Museum of Fine Arts and the Vienna State Opera.
And let’s not forget that Vienna is considered one of the world's most liveable cities and has been awarded this distinction for eighth times in a row, confirming the city status as a metropolis for bon vivants and art lovers, offering its guests an abundance of unique attractions at any time of the year.

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Top 5

Vienna is old, Vienna is new – and so varied: from the magnificent Baroque buildings and Art Nouveau masterpieces to the latest architecture achievements, Vienna is a city of beauty and art far beyond its imperial legacy: the city draws tourists with its dynamic mix of an imperial-nostalgic flair and an extremely creative cultural scene.

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Museum of Fine Arts Vienna (KHM)

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Schönbrunn Palace

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St. Stephen’s Cathedral

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Museums Quartier

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The Prater & Giant Ferris Wheel

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Do & See

Vienna has over 100 museums and countless examples of great architecture in harmony between old and new design. When you've got enough sightseeing for the day, rest in one of the 280 parks and gardens scattered around the city.

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St. Stephen’s Cathedral

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Secession

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Belvedere Palace

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Hofburg Imperial Palace

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Museums Quartier

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Spanish Riding School

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Kunst Haus Wien

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Karlskirche

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Albertina

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Mumok - Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna

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The Prater & Giant Ferris Wheel

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Schönbrunn Palace

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Museum of Natural History

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Vienna State Opera

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MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts

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Danube Tower

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Museum of Fine Arts Vienna (KHM)

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House of the Sea

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Imperial Treasury

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Concert Halls

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Central Cemetery

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Vienna Boys' Choir

Wien Museum

Weiner Schnitzel with Potatoes Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock.com

Dining

The Viennese still like to celebrate the good old days on a daily basis, for example with a hearty Kaisersemmel, traditional Viennes bread, or when enjoying a Kaiserschmarrn, Austrian chopped pancakes dusted with powdered sugar.
Vienna is also the only metropolis in the world that grows a significant enough amount of wine within city limits, so prepare to find plenty of good local wines to match your Viennese dinners.

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Palmenhaus

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Figlmüller

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Motto am Fluss

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Das LOFT

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Mochi

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Fabios

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Motto

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Naschmarkt Deli

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Market Restaurant

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ShanghaiTan

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Labstelle

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Plachuttas Gasthaus zur Oper

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Gasthaus Wolf

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Kussmaul

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Restaurant Konstantin Filippou

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Silberwirt

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Cafes

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.

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Akrap Espressobar

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People On Caffeine

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Demel K.u.K Hofzuckerbäcker

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Café Leopold

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Phil Bar & Bookstore

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Das Möbel Furniture Cafe

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Café Europa

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Café Mozart

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Kaffeefabrik

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Balthasar

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Bars & Nightlife

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.

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Volksgarten Club Disco

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Pratersauna

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Albertina Passage

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Platzhirsch

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Red Room

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Grelle Forelle

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U4

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Roxy Club

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The Loft

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Sass Music Club

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Tanzcafe Jenseits

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Rhiz

Benjamin Fehringer

Donau

Chaya Fuera

Chaya Fuera

Shopping in Vienna's old city Wien Tourismus / Peter Rigaud

Shopping

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.”

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Kärntner Straße

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Kohlmarkt & Goldenes Quartier

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Mariahilfer Straße

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Ringstrassen-Galerien

Vienna Tourist Board / Peter Rigaud

Naschmarkt

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Flea Market

Augarten Wien

Augarten Porcelain Manufactory

Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau

Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau

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Lindengasse

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Mühlbauer hat producers

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Altmann & Kühne

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Blossoming confectionary

Andrea Peller

The Viennastore

Hertha Hurnaus

MQ Point

David Auner

Yppenplatz and Brunnenmarkt

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Karmelitermarkt

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Gumpendorfer Straße

Bill Lorenz / Gerstner Catering

Gerstner K.u.K. Hofzuckerbäcker

Die Zuckerlwerkstatt

The Zuckerlwerkstatt (Sugar Workshop)

Ludwig / Leeb

Lena Hoschek

Rupert Steiner

Vienna Silver Factory

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Accommodations

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 Hotels & Info

WienTourismus / Christian Stemper

Tourist Information

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!

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Airport

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

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Phone: +43 1 7007-0

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Public Transport

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.

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Taxi

Taxi 601 60
+43 601 60
www.taxi60160.at

Taxi 401 00
+43 401 00
www.taxi40100.at

Taxi 313 00
+43 313 00
www.taxi31300.at

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Post

Central Post Office

Address: Fleischmarkt 19, Vienna

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Pharmacy

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.

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Electricity

220 V, 50 Hz

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Phone

Country code: +43
Area code: 01

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Flowers at Augarten Vienna Tourist Board / Ronja Spranger

Unique Spots

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.

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New campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

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Augarten

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Graffiti scene along Danube Canal

Heinz Holzmann, 2009

Art in the public domain

Edelstoff

Brotfabrik

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Sightseeing by boat

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The Vienna Woods

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In a horse-drawn carriage through Vienna

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Spittelberg

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Freihaus district

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Bitzinger sausage stand on Albertinaplatz

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Film Museum

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Church am Steinhof

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Yellow Fog

Therme Wien

Therme Wien

Alexander Tuma

Gartenbaukino

Zeinlhofergasse

Jewish Cemetery