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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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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Wien Tourismus / Peter Rigaud
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.”
Wien Tourismus / Claudio Alessandri
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
WienTourismus / Christian Stemper
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.
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Country code: +43
Area code: 01
Vienna Tourist Board / Ronja Spranger
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.