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Vienna / Wien.

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Vienna, the capital city of Austria, is a popular travel destination known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and cultural offerings. In 2001, the city center was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historic center of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque palaces and gardens, and the late-19th-century Ringstraße lined with grand buildings.

⇒ Interactive city mapAll sights from A to Z at a glance •  Brochures & Maps

Here are some of the most popular travel destinations in Vienna:

Schönbrunn Palace (map): This 18th-century palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Vienna’s most popular attractions. Visitors can tour the palace’s opulent rooms, explore the extensive gardens, and even watch a performance at the palace’s theater.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral (map): This stunning Gothic cathedral is located in the heart of Vienna’s historic center and is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Visitors can climb the cathedral’s south tower for panoramic views of the city.

Belvedere Palace (map): This Baroque palace complex is home to a vast collection of Austrian art, including works by Gustav Klimt. Visitors can tour the palace’s opulent rooms and stroll through the beautiful gardens.

The Hofburg (map): This sprawling palace complex was once the imperial residence of the Habsburg dynasty and is now home to several museums (SISI MUSEUM) and attractions, including the Imperial Treasury and the Spanish Riding School.

Vienna Operahouse (map): This historic opera house is renowned for its world-class performances and stunning architecture. Visitors can attend a performance or take a guided tour of the building.

Naschmarkt (map): This bustling market is one of Vienna’s most popular attractions and offers a wide variety of food, produce, and artisanal goods.

Prater (map): This expansive park is home to Vienna’s famous Ferris wheel, as well as a variety of other rides and attractions.

A number of museums are located in the MuseumsQuartier (map), the former Imperial Stalls which were converted into a museum complex in the 1990s. It houses the Museum of Modern Art, commonly known as the MUMOK (Ludwig Foundation), the Leopold Museum (featuring the largest collection of paintings in the world by *Egon Schiele.

Directly opposite the Hofburg are the Kunsthistorisches Museum (map), which houses many paintings by old masters, ancient and classical artifacts, and the Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum, map).

There are a multitude of other museums in Vienna, including the Albertina (map), Museum of Art Fakes (map). Vienna Museum on Karlsplatz. There are also more than 100 art museums ⇒ List of museums in Vienna (wiki)

In 2009 the yellow tourist Vienna Ring Tram was established, which travels around the Ringstraße for €9 and has an audio guide in several languages. The famous ‘ring lines’ 1 and 2, however, will give you the exact same view (without, of course, the audio guide) and are covered by Vienna’s normal fare zone.

You can take tram 1 (bound for Prater-Hauptalle) from Oper to Schwedenplatz and take tram 2 (bound for Ottakring) from Schwedenplatz back to Oper.

 

Public transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in Austria.

Vienna has a good public transportation system ⇒ Wiener LinienAbout Tickets. The underground is very efficient and will take you to within a few minutes walk of anywhere you are likely to want to visit ⇒ Subway Map.

⇒ Also сheck оut мore info: Public Transport (wien.gv.at) • WienMobil – the app for all routes in Vienna.

BUS: Eurolines Austria / ÖBB postbus.at / InterCityBus

TRAIN: The railways are managed by the Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB. Wien Hauptbahnhof (map) – is the main railway station in Vienna / Wien Westbahnhof (map). Vienna ⇔ Salzburg = less than 2,5 hours with ÖBB railjet.

AIRPORT: Vienna International Airport (map), located 18 km (11 mi) southeast of the city center. City Airport Train – non-stop airport transfer to Vienna. + St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport.

FERRY: Riverboats on the Danube include connections with LinzBratislava and Budapest, but are slower and more expensive than other options.

  • LOD – Run a fast hydrofoil between Vienna and Bratislava May–October with up to two daily departures.
  • Twin City Liner – A fast catamaran between Vienna and Bratislava March–December with up to four daily departures.
  • Mahart Passnave – Operate a fast hydrofoil between Vienna and Budapest May–October with daily departures during the peak season.

All of Vienna.

All of Vienna is finally the perfect meeting place for people from all over the world again. Vienna is original and pure pleasure again.

In an infinite number of places in Vienna – from museums to coffee houses, restaurants and parks to hotels and meeting locations – the city can finally be experienced up close again.

⇒ video source: Vienna / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

In this section, you may find information on regulations for travelling and residing in Austria. ⇒ Federal Ministry of the Interior

Wiener Linien.

Wiener Linien is Vienna’s public transport operator and is responsible for some 180 underground, tram and bus lines.

Visit Salzburg.

Our article on the beautiful Salzburg. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.

Vienna PASS: The Vienna PASS is a sightseeing pass that provides free entry to over 60 of the city’s top attractions, as well as unlimited use of the hop-on hop-off bus tour. The pass can be purchased online and also includes skip-the-line access to many popular attractions.

Vienna Unwrapped: This website provides information on cultural events, festivals, concerts, exhibitions, and other activities taking place in Vienna and other Austrian cities throughout the year. The website is run by a local travel writer and is updated regularly with the latest information and insider tips.

Vienna Explorer: This website offers tours and activities in Vienna, including sightseeing tours, food tours, and cultural experiences. It also provides practical information on getting around the city and finding accommodation.