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 Vienna is the capital of Austria and its largest city. Art and culture are embedded in the soul of Vienna: imperial splendour, world-class museums, opera and classical music heritage but also a unique Modernist legacy and a cosmopolitan flair.
Walk down the parks- and grand palace-lined Ringstrasse, experience the centuries-old cafe tradition and admire the astonishing architecture of a buzzing modern capital filled with history.

currency

Euro, €1 = 100 cents

phone

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

newspaper

Kurier (kurier.at)
Der Standard (www.derstandard.at)
Die Presse (diepresse.com)
Wiener Zeitung (www.wienerzeitung.at)
www.thelocal.at (News in English)

hours

Shops are usually open Mon - Fri from 9:00 - 18:30 pm, Sat until 17:00 or 18:00; some shopping centers are open Mon - Fri until 20:00 or 21:00.

population

1.7 million

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Vienna Tourist Office

Albertinaplatz/Maysedergasse
+43 1 24 555
info@wien.info
Open daily: 09:00 - 19:00

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The City

Vienna is located on the Danube, just at the center of Europe and near the north-eastern extension of the Alps, largely surrounded by the Vienna Woods.
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 offer with many renown concert halls, museums and institutions – 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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Unique Spots

Besides the many sights sought-after by tourist, Vienna has something more to offer: there are many hidden gems in the city that often provide a deeper understanding of its history and a real insight into its current daily life. Here are a few tips to check out for a off-the-beaten-track trip to Vienna.

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Campus of Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

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Augarten

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Street Art along Danube Canal

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Vienna Woods

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Horse Carriage Ride

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Freihausviertel

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Bitzinger Hot Dog Stand

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Steinhof Church

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Yellow Fog Lights Installation

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Therme Wien

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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

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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

Since 2011, the traditional Viennese coffee house culture has been part of the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. Traditional cafes entice visitors with a wide variety of coffee-based specialties, heavenly pastry creations and a unique cozy and friendly: the Austrian gemütlichkeit.

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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

A world-famous electronic scene, live music, relaxed cocktail bars and a top-notch cultural offer. A young scene of microbreweries, waterside bars along the Danube sides and retro bars populates the bohemian neighbourhoods and are the perfect places to spend a more relaxed evening. During the weekend head towards one of the famous underground clubs.

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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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Rhiz

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Shopping

An original souvenir for friends at home or a pretty memento for yourself: shopping is an essential part of any stay in Vienna. From the many colourful markets and shops filled with countless mouth-watering Viennese specialties to design boutiques and luxury shopping experiences: whatever is your budget you'll find a sweet gift to bring back with you.

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Kärntner Straße

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Naschmarkt

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Altmann & Kühne

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Kohlmarkt & Goldenes Quartier

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Flea Market at Naschmarkt

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Augarten Porcelain Flagship Store

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Mühlbauer Hat Manufacturer

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The Viennastore

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Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau

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Ringstrassen-Galerien

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Gerstner K.u.K. Hofzuckerbäcker

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Lindengasse

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Blühendes Konfekt

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Brunnenmarkt & Yppenplatz

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Gumpendorfer Straße

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Zuckerlwerkstatt

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Lena Hoschek

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Vienna Silver Factory

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Tourist Information

Passport/Visa

Austria can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Vienna in between April and May and between September and the middle of October. The weather is mild and the low-peak tourist season means that visitors can expect lower prices on average.
The warmer summer months are very popular with tourists but expect prices to be higher.

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Airport

Vienna’s International Airport is at Schwechat, 20 km from the centre of Vienna. There different options to reach the city:

- The city airport train, CAT, (www.cityairporttrain.com) takes 16 minutes to the centre and departures from the airport every half an hour.
- The journey with the busses of Vienna AirportLines links the airport with the main transport hubs in the city. It takes 20 minutes to the centre and departures are every half an hour.
- The fast train (S-Bahn) is the cheapest option and takes 25 minutes to the centre. Trains leaves every 30 minutes, with additional services at peak-time.
- The taxi stand is located just outside of the arrival building. For information about the different taxi companies ask at the City Transfer counter in the arrival hall.

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Phone: +43 1 70070

Website: www.viennaairport.com/en/passengers

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Public Transport

The public transport company Wiener Linien provides a broad network of tram, underground (U-Bahn) and bus lines, which make getting anywhere in and around Vienna very easy.
There are single, 24- and 48-hour tickets, beside passes for longer periods. The same ticket is valid everywhere and can be bought at tobacconists (Vienna’s 850 Tabaktrafik), at the vending machines available in any underground station, via the online shop or ticket app of Wiener Linien or at one of their ticket office.

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Email: post@wienerlinien.at

Phone: +43 1 79090

Website: www.wienerlinien.at

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Taxi

Taxis are easy to find at the taxi stands and train stations and are relatively cheap compared to other European destinations. Some reliable companies are:

Taxi 401 00
+43 1 401 00
www.taxi40100.at

Taxi 313 00
+43 1 313 00
www.taxi31300.at/en

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Post

There are many branches of the Austria's Postal Service in Vienna, as well as many of the bright-yellow postboxes. Post offices tend to have extensive opening hours.

Address: Central Post Office: Fleischmarkt 19

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Phone: 0800 010 100

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Pharmacy

Pharmacies in Vienna usually have regular shops' opening hours.
However, there are always 24/7 pharmacies operating at night and weekends located throughout the city: a list of the nearest ones is posted outside of each pharmacy.

You can check the pharmacies open at night at: www.nachtapotheke.wien
Or call the 24h hotline for information about the nearest open pharmacy: 1455

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Electricity

The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Power plugs and sockets are of type F.

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Telephone

Country code: +43
Area code: 01

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