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Essential information for your stay in Vienna

Vienna, a city of elegance and culture

Nestled along the banks of the Danube River, Vienna stands as a testament to centuries of history, art, and refinement. As the capital of Austria, this enchanting city blends imperial grandeur with a vibrant, modern spirit.

As you explore the charming streets of Vienna or indulge in the city's culinary treasures, we've put together this guide to enhance your stay, and make it more pleasant and enjoyable.

General recommendations for Vienna

Internet & Sim-Cards

If you want to purchase a prepaid mobile plan in Austria you need to register first.

This can be done directly in the shop or online for some providers.

Transport from Vienna International Airport (VIA) to Vienna City

Public Transport in Vienna

All the public transportation in Vienna is operated by Wiener Linien.

Whenever you are using a tram, bus, subway or S-Bahn (train going through the city), you will need a Wiener Linien ticket.

  • You can buy a ticket directly at the entrance of Metro stations or online at the links below:

    Routing works great in Google Maps or the WienMobil apps.

  • Ticket prices:
    • Single trip 2,40 EUR – can be used to go from point A - B. You can also switch between bus/train / etc.
    • Day ticket 5,80 EUR – Pays off after 3 trips.
    • 24 / 48 / 72-hour tickets at 8,00 / 14,10 / 17,10 EUR.

Restaurants in Vienna

🇦🇹 Traditional Austrian cuisine

🌐 International cuisine

🍔 Pizza & Burgers


Museums and cultural activities

  • Museum of Applied Arts (MAK)

    Displays of fashion, furniture & building design in a spacious museum built in the 19th century.

  • Albertina

    19th-century Habsburg palace with staterooms & collections of old master prints & 20th-century art.

  • Wien Museum Karlsplatz

    Museum with exhibits on city's history from Roman times to the present, plus art by Klimt & Schiele.

  • Leopold Museum

    Spacious venue with a large Schiele collection and works by Klimt & Kokoschka, plus a cafe/bar.

  • Schönbrunn Palace

    18th-century summer palace with tours of lavish rococo ceremonial rooms, plus gardens with a maze.

  • Vienna State Opera

    World-famous opera house offering major productions, original decor & multilingual guided tours.

  • Musikverein

    Renowned classical music venue with a packed program including local & international performers. They also offer tours through the concert halls.