Vienna

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Updated, Aug 2020

City

Vienna is a capital of wonderful Austria, and the biggest city in the country. City of music, theatre, art, and architecture. what more? Vienna is running fast together with the modern world. Traveling in the city is not difficult, if you like to walk, cycle or can use public transport, but remember this historical city is not small, hence it will take some time to properly enjoy what this city has for you.




Getting In & Around

Getting in
Vienna International Airport: 15 km southeast of city centre
CAT(City airport train): €12/€11(online) one way & €21/€19(online) round ticket (to Landstrasse/Wien Mitte) buy online. CAT Ticket + City-Ticket Vienna  is also available. Suburban train(Recommended) S7: 2 tickets needed, 1 of €1.8 (extra urban)and €2.4 (in city). more info. Airport line express Bus: €8 (one way)/ €13 (round) (to central station, right side) every 20-30 min. Taxi: €36(airport Taxi) +€13 others (surcharge)
 
Vienna Hauptbahnhof: Central railway station, Connected by Red U1 metro (underground) also connected by Suburban trains and tram and bus stop are just outside of the station. Shopping and public facilities are available here.
 
Vienna Westbahnhof: It’s the terminal station and connects all the lines. very well connected with metro U3 and U6 underground line as well as suburban trains and trams outside the station. Shopping and public facilities are available here.
 
Getting around

Public Transport
Tickets can be purchased at station windows and ticket machines and tobacco shops, also from tram and bus drivers with an additional charge of 0.2. make sure to validate it before boarding the metro as you can find ticket checker without the uniform on platforms. 

Tickets: single ticket for €2.40 / €1.1 (kids), Day ticket for €5,80 (till 1 am), 24 hrs ticket for €8, 48 hrs ticket for €14.10, 72 hrs ticket for €17.10

Buy Vienna City Card(24hrs, 48hrs, 72 hrs): €17 – 29 All public transport in vienna with additional discounts on attractions and museums.
Buy Easy City Card(24hrs, 48hrs, 72 hrs, 1 week): €14,90 – 29,90 All public transport in vienna with additional discounts on attractions and museums.
Buy Queer City Card(24hrs, 48hrs, 72 hrs, 1 week): €14,90 – 29,90 All public transport in vienna with additional discounts on attractions and museums. A special city card for lesbian, gay and trans* visitors.

Vienna


See & Do

Albertina
museum | getting here: U-Bahn (underground): U1, U2, U4 at Karlsplatz station, U3 at Stephansplatz station, Tram: 1, 2, D, 62, 71, at Kärntner Ring/Oper stop, Public bus: 2A at Albertina stop.
opening hours: Opens 10 am everyday of the year, Closes by 6 pm (sat to tue & thu), 9 pm (Wed & Fri). tickets: Adult €17,90 (above 26 years), under 26 yrs: €11,90, under 19 yrs: free, Vienna Pass : Free Entry and more, Vianna day card holders get 13% off , 2€ off. address: Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. Visit WebsitePhone: +43 1 534 83 0email: [email protected]

Belvedere Palace
palace | getting here: Upper Belvedere & Belvedere 21 –Tram: D, 18, O, Bus: 13Am, Train: Quartier Belvedere stop, 15 mins walk from Vienna Hauptbahnhof. and Lower Belvedere: Tram: 71. about: Belvedere Palace is another example of the rich and Imperial history of Vienna. It was the summer residence of Prince Eugene. There are two Baroque Palaces also huge beautiful gardens with it. The place is currently used for museums and galleries for exhibitions.
opening hours: 9 am – 6 pm (sat to thu), 9 am – 9 pm (friday). tickets: Upper Belvedere/ Lower Belvedere/ Belvedere 21: Adult: €16/ €14/ €8 (above 19 years), or Combined Upper + Lower Belvedere /Combined all: Adult: €22/ €25 (above 19 years), Kids enter Free (18 years and under), Vienna Pass : Free Entry and more, Vianna day card holders : 14% off / Special offers. address: Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna. Visit Website. phone: +43 1 7955 70email: [email protected]

Hofburg Palace
palace | getting here: Public transport: U-bahn (underground): U3 (orange), Herrengasse stop, Trams: 1, 2, D and 71, to Burgring, Bus: 1A and 2A, to Hofburg. about: It’s the former palace of the Imperial Hofburg Dynasty. Hofburg is one of the oldest Palaces in Austria, it is dated back to the 13th century. Today it serves as the seat of Austrian President. There are many museums as well as a riding school.
opening hours: 9.00 am to 5.30 pm (Sep to Jun), 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (Jul, Aug), tickets: Park Pass required. Adult €15,00, Kids €9,00 (6-18 years), more tickets information. Vienna Pass : Free Entry and more. address: Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel 1010 Vienna, Visit Website, phone: +43 1 533 75 70, email: [email protected]

MuseumsQuartier
museums | getting here: Underground/U-bahn: U2 at MuseumsQuartier station or U2, U3 at Volkstheater Station, Bus: 48A at Volkstheater or City Bus 2B at MuseumsQuartier, Tram: 49 at Volkstheater.
opening hours: information point 10 am – 7pm. tickets: Varies on museums
MQ Duo Ticket € 18 with Vienna card, address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien. Visit WebsitePhone: +43 1 523 58 81email: [email protected].

Prater
public park and amusement park | about: Prater is a Public park and an amusement park in Vienna. Prater has its history from Imperial time when it used to be as a hunting ground. Overall there is something for everyone here.
opening hours: park: open. amusement park works 10am to 12pm tickets: Free entry to Prater! Other Depends on ride, Vienna Pass : Free Entry and more
special gift for Vianna day card holders. address: 2, Prater, Hauptallee, 1020 Vienna, Austria Visit Website. phone: +43 1 7280516 email: [email protected]

Rathaus
city hall | getting here: Underground U2 – Rathaus stop, Trams: 1, 71, D. about: Rathaus is a city hall building surrounded by parks in front of Burgtheater in the city center. It also serves as the government of Vienna. This building is indeed a wonderful example of Austrian gothic architecture.
opening hours: Tickets : from 7:30 am, Tours : 1pm (mostly on mon, wed, fri). tickets: free. address: Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria. Visit Website . phone: +43 1 50 255

Schönbrunn Palace
palace | getting here: Underground: U4, Schönbrunn stop, Trams: 10 and 60 Schönbrunn stop, Bus: 10A Schönbrunn stop. Getting from airport to the Vienna city center. about: Schönbrunn Palace was the residence of Habsburg rulers, also is one of the biggest Palaces in Europe and in the world. It is located in the east of Vienna, connected by tram, buses, as well as metro. Palace has massive gardens and Vienna Zoo in addition to its premises as well. 
opening hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Nov to Mar), 8:00 am to 5:30 pm (Apr to Jun, Aug-Sep), 8:00 am to 6:30 pm (Jul to Aug). tickets: Gardens are free, Palace tour Adult €16,00, Kids €11,50 (6-18 years), check more tours, Vienna Pass : Free Entry and more, Vienna day card holders get €4/3 off. address: Schloß Schönbrunn, 1130 Vienna Visit Website, phone: +43 1 811 13-0

Schönbrunn Zoo (Tiergarten)
zoo | getting here: U4 (underground): Hietzing stop, Tram: 10, 58, 60, Bus: 51A, 56A, 56B, 58A.
opening hours: Opens 9 am everyday of the year. Closes 4:30 pm(Nov to Jan), 5 pm(Feb), 5:30 pm(Mar & Oct), 6:30 pm(Apr to Sep). tickets: Adult €20, Child €10 (6-19 years), Children under 6 years Free, Combined tickets. The ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time, Vienna Pass : Free Entry and more. Vianna day card holders get 3€ off address: Maxingstraße 13b or Schönbrunner Schlosspark, 1130 Vienna. Visit WebsitePhone: +43 1 877 92 94email: 

St Stephen’s Cathedral
church | getting here: Underground: U1, U3, Bus: 1A, 3A. about: St. Stephen’s Cathedral is one of the most prominent landmarks in Vienna. It’s the seat of the Archbishop of the city. It is dated back to the 12th century, and is one of the most important and oldest Roman Catholic church of Gothic architecture in the country. Hence its one of the 10 best attractions in Vienna. It’s more than a hundred meters high and also gives a city view from the top of 343 steps.
opening hours: Visiting hours 9 am – 11.30 am & 1 pm to 4.30 pm (Mon to Sat), 1 pm to 4.30 pm (Sun & holidays). tickets: Cathedral tour: adult: €6 (above 15 years), child : € 2.50 (6-14 years), child 5 years and under are free, All Inclusive ticket: adult: €14.90, child € 3.90, 9.00 am to 5.30 pm daily. address: Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Vienna, Visit Website. Phone: +43 1 51552 3054,  

Vienna State Opera (Staatsoper)
opera house | getting here: Underground: U1, U2, U4 – Karlsplatz Stop, Trams: 1, 2, D, 62, 71 – Karlsplatz/Opernring Stop, Bus: 59A – Karlsplatz/Opernring Stop.  about: Opera House or Vienna State Opera is however one of the best Operas in the world. There is something to catch here almost every day. From the architecture of the building to Opera performances. Built between 1861 and 1869 August Siccardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll. 
opening hours: depends on events, 9am to last event of the day (mon to fri), 9am to 5pm on sat, Closed on sundays and holidays. tickets: Event Tickets prices vary, Tour prices: adult: €9, children and students: €4  address: Goethegasse 1, 1010 Wien, Visit WebsitePhone: +43 1 5144 422 50

Danube River




Activities
 

Nearby Places

Bratislava – 68 km from Vienna. takes 1 hour to reach. Bratislava is a capital city of Slovakia. this historical city is along the Danube an hour away from Wien. one can take a river cruise too. perfect getaway for spending a day or two out of the city.

Wachau valley – 90km, Wachau valley is east of the city and can be reached by river too. while one can enjoy the beautiful mountains and forts.

Neusiedler Lake – 50km, Neusiedler Lake lies south-east of Vienna, an hour away to the biggest lake in Austria. spending a day here is an awesome experience

Schönbrunn Palace




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