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- Vienna is city rich in history and culture.
- From its opera house and Imperial Palace and Schoenbrunn castles to its spectacular architecture and gardens, Vienna has something for everyone.
Plenty of things to do in Vienna
The Real Deal
- Vienna was home to many world-renowned celebrities and artists including Gustav Klimt (painter), Siegmund Freud (psychologist), Arthur Schnitzler (author), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Johann Strauss (musicians).
- Vienna is the capital city of Austria and is divided into 23 distinct districts.
- The city center in Vienna is a World Heritage Site.
- Shopping for textile, glassware and handicrafts is fun for all ages and pocketbooks.
- Wonderful restaurants, bars, small eating places and coffee house offer a host of fantastic options! Home to some of the finest coffee houses and Viennese pastries; make sure you enjoy a cup of Viennese coffee and a slice of Sacher torte!
- Austria is both a beer and a wine drinking country.
Things to do in Vienna
Vienna is the largest city in Austria and lies in the very east of the country close to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. In 2001, the city center was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded around 500 B.C., Vienna was originally a Celtic settlement that became residence city of the Habsburg dynasties and capital of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1804, Vienna became capital of the Austrian Empire and today remains the cultural, economic and political center of Austria.
From the Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral to the Imperial Palace, there is much to see and discover in Vienna. Vienna’s Old City showcases wonderful architecture, art and a unique variety of shopping opportunities. The Viennese passion for sports and health are reflected in the bike paths that snake through the city and the beautiful art-nouveau public swimming pools and modern thermal bath nestled in Wellness Park. In addition to the many advantages of a pulsating metropolis, travel groups will discover inviting green oases on the banks of the Danube and in the Vienna Woods.
Art and culture have a long tradition in Vienna, including theater, opera, classical music and fine arts. The Burgtheater is considered one of the best theaters in the German-speaking world. The Hofburg is the location of the Schatzkammer (treasury) where the imperial jewels of the Hapsburg dynasty are housed. The Liechtenstein Palace contains one of the world’s largest private art collections. There are a multitude of other museums in Vienna, including the Museum of Military History, the Technical Museum, the Vienna Clock Museum and the Burial Museum.
Wien / Schwechat-Flughafen
- Scattered clouds
- Temperature: 32 °C
- Wind: East-Southeast, 16.7 km/h
- Pressure: 1015 hPa
- Rel. Humidity: 49 %
- Visibility: 10 km
- The official currency of Vienna is the Euro.
- Central European Daylight Time, Europe, UTC + 2 hours
- The official language in Austria is German. English is rapidly becoming the second language.
- 220 V,50 Hz, standard two pin plugs; Ask your hotel concierge for an adapter.
Best Time To Travel
- Vienna is a great year-round destination!
- Winter/Spring (except around the Easter Season) and Fall present good value times.
Convention & Visitors Bureau
Culture & Etiquette
- The Viennese tend to be more formal than their counterparts in the U.S.
- Round up your bill to the next Euro.
- Generally, 10-20% is acceptable.
- Don’t leave change on the table; it’s considered rude.