About Vienna

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is located in the east of the country on the Danube. With its historic city centre, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, and wide cultural offer it is also described as Europe’s capital of culture. Three different historical epochs with its different architectural characteristics designed the city centre. You will find the Gothic St Stephan’s Cathedral, which is the landmark of Vienna, baroque buildings like the Imperial Palace or the Schönbrunn Palace, as well as other splendid buildings along the Ring Boulevard.

City of Culture – Vienna not only consists of historical buildings, but offers a wide range of cultural attractions and activities. No matter if you are interested in classical or modern culture – theatres, operas and museums give you possibilities to discover both. Another thing to experience Vienna’s culture is to visit one the unique and traditional coffee house that is the city famous for.

City of music – Vienna has been associated with music for centuries, as it was home to famous composers like Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven und Johann Strauss. But also in present times, Vienna has an outstanding reputation speaking about (classical) music: The Vienna Philharmonic is one of the world’s top orchestras (well-known for the New Year’s Concert), together with the Vienna Boys’ Choir that is known widely beyond the frontiers of Austria.

You can find some useful sight-seeing tips here or download our below guide of the 6 places not to miss in Vienna.


Important telephone numbers:

Fire service 122
Police 133
Ambulance/rescue 144
European emergency     112
Taxi Service +43 1 40100 or +43 1 31300