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Free WiFi is available at numerous public places in Vienna. For example, at the tourist information office on Albertinaplatz, on Rathausplatz, on Stephansplatz, in the MuseumsQuartier, on Naschmarkt, in the Prater, on Danube Island, on the station concourse at the Westbahnhof and in numerous hotels, cafés and bars. Around 400 access points not only provide free internet access but also offer information about the location. Information can be found at: www.vienna.at/en - Public WLAN. You can find out which restaurants, cafés, hotels and other facilities offer WiFi at www.freewave.at

The website of the Vienna Tourist Board www.vienna.info is available in a responsive design. The website automatically adapts to all devices and screen sizes - function, design and content adapt to the particular screen resolution of the desktop, tablet or smartphone being used. The city map with the "What's around me" function makes the website the ideal travel guide when in the city.

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There are also numerous useful apps for Smartphones from a variety of app providers. These also simplify the planning of your trip to Vienna and getting about in the city. TMany apps offer outstanding ways to find out about various attractions and cultural highlights in advance. The Vienna Tourist Board has also developed its own app for its guests: ivie, the digital city guide for Vienna, is your perfect companion through the city. The app (iOS and Android) from the Vienna Tourist Board casts familiar sights in a new light, provides secret tips, and has a whole bunch of curious stories and quirky anecdotes in store. Themed city walks and handy information for everyday urban life are also part of the digital city guide and travel guide.

Have you already heard about ivie? Go to ivie, your personal guide to Vienna, here.

Smart technologies and culture are not mutually exclusive, but complement each other perfectly. The Vienna State Opera has proven this with a completely new type of musical enjoyment. Since October 2013, it has been possible to follow selected performances of the Vienna State Opera via a livestream on your Smart-TV at home - in ultra high definition. After installing the app, you can switch between footage of the live opera and a complete view of the stage at your own pleasure. Download the app on your smartphone or tablet; subtitles in many different languages are available. With innovative technology, the Vienna State Opera is also placing itself at the forefront of technology around the world. In this way, cultural highlights are made accessible to an even larger audience.

The Vienna online and mobile start-up scene is booming. The city is increasingly developing into a hub for dynamic start-up companies in the Central European region. More about Start-up City Vienna.

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