Free Offers for Children in Vienna
Museums with free admission until 19
Some museums offer free admission to visitors under 19 years old (bring identification) in addition to special events and tours for children, including:
- Museum of Military History
- Museum of Fine Arts
- MAK - Museum of Applied Art
- mumok - Museum of Modern Art
- Museum of Natural History
- Austrian National Library
- Austrian Theater Museum
- Museum of Technology
- Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art
- Wien Museum Karlsplatz
- the exhibition at the ZOOM Children's Museum
The following museums are free for the entire family:
- MUSA Museum Start Gallery Artothek
- Free for all on the 1st Sunday of every month: Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Roman Museum, Collection of Clocks and Watches, Wien Museum Hermesvilla in the Lainz Game Reserve and the Museum of Military History
Free outdoor experiences
A great tip for hot summer days is a visit to the 21 kilometer long Danube Island, the favorite recreation area of the Viennese. Highlights here are cycling, skating, beach volleyball, bathing – or treating yourself to a picnic as a rest from the sightseeing tour. The nearby Old Danube also offers several natural bathing sites for a dip in the water to cool off.
An outing to the Lainz Game Reserve, the former hunting grounds of the imperial house in western Vienna, is a great nature experience for the entire family.
An excursion to the Hirschstetten Botanical Gardens is also worthwhile: a 900 meter-long maze in the shape of a butterfly excites visitors, as does a willow tunnel, a witch's garden and an animal enclosure. Exotic animals and plants thrive and blossom in the Palm House.
14 city hiking paths, well posted and accessible by public transport, invite you to discover a bit of the city on foot. Children also enjoy the forest playgrounds, nature trails and beautiful scenic overlooks and picnic grounds. Motivated parents with babies or small children can also undertake Vienna walks with strollers.
Free use of public transport
- Young passengers who are not yet of school age generally ride free of charge. Free travel additionally applies on Wiener Linien (subway, tram, bus) until the end of the school year in which the child turns six years of age. Children can travel free of charge with ÖBB (rapid transit railway) until their sixth birthday.
- During the Vienna school vacations, on Sundays and public holidays, as well as on November 2 and 15, children and young people can travel free of charge on the network of Wiener Linien until their 15th birthday.
- For older students, this free travel scheme applies until their 24th birthday, if they are studying at a public school or a school with public rights in Austria (excludes vocational students). (Proof of age: Student ID)
Free information and brochures are available in Vienna at the Tourist Info Center at Albertinaplatz. Employees of WIENXTRA-Kinderinfo (Children's Info) in the MuseumsQuartier can provide information about all recreational opportunities for children and families in Vienna. Folders and brochures are also available for free. For children aged 13 and up, WIENXTRA-Jugendinfo (Youth Info) offers information about the many recreational activities for young people in Vienna.