Old train set in the central hall

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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:

The following museums are free for the entire family:

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.

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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.

Tourist Info Vienna

1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • daily, 09:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors 150 cm wide)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tactile Vienna maps for the visually impaired are available for disposal on location. There is an inductive listening system.

WIENXTRA Children's Information

MuseumsQuartier/Hof 2, Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Fr, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Sa - Su, 10:00 - 17:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors )
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Double swinging door with time-delayed closing mechanism, opens to the outside
      2 steps inside the facility to the cuddle area for small children

WIENXTRA Youth info

Babenbergerstraße 1/Burgring
1010 Vienna
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