Around Vienna in 24 Hours - Practical Tips
And the best way to get around is with your Vienna City Card, which gives you unlimited travel on the public transportation network as well as numerous discounts at sights, museums and galleries and many more attractions in the city. Simply purchase your Vienna City Card in the online shop before you travel to make sure you don’t miss a single second of the city experience.
Info in the city
The central Tourist Info office is located right behind the Vienna State Opera, just a short walk from the Karlsplatz subway station. You can pick up maps of the city, free brochures and lots of tips on what to do during your stay, as well as tickets to numerous cultural events. Want to discover Vienna from a whole new angle using your smartphone? The Vienna Tourist Board’s practical ivie city guide app – available to download for free on iOS and Android from ivie.vienna.info – will show you the way.
Voyage of discovery
St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Ringstrasse, Hofburg, countless museums and galleries, Vienna State Opera, MuseumsQuartier, Schönbrunn Palace, Prater park with its iconic Giant Ferris Wheel… there’s so much to see in Vienna. But as luck would have it, Vienna’s historic center, with St. Stephen’s Cathedral at its heart, is perfect for exploring on foot. And ivie is the ideal guide: the app includes city walks and practical info, as well as no end of fascinating facts on the capital’s sights, insider tips and lots of intriguing stories and anecdotes.
Time for a snack break
Any time is the right time for a good Melange coffee and tasty cake or pastry in Vienna. Enjoy the unique ambience of a Viennese coffeehouse – whether its contemporary or steeped in tradition. Or treat yourself to a glass of excellent Viennese wine in a bar or sidewalk café.
From operas and musicals to theater productions, concerts and festivals: Vienna offers a packed line-up all year round. Visit events.vienna.info to find the ideal choice for you.
Luxury hotels on the Ringstrasse, vintage hotels embedded in local neighborhoods or a room looking out over open green spaces – there’s a huge range of options to choose from in Vienna. The online hotel booking tool at vienna.info and the expert team at Vienna Hotels & Info (tel. +43 1 24 555, email@example.com) will help you find the perfect place in no time at all.
The next morning, after a delicious Viennese breakfast, maybe it’s already time to think about heading home. Wherever your journey takes you: Vienna’s stations are all easy to reach from the city center. And there are great links to Vienna International Airport – it takes just 16 minutes aboard the City Airport Train (CAT) from the Wien Mitte terminal. You can also travel to and from the airport in just over half an hour using the Vienna Airport Lines bus services, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) Railjet trains or the S7 rapid transit line.
Remember to take home lots of happy memories of Vienna with you and share them with your loved ones. You can also make sure you stay up-to-date with our newsletter!
Text: Helga Gerbl