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Out and about with your dog in Vienna

General information

  • In Vienna, four-legged friends must be walked on a lead or wear a muzzle in all public places
  • The requirement to use a muzzle and lead applies to all listed dogs (Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Mastino Napolitano, Mastino Espanol, Fila Brasileiro, Mastiff, Bullmastiff, Tosa Inu, Pit Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Dogo Argentino and all mixes of these breeds)
  • Please ensure that passers-by are not harassed or frightened
  • Cleanliness is a MUST: There are fines for failing to dispose of dog waste properly. Please use poop bags, which are available everywhere in the city. More information
  • Dogs may not be taken into theaters or museums. However, seeing eye dogs are welcome in many institutions
  • Animal protection helpline 01-4000-8060: Monday-Friday (weekdays) 8.00 am – 6.00 pm, Saturdays 9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Public transport

  • Dogs require their own ticket and travel for half price
  • There is a statutory requirement to use a muzzle and a lead on public transport
  • This regulation of Wiener Linien is in place to prevent the dog from snapping at someone out of fear in the event of emergency braking
  • Smaller dogs that can be carried in a suitable transport crate do not need a ticket
  • With the Vienna City Card, either one child up to 15 years of age or one dog can ride along free of charge


  • Numerous Viennese parks invite you to go for a walk. Dogs must be walked on a lead in parks and on meadows.
  • The grass areas may only be accessed in the 140 designated dog zones and dog exercise areas
  • Under no circumstances are dogs allowed in children's playgrounds or sandpits
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