Man at the airport with laptop and cell phone

Smart technology

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. By the end of 2016, around 400 new access points will be installed. Not only will they provide internet access free of charge, but will also offer location-based information. Information can be found at: - Public WLAN. You can find out which restaurants, cafés, hotels and other facilities offer WiFi at

The website of the Vienna Tourist Board has been available in a responsive design since January 2015 . 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 and mobile travel plan make the website the ideal travel guide when in the city.

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. There is also a choice of travel guide and trip planning tools, such as Tripadvisor, Tripadvisor and others. Many apps offer outstanding ways to find out about various attractions and cultural highlights in advance. Vienna's restaurant scene and shops can also be discovered with the aid of a number of apps. Selected app recommendations can be found here (link).

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.

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