About Vienna

Whether this is your first visit to Vienna or you have been here before – this city always finds ways to surprise and delight you. Just take in its atmosphere, which is rich in history and tradition, yet also fresh and upbeat.

The city centre is a small universe in itself: discover historical palaces face to face with modern facades, elegant boutiques next to popular fashion stores, and antique shops lining up across from stylish designer hotspots.

Art permeates Vienna’s very essence – get a feel of it during a city walking tour, or while visiting one of Vienna’s many museums. Must-sees include the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Albertina and the museums located in the trendy Museumsquartier (MQ). Sights not to be missed are St. Stephen’s Cathedral right in the heart of the city, Schönbrunn palace, and the Giant Ferris Wheel at the “Prater” fairground.

Fans of classical music and opera lovers may jump at a chance to spend an evening at the Staatsoper or the Musikverein. More modern fare can be found at Vienna’s jazz bars, world music pubs and dance clubs.

When it comes to food, you should definitely try famous Austrian dishes such as “Wiener Schnitzel” (breaded escalope of veal) or “Tafelspitz” (prime boiled beef). Your stay isn’t complete without treating yourself to coffee and a slice of cake at one of Vienna’s coffeehouses, or trying some organic ice cream.

If you are interested in sightseeing tours or more touristic information about Vienna, please visit the Tour & Concert Counter in the registration area. Useful information on Vienna as well as an event calendar to be found online at www.wien.info

 

Weather Conditions in Vienna

Vienna, the largest city of Austria, lies between a transition of humid continental and oceanic climate. The average temperature is Vienna is 15.2 degrees Celsius.

Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Temperature °C 0.1 1.6 5.7 10.0 15.2 18.1 20.1 19.6 15.3 9.9 4.5 1.5
Temperature °F 32.2 34.9 42.3 50.0 59.4 64.6 68.2 67.3 59.6 49.8 40.1 34.7
Sunshine hours 61 90 132 174 228 231 248 244 168 131 64 52
Precipitation (mm) 27,9 34,8 36,8 36,9 56,3 60,8 68,0 63,2 49,2 33,0 39,2 29,4
Precipitation (inch) 1.10 1.37 1.45 1.45 2.22 2.39 2.68 2.49 1.94 1.30 1.54 1.16

 

Electricity & Time

The main voltage in Austria is 220V.

Vienna is in the Central European Time Zone, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +1hour.

 

Shopping

Shops are usually open from 10:00 – 19:00 from Monday to Friday and from 10:00 – 17:00 on Saturday.

On Sunday shops are usually closed except in the old town. Grocery stores already open around 8:00 during weekdays.

 

Tipping

Service is usually included in the prices in bars and restaurants. Tips are always welcome and usually 10%.

 

Banks & Local Currency

Banking hours in general are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 08:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 15:00, Thursday 08:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 17:30. ATMs are located outside most banks, cash can be withdrawn there 24/7. National and foreign Maestro cards (cash cards) as well as Mastercard, AMEX, Visa and Diners

are accepted.

 

Useful Telephone Numbers

Ambulance: 144
Police: 133
Fire Brigade: 122

 

Public Transportation in Vienna

The closest underground stations are U3 Stubentor, U1/U3 Stephansplatz.

Operating hours of public transportation in Vienna are daily from approx. 5.00 a.m. to 0.30 a.m. and for night buses from approx. 0.30 a.m. to 5.00 a.m

Prices

  • Single Trip Ticket € 2.20
  • 24 Hours € 7.60
  • 48 Hours € 13.30
  • 72 Hours € 16.50