Vienna Tourism

Vienna has been defined not only as a beautiful city. Rather it has also been defined as the center for 3 C’s – culture, coffee and classical music. Replete with museums, palaces and churches, the city has also proved itself as an ideal example of brilliant architecture. However, Vienna is not only about being ancient and traditional in nature. Rather the city also has a young pulsating side which needs to be explored. Going beyond the first districts of the city will let you see the young, free spirited soul of the city. It is a city where the Old World and the New come together in a lovely amalgam.

If history is your favorite subject, visit the districts dotted with historical buildings like St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Hofburg Palace and so on. If art attracts you, do not miss the famous Museums quartier and the Belvedere Palace to learn about the history and art of Vienna. For music lovers, Rathaus or City Hall is the place you should head off to.

For the bohemians, Vienna offers the region near Danube Canal where you visit a street that is entirely devoted to the carefree street artists. A tour on the street let you understand what street art is all about.

Now, while taking a tour around the city you might start feeling hungry and for that, Vienna’s coffeehouses ‘Kaffeehauses’ are there for you. A cup of hot coffee topped with cream and paired up with confectionary is enough to give you ‘heavenly’ feel. Else fresh food markets like Naschmarkt is there where you get fresh fruits, vegetables and even ready-to-eat authentic cuisines.

As the day comes to an end, take a wine tasting tour in the vineyards of Vienna.  

With all this and many more things to do in Vienna, the city is sure to be a tourist hub to be reckoned with. Each one of you should visit Vienna at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Vienna.

Essential travel information and Vienna tips for your visit

Essential Information:

  • If you are visiting Vienna in summer, make the booking at least 2 months prior to your scheduled date.
  • Time Zone: CEST (Central European Summer Time)
  • Electricty and Internet: 220-240 volts; primary socket type is Schuko, Europlug. Free Wi-Fi access is available in hotels and some regions of the city. 
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Languages: German is their official language. However,  in the first district of Vienna, English is also spoken.
  • Security: Fire service: 122, Police: 133, Ambulance / rescue: tel. 144, European emergency: tel. 112.
  • Tourist traps: Be aware of fake ‘mozarts’ who claim to sell the tickets of the ‘best’ opera shows.
  • Off-beaten Path: Visit the famous vineyard of Vienna and Heurigers to participate in the wine tasting tour.
  • Customs: If you have a pet, feel free to bring them with you when you go to any Vienna’s restaurants.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Vienna

  • Know the pollution level of Vienna before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.21 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 9.46 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 35.81 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 13.36 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 3.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 13.01 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 14.73 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Vienna for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Vienna.

    • Burglary and Theft 21.56 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 19.26 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 17.04 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.23 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 14.32 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 20 (Low)
    • Attacks 20.7 (Low)
    • Drug offense 31.22 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 92.52 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75.78 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 24.1 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.13 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 28 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Vienna is 190.55 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 77.21 (High)
    • Climate Index 80.35 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 17.56 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.56 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.38 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 78.36 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.94 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 96.95 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Vienna

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.43 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 97.3 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.87 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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