About Vienna

Vienna, one of the most exquisite cities in Europe, situated in the North-East of Austria and lies on the banks of the majestic Danube River. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Wachau region, the city offers a unique combination of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture.  The city is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the characteristic Viennese charm. Vienna is considered a paradise for music lovers, being the home to many international renowned composers such as Schubert, Strauss, Schoenberg and Berg who were born there, and others such as Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms and Mahler who chose to live there.  There are plenty of main attractions to discover, taking boat rides across the Danube River, hiking through the Vienna woods or just spending the evening with a night tour, dinner cruise or a Mozart concert.

Exploring the historical and cultural legacy of this capital city will leave you with an exceptional experience traced all the way back to the Roman time.


With June, proper summer starts in Vienna. Temperatures range from 14°C – 22°C.


Austria uses 220 volt alternating current. Plugs and sockets are European standard with two round pins.

Time Zone

Vienna lies within the Central European time zone (CET). From the last Sunday in  March to the last Sunday in October, summer time is in effect (MESZ).

Smoking Policy

According to the Austrian non-smoking regulation for restaurants and hotels, smoking is not permitted in public areas as from the 1st of January, 2009.

Public Transport

  • The underground trains (U-Bahn) run from about 5.00 am in the morning to about midnight
  • Trams and buses normally stop running earlier.
  • The underground trains run around the clock on Friday and Saturday and on the eve of public holidays!
  • Night buses run every night along the city’s most important routes
    BUS SERVICE Fee approx. EUR 8.00
    SUBWAY/RAIL Fee appr. €4.20-CAT €12
    TAXI Fee approx. EUR 35.00

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Fire Department: 122; 112
Ambulance Service: 144
Police Department: 133