Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. Rich in examples of architecture including Baroque castles, gardens, and the Ringstrasse lined with parks, monuments and grand buildings. Art and culture are embedded in the soul of Vienna, with theater, opera, and fine arts on offer. Vienna is one of the few capitals of the world with its own vineyards and Viennese cafés have an extremely long and distinguished history that dates back centuries. Come and experience all that Vienna has to offer.

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St. Stephen’s Cathedral

The religious and geographical center of Vienna is St. Stephen's Cathedral. The most prominent Gothic masterpiece of the city, with its stunning tiled roof and stone interiors, actually retains many artworks from different periods as the Romanic towers, the Baroque altar or the Renaissance decorations. When the Pummerin – the largest bell in Austria – rings on New Year’s Eve, it is even broadcast on TV.

Stephansplatz 3, district 1

Featuring a golden dome decorated with laurels, this Art Nouveau exhibition building was constructed in 1897/98 by Joseph Maria Olbriach, a student of Otto Wagner, and is one of the most famous structures in Vienna. The Beethoven Frieze created by Gustav Klimt in 1902 is on permanent display on the lower level. Changing exhibitions featuring contemporary art are held on the entrance level.

Friedrichstraße 12, district 1

Where Vienna’s imperial charm meets the latest trends. The attractive Art Nouveau building offers good cuisine, great cocktails and has become an institution for locals and visitors alike. The terrace looks directly onto the Burggarten and tables there are in high demand when the weather is good. Inside the former greenhouse, guests dine in real style amongst exotic plants and relax over a good glass of wine or a fine cocktail.

Burggarten 1, district 1

Vienna’s schnitzel mecca, serving their distinctive larger, thinner and crispier schnitzels since 1905. Nowadays is still a family-run business but they added to the historical Wollzeile venue, right behind St. Stephen's Cathedral, another restaurant to accommodate the great popularity of their traditional Viennese cuisine.

Wollzeile 5, district 1
Kärntner Straße

The route along Kärntner Straße from the Vienna State Opera to Stephansplatz contains one famous fashion chain after the other. Worth a look: Steffl department store with its luxury designers and fabulous panoramic elevator. Peek & Cloppenburg is almost next door and is another architectural highlight. The Swarovski store offers a particularly special shopping experience, with crystal trends from the areas of fashion, jewelry, accessories as well as decoration, crystalline figures and optical precision instruments presented in glamorous surroundings. More information on

Kärntner Straße, district 1, Vienna
Kohlmarkt & Goldenes Quartier

The luxury shopping area Kohlmarkt offers flagship stores for all brands from Armani to Versace, with a lot of jewelry stores also present here. There is even more luxury on offer in the neighboring “Goldenes Quartier” or Golden Quarter, on Tuchlauben and Am Hof: the new “Golden Quarter” provides a shopping area of around 11,500 square meters with stores including Louis Vuitton, Armani, Prada and Miu Miu. More information on

Tuchlauben, district 1, Vienna

Vienna City Card. The official Vienna Card.

Experience the city with the low-cost Vienna City Card for 24, 48 or 72 hours. Use the included travel ticket of Wiener Linien or the hop-on hop-off tours of Big Bus Tours and additionally enjoy more than 210 benefits – from museum to heuriger – all from just €13.90!


Vienna’s International Airport is at Schwechat, 20 km from the centre of Vienna. The CAT airport train ( takes 16 minutes to the centre (discount with the Vienna Card) and departures from the airport every half hour. The journey with the busses of AirportLines takes 20 minutes to the centre and departures every half hour. The train (Schnellbahn S7) takes 32 minutes to the centre, (discount with the Vienna Card) and departures every half hour. Information about the Airport taxi can be found at