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Avoid driving while in Vienna. The ...
From the airport
TRANSFER RATES INSIDE VIENNA (for 1-4 ...
Taxi
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Best of city in a Day
If you have only a day to spend in the city, decide what kind of a tourist you are - whether you ...
National Day (26 October 1955)
This day commemorates the day when the Soviet Union ended its occupation and Austria gained the ...
Salzbuger Festspiele
This festival takes place in late July and continues into August. A treat for Mozart lovers who get ...
St. Nicholas Day (5 & 6 December)
These days mark the beginning of the Christmas season. As expected, churches start being adorned ...
When to go
Vienna is a very happening city, alive all year round. Festivities and artistic performances are a ...

Vienna, Austria

 

Vienna today
Vienna is uniquely known as a city for the young, the carefree, and the intellectually self-challenging. But this is just one of the many facades of this city. Vienna is a city alive with activity, dynamic, frolicking, and rocking. With independent labels, cult-status underground record stores, a vibrant club scene, and multitudes of street performers, the lifestyle here has evolved into a truly electrifying experience for all classes of people.

Today events, cafehouses, historical monuments, concert halls and museums constitute the fame of Vienna.

Vienna back then
Vienna is quite an ancient city. It was founded around 500 BC as a settlement for the Celts. In the first century BC, Vienna became the Roman frontier city, guarding the Old Roman Empire against the barbaric Germanic tribes from the north.
Vienna was the center of the Babenberg Dynasty during the Medieval Period. In 1440 it was chosen as the royal residence city of the Habsburg dynasties, and from here it eventually expanded in size and importance to become the capital city of the Holy Roman Empire. Relics from the Roman era are still recognizable in the present day city center, includi

Hotel Imperial
The pulse of the 'heart of Vienna', located in the famous Ringstrasse area with the Musikverein Conc
Palais Coburg
This unique hotel situated in the heart of the city is the first new five star hotel Vienna has prod
Grand Hotel Wien
The epitome of modern technology and comfort, keeping the highest standards in luxury, style and tas
Hotel Ambassador
Situated in the center of the city, this hotel was once a warehouse. Today it is five star luxurious
Hotel Bristol
Well located, next to The Vienna State Opera, adjacent to the Karntner Strasse, this Hotel was built
Hotel Bellevue
The Bellevue, a 4 star hotel, is another of Austria's historic hotels which was built in 1873, at th

Ringstrassengalerien
The Ringstrassengalerien is a shopper's delight, offering stores with some famous names. It is locat
Das mobel - Das geschaft shop
Located between Naschmarkt and the Museumsquartier, this large furniture market is where you can fin
Juwelier Wempe
This store is quite popular for its sensational choice of quality jewelry. Beside German and Swiss w
Juwelier Horwath
This shop is situated in the busy city center of Vienna. It has white and yellow gold jewelry in 14
Zak Schuhmoden
This popular shoe store was founded in 1912 by Thomas Zak, and is now owned by his fourth generation
Flagship Stores:
On the exclusive Kohlmarkt (1st district) you will find the magnificent flagship stores of CARTIER

Salzbuger Festspiele
This festival takes place in late July and continues into August. A treat for Mozart lovers who get
Cinema under the stars
Vienna's most popular film screening session in Augarten Park, this festival shows Hollywood classic
All Saints (1 November)
This religious festival sees huge congregational mass services held at the major churches around the
Corpus Christi procession in Ebensee, Traunsee, Hallstatt
More carnivals and celebrations are in store. Singing, dancing, and music welcome everyone; from the
Wien Wienle (Film Festival in Vienna)
If you are crazy about opera, this is a brilliant show for you. The Film Festival in front of the Vi
Wiener Festwochen (from the beginning of May until the middle of June)
Every year for five weeks, in May and June, Vienna comes alive with the sound of music, the patter o

Taverna Lefteri (Greek)
Many rightly view this place as the best Greek restaurant in Vienna. The Taverna Lefteri offers the
Demi-Tass (Indian)
Calling Demi-Tass the "best Indian restaurant in town" would be no exaggeration. The resta
Maschu Maschu 1
Whether you're a vegetarian or a meat lover, you'll surely find something to delight you at this hea
Unkai (Japanese)
Situated in one of Vienna's most elegant hotels, The Grand, Unkai offers tantalizing, award winning
Levante (Turkish / Mediterranean)
Turkish delights, the usual grilled meats, falafel and kebabs, plus Greek dishes such as moussaka an
Curry-Insel (Sri Lankan)
Commonly known as the "curry island", this place offers mouthwatering Sri Lankan delights

Fast Facts
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Vienna, State Capital of Austria.   Dialing code 00 43 1
(e.g. 00 43 1 XXX-XXXX)   Emergency numbers
European emergency call number: 112
Police: 133
Ambulances: 144
Firefighters: 122   Population
1,664,146 (as of 01.01.2007)   Languages
Official Language: German; spoken as a first language by 98% of the people.
Second Language: English; widely understood and spoken by a large part of the population.    Time zone
GMT + 1   Religions
Roman Catholic 49.2%
No religion 25.7%
Muslim 7.8%
Orthodox 6.0%
Protestant (mostly Lutheran) 4.7%
Jewish 0.5%
Other or none indicated 6.3%   Average January temperatures
-05°C (23 F) to 01°C (34 F)   Average July temperatures
14°C (57 F) to 26°C (79 F)   Annual rainfall
800mm

 

 
Health and Safety
Vienna is reputed as a very safe city to visit, and visitors with common sense and general adequate behavior are pretty unlikely to ...

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