About the City of ViennaFor hundreds of years Vienna, Austria's capital, has been sitting on the banks of the Danube, and has been the cultural capital of Europe. How many wrote about the splendor of its palaces and the beauty of its gardens, its wide streets and its magnificent public buildings. This is the Vienna of the music of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Strauss, Mahler, Brahms, Schubert and the Vienna Boys Choirs.
Vienna is a city with a rich history, varied and magnificent architecture, a city that was the monarch of classical music, the source of Viennese waltzes and the capital of German-speaking operas.
Vienna was born as a Roman fortress called Windobona. Around the fortress a city was born, which for a long time was s "fortress of Christianity." Even the Muslim Turks understood this and tried to invade western Europe through this city. But they were rebuffed twice, and left the city their coffee. From here coffee will spread throughout Europe and become the most popular drink in the world.
Vienna became the heart of the Habsburg Empire. Here a strong empire will develop that will become rich, a conqueror, and control large parts of Europe. For 650 years Vienna was the meeting point between Eastern and Western Europe, and was the cradle of European culture and the capital of Austria.
From this city also emerged great Jews, such as the genius of psychology Sigmund Freud, and founder of Zionism Theodor Herzl. Artists like Gustav Klimt, and the wonderful architect Hundertwasser grew up here.
Both the stomach and taste glands will love every moment in this city. From the aroma of its excellent coffee, through the apple strudel with the vanilla ice cream served next to it, to the taste of the huge Viennese schnitzel with its crisp coating and wonderful taste. Everything here surrounds taste.
Vienna, once the stronghold of European conservatism and a city whose glory is based on its past, reinvents itself as an innovative city ready for change, with a healthy connection to its glorious past.
But this is still the Vienna of the statues, the wonderful Baroque buildings, the large squares and the museums that are rich in charm and science - this city will leave a wonderful memory for many years to remember.
Must SeeWant to see the most popular destinations? - Click on the tag Must see in Vienna.
With childrenA trip for the whole family? - Click on the tag Attractions for children in Vienna.
FoodAn unforgettable meal? - Click on the tag "Must eat in Vienna".
TipIn most European countries service fees are already included in the check, so it is customary to give a 2 euro tip, regardless of the price of the check itself.
EntertainmentA good evening outing in this city is to the "Heurigen", one of hundreds of wineries in Vienna that sell wines from the production of the last harvest.
ClubsThe most prominent clubs in Vienna are the Flex, the prominent club that hosts the world's most popular DJ's and quite a few rock stars (found in Donaukanal-Augartenbrücke). The industrial club Werk (Spittelauer Lände 12), The Loft Club and cafe, and the largest club in Austria, the Prater Dome, is located at Prater, Riesenradplatz 7.
Austria Country Code+43
SavingPublic transport - the Viennese people who this on a daily basis pay only 365 euros a year, which is 1euro per day. Tourists pay a little more, but nevertheless, children under the age of 12 travel free of charge.
Communication - buy a local SIM that give several gigabytes of data in Austria.
Food and home shopping- The Hoffer stores are very cheap, but not branded or recognized. The Billa chain of stores is cheap and economical, especially in fruits and vegetables, both in Vienna and in Austria as a whole, especially in stores and gas stations. The store sells everything, including ready-made food!
The Regular bus - a great way to get to know Vienna. Use our app and whenever you refresh the page, the app will recognize what is nearby and you will be able to listen to explanations.
Discounts in all kinds of places - bring a student card.
ShoppingMaria Hilfer Strasse is Vienna's well-known and popular shopping street. It is not necessarily the cheapest. See link below for recommendations.
Electric OutletsPossible plugs to use are Type C, Type E, and Type F (see link below with photos).