This page gives a good overview of Vienna’s most famous sights, divided in categories of interest.

An interactive map (here centered around the Stephansdom) gives a hint on all the attractions and restaurants to visit in Vienna

Detailed information on current events, exhibitions and concerts.

The Vienna Card offers more than 210 discounts and free travel on Vienna’s public transport system for 48 or 72 hours – with the benefit card for 18.90/21.90 Euros.  Vienna Card entitles one child up to the age of 15 to travel with you free (ID card) on Vienna public transportation (underground, tram and bus). You can order online ahead of your trip:  It is also available in hotels and at the tourist information center on Albertinaplatz (open daily from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm) and the tourist information point at the airport (open daily from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm), at sales and information points of the Vienna Lines (e.g. Stephansplatz, Karlsplatz, Westbahnhof, Landstraße/Wien Mitte). The closest tourist information to the Conference Vanue (Juridicum) is located in the city centre: 
Albertinaplatz, corner of Maysedergasse. 
Daily from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm. 

Highly recommended are the Vienna walks, where small groups are guided by locals through Vienna – focusing and various aspects, e.g. Vienna at First Glance, Imperial Vienna, the Old City of Vienna, but also very specialized for specific interests: 1000 Years of Jewish Tradition in Vienna, Turn of the Century Vienna around Sigmund Freud. Start browsing for Tours here. Find other tour offers here and here.

Further recommendations for first-time-visitors.

The ‘Viennastore’ on Herrengasse in the 1st district offers Souvenirs focusing on high-quality design.

Here are some tips if you travel with the family.

Further information on where to go on a hot summer day in Vienna.

And Itinerary Ideas to make the most of your stay.

Museums, exhibitions, concerts, festivals

Current exhibitions. Here is a google-plus group for fun facts and current information: Most of Vienna's museums open their doors daily. Some are closed once a week, often either on Monday or Tuesday. The daily opening times vary from museum to museum, but you can generally assume that a museum will be open between 10.00 am and 5 or 6.00 pm. Some of the large museums offer art lovers one late evening per week and stay open until 8.00 pm or 9.00 pm. All details here and here.

Vienna is often dubbed the city of music. More on current concerts and shows here: If you want to book tickets online for Operas/concerts/events, there are several sites to chose from , e.g. for the opera.

The very popular Film Festival (showing concerts and operas on a large open-air screen mounted in front of the city hall) with a variety of restaurant booths offering international cuisine is a 10 minute walk from the Conference venue and an ideal stop for lunch and dinner as well.

During the time of the conference, there are several festivals in Vienna: Jazz Fest Wien (some with free admission!) 

Kino unter Sternen is an outdoor cinema with screenings at Karlsplatz Vienna (centrally located), free of admission.

Winning and Dinning, Shopping


A large number of restaurants is available, but some spots to look out for foodies are found here. Some more inspiration for Viennese cuisine.

Summerstage offers Restaurants and bars along the Danube channel. That stretches also to the first district where you find a number of caterers along the channel between Salztorbrücke and Urania.

Swing and Wines: Jazz on a boat.

The most common wines are Veltliner, Weißburgunder and Zweigelt. Nice wine bars can be found around many corners of the city center. They are usually cosy. See here and here.

Very popular is the Naschmarkt, which is much more than a market:  An absolute highlight is the small delicacy stall Urbanek.

Shops are usually open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am – 7.00 pm/7.30pm, usually longer on Thursdays. Saturdays until 5.00 pm or 6.00 pm. Some shopping centers are open until 8.00 pm or 9.00 from Mondays to Fridays.



Half-day trips, full-day tours


For half day and day trips around Vienna: In summer even the remotest villages have some sort of celebration. Note in particular the cultural offerings of the various Baroque monasteries of Lower Austria. The Wachau  is wonderful in summer with Melk, Dürnstein and Krems to visit, which are famous for their baroque architecture and historical heritage.

The ‘Marchfeld’ and ‘Seewinkel’ make attractive destinations as well as the immediate surroundings of Vienna with the National Park ‘Donauauen’ or the Vienna Woods.

Many of the Wine Regions are far from being purely agricultural land. Most of them have a distinct culture that has grown over centuries in a symbiosis with wine, which often made areas prosperous and contributed to the presence of impressive architecture. Carnuntum is south-east of Vienna (which is a wine region by itself). This is where the biggest town of the Roman province Noricum was located.

You will stumble at Baroque houses, churches or parks essentially everywhere in Austria - the economic rise especially after 1700 left a mark in almost every village.



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