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									Lifestyle in Vienna


Dear readers, In the days of the Danube Monarchy, Vienna was considered the centre and melting pot of Europe. Since those days, Vienna has been characterised by a cultural, culinary and ethnic mix that is unparalleled on our continent. With the EU enlargement, Vienna has once again become a central hub between the old and the new Europe. Thanks to its geographic location, Vienna’s economy has benefited considerably from these new developments. Vienna receives top marks in international city rankings thanks to “hard factors” such as infrastructure, safety and security, its convenient scale that makes it a city of short distances, and its geographic location. But it also has a distinct characteristic that goes beyond these hard facts and is the product of its history, its culture and its quality of living – the Vienna lifestyle. “Soft factors” such as culture, quality of living and lifestyle increasingly determine how attractive a city is for businesses. Vienna has the right mix of hard and soft factors. Some call it “a village to live in and a metropolis to work in”. I take this as a compliment. People who live or work in Vienna know that our city has a unique quality of living and excellent cultural attractions, leisure activities, sports, culinary delights and much unspoiled nature. With more than 50% of the city area taken up by green spaces, Vienna is a model green city that has set new standards for environmental protection in large cities with its know-how in urban technologies. Vienna’s drinking water is fresh mountain spring water from the Alps, the parks and other green areas offer wonderful opportunities for relaxation, and the Danube Island is Europe’s largest recreation island. Vienna is also an excellent place for shopping, be it on exclusive shopping streets, colourful markets or in specialist stores. I believe that the healthy balance of business, environmental protection and social fairness is the foundation for the optimal development of our region – and of the people who live there. Every year, millions of people come to Vienna to see its many sights and attractions. Last year our city was at the centre of international attention as one of the host cities of the European Football Championship, and the visitors had the opportunity to enjoy the undiluted spirit of Vienna – in the historic city centre, the many museums and concert venues, on the Danube Island, the shopping streets, in the countless traditional and modern restaurants, pubs, inns and coffeehouses. Come and see for yourselves, for there is no place like Vienna. Welcome to Vienna! Michael Häupl Mayor and Governor of Vienna

Dear readers, The lifestyle of a city is rooted in its history and culture, but there are many aspects that shape the quality of living for the people who live in a city and for those who visit it: leisure activities, social services and public health care, job and business opportunities. Vienna is among the cities with the highest quality of living worldwide. The countless cultural and leisure opportunities contribute significantly to Vienna ranking among the top 3 year after year in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey of 215 cities across the world. The range of activities is remarkable especially in that high and popular culture exist side by side. Vienna is truly a city of events and short distances: the excellent public transport system will take you from the beaches of the Danube Island to the city centre in just a few minutes. The event calendar is tightly packed and has something to offer for people of all age groups and interests – on average there are seven large events daily, in addition to the regular theatre and concert performances. During the European Football Championship 2008, the City of Vienna proved a perfect host for large-scale international events. Since studies have shown that the quality of living in our city is also an important factor for international companies in choosing business locations, the City of Vienna seeks to provide not only good job opportunities for people who come to work here, but also a pleasant environment for their families to live in: Vienna has excellent child care services, education, and countless leisure activities especially for children. Our city is also one of the safest worldwide and a model green city. In short, Vienna is a city where you can feel at home.

Grete Laska Deputy Mayor and Executive City Councillor for Education, Youth, Information and Sports

Dear readers, It may be a coincidence that it was a Viennese psychologist, Alfred Adler, who contributed significantly to coining the term “lifestyle”. But it is certainly no coincidence that Vienna is known across the world for its lifestyle, a mix of cultural diversity, excellent infrastructure and excellent quality of living. The characteristic mix of traditions and modern life, its geographic location and its convenient size give the city on the Danube its unique character. Much work goes into creating and maintaining this positive image of our city. In order to preserve the cultural heritage of Vienna, including the UNESCO World Heritage sites, not only financial means are needed, but also an unequivocal commitment to Vienna as a city of culture. Vienna has world-class concert halls, theatres and operas. The City of Vienna also promotes modern art and young creatives. One of many examples is MuseumsQuartier, one of the ten largest museum complexes in the world. Investments into culture and creativity not only shape the image of our city, they also benefit the city both in terms of quality of living and as a “soft” location factor for businesses. In the last five years, the budget for culture and science has been increased by 35 percent – a unique situation in Europe. Vienna will continue to emphasise cultural diversity and openness as factors contributing to Vienna’s lifestyle. To truly understand it, you have to experience it. This folder will give you a small taste of what is waiting for you in Vienna.

Andreas Mailath-Pokorny Executive City Councillor for Cultural Affairs and Science


Introduction Welcome to Vienna – the city of a hundred faces: from horse carriage drivers to hip DJs Vienna will surprise you: it is modern, vibrant and colourful. The image of the laid-back city full of culture and history as which it is often presented is a cliché – but no less true. Ten facts that underline the city’s uniqueness: 1. Vienna is the European Union capital with the highest quality of living, as the 2008 Quality of Living Survey of the international consulting firm Mercer found. Vienna is also the safest of all cities with a population of more than a million worldwide. 2. Vienna is located in the heart of Europe. 3. The city on the Danube is among the top ten economically dynamic cities and the six richest regions in Europe. 4. Vienna cares about children: there are excellent and affordable child care services in all parts of the city and many activities and events for children. 5. History can be felt in every part of the city, from Roman ruins to traces of the Danube Monarchy. 6. Vienna is a modern metropolis. Audacious architecture, such as the Haas-Haus opposite St. Stephen’s Cathedral in the city centre, modern design in stores on Spittelberg, art exhibitions in the MuseumsQuartier, and hip bands in bars along the underground tracks. 7. Traditional treats such as Viennese Schnitzel and Sacher cake are of excellent quality not only in gourmet restaurants but also in small inns around the city. 8. Sports: Going for walks in the vineyards, inline skating on the Danube Island or jogging through the Schönbrunn Palace gardens are typical features of Vienna’s lifestyle, as are boat trips on the Old Danube or swimming in one of Vienna’s 48 public pools. 9. Afternoon coffee in coffeehouses such as Central in the footsteps of Leon Trotsky and Arthur Schnitzler, cocktails and funky beats at night. In summer, you can enjoy the Danube Island Festival, the Film Festival outside City Hall or the many bars along the Danube Canal. 10. Approximately half of the city is taken up by green spaces. And 700 hectares of vineyards make Vienna the only metropolis that grows notable amounts of wine. Zwischentitel: Ten things that make Vienna unique. A metropolis with style & history.

8-9 Quality of living Best among EU cities – Vienna has the highest quality of living For ten years running Vienna has been among the top 3 cities in the world in the Quality of Living Survey of the international consulting firm Mercer. There are many reasons for this. A CLEAN CITY: Waste separation was introduced in the 1970s. 1,200 street cleaning and waste management employees daily make sure that waste collection is as punctual and reliable as nowhere else. WATER: 95 percent of Vienna’s tap water comes straight from the mountain springs of the nearby Alps. A CITY OF SHORT DISTANCES: The excellent public transport network will take you from the city centre to the Vienna Woods in 15 minutes. EDUCATION: Vienna has nine universities, five universities of applied sciences and some 900 non-university affiliated research institutes. A CITY FOR CHILDREN: Nearly 900 day nurseries, day care centres and after school care clubs guarantee the best child care. There are also many fun and educational activities guided by trained professionals, such as the ZOOM children’s museum and the children’s theatre Dschungel Wien. BUSINESS: 115 international companies established offices in Vienna in 2007 alone. Research and development businesses in particular appreciate the city’s location between East and West.

Vienna has 700 hectares of vineyards. 21,700 hectolitres of wine were produced in 2007. Vienna ranks second worldwide in the international Quality of Living Survey.


Safety and security Help when you need it – a safe city with excellent health care Walking home alone late at night? No problem in Vienna. The people of Vienna feel safe in their city. The most recent personal safety ranking of the consulting firm Mercer supports this: Vienna scores 121.1 (base city: New York = 100), making it the safest of all cities with a population of over a million worldwide. This is in no small measure due to the low crime rate, which decreased further in 2008. Vienna also has a unique coordination platform for 25 emergency services and relief organisations, including ambulance services, the Red Cross, police, fire services and the armed forces. Their efficient cooperation was demonstrated at the European Football Championship 2008. Vienna also has ten social welfare centres, providing a reliable support network for people experiencing economic and social hardship. More than 85,000 people annually receive support and financial aid, such as attendance allowance or heating subsidies. Public health care is excellent as well: world-class medical treatment is provided for everyone, heart attack response times are among the best in the world and the ambulance services arrive within eleven minutes on average. In 2007, the health care budget was €1.57 billion, in 2008 the City of Vienna increased it by another €180 million. And Europe’s most modern hospital is currently under construction in the north of Vienna. The 120,000 square metre complex will be completed by 2013.

73 doctors and 554 paramedics work for the Vienna Ambulance and Patient Transport Services. Nearly 4,000 police officers make Vienna a safe city.


History History everywhere – Imperial Vienna A tram ride along Ringstraße is like a journey through Vienna’s history. The boulevard is lined with impressive buildings like a display case of the Danube Monarchy: Burgtheater, the Parliament, the University, the State Opera... In 1857, Emperor Franz Joseph I ordered the demolition of the city walls. In their place, the grand Ringstraße boulevard was built around the historic city centre, lined with imposing public buildings, private palaces and parks. Other architectural gems include St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Imperial Palace and the beautiful Baroque Schönbrunn Palace. Vienna’s historic city centre and the Schönbrunn Palace have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the days of the Danube Monarchy (1867 to 1916), Vienna was a melting pot of cultures. The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy has left its traces, most notably in the Viennese cuisine. Recipes from all over Europe found a new home in Vienna, and today tourists and Viennese alike enjoy goulash and the savoury pepper and tomato lecsó that originated in Hungary, or Buchteln (jam-filled buns) and the pancake-like Liwanzen from the Czech lands. The famous Viennese Schnitzel, in fact, originally came from Milan in Italy. Some of Vienna’s most popular recreation areas date back to imperial times as well: the Prater was opened to the public in 1766, and became an entertainment area after the 1873 World Exhibition. Its famous landmark, the Giant Ferris Wheel, was built in 1897. SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE: The Emperor’s former summer residence with 1,441 rooms, of which 45 can be visited. SCHÖNBRUNN ZOO: The world’s oldest zoo, opened in 1752, commissioned by Emperor Franz Stephan von Lothringen. IMPERIAL PALACE: From here, the Habsburgs ruled their empire until 1918. IMPERIAL BURIAL VAULT: The last resting place of 146 aristocrats, including twelve emperors and 19 empresses and queens.

Vienna – a melting pot of cultures.


Views of Vienna A modern city – fascinating contrasts between the old and the new St. Stephen’s Cathedral (whose construction began in 1230), reflected in the glass façade of the Haas-Haus, designed by architect Hans Hollein and completed in 1990 – what better way to show how tradition and modern life exist side by side in Vienna. And there are many other examples. The young, urban scene is moving into historical buildings such as MuseumsQuartier, one of the ten largest cultural complexes in the world. The former imperial stables were converted into a modern and vibrant 60,000 square metre area filled with museums, bars, cafés and shops. The arches beneath the urban transport line designed by Art Nouveau architect Otto Wagner in 1860 are also full of life: they have been converted into some 30 bars, pubs and clubs and are one of the hottest spots for music lovers and partygoers. Top DJs serve up fresh beats, from jazz to electronic music. If you are looking for top sounds, the Flex is the place to go. The atmosphere of the club in a former underground tunnel on the Danube Canal regularly inspires international guest DJs to top performances on the turntables. Bars with an unconventional interior design are by no means a 21st century phenomenon in Vienna: Adolf Loos ushered in modernism in architecture 100 years ago with his American Bar in the city centre. TWIN CITY LINER: From Vienna to its “twin city” Bratislava in 75 minutes with the highspeed catamaran on the Danube. HUNDERTWASSERHAUS: Residential building with a colourful, eccentric design by Viennese artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. An art café and a gallery are located nearby. PORGY & BESS: Jazz club featuring Austrian and international guests, such as the Vienna Art Orchestra and Carla Bley. CAFÉ LANDTMANN: A coffeehouse with a long tradition on Ringstraße boulevard. A modern glass extension was added in 2007. Contemporary art, daring architecture and electronic music are a part of modern Vienna.


Tradition Charming Vienna – boys’ choir, horse carriages and the Opera Ball Left-two-three, right-two-three... when the voice of the master of ceremonies rings out “Alles Walzer” (“Everyone waltz”), the dance floor of the world’s most glamorous ballroom is soon filled with whirling couples. The Vienna Opera Ball has been held at the Vienna State Opera since 1877 and is an event where artists, politicians and business people meet. Celebrities and stars such as Princess Caroline of Monaco and Cliff Richard have sat on the coveted balconies. Balls have a longstanding tradition in Vienna, even the Congress of Vienna (181415) danced. Today, some 300 balls are held in Vienna every year, including such diverse events as the school caretakers’ ball, the confectioners’ ball and the glittering, eccentric Life Ball. VIENNA BOYS’ CHOIR: Vienna’s youngest “ambassadors”. The history of the world’s most famous boys’ choir goes back to the 15th century. Today there are 100 boys in four choirs. They perform at about 300 concerts in front of half a million people a year. PURVEYORS TO THE COURT: Only tradespeople who supplied goods to the imperial court were permitted to use the imperial coat of arms and call themselves “k. u. k. Hoflieferant”. To this day, Lobmeyr on Kärntner Straße, founded in 1823, sells exquisite glassware, and Mode-Atelier Knize on Graben has sold bespoke suits since 1858. FIAKER: Where Venice has its gondolas, Vienna has its horse-drawn hackney carriages. The first licence was issued in 1693. In their heyday, more than 1,000 Fiaker operated in Vienna, and today there are still 144 of these traditional horse-drawn carriages taking visitors on tours of the inner city.

Traditions give Vienna its unmistakable charm.

18-19 Shopping A shopper’s dream – fashion, furniture and must-haves Luxury items from Chanel and Tiffany’s, hip creations by young designers such as Petar Petrov and Pia Mia: Vienna has all a shopping addict’s heart could desire. Take a leisurely stroll through the heart of the city to discover the wide range of available goods, but also of prices. The successful Swedish clothing chain H&M has opened a store on the former premises of purveyor to the court Braun & Co. If you have a sweet tooth, make sure not to miss the crispy, cream-filled wafers at the Manner store on Stephansplatz. And after a long day of shopping, you can relax in one of the many coffeehouses on Graben, which have outdoor terraces in summer. RINGSTRASSEN-GALERIEN: A shopping complex right next to the opera, selling luxury goods, jewellery, food, furniture and more. NEUBAUGASSE: Shopping street with trendy stores and galleries. MARIAHILFER STRASSE: A favourite with young people who come here to shop in the many international fashion chains, you can find just about anything on this bustling street between Westbahnhof and Ringstraße. Countless pubs, cafés, wine and cocktail bars are hidden away in the side streets. Kärntner Straße, Graben, Kohlmarkt: souvenirs and designer clothes – but also fashion for smaller budgets.

20-21 Markets A world of colours – discover Vienna’s markets Beyond the golden cupola of the Art Nouveau Secession begins a world of colours and flavours: okra, scallops, Thai basil, buffalo mozzarella... Naschmarkt, only a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, is an eldorado for people who like to cook. The vendors will let you taste olives and nuts and offer competent advice. On Saturday’s, there is also a flea market where you can buy anything from leather jackets to crockery and LPs. The traditional market has developed from a neighbourhood shopping place to a popular hangout for a young, hip crowd. Places such as Deli have a DJ on the decks and many restaurants have sprung up, for example Umar, which serves excellent fish. In addition to Naschmarkt, there are 24 other markets in Vienna selling fresh produce, some of it directly from the producers: 900 agricultural enterprises within the city limits provide high-quality food. ORGANIC FARMERS’ MARKET ON FREYUNG: Jam, bacon and cheese directly from the farmers. BRUNNENMARKT: Here you can find Turkish delicacies side by side with Vienna’s famous Staud jams – and if you are lucky, you might meet the owner himself. CHRISTMAS MARKET ON RATHAUSPLATZ: Magical Christmas atmosphere between City Hall and Burgtheater from mid-November. CHRISTMAS MARKET ON SPITTELBERG: Artisan crafts and Vienna’s best potato pancakes.

25 markets offer food and spices from around the world.

22-23 Culinary delights Every gourmet’s dream – exclusive restaurants and sausage stands side by side How to make Viennese Schnitzel: Take slices of veal, pound until very thin, coat with flour, dip into lightly beaten eggs and then coat with breadcrumbs, fry in hot oil until crispy and serve hot. If you want to see how your home-made Schnitzel compares to the original, go to Figlmüller in the 1st district. Making your own Sacher cake, however, is not that easy: the original recipe has been a closely guarded secret of Hotel Sacher (behind the State Opera) for 176 years. Vienna has a wide range of restaurants, from haute cuisine at Steiereck in Stadtpark to the rustic wine taverns in Vienna’s outer districts. These Heuriger usually have a small selection of hearty dishes and snacks that you order at the counter, and they serve wine from their own vineyards – high-quality Veltliner, Riesling and the typical Viennese field blend. If you are feeling peckish after a long night of partying or a visit to the opera, you should try a Käsekrainer, a sausage with hot melting chunks of cheese inside, at one of Vienna’s many sausage stands. COFFEEHOUSES: Hawelka has the best pastries, Central was a favourite of Freud’s and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s. ROAST CHESTNUTS AND POTATOES: When winter comes, small stands selling hot snacks spring up all over the city. DELICATESSEN: Tasty specialties can be found in corner shops or at Meinl am Graben. Viennese food culture: after the opera, get a sausage or go to Sacher for cake.


Sports A true sports paradise – climbing, hiking and skiing in the city Feel like climbing, rowing or skiing? No need to go to the countryside, you can do all this in Vienna. In a recent study the range and quality of leisure activities in Vienna received top marks and was considered world class. You can go hiking in the Vienna Woods, 25 square kilometres of which are within the city limits: the Lainzer Tiergarten nature reserve. Cycling is also easy and safe – with 1,000 km of bike lanes and bikes that you can borrow free of charge. The Vienna City Marathon has become an annual tradition with participants from 80 countries. In 2008, the marathon had 30,000 participants. DANUBE ISLAND: A 21 kilometre long artificial island built as a flood protection measure. A recreation area with bathing spots, boat rental, a water skiing system, beach volleyball courts, and many routes for jogging, biking and inline skating. PRATER: This park extends over 6 square kilometres and is perfect for long walks and bike tours. SWIMMING: 48 open air and indoor swimming pools offer plenty of swimming opportunities. One of the highlights is the open air bath Gänsehäufel on the Old Danube, which has a total bathing area of 270,000 square metres and a 2 kilometre bathing beach. WINTER SPORTS: Sledding slopes, skating rinks such as the “Vienna Ice Dream” outside City Hall, eight cross-country ski runs and the floodlit ski slope “Hohe Wand”. CLIMBING: Several indoor climbing walls and a 34m climbing wall on the outside of the former WW2 anti-aircraft tower in the 6th district, which also houses the aquarium “Haus des Meeres”. Hiking paths through Lainzer Tiergarten allow you to explore nature and wildlife.

26-27 Nightlife Enjoy Vienna – cocktails on the beach and concerts on the island “Have you ever seen Vienna at night?”, asks a popular Austrian pop song. And indeed, Vienna’s nights are filled with life. Stars such as Falco, Prince and Kurt Cobain have danced in the legendary disco “U4”. If you prefer a more relaxed atmosphere, you might enjoy the Mediterranean flair of Strandbar Herrmann with its sandy beach and deck chairs right on the Danube Canal. Further up the canal is “summerstage” with creative cuisine and concerts. Another attraction is the film festival on Rathausplatz. Every summer, recordings of operas and concerts are shown outside City Hall free of charge while food stalls serve international fare. The concept is so successful that cities such as Moscow, Bucharest, Prague and Warsaw have followed Vienna’s example of showing music films in an open-air setting. NEW YEAR’S EVE TRAIL: Last year, 630,000 people celebrated New Year’s Eve in Vienna’s city centre. BADESCHIFF WIEN: Go night swimming in the pool on the boat. PASSAGE: Stylish bar and club in a converted pedestrian underpass beneath Ringstraße boulevard. DANUBE ISLAND FESTIVAL: Europe’s largest open air festival, with 30 stages and three million visitors – going strong for 20 years. COPA CAGRANA: Enjoy Caribbean rhythms and a waterfront view in the centre of the Danube Island (near Reichsbrücke). STADTHALLE: Austria’s top event venue has hosted stars such as Coldplay, Robbie Williams and U2. The Danube Canal and the Danube River – Vienna has plenty of beaches.

28-29 Nature Nature in the city – relaxing parks and nature reserves Semi-natural meadows that are home to countless different species, idyllic parks such as Burggarten or the vineyards of Grinzing – nearly half of Vienna consists of green areas. The City of Vienna takes good care of these green gems. An example of this is the Donau-Auen National Park, which preserves the last untouched wetlands habitat in Europe, the Lobau. The green spaces are not only recreation areas for the 1.7 million inhabitants of Vienna, but also a habitat for 135 species of butterflies, 74 species of mammals, 61 different kinds of dragonflies and 125 species of breeding birds. In fact, the City of Vienna has the largest breeding population of Little Bittern in Austria. VIENNA WOODS: The Vienna Woods were recognised as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2005 and are a protected area. GREEN BELT: Vienna is surrounded by green on all sides, from Bisamberg to Lobau to Prater and Wienerberg, then on to Lainzer Tiergarten with its deer and wild boar, the Vienna Woods and the Danube Island. PARKS: Green everywhere you look – Vienna has 850 parks, ranging from the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace gardens to magical Dehnepark in the 14th district. DONAU-AUEN NATIONAL PARK: 650,000 visitors come to the national park in the 22nd district every year to learn more about nature, see the beaver enclosure and watch wildlife from the viewing platforms. PRATER: The green expanse of the Prater stretches between Praterstern in the 2nd district and the Danube. It is an ideal place for sports and relaxation, and the amusement park offers plenty of entertainment. Vienna has 850 parks and gardens.

30-31 Culture Art in Vienna – a city of culture in the heart of Europe Albrecht Dürer’s Young Hare is one of the stars of the graphic arts collection of Albertina, which boasts some 50,000 drawings and watercolours and 900,000 old master prints and other graphic art works, ranging from the Late Gothic era to the present. The collection ranks among the most valuable graphic arts collections in the world. And Albertina is only one of many attractions that make Vienna Europe’s city of art. In addition to regular theatre and concert performances, on average seven large events take place in the city daily. Classical music meets modern art, high culture meets light entertainment – an unbelievably rich spectrum of cultural delights. Lovers of classical music will enjoy the State Opera, Theater an der Wien and Volksoper, while musical fans will prefer Ronacher or Raimund Theater. Vienna is also famous for its theatres. While guest stars such as Gert Voss and Klaus Maria Brandauer perform at Burgtheater, small ensembles and amateur actors have enthusiastic

audiences in small theatres throughout the city. Kunsthalle Wien shows international contemporary art on Karlsplatz and in MuseumsQuartier. NEW YEAR’S CONCERT: The New Year starts with music from Vienna. The annual concert of the Vienna Philharmonic at Musikverein is broadcast in 54 countries across the world.

Ab S. 32 Addresses Lifestyle in Vienna Food and drink Café Central 1010 Vienna, corner of Herrengasse/Strauchgasse Phone: +43 (0)1 533 37 64-26 Website: Café Hawelka 1010 Vienna, Dorotheergasse 6 Phone: +43 (0)1 512 82 30 Website: Café Landtmann 1010 Vienna, Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 4 Phone: +43 (0)1 241 00-0 Website: Café Sacher Wien 1010 Vienna, Philharmonikerstraße 4 Phone: +43 (0)1 514 56-661 Website: More information about food and drink in Vienna e.g. barbecue sites and restaurant guides Website: K. u. k. Hofzuckerbäcker Demel 1010 Vienna, Kohlmarkt 14 Phone: +43 (0)1 535 17 17-0 Website: Restaurant Figlmüller 1010 Vienna, Wollzeile 5 Phone: +43 (0)1 512 61 77 1010 Vienna, Bäckerstraße 6 Phone: +43 (0)1 512 17 60 Website:

Restaurant Steirereck 1030 Vienna, Am Heumarkt 2A / in Stadtpark Phone: +43 (0)1 713 31 68 Website: Viennese Heurige (wine taverns) Website:,

Health, safety and security City of Vienna Fire Services (MA 68) Headquarters 1010 Vienna, Am Hof 9 Phone: +43 (0)1 531 99-0 Emergency number: 122 Website: Federal Police Directorate Vienna 1010 Vienna, Schottenring 7–9 Phone: +43 (0)1 313 10-0 Emergency number: 133 Website: K-Kreis – Die Helfer Wiens (coordination platform for emergency services and relief organisations) 1030 Vienna, Drorygasse 8/1/R01 Phone: +43 (0)1 533 71 06 Website:, City of Vienna Ambulance Services (MA 70) 1030 Vienna, Radetzkystraße 1 Phone: +43 (0)1 711 19-0 Emergency number: 144 Website: Vienna Hospital Association Website:

Shopping Gasometer 1110 Vienna, Guglgasse 6–14 Phone: +43 (0)1 743 64 30 Website:, Ringstraßen-Galerien 1010 Vienna, Kärntner Ring 5–7 Phone: +43 (0)1 512 51 81 Website: Vienna’s Shopping Streets Management Phone: +43 (0)1 514 50-0 Website: City of Vienna Market Authority (MA 59) 1030 Vienna, Am Modenapark 1–2 Phone: +43 (0)1 40 00-8059 Website:

Nightlife and festivals Badeschiff Wien 1010 Vienna, on the Danube Canal between Schwedenbrücke and Urania Phone: +43 (0)1 513 07-44 Website: Copa Cagrana Phone: +43 (0)699 14 41 40 40 Website: Danube Island Festival Website: Film Festival 1010 Vienna, Rathausplatz Phone: +43 (0)1 319 82-00 Website: Flex 1010 Vienna, on the Danube Canal, take the stairs down at Augartenbrücke Phone: +43 (0)1 533 75 25 Website: Life Ball Website: Loosbar 1010 Vienna, Kärntner Durchgang 10

Phone: +43 (0)1 512 32 83 Website: Passage 1010 Vienna, corner of Burgring/Babenbergerstraße Website: Porgy & Bess 1010 Vienna, Riemergasse 11 Phone: +43 (0)1 512 88 11 Website: Strandbar Herrmann 1010 Vienna, on the Danube Canal, take the stairs down at Radetzkybrücke Website: summerstage 1090 Vienna, Berggasse 27/24 Phone: +43 (0)1 315 52 02 Website: U4 1120 Vienna, Schönbrunner Straße 222 Website: Vienna Ice Dream 1010 Vienna, Rathausplatz 1 Phone: +43 (0)1 319 82-00 Website:, Vienna Philharmonic Ticket office 1010 Vienna, Kärntner Ring 12 Phone: +43 (0)1 505 65 25 Website: Wiener Stadthalle 1150 Vienna, Vogelweidplatz 14 Phone: +43 (0)1 981 00-0 Website:

Sights Belvedere 1030 Vienna, Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27 Phone: +43 (0)1 795 57-0 Website:

Haas-Haus 1010 Vienna, Stephansplatz 12 Main library 1070 Vienna, Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a Phone: +43 (0)1 40 00-84500 Website: Imperial Palace (Imperial Apartments, Sisi Museum, Imperial Silver Collection) 1010 Vienna, Michaelerkuppel Website: Hundertwasserhaus 1030 Vienna, corner of Kegelgasse/Löwengasse Website: Imperial Burial Vault 1010 Vienna, Tegetthoffstraße 2 Phone: +43 (0)1 512 68 53-16 Website: Lainzer Tiergarten – main entrance 1130 Vienna, next to Hermesstraße 78, Lainzer Tor Phone: +43 (0)1 804 31 69 Website: Parliament 1010 Vienna, Dr. Karl-Renner-Ring 3 Phone: +43 (0)1 401 10-0 Website: Schönbrunn Palace 1130 Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace Phone: +43 (0)1 811 13-0 Website: St. Stephen’s Cathedral 1010 Vienna, Stephansplatz 1 Phone: +43 (0)1 515 52-3526 Website: Zoo Vienna 1130 Vienna, Maxingstraße 13B Phone: +43 (0)1 877 92 94 Website: Prater 1020 Vienna, between Praterstern and Winterhafen Website:, prater.html Giant Ferris Wheel 1020 Vienna, Riesenradplatz 1 Phone: +43 (0)1 729 54 30 Website:

Art and culture Albertina 1010 Vienna, Albertinaplatz 1 Phone: +43 (0)1 534 83-0 Website: Burgtheater 1010 Vienna, Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 2 Phone: +43 (0)1 514 44-4440 Website: Dschungel Wien – theatre for young people MuseumsQuartier 1070 Vienna, Museumsplatz 1 Phone: +43 (0)1 522 07 20-19 Website: Kunsthalle Wien 1070 Vienna, Museumsplatz 1 Phone: +43 (0)1 521 89-0 1040 Vienna, Treitlstraße 2 Website: Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna 1010 Vienna, Maria-Theresien-Platz Phone: +43 (0)1 525 24-0 Website: MuseumsQuartier 1070 Vienna, Museumsplatz 1 Phone: 0820 600 600 (from Austria) or +43 1 523 58 81-1731 (from abroad) Website: Vereinigte Bühnen Wien - musical theatres Ronacher 1010 Vienna, Seilerstätte 9

Phone: +43 (0)1 514 11-0 Raimund Theater 1060 Vienna, Wallgasse 18–20 Phone: +43 (0)1 599 77-0 Theater an der Wien 1060 Vienna, Linke Wienzeile 6 Phone: +43 (0)1 588 30-200 Website: Volksoper 1090 Vienna, Währinger Straße 78 Phone: +43 (0)1 514 44-3670 Website: Wiener Musikverein 1010 Vienna, Bösendorferstraße 12 Phone: +43 (0)1 505 81 90 or +43 (0)1 505 13 63 Website: Vienna State Opera 1010 Vienna, Opernring 2 Phone: +43 (0)1 514 44-2250 Tickets: +43 (0)1 513 15 13 Website: ZOOM Children’s Museum 1070 Vienna, Museumsplatz 1 Phone: +43 (0)1 524 79 08 Website:

Traffic and transport

Twin City Liner Central Danube Region Marketing & Development GmbH 1020 Vienna, Handelskai 265 Tickets: +43 (0)1 588 80 Website: Wiener Linien GmbH Co KG – Vienna Public Transport 1030 Vienna, Erdbergstraße 202 Phone: +43 (0)1 79 09-100 Website:

Other useful addresses

Citybike Phone: +43 810 500 500 Website: Danube Island Website:, Gänsehäufel 1220 Vienna, Moissigasse 21 Information hotline: +43 (0)1 601 12 Website:

Climbing wall on anti-aircraft tower 1060 Vienna, Flakturm (Haus des Meeres), Esterházypark Phone: +43 (0)1 585 47 48 Website: Austrian Commission for UNESCO 1010 Vienna, Universitätsstraße 5/4th floor /12 Phone: +43 (0)1 526 13 01 Website: Parks in Vienna Website: Cycling in Vienna Traffic Management and Organisation (MA 46) 1120 Vienna, Niederhofstraße 21-23 Phone: +43 (0)1 811 14-0 Road and traffic information hotline Phone: +43 (0)1 955 59 Website: Summer sledding run Hohe-Wand-Wiese 1140 Vienna, Mauerbachstraße 174-184 Phone: +43 (0)1 979 00 25 Website: sportamt/sportstaetten/anlagen/ rodelbahn.html City of Vienna Sports Office (MA 51) 1020 Vienna, Meiereistraße 7 Phone: +43 (0)1 40 00-51151 Website: Hiking routes in and near Vienna Website:

Municipal Swimming Pools (MA 44) 1100 Vienna, Reumannplatz 23 Phone: +43 (0)1 601 12-44119 Information hotline: +43 (0)1 601 12 Website: Christmas Market Rathausplatz Website: Vienna Boys’ Choir 1020 Vienna, Augartenpalais Phone: +43 (0)1 216 39 42 Website: Vienna Tourist Board Hotels & information 1010 Vienna, Albertinerplatz 1 Phone: +43 (0)1 245 55 Website:

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