About Vienna

About Vienna
Vienna is the capital, and Austria's most populous city , with about two million inhabitants, nearly one-third of the country's population, and its cultural, economic, and political center.
Additionally, Vienna has been called the "City of Music" due to its musical legacy, as many famous classical musicians such as Beethoven and Mozart called Vienna home. Vienna is also said to be the "City of Dreams" because it was home to the world's first psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud. Vienna's ancestral roots lie in early Celtic and Roman settlements that transformed into Medieval and Baroque city. It is well known for having played a pivotal role as a leading European music center, from the age of Viennese Classicism through the early part of the 20th century.
Facts about Vienna

Official language:
German is the official language of Austria. Croatian, Slovenian and Hungarian are recognized as official languages of autonomous population groups in some regions.

Official currency:
As a member of the European Community, Austria is also a member of the economic and currency unions, adopting the Euro as the common currency. 1 Euro = 100 Cents.

Time zone:
Central European Summer Time (GMT+2)

Important Phone Numbers
Single European emergency number 112
Fire service 122
Gas emergency 128
Police 133
Emergency doctor 141
Ambulance service 144
Poison centre 01 406 43 43

Getting around Vienna

Transportations in Vienna

  • CAT Train
    With the CAT City Airport Train, Vienna offers a rapid connection between the city center and airport on a par with international standards. In only 16 minutes, the City Airport Train takes you nonstop from the airport to Vienna city center and vice versa – without stress and traffic jams and in an environmentally friendly way.
    More information here

  • Vienna Public Transportation
    Vienna's public transportation network is very well developed. You can travel quickly and reliably by subway, vstreetcar and bus. You may find all relevant information here
    •  Tickets
      The tickets are valid on all trams, buses, and subways of the Vienna Transport Authority. Each stamped single ticket is valid up to the destination, including multiple transfers.
    • Rates
      • Single ticket: € 2.40 (Children € 1.20)
      • 24-hour Vienna ticket: € 8.00
      • 48-hour Vienna ticket: € 14.10
      • 72-hour Vienna ticket: € 17.10
    • Tickets are available at:
      • The multilingual ticket machines (subway stations)
      • All advance sales points and the online shop of the Vienna Lines
      • In most tobacco shops
    • Operating hours
      • The Vienna Transport Authority operates nearly 20 hours per day. The underground trains (U-Bahn) run from about 5:00 a.m. in the morning to about midnight.
      • Trams and buses normally stop running earlier.
    • Safely through the night
      • Vienna's subway lines operate 24 hours a day on Friday night, Saturday night and on the nights before holidays. The trains run at 15-minute intervals.
      • The night buses operate daily from 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. in 30-minute cycles. Please check the website of the Vienna Transport Authority for the schedules of the Nightline
      • You can use the night buses as well as the rapid transit railway within the Vienna metropolitan area with all tickets of Wiener Linien and, of course, with the Vienna City Card.

How to Get There
By Plane
Vienna is connected with multiple direct flights with many countries within and outside of Europe and has one of the busiest airports of the country called Vienna Airport (VIE).