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The capital of Austria: Vienna

Vienna, the Austrian capital embraces all the traditions of a modern European city. Many buildings from Roman foundations through the Gothic, Baroque and Historicism times are still preserved here. Therefore, Vienna by many is referred to as a unique union, with each of the urban layers surrounding the oldest historic centre being equally important to the overall flavour of the city.

Tourists are eager to visit Vienna because of the city´s exciting combination of the royal-imperial flair of the past with the latest trends, the responsible cultivation of a precious heritage and its charming traditions. Furthermore Vienna is often called “the capital of music” due to its musical legacy.

Besides that, there is one other historical fact which definitely had a strong impact on the city´s development. Being the oldest university city in the German-speaking-countries the development of night life and distraction has gone hand in hand with the rising numbers of students. Having the highest numbers of students in the German-speaking-region nowadays, Vienna proves to be lively and worth exploring by night as well.

Moreover, Vienna is also regarded to be a place where the quality of living is one of the highest in the world. And last but not least Vienna is one of the most popular conference cities in the world.

For more helpful information visit Vienna Tourism.


Vienna in Numbers

Total area

415 km²


1.921.153 (January 1st, 2021)




171 asl (Stephansplatz)





Phone prefix:

0043 1


Tap water is safe to drink


Time Zone

Vienna is in the Central European time zone (CET=GMT/UCT + 1). Daylight saving time applies from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October (CEST).



The typical main voltage for households (as well as hotels) in Vienna is 230 volts (alternating current). Plugs and sockets are European standard with two round pins.


Climate and Temperature

Vienna has a mild continental climate. For more actual weather details please visit Vienna weather.


Shop opening hours

  • Offices and companies: Monday to Friday:  9.00 - 17.00

  • Supermarkets and shops
    Monday to Friday:  9.00 - 19.00 
    Saturday: 9.00 - 18.00
    Sundays and public holidays: closed (exceptions: supermarkets at major railway stations and Vienna International Airport)



As the evening crowns the day, a broad variety of evening activities is available to make it a memorable night. Thanks to the high number of students, the offer in Vienna is extremley diverse. Enjoying a beautiful evening at the Danube river or in one of Vienna´s parks, dining in one of the traditional restaurants or turning night into day in one of the most frequented clubs: The decision is yours!