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Vienna has much more to offer than just art and opera. During your visit you'll be surprised by the multitude of possibilities in the Austrian capital. The city has much to offer. You can take advantage of the wonderful shopping, play sports a...

History Vienna

Vienna

Iron and salt mining drew many peoples to the area where Vienna now lies: Firstly the Romans around 1000 BC and later the Germans. German speaking peoples ultimately managed to gain the upper hand. In 1221 Vienna received the rights of a city, and a...

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Steffl department store

When it comes to shopping, the 137 metre high Steffl tower is a household name in Vienna. The tower's nine storeys are perfect for a rainy day. The elegant steel and glass construction is home to the rather more expensive fashion labels like DKNY and...

Blue Box

Blue Box has been a household name in Vienna for over 20 years. Tourists visit it and locals also visit it, although it has to be said that this popular hangout is frequented mainly by student types. Come early in the morning for a delicious breakfas...

Emergency numbers and police Vienna

Because Austria is now part of the EU, the universal emergency telephone number is the same as all the other EU countries: 112. If you phone this number you will connected to the required emergency service, whether that be the police, fire brigade or...

Zwolf Apostelkeller

No stay in Vienna is complete without a visit to one of the numerous heuringer, the typical Austrian wine cellars. It's a pleasant jaunt to the wine cellars on the city outskirts, but if you prefer to stay nearer the centre, your best option is Zwolf...

Wrenkh (v)

Wrenkh offers delicious vegetarian food. But they also have tastes fitting meat lovers. The customers are mainly young and elegant people. It's also a cosy place to have a nice chat with a cocktail at the bar. Afterwards, you can enjoy the special fo...