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Vienna general information On this page you will find some general information about Vienna and Austria, which helps you to get around in the city.
CAT Vienna
1. Transport from and to the airport Schwechat Vienna  The Schwechat airport is close by the city center. Before we arrived at the airport, we had decided to take the CAT the City Airport Train. This train runs every half hour from the airport to the station Wien-Mitte (Central station) from where you can take another train, bus, tram or subway. The trip takes you 16 minutes and the price of a single ticket is € 11,- (2016). See for more information www.cityairporttrain.com. Tickets can be bought at the Information desk at the airport or beforehand online. When we arrived, we found out that the CAT had technical problems, so we asked the lady from the Information desk for an alternative. She advised us to take the bus line  no. 7, which also stops at station Westbahnhof and then take from there tram no. 52 to our hotel Park Royal Palace. The way back to the airport, we again took the tram and the bus no. 7 but this time the bus made a tour through the city center and stopped at a number of places to pick up other passengers, so it took us much longer to arrive at the airport. The price of the bus is for a single ticket € 8,- (2016).
Vienna Subway
2. Public transport The Public transport is well organized, clean and safe in Vienna. One can choose between the subway (5 lines), taking a bus or a tram. Another possibility is to rent a bike or just walk because the city center is not too big. When you want to visit attractions that are further away from the city center, we advise you to take the subway, tram or bus. We bought a so called Wien Card for 72 hours at Information desk on the airport.  Please pay attention that you have different types of Wien Cards, you have also a Wien Card that allows you to visit museums and other attractions. We bought the one for the Public transport.
3. Money and the Bank The Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 12.30 hrs and from 1.30 to 3.00 pm and on Thursdays to 5.30 hrs. In the city center almost all banks are open all day. On the site http://www.bankomatfinder.at/en/bankomaten-wien one can see where all the ATM machines are in Vienna. The currency in Austria is the Euro, like in most European countries. They are available in banknotes of 5, 10, 20,50, 100, 200 and 500 Euro. The banknotes of 200 and 500 Euro are seldom used in shops etc. and the coins are available in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Eurocent and 1 and 2 Euro. In some EU countries they have removed the 1 and 2 Eurocent coins from the daily payment system.  4. Religion in Austria The main religion is Roman Catholic (73%), there is also a small number of inhabitants Lutheran (Protestant) and Muslim. 
Mariahilfer Strasse Vienna
5. Shops The main shopping street is Mariahilfer Strasse and at the Kärntner Strasse, Graben, the Kohlmarkt and Tuchlauben one can find the more exclusive shops (read also more expensive). The shops are open on Monday till Friday from 09.00 to 6.30 pm hrs and on Saturday from 09.00 until 6.00 pm hrs. Most shops outside the city center are closed on Sundays.
Mariahilfer Strasse
6. Climate The best time to visit Vienna is during Spring, Summer or Autumn. During the Winter it can be cold, rainy or snowing. The Summers are quite warm 25o – 30o Celsius in July and August. Please find below the actual weather forecast for Vienna.
7. What we have noticed in Vienna Due to all the historic buildings, the café houses and carriages, it feels like if you are in another era. You expect that Empress Sisi will just walk around the corner. The subway is very efficient and safe. If there is a change in the plan or the train will leave from another platform, men in uniform will inform you. There is much room for nature in the city, Vienna has many beautiful parks to relax in. Every evening there is the possibility to visit a theater to enjoy the beautiful music of one of the great composers like Mozart, Beethoven and Bach etc. The city has a very easy going and relaxed atmosphere and is not too touristic.
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General information Vienna
  CityWalkSights.com     City walks along main sights, maps and an informative travel blog
Vienna general information On this page you will find some general information about Vienna and Austria, which helps you to get around in the city.
CAT Vienna
1. Transport from and to the airport Schwechat Vienna  The Schwechat airport is close by the city center. Before we arrived at the airport, we had decided to take the CAT the City Airport Train. This train runs every half hour from the airport to the station Wien-Mitte (Central station) from where you can take another train, bus, tram or subway. The trip takes you 16 minutes and the price of a single ticket is € 11,- (2016). See for more information www.cityairporttrain.com. Tickets can be bought at the Information desk at the airport or beforehand online. When we arrived, we found out that the CAT had technical problems, so we asked the lady from the Information desk for an alternative. She advised us to take the bus line  no. 7, which also stops at station Westbahnhof and then take from there tram no. 52 to our hotel Park Royal Palace. The way back to the airport, we again took the tram and the bus no. 7 but this time the bus made a tour through the city center and stopped at a number of places to pick up other passengers, so it took us much longer to arrive at the airport. The price of the bus is for a single ticket € 8,- (2016).
Vienna Subway
2. Public transport The Public transport is well organized, clean and safe in Vienna. One can choose between the subway (5 lines), taking a bus or a tram. Another possibility is to rent a bike or just walk because the city center is not too big. When you want to visit attractions that are further away from the city center, we advise you to take the subway, tram or bus. We bought a so called Wien Card for 72 hours at Information desk on the airport.  Please pay attention that you have different types of Wien Cards, you have also a Wien Card that allows you to visit museums and other attractions. We bought the one for the Public transport.
3. Money and the Bank The Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 12.30 hrs and from 1.30 to 3.00 pm and on Thursdays to 5.30 hrs. In the city center almost all banks are open all day. On the site http://www.bankomatfinder.at/en/bankomaten- wien one can see where all the ATM machines are in Vienna. The currency in Austria is the Euro, like in most European countries. They are available in banknotes of 5, 10, 20,50, 100, 200 and 500 Euro. The banknotes of 200 and 500 Euro are seldom used in shops etc. and the coins are available in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Eurocent and 1 and 2 Euro. In some EU countries they have removed the 1 and 2 Eurocent coins from the daily payment system.  4. Religion in Austria The main religion is Roman Catholic (73%), there is also a small number of inhabitants Lutheran (Protestant) and Muslim. 
Mariahilfer Strasse Vienna
Mariahilfer Strasse
5. Shops The main shopping street is Mariahilfer Strasse and at the Kärntner Strasse, Graben, the Kohlmarkt and Tuchlauben one can find the more exclusive shops (read also more expensive). The shops are open on Monday till Friday from 09.00 to 6.30 pm hrs and on Saturday from 09.00 until 6.00 pm hrs. Most shops outside the city center are closed on Sundays.
6. Climate The best time to visit Vienna is during Spring, Summer or Autumn. During the Winter it can be cold, rainy or snowing. The Summers are quite warm 25o – 30o Celsius in July and August. Please find below the actual weather forecast for Vienna.
7. What we have noticed in Vienna Due to all the historic buildings, the café houses and carriages, it feels like if you are in another era. You expect that Empress Sisi will just walk around the corner.  The subway is very efficient and safe. If there is a change in the plan or the train will leave from another platform, men in uniform will inform you. There is much room for nature in the city, Vienna has many beautiful parks to relax in. Every evening there is the possibility to visit a theater to enjoy the beautiful music of one of the great composers like Mozart, Beethoven and Bach etc. The city has a very easy going and relaxed atmosphere and is not too touristic. hoteltip Alkmaar
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