Dear international friends and guests,
especially for non-german speaking people visiting Vienna and our site, we have put together some of our tips in English. So now you can have an even greater time in Vienna without having to spend a fortune.
Welcome, have fun and enjoy the marvels that this great city has to offer!
Sigrid & Claudia & Jutta
- General Information about Vienna for visitors tourist bureau
Albertinaplatz / Maysedergasse
- things you can do for free as a family
MuseumsQuartier / Hof 2 /Museumsplatz 1
- for young people aged 13 up to 26 years wienXtra-Jugendinfo
Babenbergerstraße 1 / Burgring
2) hang out
- Prater - is a popular, spacious and beautiful recreational area right in the heart of Vienna. Close to the Würstelprater (amusement park), for walking, running or just lounging on a park bench.
- Türkenschanzpark - Lovely for walks and picnics.
- Lainzer Tiergarten - At this nature reserve animals roam freely. You may even see wild boar, deer and other animals living in their natural habitat.
- Am Himmel - Experience the spectacular views over Vienna, especially great for a romantic picnic to impress that special someone.
- Cemetery of St. Marx - An old and historical cemetery from the Biedermeier period. Great for walks with a magical atmosphere.
- Parks and gardens in Vienna.
3) arts & culture
- EIGENSINNIG - showroom for fashion and fotography
- ESSL MUSEM in Klosterneuburg (Free admission every Wednesday evening)
- Kunstraum Niederösterreich - art and project space
- MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (Free admission on Tuesdays 6–10 p.m.)
- MOYA – Museum of young art
- MUSA Museum - the contemporary art collection of the Department for Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna
- Nitsch Foundation
- Strabag Kunstforum - large art collection encompassing over 2300 works of contemporary painting and graphic arts
- Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
- Wien Museum, Wien Museum Hermesvilla, Collection of Clocks and Watches, Roman Museum (Free admission every 1st Sunday in month for everyone)
Unless otherwise noted, there is free admission in the museums every day.
All national museums (e.g. Museum of Natural History or Belvedere) have free admission for visitors under 19 years. Check this list.
- Yoga & Swim: Yoga aficinados can meet like-minded practitioners every Thuesday at 6 pm by the Alte Donau and take a nice swim afterwards.
- Prater is where runners meet every Thuesday at 6 pm to stay fit together. Everybody is welcome – beginners as well as frequent runners.
Nordic Walkers meet every Thursday at 6 pm.
Meet at: WAT Athletikzentrum (Ernst-Happel-Stadion), 2., Meiereistraße 7/Sektor C
- Friday Nightskating is the place for everyone crazy for cycling and skating. Every Friday 9 pm at Heldenplatz they meet to capture the city on their own wheels. wien.gruene.at/skater
- Interested in trying out parcour or free running? Everyone can join in the fun on Sundays at 1 pm at 1., Schwedenplatz - www.parkour-vienna.at
- Saturdance allows you to try out different forms of dance and rhythm related activities. Viennas Brunnenpassage offers free dance sessions for everyone on Saturdays. Children to retiree, professional or beginners – everybody is welcome to join in and dance.
Saturdays at 2pm
Brunnenpassage, 16., Brunnengasse 71/Yppenplatz
- login offers a variety of activities to help you stay healthy. Their mission is to combine movement, sports, creativity and health to promote respect and tolerance. The activities are targeted primarily at people in challenging financial situations like unemployed or students. But everybody is welcome.
- Registration is necessary (tel: 0664-832 36 07)
- monthly fee: 4 €
5) rainy days
- Public libary – the central libary is a strikingly large and magnificant building. Even without membership you may read from a comprehensive range of foreign newspapers, listen to music or read books.
- museums (see above)
6) eat & drink & party
- Deewan – delicious, urban-style Pakistani restaurant with a “pay-as-you-wish”- concept.
- Tunnel - popular student restaurant with a delicious and cheap breakfast (€ 3,50)
- Mario Pasta Grill - € 1,– coffee for breakfast within an ambient atmosphere.
- Café Gagarin – the food and drinks in this welcoming place are as sustainable as their attitude. Everything is organic and freshly made and customers pay as much as they wish.
- Mundraub – a digital map with locations of fruit trees in public space – feel free to nibble.
- Rhinoplasty – is a free monthly party in Club U and a great place to meet new people (gay, straight or bi)
Club U - Künstlerhauspassage, (1., Karlsplatz)
for this and other parties see vienna4free/wien-tipps/party or auchsuperwichtig.wordpress.com
7) free Wifi
Wireless LAN has become a standard feature in Vienna and is offered by many cafés, bars, restaurants and in public space. There are many places offering free Wifi.
8) Vienna by bike
Citybike – Best way to discover the city CITYBIKE WIEN – Citybikes can be rented at public bike points by using your bank or credit card. The first hour is for free.
8) Useful things
USE-IT map – This map contains information young travellers will find useful. The USE-IT map contains a city map, local tips from nightlife to sightseeing, tram trips, walks, a metro plan and practical info about the city.
Free city map can be obtained at the tourist info centre located at Albertinaplatz/ Maysedergasse in the city centre.
This is just a small selection of offers available and things to do for free in Vienna.
If you have any further questions or need more specific tips, or if you know any interesting things to do, that are missing on our site …
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