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Day 1 morning: 

If you want to see Vienna in a comfortable way, you could learn to love the Hop On/Hop Off buses that take you to all of the important sights (the ticket permits you to get on and off the bus as many times as you want during a one-day period).

  • Option B: Take a walk

Take a walk through the city center of Vienna.

  • Lunch

Typical lunch at the city centre of Vienna: Huth GastwirtschaftPlachutta Gasthaus zur Oper oder Lugeck Figlmüller Wien.

Day 1 afternoon:

Dive into the colorful adventure world of the Prater where 250 different stands and attractions wait for you. Go for a leisurely spin aboard the historic Giant Ferris Wheel, taking in the stunning views of the city from 64.75 meters above ground as Vienna's trademark Riesenrad revolves at a pedestrian 2.7 km/h.

  • Dinner

Have dinnner at Prater: SchweizerhausLuftburg Kolarik im Prater oder Rollercoaster.

Day 2 morning: 

The 16 children of Empress Maria Theresia wandered the rooms and corridors of the 300 year-old Schönbrunn Palace. Nowadays, the children's museum "Experience Schönbrunn Palace" whisks visitors young and old away to the everyday life of those times.

Apple Strudel Show - Every hour, a professional pastry chef hand-bakes original Viennese apple strudel at the demonstration bakery in Schönbrunn Palace’s Café Residenz.

  • Lunch

For lunch we recommend Café-Restaurant Residenz or Landtmann’s Jausen Station.

Day 2 afternoon:

Schönbrunn Maze, Labyrinth & Labyrinthikon - Once only the imperial family was permitted to walk here, now the Schönbrunn Maze is fun for everyone.

The oldest zoo in the world has in recent decades turned itself into one of the most modern and - by general consensus - one of the most beautiful zoos in the world.

The MuseumsQuartier (MQ) is one of the largest cultural quarters in the world. Located at the border of the old city in the former imperial stables, it combines institutions of different art fields, restaurants, cafés and shops in an area of over 60,000 square feet in a post-modern ambiance, a combination of baroque buildings and modern architecture.

Dinner at Glacis BeislHalle Cafe-Restaurant or Kantine. At Strandbar Herrmann next to the Danube Canal you can also enjoy good food and cool drinks as well as sun, sand and that holiday feeling. 

Day 3 morning: 

Vienna boasts about 100 museums and collections – from very little ones to very big ones. There is something for children to enjoy too. Boring museums are a thing of the past – off to the art! Looking and joining in is on the cards.
Numerous museums focus on topics that excite the whole family – from technology to nature, the imperial age, art and music to chocolate: Naturhistorisches MuseumHouse of Music for Kids, Museum of TechnologyMuseum of Illusions.

The city’s hot dog stands – mostly small sidewalk kiosks – sell not only hot dogs but also wieners, Käsekrainer and fried sausage, and as well as a whole range of culinary surprises. They are complemented by an impressive variety of beverages from raspberry pop to specialty beers. We recommend Bitzinger hot dog stand at Albertina.

Day 3 afternoon:

Go on a journey of discovery through Vienna's idyllic wine growing areas on board the Vienna Heurigen Express. The ride takes passengers through picturesque wine towns, past wonderful vineyards and old vintners' houses. Round off the journey by experiencing a real Viennese 'heuriger', or wine tavern.

​​​​​Kierlinger Vineyards & Wine Tavern: Visit this heuriger and step back in time. Enjoy traditional hospitality in these original surroundings, both in the idyllic courtyard garden with its ancient lime and chestnut trees, and the rustic tavern itself. See website for opening dates and times.

Mayer am Pfarrplatz: The great composer has lived for a while here, in the Beethoven house. The inner courtyard is covered in wild vines; traditional dishes and seasonal culinary delights entice you to come in.

Special recommendation for families: Danube Island Water playground

Kinderinfo: WIENXTRA-Kinderinfo provides a wide range of free information and advice about leisure activities in Vienna for children aged 13 and under.

Family-friendly hotels:

Numerous Viennese hotels have family rooms, special offers for children and have particularly child-friendly amenities, from cribs to diaper-changing tables: The Harmonie Vienna BW Premier CollectionDer Wilhelmshof, Hotel Henriette, JUFA Hotel Wien City or Novotel Wien Hauptbahnhof.

Child-friendly restaurants:

A tour of discovery through the city can make you hungry! Child-size portions, highchairs, changing table or a beautiful guest garden - here you can take your pick of child-friendly establishments.

Vienna Sightseeing Tours Hop On Hop Off bus tour

Opernring 2
1010 Vienna
  • Comments

    • Main boarding point: Station in front of the Vienna State Opera

Plachuttas Gasthaus zur Oper

Walfischgasse 5-7
1010 Vienna

Lugeck Figlmüller Wien

Lugeck 4
1010 Vienna

Prater

Prater
1020 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -32%

      Special Offer: Voucher-Package

      Additional information on the offer: This package includes: A ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel, one ride each by two selected operators, a Schnitzel, Sachertorte with coffee or a Kaiserschmarren. Present your Vienna City Card to purchase your package directly in the Vienna Prater (info point on Riesenradplatz). The package is valid for 72 hours from the initial acceptance. After the purchase and before the first use, it is not subject to a time limit.

  • Opening times

    • 15 March to 31 October
      Main season
    • daily, 12:00 - 20:00
    • Weather permitting

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at Riesenrad (Giant Ferris Wheel) and Schweizerhaus (Waldsteingartenstraße)
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Wheelchair-accessible restrooms: Messegelände / Parkplatz, 1.-Mai-Strasse (in the middle), Calafattiplatz.

Giant Ferris Wheel (Riesenrad)

Prater
1020 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -8%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 13,50€

  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 22:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors200 cm wide)
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at parking garage Ausstellungsstraße
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms and to the restaurant / café: no steps.
      Ramp for wheelchair, all special wagons of the Ferris Wheel are suitable for extra wide wheelchairs.

Schweizerhaus

Prater 116
1020 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • middle of March to the end of October
    • daily, 11:00 - 23:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance

      • via ramp
      • Ramp 290 cm  wide
    • Side entrance

      • via ramp
      • Ramp 90 cm  wide
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • Door 120 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      18 steps to kitchen floor, 18 steps on buffet floor, 27 step to terrace on second floor, 19 steps in new building to second floor.
      Elevator to second floor. Garden with gravel and concrete paths.

Luftburg Kolarik in the Prater

Prater, Waldsteingartenstraße 128
1020 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Th, 16:00 - 23:00
    • Fr - Sa, 11:00 - 23:00
    • on holidays, 11:00 - 23:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors230 cm wide)
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 2 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Seeing eye dogs with muzzle and leash allowed

Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn)

Schönbrunner Schlossstraße
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -7%

      Additional information on the offer: Classic Pass: 29€ instead of 31€ (incl. audio guide) / Sisi Ticket (Grand Tour / Schönbrunn Palace; Sisi Museum; Vienna Furniture Museum): 37€ instead of 40€ (incl. audio guide)

  • Opening times

    • daily, 09:30 - 17:00
    • Last entry: 16:15 h

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at main entrance portal (Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse, 3 parking spaces), Meidlinger Tor (2 parking spaces), close to Kavalierstrakt as well as Valerietrakt (2 parking spaces) and Fürstenstöckl (1 parking space)
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Free wheelchair rental – contact attendant at main portal (3 wheelchairs) or at Hietzinger Tor and at Meidlinger Tor (1 wheelchair each). 
 Supplemental devices available for the visually impaired. Tours for visitors with with disabilities or special needs on request. 
 Museum Sign Language Guide available in ÖGS and IS for the Imperial or Grand Tour, prior reservation recommended, further information:
 https://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/visitor-information/barrier-free-access/

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms: no steps. Freight elevator for extra wide wheelchairs: door width: 160 cm, cabin depth: 220 cm, cabin width: 156 cm.

      Visitors' center in the Gardetrakt by the main gate, stepless access, door width: approx. 144 cm, wheelchair-accessible restroom can be reached by wheelchair platform lift – platform 110/140 cm, door width: 90 cm in the corridor area and 94 cm to the outdoors, accessible from outside with a Euro-Key.

Café-Restaurant Residenz

Schloss Schönbrunn, Kavalierstrakt 52
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer: 20% discount on consumption per cardholder (food and drinks), redeemable once only

  • Opening times

    • We - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Strudelshow: Wed - Sun & holidays 10:00 a.m, 11:00 a.m, 2:00 p.m and 3:00 p.m

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 3 Steps (Double swinging doors120 cm wide)
        ramp in delivery area
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 2 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

Schönbrunn: Maze

Schönbrunner Schlossstraße
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer: 3,50€ instead of 4,50€ per person

  • Opening times

    • 1.4.-2.11. daily, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (100 cm wide)
        via park
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

Schönbrunn Zoo Entrance via Hietzinger Tor/Hietzinger Hauptstraße

Schönbrunner Schlosspark
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -15%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 24 € / Savings: 3,50 €

  • Opening times

    • daily, 09:00 - 17:30
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors)
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at Elisabethallee, entrance Tirolerhof
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on request.

    • Comments

      Access to buildings and enclosures without steps or via ramp.

MuseumsQuartier Vienna

Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -8%

      Additional information on the offer: The ticket FAB4 includes the visit of Architekturzentrum Wien, Kunsthalle Wien, Leopold Museum and mumok. Also: free admission to designforum Wien, discount at ZOOM Kindermuseum and for performances at Tanzquartier Wien (https://shop.mqw.at/produkt/fab-4/?lang=en) // Standard ticket price: 29,90€, reduced ticket price: 27,90€

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        6 parking spaces within the MuseumsQuartier complex
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair service in the MQ-Point by the main entrance: daily 10 am – 7 pm free rental (form of ID left as a deposit). Inductive audio systems in the auditoriums (Hall E + G). 
 Seeing-eye dogs by prior arrangement with the respective cultural institutions.

    • Comments

      Access to all MuseumsQuartier institutions: no steps. All public elevators are suitable for wheelchairs.

WIENXTRA Children's Information

MuseumsQuartier/Hof 2, Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Fr, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Sa - Su, 10:00 - 17:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Double swinging door with time-delayed closing mechanism, opens to the outside
      2 steps inside the facility to the cuddle area for small children

Glacis Beisl

Breitegasse 4
1070 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • daily, 11:00 - 02:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors110 cm wide)
        via elevator
    • Elevator available
      • Door 120 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

Halle Café Restaurant

MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna

Kantine

Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien

Strandbar Herrmann

Herrmannpark (Donaukanal-Urania)
1030 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • 01 April to the beginning of October
    • Mo - Fr, 14:00 - 02:00
    • Sa - Su, 10:00 - 02:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 02:00

Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna (Natural History Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -28%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 14€ ; Rooftop tour: 9€/person

  • Prices

    • Visitors under 19: Free admission
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 18:30
    • We, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Th, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Fr, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Sa, 09:00 - 18:30
    • Su, 09:00 - 18:30
  • Guided tours

    • Roof Tour whole year (German)

      • Wednesday 6.30 p.m.
      • Sunday 4 p.m.

      Roof Tour April - December (German)

      • Friday and Saturday 4 p.m.

      Roof Tour whole year (English)

      • Sunday 3 p.m.

      Roof Tour April - December (English)

      • Friday and Saturday 3 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Swinging doors)
        "two-lane" ramp, each lane 35 cm wide
    • Side entrance

      • "two-lane" ramp, each lane 35 cm wide
    • Elevator available
      • Door 78 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Guided tours for the blind are possible, special tour for the blind on the audio guide and a brochure in Braille are available.

    • Comments

      Access to restaurant/café: no steps. Seeing-eye dogs permitted in exhibition area.

House of Music (Haus der Musik) The Sound Museum

Seilerstätte 30
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -25%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 16€

  • Prices

    • "Night Ticket" (8 - 10 p.m.): 7 €. Combination ticket House of Music & Mozarthaus Vienna: 20 €.
  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 22:00
    • 24.12. 10a.m. - 6 p.m., 23.03. 10a.m. - 6p.m. (5p.m. last admission)

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours in sign language on request, as well as tours for blind and visually impaired people.

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms and café: no steps (via elevator).

Vienna Museum of Technology (Technisches Museum Wien)

Mariahilfer Straße 212
1140 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 14€

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 09:00 - 18:00
    • We, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors160 cm wide)
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • Door 88 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Free admission to the museum for visitors with special needs.
 Rental wheelchairs available, special tours for people with disabilities and special needs, tours for visitors with special needs on request, translator for the hearing-impaired available on request (Reservations: Tel. +43 1 899 98–3001).

    • Comments

      All rooms accessible with special wheelchair elevators (ask museum staff for assistance).

Museum of Illusions

Wallnerstraße 4
1010 Vienna

Bitzinger's sausage stand at Albertina

Albertinaplatz
1010 Vienna

Departure station of the Vienna Heurigen Express Final stop of tram 26

Edmund-Hawranek-Platz
1210 Vienna

Kierlinger Vineyards & Wine Tavern

Kahlenberger Straße 20
1190 Vienna
  • Comments

    • Awarded as Vienna’s top heuriger with proven quality

  • Opening times

    • Zu den Aussteckzeiten daily, 15:30 - 00:00
    • See website for open days.

Mayer on Pfarrplatz

Pfarrplatz 2
1190 Vienna
  • Comments

    • Member of the Vienna Wine Group

      Awarded as Vienna’s top heuriger with proven quality

  • Opening times

    • April to October
      • daily, 12:00 - 00:00
    • November to March
      • Mo - Th, 16:00 - 00:00
      • Fr - Su, 12:00 - 00:00

Danube Island water playground

Donauinsel
1220 Vienna
  • Comments

    • 300 meters downstream from the Reichsbrücke, reachable via the U1 (Station "Donauinsel").

  • Prices

    • free admission
  • Opening times

    • May to September
    • open around the clock

The Harmonie Vienna BW Premier Collection

Harmoniegasse 5-7
1090 Wien

Der Wilhelmshof

Kleine Stadtgutgasse 4
1020 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer: Buche deinen Aufenthalt direkt beim Hotel (Online-Buchungsseite, telefonisch oder per mail). Bei der Buchung/Reservierung muss bekanntgegeben werden, dass du Kartenbesitzer einer Vienna City Card bist und den Rabatt einlösen möchtest. Zeige beim Check-In deine Vienna City Card vor und genieße deinen Aufenthalt mit -20%. Das Angebot gilt auf den tagesaktuellen Zimmerpreis, auf Anfrage und nach Verfügbarkeit. // Kontakt: Buchungslink: https://www.derwilhelmshof.com/buchen/ ; Telefon: 01 2145521 / E-Mail: info@derwilhelmshof.com

JUFA Hotel Wien City

Mautner-Markhof-Gasse 50-54
1110 Wien

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