The ÖAMTC (Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club) and its 17 partner clubs tested a total of 16 city cards for the first time in 2012. The study looked at various three-day passes for the public transportation networks in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin (three options available), Copenhagen, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Luxembourg city, Madrid, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Vienna and Zagreb. Criteria included the amount of concessions and top attractions included, the information provided, ease of purchase and price.
The Vienna Card took first place, amassing around three quarters of the points available. It scored particularly high on value for money and was one of the cheapest of the 16 city cards covered by the survey.
For just EUR 19.90 the Vienna Card entitles holders to 210 special concessions for museums, theaters, concerts, shopping, cafés, restaurants and heuriger wine taverns across Vienna, as well as discounts on visits to nine out of ten of the Austrian capital's most popular tourist attractions. Available from the Tourist Info Vienna, numerous hotels and travel agents, and Wiener Linien ticket counters, the Vienna Card doubles up as a travel pass with 72 hours' unlimited travel on the city's bus, tram and subway networks.