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Itinerary - Visions & New Beginnings: 150 Years of the Vienna World´s Fair

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Day 1 morning:

A day in Prater, the site of the 1873 World’s Fair

There is such variety around the Vienna Prater: this is where fun, historical, and ultra-modern convene. Take a walk around the former site of the 1873 World’s Fair and discover the campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business, designed by internationally renowned architects. Right nearby is Viertel Zwei, one of Vienna’s most important and exciting urban development areas.

A range of locomotives pull the airy, open wagons through the unique ambiance of Vienna’s Würstelprater, onward through the floodplain forest (which remains refreshingly cool even in summer), to the Ernst Happel Stadium, and back again.

In addition to Vienna’s oldest roller coaster, the bike rental offers span all sizes and colors fit for the whole family.

  • Lunch

For lunch we recommend Neni am Prater or Living Kitchen im ZOKU.

Day 1 afternoon:

The PANORAMA VIENNA is being build at the Vienna Prater in the immediate vicinity of the original 1873 World’s Fair grounds. This new Prater attraction revitalizes the tradition of the rotunda, within which a range of different sized artwork is presented in the form of analogue 360-degree giant panoramas.

The Wurstelprater: Fast-paced roller coasters, an autodrome, a free-fall tower with a view, and scary ghost trains provide plenty of adrenaline in Vienna's largest amusement park - with over 250 attractions.

  • Dinner

Dinner in Vienna´s Prater: Schweizerhaus, Luftburg Kolarik or Rollercoaster Restaurant.

Day 2 morning:

Discover today the craftsmanship of yesteryear

The World’s Fair guide in our ivie app takes you to exceptional places that are closely linked to the World’s Fair. Then as now, Vienna is renowned for fine artisan craftwork, such as masterpieces from the glass manufacturer J. & J. Lobmeyer, which still exists today, together with the silversmiths Jarosinski & Vaugoin, Bösendorfer Klaviere, and the A.E. Köchert jewelers. Discover these timeless businesses with the guide.

Vienna plays among the elite when it comes to instrument making. Most notably, the Bösendorfer piano manufactory which has been materializing Viennese sound since 1828. And so, for over a hundred years, the Bösendorfer Salon has been located in the Musikverein, in Vienna’s 1st district - the piano shop with a guarantee of listening pleasure.

  • Lunch

Experience a truly imperial Sunday brunch with champagne in the ballrooms of the luxurious Hotel Imperial Vienna. Or, enjoy the sweet and savory delicacies of Gerstner K.u.K. Hofzuckerbäckerei while having the best view of the Vienna State Opera.

Day 2 afternoon:

The Parliament on Vienna's Ringstrasse is one of the most important buildings in Austria and is an architectural jewel. Its extensive renovation was completed in early 2023 and now shines in new splendor.
Explore the Austrian Parliament first-hand and participate in a free guided tour. You can also experience a breathtaking view of the city center from the roof terrace of the Parliament!

Want to dive deep into Vienna's history using virtual reality technology? This is possible with the Future Bus, an interactive bus tour that makes the past come alive at numerous historical sights throughout the city using VR glasses.

  • Dinner

Dine at Veggiezz - a vegan bistro that serves burgers, chickpea pasta, wraps, and more exclusively with meat substitutes.

Day 3 morning:

Culture around the theme Vision and New Beginnings

In 2023, the Weltmuseum Wien focuses on the topic "150 years of the Vienna World Exhibition": From January to December, a guided tour (alternating between German and English) entitled "The Vienna World Exhibition 1873 and Art Nouveau" will be offered every Saturday at 11.15 a.m.
In addition, visitors will receive a free booklet on site with information about the 1873 World Exhibition and the pieces showcased in the Weltmuseum´s exhibition.

With its unique collection of top-class works of art and historical exhibits, the Wien Museum offers insights into the city's history, from the Neolithic Age to the present day.

  • Lunch

Lunch in the city center: At Café Landtmann, one of the most famous coffee houses in Vienna, or at Restaurant Kelsen, the new restaurant in the parliament.

Day 3 afternoon:

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Vienna World Exhibition in 1873, the MAK addresses a critical aspect of this internationally prestigious show: the presentation of the East as an orientalist construct of the 19th century.

The House of Strauss offers a unique musical and culinary experience in the capital of classical music. The exhibition will open in 2023 and concerts will start in 2024.

  • Dinner

Enjoy a range of dishes, ingredients, and flavors that have been around in Vienna since the Austro-Hungarian empire. Popular at the time but increasingly forgotten, they are being reinterpreted and tastefully presented by award-winning Chef Stefan Glantschnig at Brasserie Casino Zögernitz. A vegetarian restaurant in a class of its own is Tian: Head Chef Paul Ivic has cooked his way up to four toques and one Michelin star with his creative dishes in this meatless gourmet temple.

Hotel recommendations:

The 1873 World’s Fair brought a surge of new hotels to Vienna. The hotels of that time are still captivating, as are numerous new hotel projects that offer something extraordinary. Below is a small selection: Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hotel Bristol, a Luxury CollectionPalais Hansen Kempinski,  Rosewood ViennaThe Leo GrandHotel Indigo ViennaBassenaSuperbude or ZOKU.

You can find more hotels in our list of accommodations.

Campus WU

Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Vienna

Miniature Railway (Liliput-Bahn)

Prater 99
1020 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • März daily, 10:00 - 17:00
    • April daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Mai-Juni daily, 10:00 - 19:00
    • Juli-August daily, 10:00 - 20:00
    • September daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Oktober daily, 10:00 - 17:00

Bicycle Rental Hochschaubahn

Prater 113, Prater Hauptallee/Schweizerhaus
1020 Vienna

NENI am Prater

Perspektivstraße 8
1020 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Th, 07:00 - 00:00
    • Fr, 07:00 - 01:00
    • Sa, 08:00 - 01:00
    • Su, 08:00 - 15:00

Kindred Spirits Rooftop Bar at the Hotel Zoku Vienna

Perspektivstraße 6
1020 Vienna

Prater

Prater
1020 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -35%

      Special Offer:

      Prater Exclusive-Package

      Additional information on the offer:

      This package includes: A ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel and two rides at participating attractions and either a Schnitzel or apricot cake with coffee or a Kaiserschmarren. Packageprice € 25,00; price advantage up to 35%

      After purchase and before the first use, the ticket is valid until 31 October 2024. After the first use, the Prater Exclusive Package is valid for 72 hours.

      The offer is available from 15 March to 31 October in the Vienna Prater at the Info-Point on Riesenradplatz after purchasing the Vienna City Card. / Further information: https://pratercard.at/vcc

  • Opening times

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

  • Accessibility

    • 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.

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 - Su, 11:00 - 23:00
    • on holidays, 11:00 - 23:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 230 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

Rollercoaster

Riesenradplatz 6/Top 1A
1020 Vienna

J. & L. Lobmeyr

Kärntner Straße 26
1010 Vienna

A.E. Köchert

Neuer Markt 15
1010 Vienna

Jarosinski & Vaugoin

Zieglergasse 24
1070 Vienna

Bösendorfer Salon

Bösendorferstraße 12/Canovagasse 4
1010 Vienna

Gerstner K. u. K. Hofzuckerbäcker Shop · Bar · Café-Restaurant

Kärntner Straße 51
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Shop daily, 08:00 - 22:00
    • Café-Bar 1. Stock / First Floor Mo - Sa, 11:30 - 22:00
    • Café-Bar 1. Stock / First Floor Su, 08:00 - 22:00
    • Café-Restaurant 2. Stock / 2nd Floor Mo - Sa, 08:00 - 20:00
    • Café-Restaurant 2. Stock / 2nd Floor Su, 15:00 - 20:00

Parliament

Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring 3
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 08:00 - 19:00
    • Tu, 08:00 - 19:00
    • We, 08:00 - 19:00
    • Th, 08:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 08:00 - 19:00
    • Sa, 09:00 - 17:00
    • In order to visit Vienna´s Parlament Building a registration is mandatory.

  • Guided tours

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Door 210 cm wide)
        Automatic 2-wing swing doors, (the middle door is always in operation)
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Schmerlingplatz to the side of the parliament building
    • Elevator available
      • 240 cm wide and 140 cm low , Door 110 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Barrier-free signage. Tactile orientation station in the exhibition area, inductive hearing system at the Infopoint. Services in the Visitor Center and the library: tactile lettering and orientation plans. From autumn 2023, guided tours in sign language, tactile tours, tours in simple language and easy language.

    • Comments

      Information regarding accessibility: www.parlament.gv.at/services/barrierefreiheit/

      All public areas incl. gastronomy on the 3rd floor are accessible by ramps, elevators and stair elevators.

      Lending equipment:
      - for the visually impaired (magnifying glass, flashlight)
      - mobility impaired people (wheelchair)

Future Bus

Albertinaplatz
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

      • 04/19/2024 12:00 - 16:00
      • 04/20/2024 12:00 - 16:00
      • 04/21/2024 12:00 - 16:00

Veggiezz - Your Vegan Dining Room Salzgries

Salzgries 9
1010 Vienna

Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna)

Hofburg, Heldenplatz
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -6%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 16€

  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 21:00
    • We - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors )
        accessible by platform lift.
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • Door 92 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tactile tours for the blind and visually impaired provided upon request.

    • Comments

      Automatic gate (width: 130 cm) operated with "Euro-Key". Elevator to the special exhibition areas on the first floor as well as to the exhibition areas on the mezzanine.
      The event area is also wheelchair-accessible on request and accompanied by a staff member (contact via intercom at the entrance to the WMW-Forum and at the ticket counter).
      Both the cook café & bistro and the shopping are in the hall of columns can be accessed without steps by means of an elevator.
      Wheelchair-accessible restroom on the upper first floor and mezzanine.

Wien Museum Karlsplatz

Karlsplatz 8
1040 Vienna
  • Prices

    • The permanent exhibition is accessible free of charge. Free admission to the special exhibitions on the upper floor for all under 19 and every first Sunday of the month.
  • Opening times

    • Tu, 09:00 - 18:00
    • We, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Closed on January 1; May, 1 and December, 25.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 179 cm wide)
        via ramp
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        directly behind the museum (Maderstrasse), access to the museum: no steps
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair for rental, seats available. Permanent exhibition tours for visually impaired visitors by prior arrangement (Tel. +43 1 505 87 47-85 180). Overview map in large print available.

    • Comments

      The exhibition area is accessible via elevator (orientation with Braille) and deducible with the wheelchair.

Café Landtmann

Universitätsring 4
1010 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

    • Mo - Su, 07:30 - 22:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 120 cm wide)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

Kelsen in the Austrian Parliament

Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring 3
1010 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.

      Discount valid in Kelsen restaurant (lunch) as well as in the Bistro and Café Agora.

  • Opening times

    • Restaurant daily, 11:30 - 15:00
    • Bistro Mo - Fr, 10:00 - 19:00
    • Bistro Sa, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Door 210 cm wide)
        5 Automatic 2-wing swing doors, (the middle door is always in operation).
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        disabled parking spaces on Schmerlingplatz to the side of the parliament building
    • Elevator available
      • 140 cm low Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      All public areas incl. gastronomy on the 3rd floor are accessible by ramps, elevators and stair elevators.

MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna

Stubenring 5
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -18%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 16,50€ /
      additionally 5% off at MAK Design Shop

  • Prices

    • Free admission for young people under 19 years of age
  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 21:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Open on public holidays (also on Mondays)

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance

      • Ramp, with a wheelchair-accessible elevator to the ticket office
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      All facilities suitable for wheelchair users, elevator to the exhibition rooms.

House of Strauss at the Casino Zögernitz

Döblinger Hauptstraße 76
1190 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

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

      Additional information on the offer:

      Discount valid for purchase on site

  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Public Holiday 10 - 17

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 2 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Entfernung unter 50m zum Betrieb
    • Elevator available
      • 108 cm wide and 150 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

TIAN Restaurant Vienna

Himmelpfortgasse 23
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Sa, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 2 Steps (Automatic sliding doors )
    • Side entrance
      • no steps
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
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