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Urban TransportationVienna, like most major European cities, has an extensive network of trains, buses, and trams available to its urban citizens. 


You can pick up transportation maps at the Opern Passage/Karlsplatz U-Bahn information counter (just South of the Ring, near Karlskirche).

The U-Bahn is Vienna's downtown subway/metro system.  Lines 1, 2, and 4 all meet at the Opern/Karlsplatz station.  Subway stations are marked with "U" signs littered around the city streets. 

A separate metro system, the S-Bahn (Schellbahn) travels into the city center from the suburbs.

Hopper buses 1A, 2A, and 3A stop near major Old Town Sights.

Horsedrawn carriages, which can be expensive, are available from stands in Stephensplatz, Heldenplatz, or Albertinaplatz.

Finally, taxicabs are available and can be ordered by calling 01 21 20 0, 01 40 10 0 or 01 60 16 0.

For transportation from Vienna International Airport to the city, you may take the 20 minute shuttle to the City Air Terminal, located in the city center  Shuttle buses run regularly between the airport and City Air Terminal.  Shuttle buses also run from the airport to the Südbahnhof and Westbahnhof train stations.  The S-Bahn line 7 also will take you to the city center, but will include numerous stops along the way.  For more information on the shuttle buses, call 01 93 000 23 000.

Kärtner Strasse (Vienna Downtown Pedestrian Area)  
Hofburg Palace Garden Area in Vienna

Around Vienna

Stephansdom in the Old TownSTEPHANSDOM (St. Stephens Cathedral) dominates the Old Town.  It towers above shoppers and sightseeings in Stephansplatz. 



Hofburg PalaceHOFBURG
The Imperial Palace of the Hapsburg Family is a grand complex of buildings, monuments, statues, and gardens.



Karlskirche (St. Charles Church)KARLSKIRCHE
St. Charles Church lies just south of the Ring.  This majestic church with is beautiful reflecting pool is the largest Baroque church north of the Alps.



Kunsthistorisches MuseumKUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM
Vienna's Museum of Art History exhibits the great works of art collected by the Hapsburg Emperors and Empresses.

 

Urban TransportationURBAN TRANSPORTATION
Tired of walking?  Find out the various modes of urban transportation Vienna has to offer its citizens and visitors alike.


VIENNA PANORAMAS
Check out our panorama shots from around Vienna!  We have Karlskirche, Stephansdom (inside and out) and the Kunsthistorisches Musuem.
 

Other Austrian and Alpine Destinations

Hitler's Eagle's NestEagle's Nest
Adolf Hitler's Eagle's Nest lies atop a mountain in the southeastern corner of Germany.  Visit this magnificent monument and marvel at the breathtaking views of the German and Austrian Alps.



Kitzbuehel Hahnenkamm World Cup Ski Race
Kitzbühel
This ritz and glamour destination in the Austrian Tyrolean Alps is also home to the worlds most famous ski-race, the Hahnenkamm.  Find out about this destination and the "world's greatest party."



Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein

Venture into the Bavarian Alps and visit the fairy tale landmark upon which the Walt Disney based his Disney Land Castle: Mad King Ludwig's Schloss Neuschwanstein.
 

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