About Vienna

Vienna is a great place for science. It is also a place full of culture and recreation. This has been repeatedly attested by international studies which rank Vienna as the city with the highest quality of living (Mercer Study 2012).

Below you find a non-exhaustive list of things you may want to see in Vienna:

  • Albertina (drawings and paintings of Dürer, Monet, Picasso,…)
  • Arena (concert venue in a former slaughterhouse;  rock, punk,…)
  • Augarten (park that hosts several facilities including the Vienna Boys` Choir, Augarten Porcelain Manufactory, a summer open-air cinema, and  two huge indestructible flak towers from WWII)
  • Belvedere (Baroque palace and park area, with great art collection including Gustav Klimt`s famous The Kiss,…)
  • Brunnenmarkt (food and farmers` street market)
  • Cafe Griensteidl (one of many Viennese coffee houses; no, the waiters won`t kick you out after your drink. You can stay and read the newspapers or write your paper or novel,…)
  • Christkindlmarkt Spittelberg (one of many open-air Christmas market, open only mid November to Christmas)
  • Donau Auen National Park (guided rafting tours in the Danube wetlands nature preserve; meet wild beavers, deer,…)
  • Donauinsel (21 km long island in the danube; good for recreation, sports, barbecues, concerts,…)
  • English Lovers (the best improvisation theater group in town!)
  • Flex (DJ and concert venue; electronic, drum ´n´ bass, rock,…)
  • Heuriger (typical Viennese taverns in the vineyards surrounding the city)
  • Jewish Museum Vienna (about Jewish history, life and religion in Austria; two dependences, one in Palais Eskeles and one at Judenplatz)
  • Leopold Museum (Schiele, Klimt, Art Nouveau,…)
  • Leopoldsberg (small mountain in the Vienna woods with view across the Danube and the entire city)
  • Loos Haus at Michaelerplatz (designed by Adolf Loos in 1909, one of the central buildings of the Wiener Moderne)
  • Musikverein (famous music hall for classical music; site of the annual New Year`s concert by the Viennese Philharmonic Orchester)
  • Nationalbibliothek
  • quarter21 (a conglomerate of autonomous cultural initiatives within the Museumsquartier)
  • Strandbar Hermann (a beach bar with sand at the Danube channel, in the centre of Vienna!)
  • Third Man Tour (following on Orson Welles` footsteps in the Viennese sewage system)
  • United Nations City (tours available)
  • WestLicht (photo and camera gallery,)
  • Wiener Staatsoper (operas and ballets)
  • Würstlstand Hoher Markt (one of the popular Sausage Stands)
  • Zoo Schönbrunn (nice zoo next to Castle Schönbrunn)