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Vienna with the OBB


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To describe Vienna in a single eBook is simply impossible. For this reason I have tried to present the city with lots of photographs and create an overview of exciting places and locations to visit on your next trip to this great city.
Almost every street corner in Vienna has some connection to a famous musician, poet, politician or even members of the imperial family. I am inviting you to come on a colorful walk through the most livable city in the world. Vienna won first place in the renowned city contest for the seventh time in a row in 2016.
Vienna can be reached from many European Cities on direct route by train. Especially the night train connections are very comfortable and travellers arrive in the city of Music whilst asleep.

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  1. 1. WELCOME 1
  3. 3. VIENNA - NOW OR NEVER To describe Vienna in a single eBook is simply im- possible. For this reason I have tried to present the city with lots of photographs and create an overview of exciting places and locations to visit on your next trip to this great city. Almost every street corner in Vienna has some con- nection to a famous musician, poet, politician or e- ven members of the imperial family. I am inviting you to come on a colorful walk through the most livable city in the world. Vienna won first place in the renow- ned city contest for the seventh time in a row in 2016. In the chapter "Worth Seeing" the reader will find se- veral sights they should definitely not miss when in Vienna: from a trip to "Vienna's underground" to a river cruise on the Danube Canal or a visit of the Em- peror's Residence Schoenbrunn and the adjacent zoo. The magnificent boulevard of Vienna, the "Ring", was given its own chapter in this book. The Vienna Ring Tram takes you on a 25-minute round trip to all the pompous buildings on the "Ring". A small selection of the many museums of Vienna as well as a glimpse into the churches of the city is pre- sented in the corresponding chapters. Vienna without music is unimaginable. This is why this book contains an entire chapter on music and theater. Vienna is also a city for shopping. The sty- lish city centre, wonderful markets and gigantic shop- ping palaces in the centre, individual districts and in the outskirts invite you to go on a shopping spree. Vienna has an excellent public transportation sys- tem. The modern underground network, busses and tramways, as well as the rapid transit trains guaran- tee quick and safe travels within Vienna. From Vienna's Main Station one can reach Stephans- platz in a few minutes by underground, Praterstern by rapid transit train, or Belvedere Castle on foot. O- ne thing is for sure: Vienna's visitors keep coming back! 3 Rudolf J. Strutz Author & Photographer
  4. 4. THE CITY 2
  5. 5. HISTORY Traces indicate that the Vienna Basin had already been settled in the Neolithic Age. On the Leopoldsberg, you will find a fortification from Celtic times and today's city centre used to be the location of the Roman town of "Vindobona". Today, visitors can admire the excavati- ons from Roman times at Hoher Markt. In the ye- ar 1278, the Habsburg family started their 630-year long reign. Even today, many traces from k&k times (imperial royal times), the time of the Habsburg monarchy, remain. Especially Empress Maria Theresia, Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) are still well-remembered even today. Monu- ments and sights remind visitors of these glamorous times. 5
  6. 6. The city of Vienna is divided into 23 individual districts. The number of the district can be found on the street signs. True Viennese refer to their district simply by number, for example "the first". 6 DISTRICTS 1. Innere Stadt 2. Leopoldstadt 3. Landstraße 4. Wieden 5. Margareten 6. Mariahilf 7. Neubau 8. Josefstadt 9. Alsergrund 10. Favoriten 11. Simmering 12. Meidling 13. Hietzing 14. Penzing 15. Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus 16. Ottakring 17. Hernals 18. Währing 19. Döbling 20. Brigittenau 21. Floridsdorf 22. Donaustadt 23. Liesing Wiener Bezirke
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  8. 8. Several key scenes of the movie "The Third Man" were filmed in the "Vienna Under- ground". The tour shows filming locations and guides you through the streets of Vien- na to the arch of the Wienfluss river. The canal network of the city encompasses 2,400 kilometres of canals. 8 DRITTE MANN TOUR Karlsplatz 4A,59A1,62
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  11. 11. The area alongside the Danube canal is a perfect R&R spot in the middle of the city. Numerous cafes and even a "Badeschiff" (like a floating swimming pool) attract many guests. The Danube canal can be reached by underground (Station Schwedenplatz). A tip: bring a drink and sit at the waterfront or enjoy the many graffiti. 11 DONAUKANAL Schwedenplatz 2A1,2
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  14. 14. The underground stop is at the Reichsbruecke bridge and opens a view of the hig- hest building of the country: the Donauturm (Danube Tower) and the DC Tower 1. The Donauinsel is an island, 21 kilometres long, and offers fun for the whole family. Every year, the huge festival "Donauinselfest" takes place here. 14 AN DER DONAU Donauinsel
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  16. 16. The original construction work that resulted in what today is known as the Graben were financed with the ransom collected for the English King Richard the Lionheart. Today, the Graben is a posh boulevard, where seeing and being seen is very import- ant. Shops and cafes are found alongside the street. 16 GRABEN Stephansplatz 1A, 2A
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  18. 18. The Burggarten park is the home of many colorful butterflies. With waterfalls and ponds, the proprietors tried to reconstruct a tropical rain forest, which serves as a ha- bitat for numerous exotic animals. Besides the butterflies, which fly around freely in the building, visitors can also see animals hatch. 18 SCHMETTERLINGHAUS 1, 2, D, 71 Burgring 57A
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  20. 20. This was Empress Sisi's abode during the summer months. The castle has 1,441 rooms. The Hall of Mirrors was the location for Mozart's performance when he was only six years old. The Grand Galerie hosted the Vienna Congress in 1814 and 1815. And the ample site also houses the Gloriette and the Palm House. 20 SCHÖNBRUNN Schönbrunn 10A10,58,60
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  23. 23. Maria Theresia's husband, Emperor Franz I Stephan von Lothringen, presented the Menagerie in Schoenbrunn Castle to his guests in 1752. The animals seemed to en- joy Vienna, and the first african elephant baby was born in Schoenbrunn in 1906, as well as the panda bear Fu Long, who was also born here. 23 TIERGARTEN SCHÖNBRUNN Hietzing 51A,56A,56B,58A10,58,60
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  25. 25. Emperor Joseph II opened the Prater in 1766 for the public. The former hunting grounds of the Emperor encompass six square kilometres. The amusement park, in season from March to October, is called "Wurstelprater". From Praterstern Station, visitors can admire the giant ferris wheel, which is open year-round. 25 PRATER Praterstern 5B,80AO,5
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  27. 27. The Donau City is the youngest part of Vienna, and has been growing continuously since 1996. It is also home to the UNO City and the Austria Center Vienna. Besides modern office buildings and apartments, the Kaiserwasser area and the Old Danube offer optimal opportunities for rest and recreation. 27 DONAU CITY Kaisermühlen-VIC 20A,92A
  28. 28. The UNO City and Austria Center Vienna are located right next to the underground station, which is also the starting point for a walk through the Donaupark to the Da- nube Tower or to the Old Danube. 28
  29. 29. The Kahlenberg hill is a popular destination. The "Monte Glatzo", what the hill is cal- led in Viennese dialect, was the route on which Polish King Sobieski and the reserve army came to the aid of occupied Vienna in 1683. The eradication of the Ottoman army of Kara Mustafa and the liberation of Hungary were the result. 29 KAHLENBERG Heiligenstadt 38A - Kahlenberg
  30. 30. RINGSTRASSE 4
  31. 31. Karl Lueger was mayor of Vienna from 1897 to 1920. On this square is the Café Prue- ckel, which is frequented predominantly by students from the nearby University of Vienna. The cafe is under monument protection and is popular especially for its 1950s-style interior decorations. 31 Stubentor 3A, 74A 2 DR.-KARL-LUEGER-PLATZ
  32. 32. The Vienna Stadtpark was the first public park of the city. Over time, more and more monuments were erected in the park, among them the golden Johann-Strauss-Me- morial. The gold plated bronze statue was unveiled in 1921 and is one of the most- photographed monuments world-wide. 32 STADTPARK Stadtpark 2 Weihburggasse
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  35. 35. Here is also a famous spot for taking pictures: the Mozart Memorial. The ample park, which also houses the Butterfly House and a cafe, leads visitors to the museum Alb- ertina. During the warmer months, the wide green serves as a recreation and relaxati- on space for many visitors. 35 BURGGARTEN 57A1, 2, D, 71 Burgring
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  37. 37. The former master builder of the Cologne cathedral, Friedrich von Schmidt, completed the 100-metre building in the year 1883. The City Hall as well as the square in front of it are both well-booked event locations. Here is also the location for the Life Ball. During winter, advent markets and ice skating ranks are the highlights for visitors. 37 RATHAUS 2 - Rathaus 1, D, 71 - Rathausplatz
  38. 38. From 1883 to 1918, the Reichsrats (Imperial Council) building hosted many representa- tives from countries which were members of the council. After the Second World War, the building hosted the National Council and the Federal Council. The Pallas-Athene- Fountain in front of the building was completed in 1902 and is particularly impressive. 38 PARLAMENT 1, 2, D, 71 - Stadiongasse / Parlament
  39. 39. Across the street from the parliament is the "Rose Garden" of Vienna. The Volksgar- ten park offers visitors the opportunity to become a sponsor for a favorite rose. When you enter the park from the parliament, you will see the Theseus temple, which is a smaller replica of Athens' Theseions. 39 VOLKSGARTEN 1, 2, D, 71 - Stadiongasse / Parlament
  40. 40. The name of the square refers to the two statues of horsemen, which stem from An- ton Dominik Fernkorn. When entering the square from the Ring, Archduke Karl is on the left and Eugen on the right. The Heldenplatz hosts parades and demonstrations of the Austrian Armed Forces on October 26, Austria's National Holiday. 40 HELDENPLATZ 1, 2, D, 71 - Burgring 57A
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  43. 43. The memorial of Empress Maria Theresia has been on the square since 1999. To the right and left of the memorial are the Museums of Art History and Natural History. Right behind the statue is the Museumsquartier (museum quarter), which houses the Leopold Museum amongst many others and offers a broad gastronomical variety. 43 MARIA-THERESIEN-PLATZ 1, 2, D, 71 - Burgring 57A
  44. 44. The University of Vienna was founded in 1365 and is the oldest and largest university in the German-speaking world. The university can be reached via the Schottentor sta- tion, which is a hub for ten tramway lines, two bus lines and one underground train line. 44 UNIVERSITÄT 1,D,37,38,40,41,42,43,44,71 - Schottentor 1A,40A
  45. 45. The Moelker Bastei was part of Vienna's fortification. The memorial shows Andreas von Liebenberg, the mayor during the second siege by the Turks. Behind it, in the Pasqualihouse, Ludwig van Beethoven composed some of his most influential works from 1804 to 1815. 45 MÖLKER BASTEI 1,D,37,38,40,41,42,43,44,71 - Schottentor 1A,40A
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  47. 47. The square is dedicated to the memorial of Infantry Regiment Hoch- and Deutschmeis- ter No. 4. The monument is in front of the Rossau Barracks. The history of the legendary Hoch- and Deutschmeister dates back to the time of the Turkish Wars in 1695. In the ye- ar 1895, it became Vienna's home regiment. 47 DEUTSCHMEISTERPLATZ 1, 2, D, 11 - Schottenring 3A
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  49. 49. Universitätsring 2 1010 Wien +43 51 4 44-4140 49 BURGTHEATER 1, D, 71 - Rathausplatz
  50. 50. Wallgasse 18-20 1060 Wien +43 1 58 8 85 50 RAIMUND THEATER Gumpendorfer Str. 57A6,18
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  52. 52. The k.&k. Vienna Regiment Orchestra IR4 - Hoch- and Deutschmeister developed from the continuation of the traditional Regiment Bands from imperial times. Throughout the en- tire year, the popular orchestra puts on shows and performances. Information and dates can be found on and on Facebook. 52 REGIMENTSORCHESTER IR4
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  54. 54. Seilerstätte 9 1010 Wien +43 1 58 8 85 54 RONACHER Stephansplatz 1A, 2A
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  56. 56. Opernring 2 1010 Wien +43 1 51 4 44-2250 56 WIENER STAATSOPER Karlsplatz 4A,59A1,62
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  61. 61. Währinger Straße 78 1090 Wien +43 1 514 44 3670 61 VOLKSOPER Volksoper 40A40,41,42
  62. 62. Neustiftgasse 1 1070 Wien +43 1 52 11 10 62 VOLKSTHEATER Volkstheater 48A49
  63. 63. Linke Wienzeile 6 1060 Wien +43 1 58 8 85 63 THEATER AN DER WIEN Karlsplatz 4A,59A1,62
  64. 64. CHURCHES 6
  65. 65. The largest church of the 10th district is near Reumannplatz. The church is de- dicated to Saint Antony of Padua and is in the centre of Antonsplatz square, a large green are. 65 ST. ANTON KIRCHE Reumannplatz 7A,14A,65A,65B,66A,67A,68B,68A,70A 67,6 (Quellenstraße)
  66. 66. The Francis of Assisi church was modeled after the St. Martin church in Cologne. The house of prayer was dedicated in 1913 and is also called "Emperor Jubilee Church" or "Mexico Church". The best view of the church is from the Danube, which is why we chose the corresponding underground station. 66 FRANZ VON ASSISI KIRCHE Donauinsel
  67. 67. When the pestilence ravaged Vienna in 1713, Emperor Karl VI. vowed to build a church for Karl Borromaeus, if the pestilence were averted. On the inside, an elevator takes visitors up to the dome to admire the frescos by Michael Rottmeyr up close. 67 KARLSKIRCHE Karlsplatz 4A,59A1,62
  68. 68. RUPRECHTSKIRCHE The first church of Vienna dates back to the middle of the 4th centu- ry. However, no remnants remain from the first Peter's Church. Thus, the Ruprecht's Church became the oldest, still standing church of the city. If you believe the tales, this church was built in the year 740. Documentary evidence dates back to the year 1200. Right next to the church was the Salzamt ("salt department"). The so-called "Salters" traded salt kernels (Salzgries in German, which is the root for the Viennese term "Greissler" for grocer). When the salt trading monopoly was lifted, the department was inoperable. Until today, the Viennese refer to a useless complaint as "complaining at the Salt Department". 68 Schwedenplatz 2A1,2
  69. 69. The church at Baumgartner Hoehe was built by Otto Wagner. The Church of Saint Leopold or Otto-Wagner-Church lies on the Baumgartner Hoehe, a centre for social medicine (accessible via busses 47A and 48A). 69 KIRCHE AM STEINHOF 47A, 48A Baumgartner Höhe
  70. 70. STEPHANSDOM The "Steffl" is not only the landmark of Vienna, but the Cathedral St. Stephen of Vienna is also the most well-known church of Austria. Originally, two high towers were planned, but the north tower only made it to 68 metres, whereas the south tower measures 136,4 me- tres in height. The Austrian-Hungarian monarchy did not allow for a church to be higher than St. Stephen's Cathedral. The largest church of Austria, the Cathedral of Maria-Conception in Linz, is shor- ter by two metres. But not only the church, also the enormous bell is popular with the Austrians. The "Pummerin" weighs over 20 tons and traditionally rings to greet the new year. 70 Stephansplatz 1A, 2A
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  72. 72. In 1853, Emperor Franz Joseph I. narrowly escaped an assassination attempt. In grati- tude, Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian, who later became Emperor of Mexico, called for a charity collection. The Votivchurch is the symbol for the cohabitation of all nations of the Danube Monarchy and the most significant neo-Gothic sacral building in the world. 72 VOTIVKIRCHE 1,D,37,38,40,41,42,43,44,71 - Schottentor 1A,40A
  73. 73. MUSEUMS 7
  74. 74. The name stems from the founder of the collection, Albert Casimir Duke of Saxon-Te- schen. The Albertina is one of the most frequently visited museums of Austria and is an important part of a visit to Vienna, especially for those interested in art. 74 ALBERTINA Karlsplatz 4A,59A1,62
  75. 75. The Upper Belvedere is of particular importance for Austria. On May 15, 1955, Aus- tria's Treaty was signed in the Marble Hall. The Belvedere was the summer residence of Prince Eugen. Today, it is an important museum with the world's largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings. 75 OBERES BELVEDERE D,O,18 Quartier Belvedere
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  79. 79. The Lower Belvedere, the Orangerie and the pompous Stables house exhibitions on a regular basis. The pompous decor of the rooms is particularly impressive. Here, visi- tors can experience first-hand, how the royals of the monarchy used to live. 79 UNTERES BELVEDERE 71 Unteres Belvedere
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  82. 82. The history of the Austrian Armed Forces from the Thirty Years' War to the youngest history. Impressive exhibitions with countless exhibits. The Museum of the Armed For- ces' History is housed in the Arsenal. It is accessible via bus 69A from the Main Stati- on. 82 HEERESGESCHICHTLICHES 69A Arsenal
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  85. 85. When looking from the Ring to Empress Maria Theresia, the Museum of Art History is to the left side. When entering the museum, one is overwhelmed by the pompous de- cor. The upper level is a beautiful cafe. It is a breathtaking museum with many highlights. 85 KUNSTHISTORISCHES 1, 2, D, 71 - Burgring 57A
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  89. 89. The ceremonial room of the Austrian National Library is one of the most beautiful halls of its kind and shows the largest baroque library of Europe. The National Library houses more than 200,000 volumes. Visitors can also admire the Prinz Eugen collec- tion, which comprises more than 15,000 volumes. 89 NATIONALBIBLIOTHEK 1A,2A Michaelerplatz
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  91. 91. Across from the Museum of Art History is the Museum of Natural History. An incredib- le 30 million exhibits make this museum one of the most important collections world- wide. The "tame" dinosaur is particularly popular with young visitors. It is an ani- matronics model of an Allosaurus. 91 NATURHISTORISCHES 1, 2, D, 71 - Burgring 57A
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  94. 94. The Palais Palffy houses the unusual Museum of Phantastic Art. Here you will find ex- hibits of Ernst Fuchs, Arnulf Rainer, Rudolf Hausner, Arik Brauer or Curt Stenvert. Furthermore, visitors can admire fantastic, surreal and visionary paintings of import- ant international artists. 94 PHANTASTENMUSEUM 1A,2A Michaelerplatz
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  96. 96. HOTELS 8
  97. 97. The so-called Ring Street Hotels have a long-standing tradition and many have a me- lodious name. In every district, visitors will find hotels in their price range. Tourists should make sure their accommodation is well connected to the great public trans- port network. At, visitors can quickly find the best hotel for their needs. 97 TRADITIONSHÄUSER
  98. 98. SHOPPING 9
  99. 99. Even though every district has its own shopping street, boulevards like Kärntnerstras- se, Graben or Mariahilferstrasse are particularly attracting the shopaholics among the visitors. Practically all luxury brands of fashion and jewelry try to seduce those who browse the windows. 99 INNENSTADT
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  101. 101. Markets have a high significance in Vienna. Naschmarkt, Karmelitermarkt, Yppenplaty and Brunnenmarkt - to name a few - allow for a typical Viennese shopping trip. But because the Viennese are known to be very comfortable, those markets also provide for those who want to dine out. You can find more information about Vienna's markets on 101 WIENER MÄRKTE
  102. 102. The shopping centres of Vienna have one thing in common: They are easily accessib- le by public transport. A small selection of shopping centres include BahnhofCity at the Main Station and Westbahnhof, Donau Zentrum, The Mall in Vienna Mitte, Milleni- um City, Riverside, SCN and SCS. 102 SHOPPING CENTER
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  104. 104. VIENNA RING TRAM A comfortable option to explore the pompous boulevard is offered by Wiener Linien. From the Schwedenplatz station starting, a tram- way doing a round trip on the Ring Street is leaving in 30-minute in- tervals. The trip takes about 25 minutes and earphones tell visitors interesting facts in eight languages as well as in the local dialect. The round trip gives the opportunity to get a first overview of the buil- dings and sights on the Ring. The Vienna Ring Tram is operating daily. The first tour leaves at 10am and the last tour at 5.30pm. 104 ViennaRingTram Schwedenplatz 2A1,2
  105. 105. Vienna's 100 bus lines get you comfortably and safely to your destination. During the night, busses of the "Nightline" serve the network. Tickets for the Wiener Linien can be bought at the vending machines in the underground stations, at tobacconists, as well as from the bus driver. 105 BUSSES
  106. 106. The first horse-drawn tramway operated in Vienna in 1865. Over time, the Vienna tramway network became the fifth-largest in the world. A special connection is the "Badner Bahn", which takes you from the Opera directly to Baden near Vienna. In Vienna, the tramway is affectionately called "Bim". 106 TRAM
  107. 107. The underground network has been serving the population since 1978. Since most underground stations have multiple exits, which may be located far from each other, it is advised to arrange for a very specific meeting point (name the exact exit) when meeting somebody at an underground station. 107 UNDERGROUND
  108. 108. Schwedenplatz is the departure point for sightseeing and line traffic on the Danube river. It is also the docking point for the Twin City Liner, which connects Vienna with Bratislava. Further to the West, in Nussdorf (tramway line D) is the landing stage Vien- na-Nussdorf, where roundtrip ships and excursion boats dock. 108 SHIPS & BOATS
  109. 109. Operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), the rapid transit trains are import- ant means of transport in Vienna. It is advantageous to be able to cross long distan- ces even beyond the city limits without having to change trains. Tickets have to be bought in advance at the vending machines. No tickets are sold on trains. 109 CITY TRAINS
  111. 111. The railjet, the IC and EC trains of the Austrian Federal Railways OEBB connect Austria's state capitals hourly or bi-hourly. Convenient connections are available from and to Zurich, Frankfurt (by ICE), Prague, Budapest and Venice (starting 2017) round out the convenient travel offers. For international routes, OEBB offer night trains as an alternative. 111 ÖBB RAILJET
  112. 112. Economy Class The Economy Class area of railjet trains offer a children's movie theatre in the first waggon as well as an area for storing bicycles. All saloon coaches on the railjet are air-conditioned and offer free WIFI for every passenger. Two seats share a common power out- let. The Economy Class area is right behind the locomotive and provides seats for 316 passengers in four waggons. Behind the Economy Class cars, one will find the railway restaurant. 113
  113. 113. First Class The railjet offers first class seats for 76 passengers. Gener- ous legroom and comfortable, individually adjustable leather seats create a relaxing and truly a First Class travel experi- ence. This area also offers space for passengers with re- duced mobility. Every seat has its own power outlet and fold- ing tray table. Drinks and culinary treats from the OEBB Board-Restaurant will be served right at your seat. 114
  114. 114. Business Class Besides the very comfortable chairs, the 16 seats in the business class area offer exquisite service as well. Every single passenger receives a complimen- tary welcome drink. Meals and drinks can be or- dered a la carte and will be served at your seat. The generous space ensures a very comfortable travel experience. To upgrade from First to Business Class, a 15 Euro surcharge is required. 115
  115. 115. ÖBB Night trains take passengers environmentally friendly, comfortable and reasona- bly priced to the destination. Because the ÖBB night trains connect the city center with the city center and thus long transfer times omitted, the holiday starts with the journey. 116 OEBB NIGHT TRAIN
  116. 116. The options The night trains ÖBB offer different travel categories. Travellers can choose between discount seats, couchette available with four to six beds and sleeper compartments. Private compartments Families can book an entire family compartment for max. 2 adults with max. 4 children (up to 15 years). Comfortable couches and a breakfast offered. For women's, ladies couchette compartments are available. On many routes a particularly comfortable "DeLuxe compartment" is offered. Individual service In sleeping and couchette cars every guest can be individually awaken. Breakfast is also included in the price. Passengers in the sleeper can even put together a great breakfast, which is served in the compart- ment. Additional snacks and beverages (charged individually) can be served from the train team in place. Car or motor bike on the train Many night train routs offer the option to take a motorcycle or car onto the train. Passengers can enjoy a stress-free trip while their car is safely loaded onto the train for an affordable price. 117
  117. 117. 119 Villach–Feldkirch n414 n415 22:43 an q Villach Hbf d ab 06:25 23:16 ab Villach Hbf an 06:05 23:41 Spittal-Millstätter See 05:40 06:08 St.Anton am Arlberg 23:41 06:19 Langen am Arlberg 23:31 06:56 Bludenz 22:58 07:21 Feldkirch d p 22:42 Villach–Zurich l Euronight n414 n415 22:43 an q Villach Hbf d ab 06:25 23:16 ab Villach Hbf an 06:05 23:41 Spittal-Millstätter See 05:40 06:08 St.Anton am Arlberg 23:41 06:19 Langen am Arlberg 23:31 06:56 Bludenz 22:58 07:21 Feldkirch d 22:42 07:53 Buchs SG 22:05 08:23 Sargans 21:37 09:20 Zürich HB p 20:40 Graz–Zurich l Euronight n464 n465 22:24 q Graz Hbf d 07:00 23:17 Bruck/Mur 06:12 23:31 Leoben Hbf 05:59 06:08 St. Anton am Arlberg 23:41 06:19 Langen am Arlberg 23:31 06:56 Bludenz 22:58 07:21 Feldkirch d 22:42 07:53 Buchs SG 22:05 08:23 Sargans 21:37 09:20 Zürich HB p 20:40 Vienna –Zurich l Euronight n466 n467 21:25 q Wien Hauptbahnhof 07:55 21:33 Wien Meidling 07:46 22:02 St. Pölten Hbf 07:13 22:32 Amstetten 06:42 23:05 Linz Hbf 06:01 23:22 Wels Hbf 05:43 06:56 Buchs SG 23:05 07:23 Sargans 22:37 08:20 Zürich HB p 21:40 Graz–Feldkirch l Euronight n464 n465 22:24 q Graz Hbf d 07:00 23:17 Bruck/Mur 06:12 23:31 Leoben Hbf 05:59 06:08 St.Anton am Arlberg 23:41 06:19 Langen am Arlberg 23:31 06:56 Bludenz 22:58 07:21 Feldkirch d p 22:42 Vienna –Bregenz l Euronight n246 n247 22:38 q Wien Hbf Autoreisezug d 07:28 22:55 Wien Hauptbahnhof 07:20 23:03 Wien Meidling 07:12 23:39 St. Pölten Hbf 06:37 00:13 Amstetten 05:54 00:35 St. Valentin 05:32 00:51 Linz Hbf 05:16 05:19 Innsbruck Hbf 00:39 06:18 Landeck-Zams 23:48 06:46 St. Anton am Arlberg 23:20 06:57 Langen am Arlberg 23:10 07:24 Bludenz 22:42 07:49 Feldkirch d 22:27 08:13 Dornbirn 21:56 08:23 Bregenz p 21:46 OEBB sleeping cars Depending on your route and type of connection you can choose between a variety of compartment types: single (1 bed), double (2 beds), and T3 (3 beds). When you are rea- dy, simply ask for the seats to be converted into comfortab- le beds (with mattress and linens). Every compartment hou- ses a small washing facility with towels and basic toiletries (like soap, slippers, ear plugs). The Deluxe compartments additionally offer a private bathroom with sink, shower, and toilet. The ticket price for a sleeping car ticket includes: • At night: sparkling water, sweets, aperitif, newspaper • In the morning: wakeup call, large breakfast (at your own choice) with hot beverage refills • Free entry to OEBB Lounges.
  118. 118. 120 Munich - Innsbruck - Rom CNL485 CNL484 21:08 q München Hauptbahnhof 06:30 22:07 Kufstein 05:27 22:17 Wörgl Hbf 05:16 22:33 Jenbach 04:58 23:05 Innsbruck Hbf 04:31 01:07 Bolzano/Bozen 01:07 05:08 ab Bologna Centrale an 23:08 06:25 ab Firenze S.M.N. an 21:56 07:03 Arezzo 21:15 07:34 Chiusi-C. Terme 20:44 08:00 Orvieto 20:12 09:22 Roma Termini p 19:04 Munich - Innsbruck - Milano CNL40485 CNL40484 21:08 q München Hauptbahnhof 06:30 22:07 Kufstein 05:27 22:17 Wörgl Hbf 05:16 22:33 Jenbach 04:58 23:05 Innsbruck Hbf 04:31 07:15 ab Verona P. Nuova an 22:40 07:30 Peschiera del Garda 22:23 07:41 Desenzano del Garda 22:12 08:01 Brescia 21:54 09:12 Milano Centrale p 21:05 Vienna–Venice l Euronigh t n237 n236 21:25 q Wien Hauptbahnhof 07:55 21:33 Wien Meidling 07:46 22:02 St. Pölten Hbf 07:13 22:32 Amstetten 06:42 23:05 Linz Hbf 06:01 23:22 Wels Hbf 05:43 23:40 Attnang-Puchheim 05:25 00:28 an Salzburg Hbf ab 04:38 04:45 Villach Hbf 00:42 06:23 Udine 22:47 06:58 Pordenone 22:17 07:22 Conegliano 21:56 07:46 Treviso Centrale 21:36 08:12 Venezia Mestre 21:09 08:24 Venezia Santa Lucia p 20:57 Vienna–Milano l Euronight n60235 n481 19:10* q Wien Hbf Autoreisezug d 09:58* 19:23 Wien Hauptbahnhof 09:48 19:31 Wien Meidling 09:40 19:58 Wiener Neustadt Hbf 08:58 21:25 Bruck/Mur 07:31 21:40 Leoben Hbf 07:18 23:35 Klagenfurt Hbf 05:32 00:03 Villach Hbf 05:11 05:22 ab Venezia Mestre an 00:38 05:39 Padova 00:24 06:00 Vicenza 00:03 07:15 ab Verona P. Nuova d * an 22:40 07:30 Peschiera del Garda 22:23 07:41 Desenzano del Garda 22:12 08:01 Brescia 21:54 09:12 Milano Centrale p 21:05 Vienna –Livorno l Euronight n1237 n1234 20:10 q Wien Hbf Autoreisezug d 08:40*/09:22 20:23 Wien Hauptbahnhof 08:32*/09:03 20:31 Wien Meidling 08:26*/08:55 20:58 Wiener Neustadt Hbf 07:51 22:22 Bruck/Mur 06:21 22:36 Leoben Hbf 06:06 00:21 Klagenfurt Hbf 04:07 00:45 Villach Hbf 03:41 04:15 Padova 23:49 04:43 Rovigo 23:19 05:04 Ferrara 22:56 05:41 Bologna Centrale 22:23 07:11 ab Firenze S.M.N. an 20:44 08:31 Pisa Centrale 19:46 08:50 Livorno Centrale d p 19:20 OEBB seats The most affordable option on OEBB night train is a simple seat. A compartment houses six seats in 2nd class; wa- shrooms and toilets are shared. OEBB family compartments In many OEBB night trains families (2 adults and 4 children maximum) can book their own private couchette compart- ment at a special rate.
  119. 119. 121 (Vienna)–Munich–Amsterdam RJ68 CNL418 CNL419 RJ61 18:30 q Wien Hauptbahnhof 11:30 19:00 St. Pölten Hbf 11:00 19:48 Linz Hbf 10:12 20:56 Salzburg Hbf 09:02 22:26 u22:50 München Hbf 07:00 u 07:31 08:13 Emmerich 21:46 08:27 Arnhem 21:33 09:03 Utrecht 21:00 09:34 AmsterdamCS 20:31 p Vienna–Munich n462 n463 23:25 q Wien Hauptbahnhof 06:35 23:33 Wien Meidling 06:27 00:02 St. Pölten Hbf 05:58 05:57 München Ost 23:46 06:10 MünchenHauptbahnhof p 23:36 Vienna –Berlin n60406 n60477 22:50 q Wien Hauptbahnhof 07:02 04:08 Praha hl.n. 23:58 06:44 Dresden Hbf 21:08 09:04 Berlin Südkreuz 18:21 09:11 Berlin Hbf p 18:14 Vienna –Dusseldorf l Euronight n420 n421 21:27 q Wien Hbf Autoreisezug d 08:28 21:39 Wien Hauptbahnhof 08:20 21:47 Wien Meidling 08:12 22:16 St. Pölten Hbf 07:40 22:46 Amstetten 07:09 23:19 Linz Hbf 06:35 23:36 Wels Hbf 06:16 05:23 Frankfurt/M. Süd 00:07 05:36 Frankfurt/M. FH. Regionalbf. 23:53 06:02 Mainz Hbf 23:17 07:05 Koblenz Hbf 22:17 | Bonn Hbf 21:43 08:15 Köln Hbf 21:21 08:41 Düsseldorf Hbf d p 20:54 Vienna–Hamburg l Euronight n490 n491 20:27 q Wien Hbf Autoreisezug d 08:24 20:39 Wien Hauptbahnhof 08:16 20:47 Wien Meidling 08:08 21:16 St. Pölten Hbf 07:36 21:46 Amstetten 07:05 22:19 Linz Hbf 06:23 22:36 Wels Hbf 06:07 23:26 Passau 05:12 05:07 Göttingen 23:27 06:13 Hannover Hbf 22:27 07:51 Hamburg Hbf 20:52 07:57 Hamburg Dammtor 20:45 08:06 Hamburg-Altona d p 20:35 OEBB couchette cars The compartments are equipped with 4 or 6 couches and are ideal for groups, families, or individual travellers on a budget. All compartments are co-ed, but ladies' and family compartments are available. On every seat, you will find a blanket, a sheet as well as a pillow. Washrooms and toilets are available in every car. The price for a seat in the couchette car includes: • At night: sparkling water • In the morning: wakeup call, breakfast
  120. 120. 122 Vienna – Moscow/St. Petersburg D100 D21/101 18:09 q Wien Hauptbahnhof 09:51 09:16 Brest Centralny 22:15 15:01 Minsk Passashirski 16:25 07:23 St. Petersburg 21:47 18:57 Smolensk 12:24 23:35 Moskva Belorusskaja p 07:46 Feldkirch – Zagreb n415 n414 22:42 q Feldkirch 07:21 22:58 Bludenz 06:56 23:31 Langen am Arlberg 06:19 23:41 St.Anton am Arlberg 06:08 07:30 Lesce Bled 21:51 07:51 Kranj 21:31 08:11 Ljubljana 21:10 09:57 Dobova 19:25 10:45 Zagreb Glavni Kolod p 18:37 Vienna – Warsaw n406 n407 22:50 q Wien Hauptbahnhof 07:02 23:50 Břeclav 05:49 04:16 Katowice 23:42 04:25 Sosnowiec Glowny 23:33 04:48 Zawiercie 23:11 06:53 Warszawa Zachodnia 21:05 07:00 Warszawa Centralna 21:00 07:12 Warszawa Wschodnia p 20:48 Vienna–Krakow n50406 n402 22:50 q Wien Hauptbahnhof 07:02 23:50 Břeclav 05:49 05:35 Oswiecim 23:37 06:44 Krakow Plaszow 22:21 07:05 Krakow Glowny p 22:00 Vienna –Bucharest n347 n348 19:42 q Wien Hauptbahnhof 08:18 04:14 Arad 01:28 10:49 Sighișoara 18:58 13:18 Brașov 16:31 15:08 Ploiești Vest 14:39 15:50 București Nord p 14:00 Moscow – Vienna - Nizza 11:18 DO q Moskva Belorusskaja MO 22:30 12:41 FR Wien Hauptbahnhof SO 16:41 08:34 SA Nizza Ville p SA 21:47 Vienna - Moscow Thursday and Saturday Vienna - St. Petersburg Saturday - (2 nights) Moscow - Vienna Wednesday and Friday St. Petersburg - Vienna Thursday - (2 nights) The current :metable, fares and traffic days can be found on the website or the lCustomer Ser- vice under 05-1717. Between Brest and Moscow, the train has a dining car. Please note the visa requirement for Austrian na:onals in Russia and Belarus (transit visa). Tickets are available at every :cket counter
  121. 121. 123 Facilities of the night trains Vienna - Bregenz EN246 EN247 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Villach - Feldkirch EN414 EN415 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Graz - Feldkirch EN464 EN465 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Vienna - Zurich EN466 EN467 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Graz - Zurich EN464 EN465 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Villach - Zurich EN414 EN415 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Vienna - Florence - Rome EN235 EN234 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Vienna - Livorno EN1237 EN1234 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Vienna - Milano EN60235 EN481 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Vienna - Venice EN237 EN236 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Munich - Innsbruck - Rome CNL485 CNL484 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Munich - Innsbruck - Milano CNL4085 CNL4084 ✔ ✔ ✔ Vienna - Hamburg EN490 EN491 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Vienna - Dusseldorf EN420 EN421 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Vienna - Berlin EN60406 EN60477 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Vienna - Munich EN462 EN463 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Vienna - Warsaw EN406 EN407 ✔ ✔ ✔ Vienna - Krakow EN50406 EN402 ✔ ✔ ✔ (Vienna) - Munich - Amsterdam EN418 EN419 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Vienna - Moscow/St. Petersburg D100 D21/101 ✔ Feldkirch - Zagreb EN415 EN414 ✔ ✔ ✔ Wien - Bukarest EN347 EN346 ✔ ✔ ✔ Trainnumber
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  122. 122. Vienna Hauptbahnhof or Vienna Main Station is prepared well for travellers. It can be reached easily by public transportation via the Wiener Linien subways, tramways and busses. The Main Station even offers connections to Vienna internatinal airport in re- gular intervals. 124 WIEN HAUPTBAHNHOF
  123. 123. Within Vienna, the public transportation provider Wiener Linien offers a network of busses, tramways and subway trains for quick and comfortable transportation. Tick- ets for public transit can be bought online even before your arrival, at the numerous ticket machines or at the Wiener Linien vending booths. 129 WIENER LINIEN
  124. 124. THE VIENNA-CARD The Vienna-Card includes unlimited transportation within the entire pub- lic transit network of Austria's capital. There are two types of cards, valid either 48 or 72 hours. Visitors can purchase the Vienna-Card in hotels, at the Tourist Informa- tion office at Albertinaplatz, at the Main Station as well as at the airport. The Vienna-Card can also be purchased at all Wiener Linien sales and information booths as well as through their online store. The Vienna-Card offers more than 210 specials when visiting one of the many museums, sights, theatres or concerts. Benefits include dis- counts at cafes, restaurants, or at one of the traditional Viennese "Heuriger" (wine tavern). A manual for the Vienna-Card can be found in the 120-page coupon booklet that is handed out to every purchaser of the card. Detailed information about the Vienna-Card can also be found on video on this website. The Vienna-Card will make your holiday in Vienna even more beautiful. The Vienna-Card can be or- dered in the web shops of Wie- ner Linien as well as via online. To order, sim- ply click on one of the logos. 133
  125. 125. For travellers from Linz, the AIRail offer, which can be booked on or your travel agents, was made even more attractive. The ticket machines at the travel centre at Linz Main Sta- tion let you check in and your boarding pass is also a ticket for your train-flight-connection. AIRail travellers can find their reserved seat in First Class and Economy Class trains. 134 AIRAIL
  126. 126. DIRECTLY TO THE AIRPORT The state capitals Bregenz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Linz and St. Pölten have been offering direct connections to Vienna Airport since 2015. If you are coming from Graz, you can take one of the two daily di- rect railjet trains to the airport (RJ656 and RJ755). OEBB offer a total of 51 daily direct connections between Salzburg and Vienna Airport. The railjet trains takes you from Salzburg to Vienna Airport in 2 hours and 49 minutes. 135 From Vienna Main Station* Vienna Airport* St. Pölten 0:28 0:55 Linz 1:16 1:43 Salzburg 2:22 2:49 Innsbruck 4:08 4:35 Bregenz 6:43 7:10 Graz 2:35 3:00 Klagenfurt 3:46 4:08 Eisenstadt 1:15 2:00 * Respectively fastest offered connection.
  127. 127. The 17 travel centres on many Austrian train stations offer everything you need for a private or business trip by train. Because of the close cooperation with the Austrian Federal Railways, they offer interesting combinations on a regular basis. I personally took advantage of the experience of the travel centres on many of my travels. 137 TRAVEL AGENCY
  128. 128. Reisezentrum Wien Meidling Eichenstraße 25 1120 Wien Tel. +43 1 / 93000-35685 Reisezentrum Wien Mitte Landstraßer Hauptstraße 1c 1030 Wien Tel. +43 1 / 93000-35353 Reisezentrum Wien Hauptbahnhof Am Hauptbahnhof 1 1100 Wien Tel. +43 1 / 93000-34863 Reisezentrum Wiener Neustadt Bahnhofplatz 1 2700 Wiener Neustadt Tel. +43 2622/ 235 61-342 Reisezentrum St. Pölten Bahnhofplatz 1 3100 St. Pölten Tel. +43 2742/ 93000-3873 Reisezentrum Linz Bahnhofplatz 3-6 4020 Linz Tel. +43 732/ 93000-3170 Reisezentrum Wels Bahnhofstraße 31 4600 Wels Tel. +43 7242/ 93000-3170 Reisezentrum Salzburg Südtiroler Platz 1 5020 Salzburg Tel. +43 662/ 93000-3161 Reisezentrum Bischofshofen Bahnhofplatz 16 5500 Bischofshofen Tel. +43 6462/ 93000-3185 Reisezentrum Graz Europaplatz 4 8020 Graz Tel. +43 316/ 93000-404 Reisezentrum Leoben Bahnhofplatz 2 8700 Leoben Tel. +43 3842/ 425 45-360 Reisezentrum Klagenfurt Walther v. d. Vogelweide-Platz 1 9020 Klagenfurt Tel. +43 463/ 93000-361 Reisezentrum Villach Hbf. Bahnhofplatz 1 9500 Villach Tel. +43 4242/ 93000-3180 Reisezentrum Innsbruck Hbf. Südtiroler Platz 7 6020 Innsbruck Tel. +43 512/ 93000-5000 Reisezentrum Wörgl Bahnhofplatz 2 6300 Wörgl Tel. +43 5332/ 93000-500 Reisezentrum Bregenz Fritz-Mayer-Platz 1 6900 Bregenz Tel. +43 5574/ 93000-370 Reisezentrum Feldkirch Bahnhofstraße 40 6800 Feldkirch Tel. +43 5522/ 3411-300 138
  129. 129. Rail Tours specialised on trips by train. Everything comes from one source and the traveller can benefit from one single contact person who takes care of virtually everything: the train tickets and the hotel at your destination. Rail Tours offers special city trip combinations to many cities all over Europe. Combinations of sport, culture, or a sim- ple trip with an old steam-powered locomotive - this is where travel- ling by train is at home. Travelling by train is something very special and one of the means of travel that are stress-free. Short check-in times, arrivals and depar- tures are usually close to city centres and space and legroom are simply more comfortable on a train. Tran aficionados can find all information about international dream trains on the website. You can even book your ticket right there, from steam-powered locomotive to Trans-Siberian Railway. Your trip by OEBB Rail Tours can be booked via the OEBB cus- tomer service hotline at 05 1717 3, at all travel agencies at the train station or directly via e-mail at The website of OEBB Rail Tours can be found at 139
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