© Wilfried Gredler-Oxenbauer


Vienna is located in the very heart of Europe - this is of benefit to all participants, who will be able to reach Vienna easily either by plane, car or train. The Vienna International Airport connects Vienna with the world - almost 11 million passengers arrive per year. But not only travelling to Vienna is most easy - the Viennese public transport network offers most modern and efficient accessibility within the whole city.

Vienna has always been a gateway to the East. Numerous international enterprises have located their headquarters in Vienna to reach the Eastern European market. More than 15,000 Austrian joint ventures with Eastern European firms make sure that this competence is secured. Since January 1st, 1995 Austria is a full member of the European Union - the currency is Euro.

© Maxum

Vienna waits for you…

There is much to see: From Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral to the Imperial Palace to the Art Nouveau splendor of the Secession, from the magnificent baroque palace Schönbrunn to the Museum of Fine Arts to modern architecture at the MuseumsQuartier.

Vienna's historic center, in its unity, is considered one of the most beautiful city landmarks in Europe. Three eras left their mark on the former residence of the Habsburgs: the Middle Ages with Gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral whose spire points toward heaven, one of Vienna's landmarks; the Baroque whose most important achievement is the Imperial Palace with its sumptuous cupolas. And the Ring Boulevard era of the late nineteenth century, when such splendid buildings as the Vienna State Opera and the Museum of Fine Arts were built to replace the former city walls.

The imperial flair of the center of Vienna is enhanced by numerous churches, mansions and parks, as well as by rich art collections gathered by wealthy rulers. And the centuries-old musical tradition ranges from the Court Chapel of the Imperial Palace to Mozart's immortal music and the waltzes of Johann Strauss. Also inextricably linked to the center of the city are the delights of Viennese cuisine, the gemütlichkeit of Viennese coffeehouses and nostalgic shopping at former purveyors to the royal-imperial court.

Imperial Vienna
The Arts
Opera, Concerts, Events...

University of Vienna | Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1 | 1010 Vienna | T +43 1 4277 17575