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Help Needed Vienna suggestions?


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I will be meeting my 89 yr old father in Vienna where he will fly in and out the last week of March. We will be driving to our ancestral town, Svedlar, in eastern Slovakia from there.

I'm looking at either a day or two in Vienna at the start or end of our 5 days. Looks like excellent rail connection from the airport to the city center. We will use a car to Svedlar. Any suggestions for Vienna and place along the way to eastern Slovakia?


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Here was our itinerary a few years ago. Followed by actual visit information for some of the places.



Hop on Hop off

Ricks walking tour


St Peter’s

St Stephens




Kunst Haus Wien Museum and Hundertwasserhaus



Hofberg Palace


Riding School

Hofberg Treasury

Kunsthistorices possibly


Shoenbrunn Palace

Schoenbrunn Palace


•Underground: U4, Schönbrunn station

•Trams: 10 and 58, Schönbrunn station

•Bus: 10A, Schönbrunn station

1st September to 31st October 8.30 am to 5.30 pm

Sisi Pass


Special advantage of the Sisi Ticket

•The Sisi Ticktet is valid for one year from the date of issue

•The Sisi Ticket entitles you to one visit to all the attractions included

•Fast-track admission to the tour of Schönbrunn Palace

•Adults save up to 25 % compared with the price of individual tickets

Prices valid from 15 March 2015 to 14 March 2017 Adults € 28,00

Schoenbrunn Palace

Tour of the Palace - Grand Tour with audioguide

This tour includes 40 rooms and takes approximately 50 minutes. Besides the 22 rooms seen on the Imperial Tour you'll also see the precious 18th-century interiors from the time of Maria Theresa. Also the magnificent Hall of Ceremonies, the imposing Gobelin Salon with its exquisite Brussels tapestries as well eas the room known on Maria Theresia's time as the Feketin Room, later renamed the Millions Room on account of its precious panelling of rare rosewood.

You can explore the imperial rooms with a guided tour (at a premium)

or alone with a tour description/audio guide (free of charge).

Guided tours in english: depending on demand (Please ask at the cashdesk)

(U4 Schönbrunn station)

Vienna Hofburg RS page 48 and 133 10 Minute Walk


Imperial Apartments - Sisi Museum - Imperial Silver Collection with audio guide

Visit the historic apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and Elisabeth and admire the magnificent Habsburg collections of silver and porcelain! At the Sisi Museum you can explore the unusual personality of Elisabeth and the many different facets of her character.

(1010 Vienna, entrance Michaele Imperial Furniture Collection)

9:00 to 5:30

Enter from Under the rotunda just off Micahelerplatz throught the michaelertor gate

RS page 133

Imperial Furniture Collection

On display at the museum is a unique exhibition of furniture ranging from the Baroque to Biedermeier, Historicism, the Vienna Modernist movement and comtemporary Austrian furniture design. A specially dedicated Sis(s)i Path leads you through the exhibition "Sissi in the movie - Imperial Furniture for the set".

(1070 Vienna, Andreasgasse 7, U3 station Zieglergasse) Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm. Monday = day off rkuppel, U3 station Herrengasse)

Hofberg Treasury RS page 146

Wednesday to Monday Closed Tuesday 9:00-5:30

12 Euros 20Euros with combo ticket Kunsthistoriches Museum and New Palace Museum

4 euro audio guide describes 100 stops

Kunsthistoriches Museum RS page 154

14 Euros

Tuesday to Sunday Closed Monday 10:00:6:00

Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) RS page 35

10:00AM to 4:00PM Guided 45 minute tour in English 6.50 Euros south west corner of the building top of each our but check schedules, reservations are not taken


St Stephens RS page 42 and tour 109 10 minutewalk


Monday to Saturday Sundays and Public Holidays 6 am - 10 pm 7 am - 10 pm

Guided tours Monday to Saturday between 9 am and 11.30 am, and between 1 pm and 4.30 pm

Sundays and Public Holidays between 1 pm and 4.30 pm

Foyer Free- Main nave 4 euros

www.peterskirche.at RS page 39

St. Peter's Square, 1010 Wien

Monday-Friday: 7 am to 8 pm

Saturday, Sunday and Feastdays: 9 am to 9 pm

Organ Music (free admission)

Organ to three: Monday to Friday: concert by 3:00PM

at eight organ: Saturday and Sunday: concert by 8:00PM clock

1.9.15: ' romance in the Church ' L. Poppel - Organ, E. Kim - violin; Corelli, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, among others, 7:30 pm

3.9.15: Tomoko Mayeda Bach Partitas Part I, 7:30 pm

4.9.15: Riedl and Zirbs: soprano and organ, Bach, Handel, Frank, among others, 8:00pm

Crypt Concerts in the crypt are Usually not for free!

6.9.15: High Mass, Ensemble choriamb, Director: Martin-J.Garand 11.15 clock, 11:15 am

Mozart piano sonatas and great works of Romanticism 18.00 clock, 6 pm in the crypt

3.9.15: La Traviata - scenic highlights by Giuseppe Verdi (90 minutes), Ensemble dolcissimo: Akiko Forster - Soprano, Thomas Reisinger - Tenor, Kiril Chobanoff - baritone, Maria Bachmann - piano, www.inhoechstentoenen.com 0680-3183311, 15:00 clock, 3:00 pm, crypt

5.9.15: Opera in the crypt: " La Traviata " - scenic highlights by Giuseppe Verdi (90 minutes), Ensemble dolcissimo: Akiko Forster - Soprano, Thomas Reisinger - Tenor, Kiril Chobanoff - baritone, Maria Bachmann - piano, www.inhoechstentoenen com 0680-3183311, 15.00 clock, 3:00 pm, crypt

5.9.15: Classic Ensemble Vienna : L.Medlam, M.Pospichalova - violin, B.Bekcic - Viola, T.Auner - cello; Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Vivaldi, Bach, Schubert , 20.00 clock, 8:00 pm, crypt

6.9.15: Classic Ensemble Vienna : L.Medlam, M.Pospichalova - violin, B.Bekcic - Viola, T.Auner - cello; Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Vivaldi, Bach, Schubert , 20.00 clock, 8:00 pm, crypt

Augustinian Church RS page 51


Hofburg - Josefsplatz, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Mon: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Tue: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm Wed: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm Thu: 7:30 am - 7:30pm Fri: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm Sat-Sun: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Hop on Hop off bus


Create your own city tour programme
Choose from 5 routes with a total of up to 45 stops and create your own sightseeing programme. Our state-of-the-art tour buses are comfortable and offer a perfect view of the city. As a special service we provide free WIFI on board.

Optional: Boat ride & horse-drawn carriage
You can even combine your HOP ON HOP OFF bus tour with a boat ride on the Danube or the Danube Canal or enjoy a ride in a Fiaker - a horse-drawn carriage - through the city center



Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

The Ring Tram has LCD screens and audio phones in several languages.

For great rooftop views, take the glass elevator to the Sky Bar and Restaurant in Steffl department store.


“Vienna's luxury shopping mile is part of the pedestrian area in the center, running between the State Opera and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The most famous shops are Oesterreichische Werkstaetten and glass manufacturer Lobmeyr Swarovski's stunning flagship store. However, Kaerntnerstrasse is better for window shopping than souvenir shopping.”

Museums Quartier Wien

For an update on modern art, visit MUMOK, then hang out at 1950s retro-style Cafe Leopold.

If you love Art Nouveau, visit the Leopold Museum for works of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and representatives of Wiener Werkstatte.

Secession Building (Secessionsgebaude) RS page 64 9 euros


Friedrichstrasse 12, A-1010 Vienna

tel.: +43-1-587 53 07

Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

GUIDED TOURS Saturdays at 11 a.m. in English and at 2 p.m. in German

Tours can be booked for groups in German, English, French, and Italian.


Every Saturday from 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Art calls for disputation, reflection, active participation. An art educator is available to all visitors in the exhibition rooms for questions and conversations (free

Head downstairs to see Gustav Klimt's gigantic Beethoven Frieze, which visualizes Beethoven's 9th Symphony and is full of dramatic and spiritual metaphorical characters.

Admission is somewhat pricey, but worth it if you enjoy contemporary art.

Palais Dorotheum RS page 38 12 minute walk

Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00 Sat 9:00-5:00 free closed Sunday

Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Wien, Austria


“Naschmarkt is Vienna's most popular food market, and the perfect hunting ground for all things vintage. Soak up the multicultural Balkan flair and try not to be bothered by the crowds! The green cast-iron stalls are almost 100 years old, and the whole market dates back to the 16th century.”

Watch out for the Otto Wagner Art Nouveau houses at Linke Wienzeile 38 and 40, and Koestlergasse 3 (on your right if you walk up Naschmarkt).

If you shop for souvenirs, go for Zotter chocolates, regional honey products, and Gegenbauer's aromatic oils and vinegars.

Kunst Haus Wien Museum


Untere Weissgerberstrasse 13 1030 Vienna

Daily, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

and Hundertwasserhaus


Kegelgasse 36-38, 1030 Vienna, Austria

Museum Hundertwasser OR temporary exhibition "Joel Meyerowitz - Retrospektive":

Adults: € 10.00


Danube Cruise and incl. entrance Museum Hundertwasser in KUNST HAUS WIEN


Danube cruise & museum visit

MS Vindobona Spittelau DDSG Blue Danube

Discover Vienna on board of the MS Vindobona (the „Hundertwasser boat"), the MS Vienna or the MS Blue Danube! Relax on board and watch the landscape and the sights such as the Danube Tower, the Millennium Tower, the Ring Tower, the District Heating Plant Spittelau, the Urania Observatory and many others pass by. Experience navigating through one or two of the locks as the boat is raised or lowered to varying water levels. The board restaurants offer a generous variety of cold and hot dishes, Viennese specialities and pastries. The ticket includes a visit of KUNST HAUS WIEN.

You can choose between a half and a full round trip between 1 April and 20 December 2015 at the price of EUR 24,80 or 29,60 (including the museum ticket). The ticket is availabe at KUNST HAUS WIEN as well as at the piers of DDSG Blue Danube (Schwedenplatz, Marina Wien, Reichsbrücke).



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