Best Tourist Tips For Vienna
Best Tourist Tips For Vienna

Helpful Visitor Tips For Vienna:


Here are our top travel tips to help take the stress out of your trip to Vienna.  The most common questions we get about Vienna are about how people should plan and divide their time during their trip.  Our insider tips and suggested itineraries will help you make your schedule not just for Vienna’s compact city center but for any other places in the region you want to fit in.  We also have also included a few very helpful German phrases that are easy to learn and very important to know while touring Austria’s capital.  Enjoy our top ten visitor tips for Vienna.




1. Planning Your Time In Vienna:

Dividing Your Time: With an amazing central Old Town circled by a great ring of sights and a nearby Royal Palace, there is a lot to do in Vienna.  It can be hard to prioritize what are the most important things to see and how to maximize your time, so we decided to do the work for you.  Whether you are only in town for 1-4 days over more than a week we’ve come up with the best plan of action to get you started.

Read More: Suggested Itineraries for Vienna.

2. Getting Around Vienna:

Centered on Old Town before branching out along major roads and the river, Vienna’s helpful metro system is very easy to use.  Once you are in the compact Old Town you won’t even need the metro much as it is very pedestrian friendly zone, but it is still important to know about.  Along with out maps of the different areas to explore around town we have also included interactive route maps for the most helpful metro lines.

3. Where To Stay In Vienna:

For the most part, central Vienna is extremely safe for a city its size and there aren’t any shady neighborhoods immediately around Old Town.  Try to stay in or around Old Town if you can afford it.  If you can’t then make sure you stay within walking distance of the metro so you can at least get to Old Town quickly without paying for a cab.  When deciding where to stay just outside of the Ringstrasse focus around the River canal and our list of Other Sights.

4. How To Get To & From The Airport:

Centered on Old Town before branching out along major roads and the river, Vienna’s convenient metro system is straightforward to use.  Once you are in the compact Old Town you won’t even need the metro much as it is very pedestrian friendly zone, but it is still essential to know about.  Along with out maps of the different areas to explore around town we have also included interactive route maps for the most important metro lines.

5. German Language Tips:

Munich in German is München (Mew-Chin)

Hello is Hallo (Ha-Low)

Good Morning is Guten Morgen (Goo-ten Morgen)

Good Day is Guten Tag (Goo-ten Tahg)

Good Afternoon is Guten Abend (Goo-ten Ah-bent)

Good Night is Gute Nacht (Goo-te Nah-cht), remember it’s not Guten

Goodbye in person is Auf Wiedersehen (Owf Vee-da-zane)

Informal Goodbye is Tschüss (Ja-oose), can also use Tschau (Chow)

Goodbye On The Phone is Auf Wiederhören (Owf Vee-da-hur-run)

Thank You is Danke (Dunk-ah)

You’re Welcome is Bitte (Bit-tah)

Do You Speak English? is Sprechen Sie Englisch (Spa-wreck-ins Zee Ing-Lisch)?

Cheers for drinking is Prost (Pro-st)

Zum Wohl (sum voil), meaning To Your Health, can be added at the end of any cheers, but is most commonly used when toasting with wine.

At Oktoberfest you will also hear Ein Prosit (Eyn Proz-it) which means I Salute and is usually followed by Der Gemütlichkeit (Dar Gay-mute-lish-kite) meaning I Salute Our Friendship & Good Time.  The most popular song at Oktoberfest, Ein Proist, will repeat this theme every 15 minutes you are in the tents.

What’s Your Name? is Wie heißen Sie (Vee Hi-sin Zee)?

My Name is… Ich heiße (Eek Hi-sa) …

How Are You is Wie Geht Es Dir (Vee Gates Deer)

I’m Doing Well is Ich bin gut (Eek Ben Goot)

Bathroom Signs Herren (Hair-in) is men and Damen (Dom-in) is women