Partner & Family

We have compiled a list of things that might be interesting for your partner and/or families to do whilst you're busy at the conference. We'll be adding more activities and tips over the next few days!

TROPICAL WEATHER

When it’s hot there are quite a few places you can go to cool off. Also see “Always a good idea”, because most museums do have AC!

  • Parks in Vienna - Parks in Vienna are open for the public and there are plenty of them. Most of the times they are great to reach via public transport.
  • Swimming Pools

WARM WEATHER

KIDS

  • Overview.
  • Playgrounds in Vienna - Almost all parks in Vienna also have playgrounds in it. Good to know in summer: Where ever there is a playground you usually also find a water hydrant with drink water in it.

ALL AGES

  • Zoo “Tiergarten Schönbrunn” - This zoo is located in the park of the imperial castle Schönbrunn. Founded in 1752 by the Habsburger is the world’s oldest zoo still in existence and has already been voted Europe’s best zoo on four occasions.
    In an ambience which is partly baroque, visitors can encounter giant pandas, koalas, rhinoceros, elephants, seals, orang-utans, giraffes and many more. In total, more than 700 species of animal find a home in the Schönbrunn Zoo, including some of the world’s most seriously endangered species.
    Public transport: U4 “Schönbrunn” (the usual stop “Hietzing” is under construction), or Tram 54 “Hietzing Kennedybrücke”
  • Cruise on the Danube river - You have the choice between several cruises with different routes/lenghts each. Lean back, let the breeze refresh you and enjoy the city/landscape floating by!
  • Prater - Amusement park, Restaurants, Vast recreation park area with coutless playgrounds.
    Public transport: U1, U2 or Tram O, 5, station “Praterstern”

BAD WEATHER

For bad weather please also check the “Always a good idea” section :-)

ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

KIDS

ADULTS

  • Museums
  • Albertina - Museum right behind the Opera featuring some of the most famous Impressionism and Expressionism paintings. Check also their basement for the special exhibitions
  • MUMOK - Museum for modern art in the “museum’s quarter”, amongst other museums and great places to eat.

ALL AGES

Quite a few museums in Vienna have special programs for kids, best to check the websites!

  • Art History Museum - One of the vastest collection of historical art and sculptures
  • Museum of Technology (“Technisches Museum”) - Interesting experiments, exhibits and interactive stations for all ages.
    Public transport: Trams 10, 52, or 58
  • St. Stephen’s Cathedral - Besides the obvious tourist attraction, there is an entry to a staircase at the back of the church going up one of the towers. It’s a lot of footwork but you’ll be rewarded with a splendid view over the historic inner city.
    Public transport: U3 or U1 “Stephansplatz”
  • Time Travel Vienna - “2000 years of Viennese history brought to life”
    This is a very tourist-y attraction, borderline cheesy. However friends have assured us, it’s so over the top it is actually rather good fun.
    Public transport: U3 “Herrengasse”, U1 “Stephansplatz” or bus 2A “Habsburgergasse”
  • ICE CREAM PARLORS ;-) -
    A collection of our favourite spots:
    Classic Italian #1 - several parlors in the Mariahilfer Strasse (7th district)
    Classic Italian #2 - 1st district (inner city)
    Eisgreissler:
    1) Rotenturmstraße 14 (1st district)
    2) Mariahilfer Str. 33 (6th district)
    Veganista well, nomen est omen! Neustiftgasse 23 (7th district)