General information

Ambassadors need physical fitness! Most hosts live in appartments, some on higher floors in houses without elevators. You come across steps everywhere. Sightseeing includes a lot of walking. In built-up areas you cannot go by car or bus. We use public traffic for the exchange programme. The public traffic is well organized in Vienna. Apart from the historic architecture we will give you an impression of Vienna as the capital of music. You may also attend the training of the SpanishRidingSchool on demand. The farewell party usually takes place in a wine place ("Heuriger"). We recommend to arrive on Friday/Saturday to leave the weekend to the hosts. The best time are the second half of May, June , September. The weather should be fine, but bring an umbrella in case.  

Programme for ... example

Friday: different arrivals

Saturday: free (see suggestions)

Sunday: free (see suggestions)

Monday: 09:15 Meet in front of the Opera House (main entrance) for

             09:30 Guided CITY WALK with Heide KERN

              Lunch Rosenberger, 1., Maysedergasse 2 (self service)

             12:50 Meet in front of the Opera House (main entrance) for

             13:00 Guided tour through the MUSIKVEREIN, including the

             Golden Hall (New Year’s Concert), Bösendorferstr. 28


             14:00 Café Schwarzenberg

             BELVEDERE with cascade fountains (stop at 17:00)

             17:30 return to Opera House (if wanted)

             Option: 19:30 Schubertiade in Schubert’s Birthplace (€ 22,-)

Tuesday: 09:40 Meet in front of the Opera House (main entrance) for

             10:00-12:00 Morning Training of the

             SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL, 1., Josefsplatz

             Option: Museum of Fine Arts (Klimt Bridge)

             20:30 Concert of the Wiener Hofburg-Orchester in the

             Hofburg (Mozart and Johann Strauss) (€ 30,-)

Wednesday: 10:30 Meet in front of the Opera House (main entrance),

              U2 to 1010, Friedrich Schmidt-Platz 1

              10:50 Meet guide at Stadtinformation

              11:00 Guided tour of the CITY HALL

              13:45 Meet in front of the Opera House (main entrance)

              14:00 Guided tour through the Opera House

Thursday: 09:30 Meet at the “Entrance” at Schloss SCHÖNBRUNN for

              Grand Tour through the palace (with audio-guides)

              then free to visit the park, learn how to make Apfelstrudel,

              go to the Coach Museum (Wagenburg);

              go to Europe’s oldest zoo,

              find your way through the maze (Irrgarten) or ...

              18:00 Farewell Party at a HEURIGER in Grinzing:

              Feuerwehr-Wagner, 19., Grinzingerstr. 53

Friday: different departures



Daily: DANUBE River Cruise from Schwedenplatz EUR 25,50

10:30 – 13:50, 11:30 – 14:50, 14:00 – 17:20, 15:00 – 18:20


Fri, Sat, Sun: 12:00–18:00 Heurigen Express from terminus tram D to

Kahlenberg and Grinzing and back (EUR 8,30)D DANUBE RIVER


Saturday,: 06:30–18:00 Flea Market (Flohmarkt)

                near Kettenbrückengasse (U4)

                11:00–12:00 1., Graben–Innerer Burghof, Deutschmeisterkapelle

                (Historical Military Marching Band)

                11:00 – 13:00 1., Stephansplatz Folk Dances

                14:00 – 18:00 Third Man Museum, 4., Pressgasse 25

                (U4 Kettenbrückengasse or bus 59 A)


Wednesday, 13.6.1012: 19:00 “Today, 3 Roses” (=3 ladies)

                Jazz, Musical, Swing, Pop, Amtshaus Wieden, Festsaal

                4., Favoritenstraße 18 (entrance free)

                18:30 „Le Nozze di Figaro“ (Mozart) on the Video wall

                outside the Opera House (free)


Haus der Musik: 10:00–22:00 daily, 1., Seilerstätte 30


Treasury 09:30-18:00 closed on Tuesday