Dining & Nightlife
The Museums Quartier is popular, with its pleasant mix of art and restaurants. A few streets further on, a charming blend of restaurants, shops and crafts businesses has evolved in Spittelberg. If you walk from Spittelberg towards the Gürtel, you will find dozens of small, trendy bars beneath the arches of the Stadtbahn railway. In the Bermuda Triangle in the old city, you will find one bar after another. In the evening, things get very lively and sometimes quite boisterous. The area around Bäckerstrasse and Sonnenfelsgasse is quieter and caters to more sophisticated tastes. Vienna is also famous for its coffee culture; be sure to experience a traditional Viennese coffeehouse.
Vienna's most trendy shopping mile is the Mariahilfer Strasse between the center of the city and Westbahnhof. Here, hundreds of shops offer fashions, jewelry and accessories. In the center of the city, around Kärntner Strasse, Graben and Kohlmarkt, many elegant jewelry stores and boutiques can be found.
Flying time from:
Toronto: Approximately 7 hours
Montreal: Approximately 7 hours
Calgary: Approximately 9 hours
Vancouver: Approximately 10 hours
Language: Austrian German is spoken, however English is widely understood in the tourist areas.
Climate: Generally moderate and mild and reliably follows the four distinct seasons. Average summer temperatures range from 20°C to 30°C, the average winter temperatures are around 0°C.
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz; round two-pin plugs are standard.
Documents: Canadian citizens need a valid passport. For other countries and additional information please check the Austrian Tourism website.
Austrian National Tourist Office
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 3330
Toronto, ON M4W 1A8
Telephone: +1 (416) 967-3381
Fax: +1 (416) 967-4101