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A horse-drawn carriage at Heldenplatz
Horse-drawn carriages are a common sight on the streets in the heart of the city of Vienna especially at popular tourist attractions such as Heldenplatz, Burgtheater, Vienna University, Ringstrasse, City Hall Building and Hundertwasserhaus. They are very popular means of transportation for local and foreign tourists on the streets! You are certainly touring the city from a very different perspective. You may just simply relax at the comfort of the carriage and take the slow moving horse-drawn carriages to view the many colourful streets and wonderful architectural buildings of the city.
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Hop On Hop Off Bus in Vienna
Vienna City Hop On Hop Off Bus is an interesting sightseeing tour especially to those who visit the city of Vienna for the very first time. You are looking at the city of Vienna from a very different perspective and at your own pace! The bus is even wheelchair accessible. Commentaries are in German and English.
There are several tours to choose from ranging from one hour tour to one whole day tour. One hour tour costs 13.00 euros per adult and 7.00 euros per child. One day tour costs just 20.00 euros per adult and 7.00 euros per child. One day tour ticket is certainly worth your money especially to those who have time to spare.
You can purchase your tour ticket on the bus on the day of travel. There are 15 stops along the way and the tour begins from Vienna State Opera. Among some of the other stops along the way are Heldenplatz, Vienna University, Schwedenplatz, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Danube Tower, Hundertwasserhaus, Belvedere Palace and Schönbrunn Palace. The bus arrives at each stop every hour. You may travel on the hop on hop off bus as much as you want between 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. for those who purchase one day tour.
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City airport train
CAT trains are the most convenient means of transportation from Vienna International Airport (VIE) to the City Terminal in the city of Vienna. It takes just 16 minutes to travel from the airport to the city. It costs 10.00 euros for a single ticket and 18.00 euros for return ticket. However it is quite costly compared to commuter trains which are also available from the international airport to the city. Of course commuter trains take longer time to reach the city from the airport.
City airport trains are comfortable with large spaces for your luggages. Entertainments are provided from the television screens. The trains are efficient and punctual. You can also check in your luggages at the City Terminal in Vienna up to 75 minutes before your flight departure and receive your boarding pass before travelling to the airport. However you must present valid CAT tickets before you check in at the City Terminal.
City airport trains operate daily including Christmas and New Year holidays. The services are available every half an hour from 6.05 a.m. until 11.35 p.m. from Vienna International Airport. From the City Terminal services are available every half an hour from 5.38 a.m. until 11.08 p.m. daily. Nevertheless if you arrive at Vienna International Airport after midnight, no city airport trains are available. You will have to find alternative means of public transportation such as taxi or private cars to travel to the city!
Vienna Underground (Vienna U-bahn) is a mass rapit transit system which runs mostly underground under the city of Vienna. It began business operations in 1976 although its history dates back to the previous century. It has a total of five lines, viz U1, U2, U3, U4 and U6 with approximately 85 subway stations. Total length of subway tracks is approximately 70 kilometres.
A single ticket costs 1.80 euros, a 24 hour ticket costs 5.70 euros and a 72 hour ticket costs 13.60 euros. The tickets can also be used for other public transportation such as trams and buses. Since we were in Vienna for a short Christmas weekend, we bought 24 hour tickets one at a time. The subway system looks a little bit primitive especially its subway stations. Trains are efficient, frequent and quite modern, it has to be said.
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Main terminals 1 and 2
Vienna International Airport (VIE) is located at Schwechat, approximately 20 kilometres southeast of the city of Vienna. It is the largest airport in Austria. The international airport has just two runways but capable of handling approximately 20 millions passengers per year. Approximately 75 international airlines make use of the airport and it is considered as one of the busiest airports in Europe.
There are three terminals viz, terminals 1 and 2 which are the main terminals and terminal 1A is utilised for lowcost carriers. A fourth terminal is being built known as SKYLINK owning to heavier passenger traffic. The main terminals have four levels, i.e. basement level or level -1 for CAT trains and commuter trains, parking lots and supermarkets such as Billa, level 0 (ground level) for arrival passengers, level 1 for departure passengers with Gates A, B and C and level 2 is used for cafes, bars and restaurants. There are more than 130 check in counters in the main terminals with almost 100 outlets such as cafes, bars, restaurants and shops.
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Walking street at Graben
Walking is an ideal way to exercise your legs, body and mind especially on your vacation in a foreign city and country! Many major tourist attractions, shopping centres, bars, restaurants and international hotels are located within and inside Ringstrasse in the first district in the heart of the city of Vienna. Thus all corners of the city centre are within walking distance. There are also many pedestrian streets free of motor vehicles in the heart of the city. The best place to begin your walking tour is the State Opera House just inside Ringstrasse.
Of course you may choose to stop and relax while walking wherever and whenever you like along the way in the city streets, to chill out in the bars or restaurants, to hunt for souvenirs at the many souvenir shops along the streets, to do some window shopping at elegant shopping malls or simply to visit the various tourist attractions in the city!
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