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This article was the Collaboration of the week between 11 August 2007 and 17 August 2007.

can someone look up the adress of havelca and altwien?

see: Guide to Cafes in Vienna


One paragraph states that, "Outside the 'belt', there's the Hundertwasser House, the Hundertwasser Kunsthaus, the Donauturm Tower, and... not much more of interest."

The bold part of the sentence is totally wrong. Outside the belt there are almost all Heurige, and the Wienerwald, which to many Viennese are more important than the inner city and offer many options of spending evenings, going hiking in the woods, etc. I suggest reconsidering the "outer-belt" part

Plunge forward. -- Colin 17:17, 25 Nov 2005 (EST)

Great Work, can anybody say what is still needed here?

Franz Nahrada, hotel keeper, Vienna

I've done very, very minor redit at the beginning. The article needs a lot of editorial work. It was probably done on a German windows edition, that'd explain the odd character problems. I'll see what I can do about the layout over the next few days. -- Nils 07:52, 15 Apr 2004 (EDT)

Name changed back

So, I moved this page back to Vienna from Vienna (city). I don't know if there's another Vienna, and even if there is, this one is by far the most well-known. Am I way off, here? --Evan 00:25, 18 May 2004 (EDT)

Hotel guide

I moved this from the article itself, as it doesn't jibe with our external links guidelines.

Also see Vienna hotels guide: Vienna Hotels, Hostels, Pensions - Guide to Vienna Austria

It'd probably be useful to mine for information, though. --Evan 11:55, 11 Jun 2004 (EDT)

I recommend to exchange the link in the section "external links" through the link which is the english version Guest

Identification needed

Can somebody identify the palace in the image I just added? Or, better yet, replace it with a better picture... Jpatokal 13:25, 25 Oct 2004 (EDT)

first paragraph controversial

c&p from an reversed edit: WARNING: THE NEXT PARAGRAPH IS PURE BULLSHIT FOR AMUSEMENT PURPOSE ONLY!!! Vienna has never forgotten it was the capital of a large and influential empire. Its residents act as if it still were - the small doses of courtliness, the extremely polite forms of address long-forgotten in other German-speaking countries, the formal mode of dress. Vienna is a city both modern and extremely old-fashioned all at once. Like Munich, its residents are formal, but Viennese formality is an entirely different animal. Waiters address you with honorifics, a man who bumps into you on the street is half-likely to implore your pardon with a small bow, you are treated as if you were a long-lost prince or princess returning home. If you can handle this kind of luxurious treatment, Vienna is for you. NOW WAS THAT FUNNY OR WHAT ROFLS.

what exactly is so funny about that paragraph, I don´t quite understand...? Gryffindor 08:32, 8 Aug 2005 (EDT)
the funny thing is that its sort of true (says i, who lives there ...) Akalos 16:46, 20 Aug 2005 (EDT)
I don't know in which Vienna you live, but this is not true for the City I live in. Although certain things are old fasioned, the part about the treatment of tourists is definitely wrong and should be removed. Mihi 12:17, 3 August 2006 (EDT)
I second that. People are certainly not "more than likely" to bow if they bump into you! I actually found people in the US to be far more polite when it came to bumping into each other when I traveled there this spring. --Chingona 06:47, 31 July 2007 (EDT)

Work needed

This page has lots of content, but much of it is just a godawful mess. Anybody want to take a sharp editorial pen to it? Jpatokal 06:40, 16 Mar 2005 (EST)

How about a dozen sharp editorial pens? :) It's amazing how much editing can be done to an article by how many editors without fundamentally altering the underlying content. - Todd VerBeek 19:17, 14 June 2006 (EDT)
Any idea why this is happening today? My guess is that it's some blog posting that points to this article. It's unusual that 99% of the edits were from registered users, though. --Evan 19:21, 14 June 2006 (EDT)
Is there a full moon? Did anyone respond to Maj's questions about where they all came from? - Andrew Haggard (Sapphire) 20:23, 14 June 2006 (EDT)

I'll volunteer

I don't mind having a go at it. I was in Vienna on holiday a couple of weeks ago - it was fantastic - so I've got some information and experiences floating around inside my head which I could use to try and improve the article a bit. However, I'm not entirely sure what to do about the first part...

VincentVega 16:12, 29 Jul 2005 (EDT)

Thanks to author/s

I don’t know who wrote this article but it’s amazing. It was very helpful, informative and I actually used many advices from the article. That article saved me time and money on my travel. Thank you many times :) All the best 11:24, 28 April 2006 (EDT)

You're welcome -- a lot of the info as originally written is many years old, given it was meant for a travel guidebook that was going to be published in 2000, but I'm glad you could use it! :) Bittergirldotcom


OK, I've been dancing around this subject for a while now, but these apartment listings have sliped down the slope. Maybe this is a good set of examples to try and hash out a (clearer?) policy... Maj 11:37, 4 August 2006 (EDT)

Wow. I'm not sure how to do this objectively, but I notice jordan's palace is listed twice (once with an SEO-style link), contains lots of cross-links from it's website (bad sign), yet rents only four apartments. Who has time to spam so much for four apartments? -- Colin 13:46, 4 August 2006 (EDT)
  • Central Apartments Vienna 4-star holiday and vacation apartments in prime location in the city centre of Vienna - Austria. Family friendly holiday and business apartments offered as studio or 1-bedroom apartments for your accommodation within walking distance to major tourist attractions. Telephone/Fax:+43 1 8777191, e-mail: [email protected]
  • Vienna Center Apartment**** modern apartment for 4 - 6 people, 3 separate rooms in the very center of vienna city at stephanslpatz; totally renovated and fully equiped 2005, kitchen & bathroom + tube, cable-tv & wlan-internet access from 120€/night, perfekt accommodation for business and holiday, Fax:+43 1 9251599, e-mail: [email protected] .

Kent County is in central

  • Vienna Apartments Rental, Praterstrasse 76, 1020 Vienna. Budget Apartment near the City Center. Direct Access to U1 (Praterstern) railway S1,S2,S3 & tramways O + N. Sat-TV, CD-Player, full kitchen incl. Microwave, big Bathroom.
  • ViennaCityFlats Apartments in the very city centre of vienna; new kitchen & bathroom, cable-tv & wlan-internet access from 95€/night.


I made a new translation. -- 16:48, 20 May 2007 (EDT)

I rolled back the addition of the following text. I think there may be some value in mentioning this issue, but it needs to be reworded. Maj 17:14, 20 December 2006 (EST)

While violent hate-crime very rare, Vienna is the European city with the highest volume of racist graphitti. There is no major street free of calls to deport or kill black people[1]. For a large part of the population being of african heritage is equivalent with being a drug dealer.

This is quite simply BS. I live in Vienna. This is clearly not how the vast majority of people think. 12:13, 1 July 2007 (EDT)

Wireless hotspots

I removed the following as it doesn't fit our Wikitravel:External links policy, but it's a good source for listings to add to the guide. Maj 17:20, 20 December 2006 (EST)

See for a list of free WLAN hotspots offering internet connection in Vienna.

External Link

Note this source of information on Vienna that could be useful for international tourists and visitors of the city. Might provide useful bits for this site, too.

Highlights of Vienna

Taxis & Other travel

It seems the Taxi info is wrong. web pages for tourists rip people off for large amounts. There are plenty of Taxi companies who charge 26, 27, 28 Euro for the trip from the City (regardless where) to the airport or vice versa. Also, the cost of public transport went up last month. The page needs updating 12:17, 1 July 2007 (EDT)

Please feel free to plunge forward and update. Furthermore, if you are interested to become a regular contributor, you might find the articles listed on this page helpful: Wikitravel:Manual of style. Take it easy. WindHorse 12:28, 1 July 2007 (EDT)

Time to districtise?

This guide seems to be getting pretty long, and the list of attractions is huuuuuuge - which is fantastic. So, in my opinion, breaking this up into districts would make this guide easier to find your way around. Any thoughts? I think it would be great to get a consensus going before any work is done, so please discuss below! -- Tim (writeme!) 14:14, 1 July 2007 (EDT)

That might be very useful, but because all the really important stuff for travelers is in the Altstadt I'd suggest figuring out what the districts are then make the "Vienna" guide pertain to the Altstadt. Just a suggestion, and I'm not sure I'd buy it. -- Sapphire(Talk) • 04:16, 11 August 2007 (EDT)
Actually, now I'm not sure. Using my scalpel, I've realized a lot of stuff was crap that was repeated multiple times. I think I've trimmed somewhere around 10,000 bytes of useless info from the article. This should be a useful, relevant, and wieldy guide by the time the CotW is up. -- Sapphire(Talk) • 04:15, 13 August 2007 (EDT)


Prices in Bratislava are one fifth of Vienna's? Prices of what? I think that they are similar.

Metro map

I have just posted on the original authors wikipedia talk page asking them to upload the .svg for, so we can make a few edits to it. We need the writing at the top in English, and the intermediate station names need adding. -- Tim (writeme!) 03:59, 11 August 2007 (EDT)

I have begun creating a new map, albeit it is solely a U-Bahn map. It should be done in a couple days. -- Sapphire(Talk) • 18:07, 28 August 2007 (EDT)

I studied abroad in Vienna all summer and lived at the Benediktushaus, which is 6a Freyung in the first district I believe, PERFECT location, and It's a working monastary/bed and (really good) breakfast that is very cheap, but to sleep boy/girl in a room together you need a marriage license.

Paternoster elevator at the University of Vienna

The paternoster was replaced with a normal elevator some weeks ago :(