Vienna - Museumquartier

Life in Vienna

Vi­enna is a vi­brant and di­verse city with a rich his­tor­ical and cul­tural her­it­age. It has beau­ti­ful gar­dens and many din­ing op­tions that suit all tastes and budgets. There are plenty of th­ings to do in Vi­enna: visit the many cafés, mu­seums, theat­ers and events or stroll through the vine­yards in and around the city.

No mat­ter what your in­terests are, it’s a great place to be in. In Vi­enna there are:
  • +100 mu­seums: Klimt, Schiele, etc.
  • +15,000 events a year, in­clud­ing con­certs, theater, film, and much more.
  • +300 cafés: cof­fee and pastries to suit all tastes.
  • +700 hec­tares of vine­yards.
  • 2 UN­ESCO her­it­age sites: His­toric Centre of Vi­enna and Palace and Gar­dens of Schönbrunn.

The local tour­ism of­fice can give you an idea of the vari­ety of th­ings Vi­enna has to of­fer. For more in­form­a­tion, visit You can also con­sult the WU Vi­enna web­site for in­form­a­tion about life in Vi­enna.

Julia Reynolds, VGSF Graduate (2016)
Postdoc, Università della Svizzera italiana

"I found it im­port­ant to make sure I took time to re­lax, and for­tu­nately Vi­enna was a city with much to of­fer in terms of th­ings to do! From out­door activ­it­ies (hik­ing, swim­ming, cyc­ling, etc.), to fant­astic res­taur­ants, to a wide vari­ety of shows and con­certs, Vi­enna has something to of­fer for every in­terest."