Housing in Vienna – What is the city like?

Vienna is the capital city of Austria located in the heart of Europe. It is famous with cultural events, arts and coffee houses. Vienna is composed of 23 districts, the 1st being in the middle and where the city’s landmark St. Stephan’s Cathedral is located and surrounding the inner city in a spiral form with other districts. In every district, you can find many options in housing in Vienna. Here there are many museums- such as the Albertina, modern arts museum, historical library and natural history museum. Galleries and the most famous of all the magnificent Opera building across which our office is located. For students there are many opportunities in many public services:

  • discounted price for public transport
  • discounted price for many cultural activities
  • free Wi-Fi in many parts of the city (also free internet service in student housing in Vienna)
  • well built cycling lanes
  • both summer and winter activities – swimming facilities, lakes, ski resorts… reachable by public transport from your housing in Vienna.

Interesting activities in Vienna?

The opportunities for activities are not only limited to these of course. You can find various activities along the Danube river, in Museumsquartier or simply in the Lunapark in Praterstern.Every year there are many festivals on the coast of the Danube river such as Rock In Vienna, Danube Festivals and even a graffiti festival called the Levin Jam. You can attend many concerts along the year all reachable from your housing in Vienna easily by public transport. Also in Museumsquartier which is located where the 7th and 1st districts meet you can find many activities especially in summer. Starting from spring there are special chairs located the the quarter and people enjoy the street fairs, food fairs or just a sunny day listening to the wonderful street musicians, relaxing with your friends on these chairs. All these activities are located close to your housing in Vienna.

Transport system in Vienna?

Another aspect the students need to know is the public transport system in Vienna. There are five lines in metro which is called the U-Bahn, several lines in city trains called the S-Bahn, various and frequent buses and of course the tramways. During the week the city transport runs until 12.30 and from Fridays to Sundays they run non stop. With the semester card you can get as a student (which costs only 75 Euro a semester) and use any type of public transport and every student housing in Vienna is reachable to public transport.

And of course the Danube Canal. It is the extension of the Danube River where you can enjoy a walk or just enjoy the numerous restaurants and cafes located by the water. They are quite affordable and you can even sunbathe in the beach chairs sipping your cocktails or Vienna’s famous coffee Melange. Danube canal is also near many student housing in Vienna.


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