An open-air museum that captures every heart


Vienna is one of the most exciting and yet traditional metropolises of Europe. Vienna is a fascinating combination of biting Viennese wit, waltz melodies and modern lifestyle.

What would Vienna be without its first-class cultural programme: from museums to palaces, churches, theatres and opera houses right through to fantastic architecture and iconic shops. And last but not least, the absolutely stunning and vibrant nightlife deserves a special mention.

Kick off your sightseeing day in Vienna with a visit to Schönbrunn Palace, the summer residence of Empress Sissi. Let the magical era of the emperors and kings come alive as you trace the history of the Habsburg dynasty. Follow this with a relaxing stroll around the palace gardens and give the overwhelming impressions time to sink in.

After a brief lunch break at a “Beisl”, a typical Viennese eatery, cross over to the island in the Danube.


Romantics can admire the architecture of Vienna’s old town from a horse-drawn carriage, but those who prefer thrills and spills can head to the Prater for a rollercoaster ride.

In the evening, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to theatre, opera etc. The bills feature all the greatest and best that classical and modern have to offer and you are sure to find a performance of one of your favourites.

You deserve a break

Enjoy this wonderful city with the Vienna Card and save your budget at the same time, as it entitles you to free travel on the underground, buses and trams for 48 or 72 hours. The Vienna Card also grants you concessions to more than 210 museums and places of interest, theatres and concerts as well as discounts in shops, cafés, restaurants etc.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Departure Station Destination Via Number of train
Hamburg Vienna Nürnberg, Regensburg, Passau EN 490/ 491

Win a trip to Vienna

This month, we are giving away a trip for two passengers to Vienna in an Economy sleeping car. The service is operated with our partner ÖBB.
To enter, simply send an e-mail with the subject line “Travel tip October”, stating your first name, surname and age, to aktion@nachtzugreise.de no later than 31 October 2014 and with a little luck, the trip could be yours!

Good luck!

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