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Opernring 1, Stiege E,
1010 Vienna (1st District).
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(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 1 min. by foot)

The Albertina is one minute by foot from the DeutschAkademie, and is world-famous for its collection of engravings. The most significant engravings and drawings are found there, from the beginnings of European engraving around 1400 until the present day. the best-known is Albrecht Dürer’s hare.

Address: Albertinaplatz 1, A-1010 Vienna
Opening hours: daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Entry fee: € 6,50 (With concession: € 5,50)


Albertina facade in Vienna



(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 25 min.)

The Belvedere is located in the third community district of Vienna, and is a baroque castle structure which Prince Eugen of Savoy had built as his summer residence. He used the Upper Belvedere for parties and receptions. He lived in the Lower Belvedere. The park between the two castles was laid out by a landscape architect from Versailles.
Today the Austrian Gallery is located in the Upper Belvedere and the Austrian Baroque Museum in the Lower Belvedere.

Address: Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27, A-1030 Vienna
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Entry fee: from € 4,50 to €7,50 (with concession: € 2,50 to € 5,00)


Schloss Belvedere, Wien



For the Viennese, the café is an extension of their loungeroom. Here people meet, chat together, or read the (inter)national newspapers. As a rule, the range of newspapers is just as broad as the range of coffee varieties offered on the menu. Right next to the DeutschAkademie there are countless cafés you can go to after German classes.


Mozart coffee house interior, Vienna



(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 15 min. with the U1 underground train)

The Donauinselfest (Danube Island Festival) is central Europe’s biggest open-air festival, and takes place every year in the second half of June (2004: 25 to 27 June). Over three days, more than two million visitors come to Danube Island to attend concerts by national and international artists. Entry is free!



Ensemble Spittelberg

(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 10 min.)

In the pre-Christmas season the Christmas Market lures thousands of people to the Spittelberg in the seventh community district of Vienna. The beautifully renovated Biedermeier quarter is located on an area of high ground between the streets Burggasse and Siebensterngasse. But with its narrow cobblestone alleys and many pleasant cafés, the Spittelberg is also a popular meeting place for young people in summer.



In Vienna, a horse-drawn coach or the coachman himself is called a “Fiaker”. The inner city is full of Fiakers and around the DeutschAkademie too they are part of the streetscape. The name comes from Paris, where, from 1662, a publican in the Rue de Saint Fiacre rented out coaches. Today, Fiakers are mainly used by tourists for tours of the city. In the golden age of Fiakers, between 1860 and 1908, things were different. Fiakers were the luxury taxis of those days.


Fiaker in Wien



(Distance from the DeutschAkademie: 6 minutes by foot)

The Graben is Vienna’s most elegant, but also its most expensive, shopping street. Here the up-market designer boutiques are lined up one after another. The luxury is even noticeable in the public toilets. They were erected by the famous Austrian architect Alfred Loos.


wien - city - graben

Hotel Sacher

(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 1 min. by foot)

The Hotel Sacher is one of the most famous hotels in Vienna and is located in the immediate vicinity of the DeutschAkademie. The Sacher owes its fame to several things: the original Sacher-Torte was created here and is still made here exclusively according to the old secret recipe. Authors like Graham Greene and John Irving loved the Sacher for its atmosphere. John Irving even named his dog after the Sacher. During the shooting of the film “The Third Man”, the actor Orson Welles visited the Sacher-Bar regularly for a Bloody Mary. So: some time, after a German class, try a Sacher-Torte with whipped cream!

Innere Stadt

The term “Inner City” refers to the first community district of Vienna. It has received World Cultural Heritage listing from UNESCO, forms the centre of Vienna, and is encircled by the Ringstrasse as if by a city wall. The DeutschAkademie is also located in the Inner City, in fact directly on the Ringstrasse, opposite the Opera House.


Blick vom Stephansdom in die Innenstadt


(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 20 min. by foot)

Anyone who would like to know where the world’s most famous waltz was created in 1867 can take a tour of Johann Strauss Junior’s flat in the second community district of Vienna. The Blue Danube Waltz is always played as the closing number at the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual New Year’s Concert in the Musikverein.
Many of the Waltz King’s possessions are displayed at the Johann Strauss flat. Even the famous lectern at which he composed.

Address: Praterstraße 54, A-1020 Vienna
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 12.15 p.m., 1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Entry fee: Friday morning and Sunday free entry, otherwise € 2 (with concession: € 1)


(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 5 min. by foot)

The Stephansdom cathedral is Vienna’s trademark and offers many interesting things to see. One of these interesting sights is the underground grave sites. In the catacombs is the crypt of the Archbishops and Cardinals of Vienna, as well as the Ducal Crypt, where the urns containing the remains of the Habsburgs are kept. However, you are only allowed to visit them with a guide.


(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 5 min. by foot)

The white Lipizzaners are the most famous horses in the world and are trained in the oldest riding school in the world, the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. It is located in a part of the Vienna Imperial Palace.
The name Lipizzaner comes from the Lipizza stud in Slovenia. You can learn more about the history of the Lipizzaners in the Lipizzaner Museum in the stable compound of the Vienna Imperial Palace. The Vienna Imperial Palace, with its 18 wings, 19 courtyards and 600-year building history (1275 to 1913) is by far the most elaborate and monumental building in the Inner City.


Lipizzaner Pferde



(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 8 min. by foot)

The Museum Quarter is one of the biggest cultural quarters in Europe. Alongside the three great museums. the Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK), the Kunsthalle and the Leopold Museum. there are a Children’s Museum, the Architecture Centre and “quartier 21” in the former imperial court stables.
There is no shortage of gastronomic offerings, either.


Museumsquartier Vienna, Austria


(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 4 min. by foot)

Even Empress Elisabeth could have bought fruit and vegetables at the Naschmarkt. It was opened in 1780. The surrounding buildings show the influence of Jugendstil architecture.
Fruit and vegetables are still offered for sale at the Naschmarkt today. They come from domestic farmers or are imported from exotic countries. Every Saturday there is a big flea-market at the western end of the market.


(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 0 min.)

The Vienna State Opera is located opposite the DeutschAkademie and offers classics of the finest quality-and not just musically speaking. The magnificent halls are an architectural masterpiece, and therefore the showplace of the social highlight of every year: On the last Thursday of Carnival every year, in the halls of the Vienna State Opera, the world-famous Opera Ball takes place.


Vienna State Opera House (Staatsoper), Austria



(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 5 min. by tram)

The House of Parliament is located right on the Ringstrasse, and was built at the end of the 19th Century. Classical Greek forms such as the many columns in the entry zone and the giant sculpture of Athene Pallas were supposed to recall the birthplace of democracy.


Österreich, Wien, Parlament


Helmut Qualtinger is Austria’s most famous cabaret artist, but also worked as a satirical author and theatre and film actor. He was born in 1928 in Vienna and died in 1986. Shortly before his death he played alongside Sean Connery in the film version of Umberto Eco’s novel “The Name of the Rose”.


(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 0 min.)

The Vienna Ringstrasse is one of Europe’s finest boulevards, and was built in the 19th Century as a city wall around the Inner City. It is four kilometres long, almost 60 metres wide, was planned by the 80 best architects of the time and leads past many architectural monuments: the Parliament, the Stock Exchange, the Votive Church, the Town Hall, the Burgtheater and the Opera House. The DeutschAkademie is also located right on the Ringstrasse.


(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 20 min. by underground)

The baroque castle of Schönbrunn was the summer residence of the Habsburgs, is located in the 13th community district, and today is used by many Viennese as a leisure complex. The generous parks and gardens attract thousands of joggers and walkers. But Schönbrunn is also an attraction for the castle itself, where the legendary Empress Sissi lived, for a magnificent zoological garden, for the idyllic sylvan swimming pool and for the friendly terrace cafés. The Gloriette offers a splendid view over Vienna.


Blumenbeete vorm Schloss Schönbrunn

Technisches Museum

(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 20 min. by underground)

The Vienna Technical Museum is dedicated to the history of technology and of the natural sciences. Alongside interesting display collections special exhibitions and background programs with presentations, discussions or concerts are continually being organized. It is located near Schönbrunn and can be reached by public transport without problems.

Address: Mariahilferstraße 212, A-1140 Vienna
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays and public holidays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Entry fee: € 8 (with concession: € 5)


(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 20 min. by foot)

The Urania is located on the Donaukanal and is houses, alongside a cinema, an observatory and the Vienna Urania Puppet Theatre. It was opened in 1910 as an adult-education establishment and was built to plans by Max Fabiani, a Jugendstil architect and pupil of Otto Wagner.


Urania - Wien



(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 5 min. by foot)
The Volksgarten is located on the Ringstrasse in the Inner City. It borders the Heldenplatz as well as the Ballhausplatz in front of the Federal Chancellor’s Office In the first half of the 19th Century, the Volksgarten was the site of the Cortisches Kaffeehaus, in which musicians of the Strauss dynasty also gave concerts.


Volksgarten in Wien


(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 15 min. by underground)

The Wurstelprater is the pleasure park in the Vienna Prater. Here you will find merry-go-rounds, ghost trains, and not least the Giant Wheel. This Ferris wheel dates from 1897, and is the second-biggest tourist attraction in Vienna, after the Stephansdom.
The Wurstelprater is open daily from 10 a.m. to 12 midnight. The high season begins every year in mid-March and continues until mid-October. Outside the high season, there are only a few individual attractions to be seen.


(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 20 min. by underground)

The UN City has a striking Y-shaped ground plan, and was built north of the Danube between 1973 and 1979. This made Vienna the third major UN city after Geneva and New York.


wien uno



(Distance from DeutschAkademie: 30 min. by tram)

With 2.5 million graves, the Zentralfriedhof is Europe’s biggest cemetery. It is located in the 11th community district of Vienna, and attracts visitors because of its generous green spaces, its star-shaped alleys, its Jugendstil architecture and graves of famous people. Alongside the Austrian pop musician Falco, the composers Beethoven, Mozart (grave of honour) and Schubert lie buried here.


Zentralfriedhof Wien