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The Vienna Card For Tourist Discounts

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photograph courtesy of Don_Gru

Lots of cities offer discount cards or city passes that aren’t up to snuff. Not so in Vienna, where the 72-hour Vienna Card, priced at €18.50, is an unambiguously great deal.

So what can this card do for you? First off, it’s a great deal for the transportation benefit alone. A single ticket with return option costs €3, so the card really goes a long way for tourists on the move. (And, incidentally, if you’ve ever witnessed Vienna’s ticket control officers sweeping through trams and U-Bahn cars, you’ll never want to ride in the city without a paid fare again.)

The Vienna Card is great for culture vultures. If museums and historical sights are your game, you’re in luck. Vienna Card holders are entitled up to 50 per cent reductions at 210 museums and sights, theaters and concerts. The card even offers discounts at shops, restaurants, coffeehouses, and Heurigen (wine taverns). The Vienna Card comes with a booklet detailing the the 210 sights and offering all sorts of advice.

The Vienna Card can be purchased at, among other locations, many hotels and hostels, the Tourist Information Center on Albertinaplatz, (open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day), the information booths of the Stephansplatz and Karlsplatz U-Bahn stations, the Südbahnhof in the Fourth District, and the Landstrasse/Wien Mitte station.

Those outside of Austria should dial 43-1-798-4400-148 to purchase a Vienna Card. There’s also the nifty option of ordering it online.

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She is an Asian female, in her 30s, trying to integrate herself in the city of Vienna. She is the wife and lover to R, a mother to a wonderful boy named Boo the Rascal, and friends to a few people. She loves dark red and dark blue, doesn't mind the trivialities of life, dabbles in calligraphy, collects throwpillows, likes to write and dreams that one day she will have her own castle fronting a beach somewhere in Southeast Asia.

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2 Responses to “The Vienna Card For Tourist Discounts”

Rob says:

These tourist card schemes are a really good idea. I have just been to Cyprus and we used the My Tourist Card.com scheme there. We obtained discounts at hotels in Paphos, discounts at restaurants, excursions and shops during our holiday. We saved seveal £’s. The scheme was easy – we purchased the card online and received details the next day. Goto http://www.mytouristcard.com for more info.

fm1770 says:

loved the idea of city passes –

great deals by purchasing attractions tickets in bulk

and you don’t waste time by standing in lines

http://ronin1770.blogspot.com/2009/01/go-cardsmart-destinations-weekly-deals.html

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