How to get there:
- Take the 71 tram to “Unteres Belvedere” (2 minute walk to the embassy)
- Take the 4A bus to “Am Modenapark” (4 minute walk) or “Lisztstraße” (5 minute walk)
You can catch both from near a relatively central station (Karlsplatz), which is a stop on the U1, U2 and U4 subway lines.
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More information: Official website
Location: The British embassy is in the traditional diplomatic quarter. The Chinese, Russians and Iranians are near neighbours, which I’m sure makes for some polite morning encounters on the way to work.
To the west is Schwarzenberg square, with its giant memorial to the Red Army that liberated Vienna in WWII. A little to the southwest is the famous Belvedere Palace and gardens, built by Prince Eugen von Savoyen in the early 18th century.
The palace is now an art museum featuring many famous works, including the world’s largest Gustav Klimt collection – definitely worth a look. There’s a wonderful Christmas market there, too, in December.