Thanks to the generosity of the Vienna municipal government, web users can access a very detailed and sophisticated online map of the city here (in English).
In the full version, Use the “show on the map” menu on the left to pick out useful information. As well as public transport routes, open the “art and leisure” section to highlight museums, points of interest and similar.
You can also use the page to find locations. Click on the advanced search facility and then the dropdown menu to see a list of dozens of alternative search types. Unfortunately, these alternatives are all listed in German, so you’ll need a dictionary handy. Some important terms:
- Suche – search
- Eingabe löschen – cancel / start again
- Zurück zum Stadtplan – back to map
- Suche nach – search for
- Bezirk – district
- ganz Wien – all of Vienna
Tip: When you select a new search type, for example Museum, don’t put any words in the search field – just hit enter or click on the search button. The page then lists all the relevant locations in its database, so you can choose the one you want. Very useful when you don’t know the correct spelling or designation for what you want to look for.
And, of course, there is always the wonderful Google Maps.
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