Address and website
- Laurenzerberg 2, (3rd floor), 1010 Vienna
How to get to the Canadian embassy
The embassy is very central and extremely close to a major subway and tram station.
Just take any of the following and get off at Schwedenplatz. Then it’s a 1-2 minute walk.
- U1 and U4 subway lines
- Tram lines 1 or 2
The Canadian embassy has some rather exemplary pieces of turn-of-the-century architecture as near neighbours.
Turn left out of the building to reach Fleischmarkt, home to some remarkable Jugendstil buildings (look, particularly, for number 1, 3, 7, and 14). Then head east for the Postsparkasse building by Otto Wagner, widely considered a milestone in the evolution of modern architecture.
The embassy also lies within the old town inner city, so a few minutes walk from an awful lot of more traditional sightseeing attractions.
Head west and south to reach the great cathedral Stephansdom and the main pedestrianised shopping streets of Graben and Kärntnerstraße. Go up the Graben, past the plague column, to reach Kohlmarkt, which takes you on down to the Hofburg Palace complex with its museums, imperial tours and more.
For something a little different, head north from the embassy and walk along the Danube canal to view a lot of street art. Or go to Schwedenplatz and walk west to reach the “Bermuda Triangle” area with its many bars and restaurants, but also the medieval Ruprechtskirche church (one-time star of The Third Man).