Vienna Film Commission

About Vienna

Vienna is the capital of Austria. The cityscape reflects its rich cultural history and provides an ideal combination of historic buildings and contemporary architecture. Vienna’s center was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. The Ringstraße, a 5.3 kilometer showpiece boulevard, was opened in 1865. Altogether Vienna has 163 city and garden palaces – the Schönbrunn Palace and the Hofburg are former imperial residences.

Vienna is a very green city with many parks and gardens that make up almost 50% of the city’s total area, 5% are covered by water. The city is situated between the Vienna Woods in the Northwest at 542 meters above sea level and the Danube Floodplain National Park in the East at 151 meters.

Situated in the heart of Europe and with excellent transport links, Vienna is the natural hub of Central Europe, especially to the East.

Vienna’s immediate surroundings offer a wide range of landscape types: from mountains extending above the tree line, the “Vienna Alps” (Schneeberg, 2.076 meters), to Europe’s second largest steppe lake, Lake Neusiedl (320 km2).



Population: 1.8 Million inhabitants, 2.4 Million in the metropolitan area

Urban Area: 415 km2

Currency: Euro

Language: German, English is widely spoken

Temperature: Summer: 22°C (70°F) to 32°C (90°F), Winter: -5°C (23°F) to +5°C (41°F)

Elevation: 151 to 524 M / 495 to 1.719 FT

Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)