Weekend trip to Vienna.

Vienna or Wien is a calmer city compared to the other European capitals during summers. Vienna is well connected by bus, train and air to the other major cities. Booking well in advance would fetch you very economical fare for both travel and accommodation.
If you are flying into  Vienna, there are two options to get to the city. Take the costlier non-stop CAT( city airport train) if you are travelling till city center "Mitte". S7 is an economical option and take to you even ahead of "Mitte".  The train tickets are valid till you reach your destination in Vienna city ( i.e it is valid on trams, U-bahn and bus after you alight in zone 100)- Of course, within the validity time.

http://www.wienerlinien.at/eportal/ can be handy to plan your routes around the city

Please have some 10 Euro notes handy as many machines may not accept cards or bigger denominations of Euro to get the ticket from the ticket machines.
If you are taking the CAT back to airport, you may can check-in your luggage and get your boarding pass at "Mitte" before you board the train.

When you are in Vienna~

Buying a day ticket for all modes of transport including the yellow " ring tram" is a great option to move around in the city and covers trams, buses, S line and U line trains (Zone 100).
Vienna card also may be considered as an option , if you think that you see value on the card for yourselves.

The ring tram offers a quick view of the historical city in about half an hour time. It also has an audio video system with different language options to give details about the different places in that route. The Austrian parliament, Hofburg palace, St Stephens cathedral, The city hall are a must visit among them.

Apart from it, the schonbrunn palace is a must visit place and you can easily spend half a day there relaxing in the gardens and enjoying the beautiful landscapes.

Belvedere palace, Hundertwasser house and Wiener Risenrad are the other tourist attractions in Wien.

The viennese ferris wheel is a landmark in the city, more than a hundred years old and has survived the world war 2. What makes this amusement park different is that compared to the others elsewhere, the entry is free and you pay only for the rides you take. There are more rides for kids, toy train and also "Madame Tussads" museum all within Prater.

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