Vienna Pass

The Vienna Pass allows free admission to the city's most important museums and most famous monuments. as well as hop-on hop-off bus tours on the 4 sightseeing routes.

The Vienna Pass is a tourist card for visiting wonderful Vienna, not to be confused with the Vienna City Card. With purchase, you are entitled to free admission to over 60 museums and attractions, including the Hofburg, Schonbrunn Zoo and the Museum of Natural History, unlimited use of the hop-on hop-off Sightseeing Tours buses for the entire duration of the card’s validity, and skip-the-line admission to many of the city’s major attractions.

In addition, you can also optionally purchase a Wiener Linien Travel Card for free travel on the city’s public transport: tram, metro and bus.

The card is available in 4 different denominations: 1, 2, 3 or 6 days, while the Travel Card can be purchased for 24, 48 or 72 hours. With the purchase of the Vienna Pass, you are also entitled to receive an information guide for perfect city tour planning.

What is included in the Vienna Pass

Museums, art galleries, monuments, sights, Imperial Vienna, tours and walks, historic buildings, and the hop-on hop-off bus, all free of charge. That’s the real strength of the Vienna Pass, which really saves money in the city, especially for those who decide to visit most of the paid attractions.


Vienna Pass holders can board the city’s public transport system free of charge, provided they have also purchased the additional Wiener Linien Travel Card, which is valid for all public transport in the central area of the city, Zone 100, for underground, trams, S-Bahn light rail and buses. The Travel Card is valid without limitation for 24, 48 or 72 hours.

In any case, the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus is always included in the price, with the possibility of boarding and alighting at any of the 45 stops, with audioguide in 16 languages and a choice of 4 routes identified by the colours red, blue, yellow and green.

Museums and attractions

Vienna’s most important museums are all part of the Vienna Pass. These include the Belvedere, the Cathedral Museum, the Kunthistoricsches Museum, the Mozart Museum and many more.

Below is a list of free museums for Vienna Pass holders.

  • Belvedere
  • Museum of Literature
  • Weltmuseum Wien
  • Dom Museum Wien
  • Kunthistoricsches Museum
  • Papyrus Museum
  • World Map and Esperanto Museum
  • House of Music
  • Natural History Museum
  • Mozart House in Vienna
  • Technical Museum
  • Jewish Museum Vienna
  • Sigmund Freud Museum
  • Museum at the Abbey of the Scots
  • Museum of Military History
  • Shed – Museum of Public Transport
  • Porcelain Museum in the Augarten
  • Prater Museum
  • Museum of Pathological Anatomy

Art Galleries

Vienna is one of Europe’s most popular cities for art lovers, which can be felt almost everywhere. Some of the world’s most famous art galleries are based here, and with the Vienna Pass you can visit them all for free.

These are the art galleries included in the price of the Vienna Pass.

  • Albertina
  • Leopold Museum
  • Belvedere 21
  • Kunst Haus Wien – Hundertwasser Museum
  • Mumok
  • Bank Austria Kunstforum Vienna
  • Kunsthalle Wien
  • MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
  • Museum of Photography Westlicht

Monuments and places of interest

Some of Vienna’s most important monuments and places of interest are included in the Vienna Pass, including the Giant Ferris Wheel in the Prater and Schonbrunn Zoo.

  • Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel
  • Kosterneuburg Abbey
  • Danube Tower
  • Schonbrunn Zoo
  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
  • Spanish Riding School
  • Vienna Ring Tram
  • Apple strudel show
  • Schlumberger Winery
  • Lilliput train
  • Prater train
  • Donaupark train
  • Visitor World – Vienna airport

Imperial Vienna

Some of Vienna’s monuments, palaces and attractions are closely linked to the history of the Habsburg Empire. Vienna Pass holders get free entry to all major monuments that have made history in the Austrian capital, such as Schonbrunn Palace and the Hofburg.

  • Schonbrunn Palace
  • Hofburg Imperial Palace
  • Schloss Hof Palace and Niederweiden Castle
  • Emperors’ Crypt
  • Imperial Treasury Chamber
  • Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna
  • Hofmobiliendepot ∙ Furniture Museum

Tours and Walks

Numerous tours and guided tours are included in the price for Vienna Pass holders: by bus, boat or on foot, there is something for everyone.

  • Hop-on hop-off bus
  • City cruise – boat tour
  • Vienna Sightseeing tours – guided walk
  • UN City Tour

Historical buildings

The last category of free admission with the Vienna Pass concerns a series of historical buildings, where you can still breathe in the city’s history, including castles, fortresses and house museums of important personalities.

  • Beethoven Museum in the Pasqualati Palace
  • Beethoven Museum in Heiligenstadt
  • Forchtenstein Castle
  • Esterházy Castle
  • Liechtenstein Fortress
  • Flat of Johann Strauss
  • Roman City Carnuntum
  • Schubert’s Birthplace
  • Otto Wagner’s Metro Pavilion (Karlsplatz)
  • Gala Hall of the Austrian National Library
  • Otto Wagner’s Metro Pavilion in Hietzing
  • Schubert’s last home
  • Haydn House

What is not included in the Vienna Pass

In terms of admission to museums and monuments, the Vienna Pass is truly comprehensive, entitling you to entry to more than 60 places of interest in the city. Note that you are only entitled to one admission per attraction, i.e. each attraction can only be visited once.

If you decide to extend the Vienna Pass with the optional Wiener Linien Travel Card, be aware that this is only valid in the central area, so it does not include travel to and from Vienna Airport, as it is located outside this area.

How much does the Vienna Pass cost

The Vienna Pass can be purchased in 4 denominations, of 1, 2, 3 or 6 days. The prices are as follows:

There is a 50% reduction for young people aged 6 to 18 years, while children under 6 years of age get free access to the Vienna Pass offers when accompanied by an adult Vienna Pass holder.

The Travel Card, on the other hand, costs an additional €8 (24 hours), €14.10 (48 hours) or €17.10 (72 hours).

How to activate the Vienna Pass

the Vienna Pass is activated at the first attraction visited by scanning the barcode on the card. To activate the optional Travel Card , you will need to go to a metro station, or board a tram or bus: you will find blue stamping machines where you can stamp your pass; the period of validity starts from the time of the stamping, for a duration of 24, 48 or 72 hours depending on the Travel Card purchased.

Who should get the Vienna Pass

The Vienna Pass is the ideal card for those who plan to visit the city’s most important paid attractions. It is also recommended for those who want to visit the Austrian capital on hop-on hop-off buses.

For example, if during your days in Vienna you decide to visit Schonbrunn Palace, Schonbrunn Zoo, the Leopold Museum, the Spanish Riding School, the Museum of Art History by taking a hop-on hop-off bus tour, you would spend a total of 140 euros, while with the Vienna Pass you get everything included.

Where to buy the Vienna Pass

the Vienna Pass, in its different versions, can be purchased directly online before departure. You will receive a voucher which you will have to exchange for the Vienna Pass when you arrive in the city, at one of the tourist offices during opening days and hours. Alternatively, you can also choose to receive the Vienna Pass by post, entering your shipping address when requested.

Finally, you can also buy the Vienna Pass in the city, at the Vienna Sightseeing & Vienna PASS Service Center located at 3-5, Top 17-24, 1010 Vienna.

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