The music of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Johann Strauss, Haydn… are heard on the streets of Vienna. The beauty of music accompanies each visitor on their tour of the imperial palaces.
This city is one of the oldest capitals in Europe, and this is reflected in its extensive artistic heritage. Fortunately, many of its magical corners can be visited by any traveler, as various barriers have been broken down for people with disabilities.
Toilet with Grab Bars
Accessible for Wheelchair
Emergency Cord in Bathroom
Built by the Babenbergs and later enlarged by the Habsburgs, The Hofburg is one of the largest palace complexes in the world.
In this place, you will find one of the most beautiful libraries. The State Hall of the Austrian National Library was built between 1723 and 1726. You will be amazed by the famous frescoes by Daniel Gran and their more than 200,000 books. The State Hall is accessible to wheelchair users. The Austrian National Library indicates there is a blue doorbell located next to the right-hand door on Josefsplatz. Visitors have the option to press it to request help and bypass the step. The staff will be happy to put up a ramp.
Take some time to wander through the Burggarten, a beautiful private garden that houses a well-known monument to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
During the visit, you can also see the imperial chambers, the Spanish Riding School, the Sisí Museum, and the Imperial Treasury.
Visit the Belvedere Palace, which houses one of the most valuable art collections in the country. There are 24 paintings by Gustav Klimt, including The Kiss and Judith, and works by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.
The museum is accessible. It has an accessible bathroom and a wheelchair in the cloakroom. In addition, people with disabilities are entitled to a discount on admission.
Next, head towards Rektoratskirche St. Karl Borromäusthe, declared a World Heritage Site. Charles VI promised to build this temple dedicated to his patron saint, Charles Borromeo when the plague epidemic ended. Photograph the details of the façade of this baroque masterpiece.
Visit Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs, and has become one of the nation’s most important cultural assets.
As it is one of the most visited places in the country, we recommend that you buy your tickets well in advance. In order for you to plan your visit properly, the palace’s official website includes the following accessibility information for people with reduced mobility:
- Wheelchairs are loaned free of charge.
- All showrooms are accessible via ramps or elevators.
- There are three reserved parking spaces by the front door.
- The accessible restrooms are located next to the ticket office, in the Children’s Museum and on the first floor (only accessible with the help of the palace staff).
- Admission is free for companions of people with disabilities. A discount is also applied for visitors with special needs.
It is essential that during your stay you can adequately move to all the places you want to visit. We invite you to take a look at this list with information on transportation and rental of mobility equipment:
- Wiener Linien. A company operating most of the public transportation network in the city has low-floor trams and buses, a subway with extendable ramps and more interior space, accessible stations, and 95% of the tram and barrier-free bus stops.
- Vienna Tourist Information Office. Summary of accessible transportation in Vienna.
- Österreichische Bundesbahnen. Austrian state railway company.
- Blaguss-Minibus-Service Gmbh. Accessible buses or group travel.
- Mobile4ever. Scooter rental.
- Ortoproban. Sale of wheelchairs and other orthopedic items.
Meet the new and accessible way to plan your trips
Our Accessibility Concierge is a free service in which we help our customers meet their requirements for an enjoyable and adapted trip. We guarantee the reservation of adapted facilities, providing you with the best options suitable to your needs and eliminating the risk of compromising to uncomfortable standards. Fill out the form below to have our accessibility concierge contact you!
Your accessible vacation in Vienna starts today!
download our free
Vienna Accessible City Travel Guide
We have prepared a 5-day itinerary in Vienna for people with reduced mobility. Sign up below to get the inside information on accessible activities in the European city directly to your email!