City Trips in Times of Coronavirus
Currently, a lockdown is in effect throughout Austria. Hotels are closed to leisure travellers/tourists, restaurants can only offer take-out, and events are cancelled.
Attractions, Cultural Institutions, and Sights
Are attractions and cultural institutions open?
Yes. We do not know of any attractions or museums that are currently closed due to COVID-19. Please still check in advance if and when the individual institutions are open.
Which measures are in place at museums?
You will need to wear a face mask in museums. We recommend to pre-book tickets to avoid unnecessary contact and queues. There may also be limits on visitor numbers.
How many people can take part in a guided tour?
Guided indoor tours are limited to 6 people per group.
How many people can take part in a guided city tour?
City tours (outdoors) are limited to 12 people.
Are hop-on hop-off buses running?
Yes. As on public transport, a face covering must be worn.
Concerts and Events
Are concerts taking place?
Cultural events, festivals, and concerts are allowed to take place in compliance with various safety measures. The organiser will be able to confirm if a concert is going ahead and under which conditions.
What are the safety regulations at concerts?
In principle, a one-metre (4 ft) distance must be maintained to those who do not live in your household or do not belong to your group. A face mask must be worn at all times. Eating and drinking are not allowed, unless the event's duration is over 3 hours.
Is there a limit on how many people can attend a concert?
Indoor events of up to 1,000 people and outdoor events of up to 1,500 people are permitted with designated seats (fewer with no assigned seats). Locally, different rules may be in effect. Please contact the organiser to check if and how the concert is going ahead.
Are Christmas markets open?
No, all Christmas markets have been cancelled.
Are balls taking place?
Due to the current protective measures, it will be difficult to have balls taking place as usual this coming season. Numerous balls, such as the Vienna Opera Ball and the New Year's Ball, have already been cancelled for 2021 and will return in 2022.
Will the Vienna New Year’s Trail be going ahead?
No, the Vienna New Year's Trail is taking a break in 2020 due to COVID-19.