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IST Austria is located in Klosterneuburg, a historic city northwest of Vienna. The campus is located in the middle of the beautiful landscape of the Vienna Woods, only 18 kilometers from Vienna’s city center.
The city of Klosterneuburg is known for its high standard of living. It is situated between the Danube and the hilly landscape of the Vienna Woods with its vineyards, pastures and forests and thus offers an excellent environment. The city provides all services in the fields of education, medicine, social affairs and culture at an exceptionally high level.
The large monastery, which was redesigned in the 18th century in magnificent Baroque style for the Emperor of Austria, characterizes the city center. The neighboring Museum Gugging is both an exhibition house for the Gugging artists and a forum for international Art Brut.
Further information about Klosterneuburg.
Living in Vienna
Covering an area of 415 m2, the city of Vienna stretches from the foothills of the Vienna Woods in the west and the Danube in the north to the edge of the Marchfeld, the Danube meadows and the Vienna Basin in the east and south. The green areas make up about half of the city area.
280 imperial parks and gardens enrich the cityscape. In spring, 400 rose varieties bloom just in the Volksgarten alone. The local recreation areas Prater, Vienna Woods and Lobau lure to walks, excursions, hikes and bike tours. Vienna has a total of 2’000 green spaces.
Vienna is a very livable and “smart” city, as the renowned Mercer study and the Smart Cities Index of the US climate strategist Boyd Cohen confirm.
Infrastructure in and around Vienna
Vienna Central Station: Vienna Central Station is the most modern and most important national and international transport station in Austria. All long-distance trains of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) stop here and at the Wien-Meidling station further south.
The main station is connected to the public transport system by the U1 and the station Wien-Meidling by the U6.
Westbahnhof Wien: The Wiener Westbahnhof, also called BahnhofCity, is the Viennese terminus of all Regional Express trains and the Westbahn. The Vienna Airport Lines airport bus runs at 30-minute intervals and stops at Europaplatz, in front of the station.
Vienna International Airport is located east of the city center and can be easily reached by public transport. Vienna Airport Line buses take you directly to the Vienna city center, the Donauzentrum or the Westbahnhof railway station. The City Airport Train (CAT) takes passengers to Wien-Mitte within 16 minutes. ÖBB offers direct train connections to Wels, Linz and St. Pölten and also stops in Wien-Meidling and at the main railway station. The S7 express railway runs between the airport and Floridsdorf, and the journey takes 37 minutes.
The public transport of Vienna satisfies all wishes. With a total of 161 underground, tram and bus lines, locals and visitors are brought from A to B at short intervals by the Wiener Linien. The subways run daily from around 5:00 am to around midnight, while trams and buses usually stop earlier. On Fridays, Saturdays and before public holidays, the subways run continuously, and there are additional night buses during these nights.
Tickets are available in the Wiener Linien Online-Shop, via the Wiener Linien Ticket-App, at ticket machines and in most Viennese tobacconists. Since January 1, 2018, tickets are not being sold by the bus drivers anymore.
More information on ticket types and prices can be found here.
Further information on notable events in Vienna.