Vienna International Airport (VIE)
Orientation and Maps
An organised city with many individually numbered districts, Vienna is Austria's capital and features a population of approximately 1.6 million. Vienna is without doubt the most important city in Austria in terms of economics, politics and popularity, and with so many impressive historical sights, the city has gained the status of World Heritage Site.
Visitors flying to Vienna will arrive at the Vienna Schwechat International Airport (VIE), on the south-eastern side of the city and close to the nearby town of Schwechat. The largest airport in the whole of Austria, Vienna Airport regularly serves many millions of travellers each year and is constantly being improved and modernised.
Vienna International Airport (VIE) Maps: Important City Districts
The city of Vienna is split into four main regions, each of which is further subdivided into districts, numbered from 1 upwards to 23. The 1st district lies in the centre of Vienna and is amongst the most important, also being known as the Inner City (Innere Stadt). Many of the city's most noteworthy buildings reside here, together with wealthy areas, medieval cobblestone streets, public squares and stretches of shops around the Kärtnerstrasse area.
Nearby and alongside the Danube Canal, Vienna's 2nd district stands adjacent to the 20th district and encompasses many residential areas and the city's spreading park, home to the funfair. On the eastern side of the inner city area, the 3rd district has few highlights, although it does contain a number of top hotels and dining options. Other attractions in Vienna include the city's main market in the 4th district, a popular weekly flea market in the 5th district's Wienzeile area, and a host of lively nightspots around both the 6th and 7th districts.