SPORTS AND LEISURE FACILITIES

There are facilities to practice many types of sports near the UAS. The neighbouring ‘Prater’ offers ideal conditions for joggers, cyclists and inline skaters. The nearby ‘Stadionbad’ offers swimmers excellent training facilities. The old Danube and Danube Island, both not far from the UAS, are favourites with sport enthusiasts. Additionally there are many fitness studios easily accessible from the UAS on public transport, most offering reduced rate membership to students. More information on sports facilities and opportunities near the UAS can be found on the following Internet pages:

Vienna offers something for every taste. The easiest way to get an overview of Vienna’s cultural life is to buy the city magazine Falter on Wednesdays where you will find a detailed programme for the coming week. You can also access this programme on the Internet. There are also numerous cinemas in Vienna and many now show films mainly or only in the original version. A ticket costs between € 7 and € 11. The current programme is published in the daily newspapers and also in Falter, where you will also find a short description of the movies. Vienna is also famous for its museums. The major ones are listed on the Internet at www.wien.gv.at along with their opening times and addresses. Falter keeps you informed on the current concert and theatre programmes. These can also be found on the ‘Monthly event calendar (what’s on)’ which is on display in the City Hall and is also accessible online at www.info.wien.at. All students up to 27 years of ages can purchase reduced price tickets from all ‘Bundestheater’ (Staatsoper, Volksoper, Burgtheater, Akademietheater).

There are innumerable possibilities to eat well. Should you be seeking something special, check out the Falter Web page, where you will find many restaurants, cafés and ‘Beisl’ (pubs).

Vienna also offers many opportunities to explore the local vicinity. Many destinations can be reached by public transport. For example you can go on the Badner Bahn (‘Badner Local Railway’) to Baden (departure from Karlsplatz) or take a municipal train from Südbahnhof to Neusiedl, at Lake Neusiedl. Gumpoldskirchen is not just worth visiting for its wines. The following Web page provides you with ideas and suggestions for other destinations: www.wien.info/en/sightseeing/excursions

Since Vienna is located in the middle of Central Europe, many interesting cities can be reached by train or car from Vienna (Budapest, Prague, Bratislava). For train timetables look at the web page of the Austrian Railway Services: www.oebb.at.