An international meeting spot with over a thousand years’ worth of rich history, Vienna has always been a place for trailblazers and innovators to connect, discover and forge ahead. From creatives to tech enthusiasts, the city welcomes all who wish to push the boundaries of what is possible.
It comes as no surprise, then, that Vienna places high value on being a destination which everyone can explore, with a barrier-free development plan that has been in place for over 20 years, and accessibility embedded in building regulations and most other policies.
Whether it’s about moving through the city, finding accommodation, or enjoying popular sights, Vienna is constantly implementing new solutions to ensure it becomes increasingly accessible to all. What’s more, the city has compiled valuable resources on accessibility, as well as a list of institutions everyone can reach out to for specific information or advice.
Vienna’s public transport provider, Wiener Linien, had made accessible mobility one of their core foci, ensuring all passengers can travel safely by investing in low-floor technology, POPTIS (Pre-On-Post-Trip-Information-System) and tactile guidance systems, as well as barrier-free internet.
When it comes to enjoying the city’s cultural heritage, Vienna doesn’t only offer specific information on its museums’ and sights’ accessibility features, as well as a number of specialized tour guides—ivie, the city’s digital guide also provides tips and support at the touch of a button.
At ViennaUP, we make a conscious effort to ensure everyone can be part of the fun. Participants will be able to find specific details on each program point’s accessibility directly in the event description—make sure to tune back in for more information as we get closer to the festival.