The Austrian capital regularly leads the international livable city rankings - including the Global Liveability Index published by the United Kingdom’s Economist Group, which it topped once again in 2023. In its latest report, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) awarded the city first place in the 2022 ICCA Ranking - Destination Performance Index (DPI), while the Union of International Associations (UIA) ranked Vienna second.
There are many more factors that highlight Vienna's advantages as a meeting destination and give the city its special character:
- Vienna is easy to reach internationally
Vienna is located in the heart of Europe and has excellent international air and rail connections.
- Vienna is a compact city where everything is relatively close at hand
Whether you are traveling on foot or using the outstanding Wiener Linien public transportation network: everything is just a few moments away, and every trip is a voyage of discovery.
- Vienna offers around 400 hotels to suit all tastes and budgets
Meeting Destination Vienna has more than 37,000 rooms. From big-name international chains to individual boutique hotels, there is something for everyone.
- Vienna's versatile meeting venues offer the perfect setting for every event
Three conference centers for meetings with up to 29,000 participants as well as around 250 impressive locations and meeting hotels - ranging from historic to modern - make Vienna the ideal destination for your next event.
- Vienna is synonymous with art, culture and great cafés, bars and restaurants
Linking business events and world-class culture is easier in Vienna than anywhere else. Whether it's culture-based socials, meeting venues with a cultural dimension to them or hotels inspired by the arts, Vienna continues to live up to its reputation as the Capital of Culture in the meetings sector. The city also has so much to offer in the way of culinary delights.
- Vienna is an important science and business location
Not only a key research hub and the second-largest university city in the German-speaking world, it is also an important business location - for international organizations and companies alike.
- Vienna is committed to sustainability
Vienna is a green city - and not just thanks to its numerous parks and green spaces. Other factors include the importance of sustainability, climate efficiency and resource conservation for the capital as a smart tourism and meetings destination.