Meeting Destination Vienna: uniquely diverse

Vienna impresses with its excellent (meeting) infrastructure, short distances, reliable standards, high service quality and an outstanding range of art and culture. The city skilfully combines tradition and modernity - historical flair in a smart city that is constantly developing. As the world's most liveable city, Vienna offers countless advantages from which meeting participants can benefit, and nowhere else can meetings be so easily combined with world-class culture.

The campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business impresses with its modern architecture | Photo: WienTourismus-Christian Stemper

View of Vienna's skyline from the Old Danube | Photo: WienTourismus-Christian Stemper

Vienna offers the perfect setting for meetings of all types and sizes | Photo: WienTourismus-Peter Rigaud.

Vienna makes it easy for organizers to decide on the destination | Photo: WienTourismus-Paul Bauer

Vienna is a hospitable and multicultural destination in the heart of Europe | Photo: WienTourismus-David Payr

Vienna vineyards, Nussberg | Photo: WienTourismus/Julius Hirtzberger

Vienna waltz lesson Reaktor | Photo: WienTourismus/David Payr

The skilful blend of tradition and modernity is reflected in the range of over 240 venues, which offer an incredible variety of options for meetings in Vienna. The opulent marble staircase in the entrance hall of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, for example, makes a grandiose first impression. In contrast, the Belvedere21 scores with its light-flooded rooms for contemporary art.

In the Orangery at Schönbrunn you can meet in the tradition of courtly festivities, while in the METAStadt brick romance and a very special (factory) charm beckon. The newly built campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is characterised by modern architecture, while baroque design and modern purism complement each other perfectly in the premises of the National Library.

Amazing for a metropolis of millions is the variety of local recreation areas. The Old Danube offers a direct view of the United Nations headquarters, while the Vienna vineyards in the north offer a fantastic view of the entire city. What these green oases have in common is that they are easily and quickly accessible by public transport.

Together with the professionalism of Vienna's meeting industry, which scores points for reliable standards and quality, and the excellent (meeting) infrastructure, this makes Vienna a top meeting destination, as international rankings prove: the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranked Vienna first in its "2021 ICCA Ranking - Destination Performance Index (DPI)" report.

Vienna's unique quality of life was recently confirmed once again by the annual "Global Liveability Index" ranking of the "Economist Intelligence Unit" (EIU): In June 2022, Vienna was again ranked number 1. In 2019 and 2018, Vienna was already the first European city ever to win the ranking. In addition to criteria such as healthcare, education, infrastructure and culture, Vienna scored particularly well on the topic of security and stability.

This is how meetings in Vienna become extraordinary experiences that participants will remember. As a hospitable and multicultural destination in the heart of Europe, the city guarantees the highest standards in accommodation, meeting venues and art and culture. The metropolis on the Danube offers the perfect setting for meetings of all types and sizes.

Under the title "Meet us in the extraordinary", a brand-new short film by Meeting Destination Vienna communicates all the above-mentioned aspects in just 60 seconds. Meeting participants naturally experience extraordinary places such as the Albertina, the Burgtheater, the Spanish Riding School, the Old Danube with the Vienna skyline in the background, the Butterfly House, the Vienna Prater and the vineyards on the Nussberg, which lies at Vienna's feet. The locations represent the many aspects of the meeting destination: Vienna as a cultural capital, imperial flair, modern Vienna and, finally, the green city that can easily be enjoyed after a meeting.

The soundtrack to the film is also a Viennese original: no piece of music stands for Vienna more than the waltz. Its rhythm conveys cheerfulness and lightness and thus perfectly suits the meeting destination Vienna: Vienna makes it easy for organisers to choose the destination and hold their meeting in Vienna. The professionalism of the venues and service providers, the variety of options, the short distances, ...

If you want to write your own script for a unique meeting experience in Vienna, the Vienna Convention Bureau is the first port of call. The team is happy to support with expertise and numerous free services when it comes to planning congresses, conferences, corporate meetings or incentives.