Attractions in Vienna: the Viennese districts
Exploring Vienna: district by district
The districts in Vienna are almost as famous as the city itself. Explore the attractions in Vienna, Austria, district by district during your holidays.
The districts in Vienna are (apart from the 1st and the 23rd districts) strung together in a spiral. This arrangement makes orientation during your holidays in Vienna a lot simpler. A further help are the district numbers which are shown on the street signs, making it very simple to find your way around the city when visiting the many attractions in Vienna, Austria.
The history of the districts in Vienna
Up until the mid-19th century Vienna consisted only of the inner city or Vienna downtown, today's 1st district of Vienna. Everything located outside the town walls was called suburbia. Only when Emperor Franz Josef pulled down the town walls and started building the Ringstrasse, the suburban areas turned into today's districts of Vienna. Today a total of 23 districts make up the Austrian capital and are home to the many attractions in Vienna, Austria.
The districts in Vienna: exploring the attractions in Vienna, Austria
The districts 1 to 9 and 20 in Vienna are known as Inner districts: they all are located, with the exception of the 2nd and 20th districts, within the Guertel - the outer ring road of Vienna. The Viennese districts 21, 22 and 23 are also called fringe districts. Especially well-known districts in Vienna are: