General information2018-12-29T18:15:08+01:00

Weather

Arrival

We recommend using public transport to arrive. Find the details for your arrival at www.wienerlinien.at/silvesterwww.oebb.at or via the WienMobil app.

Should you need to come by car, please note that the city centre may already be largely closed for vehicles starting in the morning and parking restrictions will be in force.

An overview of car parks and Park & Ride facilities is available at: https://www.wien.gv.at/verkehr/parken/garagen/

Public transport

Here you will find a list of all Wiener Linien public transport services that will be running in the night of New Year’s Eve.

U2 Rathaus
U2 Schottentor
U2/U3 Volkstheater

38/41/43 Schottentor
D/1/71 Rathaus
46/49 Ring/Volkstheater

U2 Rathaus
U2/U3 Volkstheater

38/41/43 Schottentor
D/1/71 Rathaus
46/49 Ring/Volkstheater

U2 Schottentor
U2 Rathaus

38/41/43 Schottentor
D/1/71 Rathaus
46/49 Ring/Volkstheater

U2 Schottentor

D/1/38/41/43/71 Schottentor

Schottenring

U1/U3 Stephansplatz
U3 Herrengasse

U1/U3 Stephansplatz

U1/U3 Stephansplatz
U1/U2/U4 Karlsplatz

D/1/2/62/71 Kärnter Ring, Oper

U1/U3 Stephansplatz

U1/U2/U4 Karlsplatz

D/2/71 Schwarzenbergplatz

U1/U2/U4 Karlsplatz

D/1/2/62/71 Kärntner Ring, Oper

U2 Rathaus
U2/U3 Volkstheater

D/1/2/71 Parlament
46/49 Ring/Volkstheater

U1/U2 Praterstern

U2 Seestadt

Programme folder

The official programme folder of the New Year's Eve Trail

New Year’s Eve lines

the public transport on New Year's Eve

Emergency telephone numbers

Do not hesitate to call these numbers in event of emergency:

Euro emergency: 112
Fire: 122
Police: 133
Rescue/ambulance: 144

Accommodation

You will find a wide range of accommodation options on the Vienna Tourist Board website, which you can book directly at wien.info/en/hotels.

FAQ

We summarized the answers to your frequently asked questions.

Can I bring pyrotechnic products to the New Year’s Eve Trail and use them?2018-12-04T15:35:49+01:00

No, the carrying and setting off of fireworks, firecrackers or any other pyrotechnic articles is prohibited for safety reasons. The only exception to this is sparklers, which may be ignited while keeping an appropriate distance to people and objects.

However, those who cannot do without pyrotechnics may enjoy the fireworks on Rathausplatz at midnight.

How do I get to the New Year’s Eve Trail?2018-12-04T15:38:43+01:00

We advise all visitors to travel to and from the New Year’s Eve Trail with public transport. All U-Bahns as well as several bus and tram lines will be running services all night long. You can find a list of them in the printed programme folder or at www.wienerlinien.atIn order to better organise your arrival and departure, please use the route planner by Wiener Linien or their app WienMobil.

Where can I buy tickets for the New Year’s Eve Trail?2018-12-04T15:40:22+01:00

The New Year’s Eve Trail is a public event. There is no need to purchase any kind of ticket.

Is there an entrance fee for the New Year’s Eve Trail?2018-12-04T15:42:34+01:00

No, admission to the New Year’s Eve Trail is free. This makes the Vienna New Year’s Eve Trail one of Europe’s biggest public New Year’s Eve celebrations.

When will the New Year’s Eve Trail take place?2018-12-04T15:44:30+01:00

The New Year’s Eve Trail starts on 31 December 2018 at 2.00 pm and ends on 1 January 2019 at 2.00 am. On New Year’s Day at 11.00 am, the New Year’s Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will be transmitted live from the Wiener Musikverein to the Rathausplatz and Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz. You can find out more about this under the menu itemProgramme.

On-site regulations

Please note the following site regulations for your visit. Among other things, this includes a list of prohibited objects.

Download as pdf

Waste sorting

Protecting the environment is important to us. This includes the sorting of waste. We kindly ask you to dispose of your waste properly.

Deposit system

In order to avoid excess waste, returnable mugs and deposit containers have been in use for several years on the New Year’s Eve Trail. The deposit for mugs and champagne glasses is 4,-€ and 3,-€, respectively.