Events and Excursions - Vienna Service Office

These are activities and events organised by the City of Vienna and the Vienna Service Office (VSO) at regular or irregular intervals. All events are free of charge for UN staff, their spouses, and the staff of missions to the UN.

Participation is at your own risk.

Vienna City Welcome - Bus tour of Vienna and tour of the City Hall

The Vienna City Welcome includes a bus tour of Vienna, a tour of the City Hall and lectures about medical services in Vienna, environmental issues, internet services of the City of Vienna and the Vienna Service Office. After the lectures refreshments are served and you get the chance to meet those officials of the city who are involved with the UN.


  • 12.45 pm: meet at the VIC Rotunda in front of the Vienna Service Office; pickup for bus tour of the city
  • 2.30 pm: arrival at Rathaus (City Hall), followed by welcome and brief introduction to Vienna and a tour of the City Hall building
  • 3.15 pm: briefings by Ingrid Pirkmayer (Municipal Department 48 - Waste management (MA 48) - German), Dr. Otto Rafetseder (Medical services in Vienna), Wolfgang Jörg (Internet services of the City of Vienna)
  • 4.15 pm: refreshments (Steinsaal II)
  • Individual return

Fire brigade (Feuerwehr)

We will visit the fire station in the 2nd district and learn more about how the Vienna fire brigade works.

Public transport (Wiener Linien)

Our visit to the information centre of Vienna Public Transport will familiarise us with the public transport network in Vienna. We will also learn more about the different kinds of tickets and which ones to buy for different purposes.

Ambulance services (Wiener Berufsrettung)

On this visit to the headquarters of the Vienna Ambulance Service in the 3rd district we will see the ambulance fleet and the training facilities. We will also be given a tour of the fascinating dispatch centre, from where the routes of the ambulances are coordinated. online

This excursion takes us to the ICT Department of the City of Vienna, where we will be informed about the website

Medical emergencies/hospital (Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Ost)

During our visit to the Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum in the 22nd district we will learn more about admission and procedures in hospitals in Vienna - information that can also be useful in the event of a medical emergency.

Hospitality Afternoon

Join us for a coffee break outside the VSO and learn more about what the VSO can do for you.

  • Date: to be announced
  • Location: Vienna Service Office
  • Special Topic: to be announced