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Vienna Transport

We will be in Vienna for 3 1/2 days (us, a young teen, tween and 70 year old grandma) and we are staying at an AirBnB on Pichlergrasse street, a 15 minute tram ride to Rathaus. Our agenda is to stroll around the Christmas markets, absorb the magical feel we have heard so much about, visit a couple of museums and roam around between Naschmarkt and Rathaus. I saw that there was a Vienna City Pass and I expect that we will be taking the tram and/or train everyday and maybe a few times a day. Is the Vienna City Pass worth getting or is there some other type of visitor pass that offers a better deal.

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The 72 hour City Pass is 24.90 euros for adults, but a normal 72 hour ticket without the attraction discounts that the City Pass includes is only 17.10. IMO it's unlikely that the City Pass discounts will make it worthwhile, but check the discounts included yourself and see if it does. Note that these 72 hours mean literally 72 hours and not three calendar days, so if you buy your ticket at 1300 on Tuesday you can use it right up until 1300 on Friday. It doesn't look as if there is a child discount or OAP discount on the passes.

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The transportation passes are such a good value that there is no child or senior discount. Note that children travel free on Sundays and holidays (Christmas holidays begin on Dec. 21).

Your AirBnB is in the 9th District which is known for its university population and the main hospital.

I would hope that you visit the lovely Christmas market in the Altes AKH (great for food), in the 9th. Be sure to visit the Servitenviertel - https://www.wien.info/en/shopping-wining-dining/markets/servitenviertel. Rebhuhn is a treasure for dinner.

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This is great info. We will purchase the 72 hour tickets and the Altes Akh christmas market was not on our list but we will surely add it now. It is very close to where we are staying. Thanks for the restaurant tips as well