Here is some useful advice to make your visit of the Parliament Building a pleasurable experience.
Tickets for all tours offered by the Parliamentary Administration can be bought at the Shopping Counter in the Visitor Centre.
Groups that have booked a tour are requested in their own interest to attend punctually at the appointed time to avoid cancellation of their tour on organisational grounds.
Furthermore, the Parliamentary Administration reserves the right to cancel booked tours on short notice, or move them to another time or date, as required by parliamentary business.
Please understand that some individual rooms may occasionally be temporarily closed to tour participants.
Booked tours can be cancelled up to two days in advance of the arranged date by
Phone: +43 1 401 10-2400
Fax: +43 1 401 10-2466
Cancellation at a later time entails payment of a cancellation fee of Euro 40.
Visitors may in the course of the tour take individual photos, other than for commercial purposes, of the halls and of architectural details. For security reasons video recordings are not allowed.
All parts of the building open to public visits and the area around the building are freely accessible to physically disadvantaged visitors.
Visually disadvantaged or blind visitors may take their seeing-eye dogs into the building and on guided tours. A tactile paving system guides them from the square in front of the building to the Reception Desk in the Visitor Centre.
Hearing-impaired visitors and/or larger groups can be provided with an audio system to improve acoustic transmission.
Attended cloakroom facilities for individual visitors and groups are available free of charge in the Visitor Centre.
Visitors and their bags are checked upon entry into the building by means of metal detectors and hand-held scanners.
This procedure may take some time, in particular in the case of larger groups.
It is therefore recommended to deposit in the cloakroom any potentially hazardous objects or objects containing metals (e.g. keys, coins, mobile phones, mp3-players) which would otherwise be temporarily confiscated by the security staff. This also holds for larger bags or pieces of luggage.
The media stations in the basement of the Visitor Centre, which also accommodates a small café, can be accessed to obtain information on such subjects as democracy, parliamentarianism and important events of contemporary Austrian history. Available in German and English.
The Parliament Shop in the entrance hall of the Visitor Centre offers a variety of products ranging from hand-made chocolates with Parliament-adorned wrappings and elegant cappuccino cups to textile accessories and multicoloured notebooks. The product design is inspired by motives and close-ups of details of the Parliament building.
- Vienna Underground:
U2: station Volkstheater or Rathaus
U3: station Volkstheater
Line 1: stop Parlament or Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring
Line 2: stop Parlament or Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring
Line D: stop Parlament or Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring
Line 46: stop Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring (end of line)
Line 49: stop Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring (end of line)
Line 2A: stop Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring
Line 48A: stop Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring (end of line)