UNO City – Vienna International Centre

Glimpses into the work of the United Nations in Vienna

The UNO City in Vienna, also known as the Vienna International Centre, is one of the four headquarters of the United Nations along with New York, Geneva, and Nairobi. The building was erected according to the plans of Austrian architect Johann Staber by the Republic of Austria and the City of Vienna in 1973-1979.

Mühlwasser mit UNO City (22. Bezirk)
UNO City © Schaub-Walzer / PID

The building complex is spread over an area of 17 hectares and consists of six office blocks striking laid out in the shape of a Y. These are in turn arranged in pairs around a central, round conference building. The basis is a honeycomb structure in which the buildings are arranged to shadow each other as little as possible.

360-degree view of the building:

Guided tours through the United Nations building

Multi-lingual guides provide information about the work of the United Nations and the versatile tasks of the organisations working there. Visitors also receive a glimpse into the conference rooms where international negotiations take place. Permanent and temporary exhibitions and art works complete this experience. For example, you can admire a tapestry by Hundertwasser. The highlight for many visitors is a genuine moonstone on loan from NASA at the UN in Vienna.

The general tour for individual visitors lasts approximately one hour and is available in German and English. These tours take place at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. every Monday to Friday. Group tours take 60 or 90 minutes as requested and can be booked in a variety of languages depending on guide availability.

How to reach UNO City

Address: Wagramer Str. 5, 1220 Vienna – Donaustadt
Public transport: Underground line U1, stop Kaisermühlen VIC

Further information about the VIC and the UNO in Vienna