The historic Vienna Westbahnhof has been shining in new splendor since November 2011. With modernized interiors and exteriors, numerous shops and an extended gastronomic offer on four floors, the completely refurbished station welcomes domestic and international travelers.
The history of this station
Originally the station was opened in 1858. At that time he led the Westbahn – also called “k.k. Priviligierte Kaiserin-Elisabeth-Bahn”. However, the Westbahnhof was severely hit in the Second World War: it had to be demolished due to the damage in 1949. The station, as it is today, was rebuilt and opened in the early 1950s. After the – mentioned above – extensive renovation work, it now exists in its present form as a modern “station city”. A statue of the famous empress – and first namesake – Elisabeth stands today in the lower hall.
Shopping tip: By the way, it is a two-minute walk from Westbahnhof to the popular shopping mile of Mariahilfer Straße.
Arrival and location of the Westbahnhof
Address: Europaplatz 2, 1150 Vienna
Public accessibility: In addition to the national and international trains, the Westbahnhof is the hub for
- the subway lines U3 and U6,
- the tram lines 5, 6, 9, 18, 52 and 58,
- Bus to Baden near Vienna,
- Bus to Vienna-Schwechat Airport
Further information on the timetables of the trains