by Briana Hilton

Great ways to help you settle down when moving to Vienna

updated on April 4th, 2022
published on December 2nd, 2021

Settle Down When Moving To Vienna

Last year 49,641 people moved to the city of Vienna from another country. Vienna is a vibrant and diverse city, in fact 41.9 % of the city’s population were born abroad. When you are moving to a new country, often the culture, the food and the daily routine of life can be different. This is why it is important to embrace your new home and get immersed in Vienna as soon as you can. Make the most of the thriving arts scene, enjoy some of the local restaurants, and take a tour of the sights and the architecture. Vienna is a wonderful place to make your home, and very quickly you will find that you have settled into your new life.

Enjoy some guided tours

Being a tourist in your new home is a great way of getting to know Vienna, and can help you to get to know the layout of the city better. A free walking tour is a good place to start, and is a great way to experience the architecture and history of the city. The tours only take a couple of hours, and you will be shown around Vienna by a licensed guide that is knowledgeable and friendly. A culinary tour of the city is another good way to get immersed in the food and the culture. You could enjoy tasting some delicious craft beers and sampling some of the varied street food that you will find in Vienna. It is a chance to sample some local delicacies at some of the authentic cafes and restaurants in the city.

Join a parent’s group

If you’re relocating with young children it may help you to join a local parent’s group. This can help you to get to know other parents, so you can arrange meet-ups and playdates. Visiting your child’s new school and joining the social media groups for your child’s class can also help them to get to know people quickly. The Vienna Family Network has a great support network for international parents that have settled in the city. Websites like and can help you to get to know other families that have moved to Vienna from abroad. There is also an English Speaking Parents in Austria Facebook group with more than 2,000 members.

Head on a pub crawl

Going on a night tour of Vienna, incorporating a pub crawl is a great way to be sociable and meet new friends quickly. The tours start at 9pm Mon-Saturday, and you can visit four different pubs and clubs over a period of five hours. At each venue you will get a tasty free drink to sample, and can enjoy good music, lively banter and plenty of atmosphere. If you are moving to Vienna, taking a few tours of the city can help you to meet new people and get your bearings. You can learn about the history of Vienna, the art, the culture and even get to know some of the best places to eat and drink. You’ll be right at home in Vienna in no time.

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