Is Vienna Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Vienna is known to be a very safe city for solo female travelers. Statistically, the crime rate is low, and most areas of the city can be safely explored both during the day and at night. Public transport is extremely reliable and safe to use. It's common to see women walking alone at night. Local people are generally welcoming and respectful towards women, and police and other authorities are helpful and trustworthy. However, like anywhere, it's important to be aware of surroundings and to take the usual precautions particularly at night, such as staying in well-lit and populated areas and keeping belongings secure.

Safety index

4.8 /5

Based on 22 experiences

4.5 /5

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Safety overview

Safety at night:Very safe

Vienna is renowned for its high degree of safety, even at night. The capital of Austria has a low level of crime and strong rule of law. Its transport networks are reliable and secure, providing safe public spaces even during the late hours. It's common to see people, including women, walking alone confidently after dark. Of course, like any city, there can be instances of petty crime but these are relatively rare and can be minimally encountered by taking customary precautions. Lighted main streets and bustling city center areas are generally the safest places to be. Vienna's populace is typically helpful and respectful, contributing to an overall atmosphere of safety and security for solo female travelers during the night hours.

Public transportation: Safe

Public transportation in Vienna is notably safe and reliable. There are extensive and timely networks of metro, buses, trams, and trains, which are often well-lit and crowded. The security is good, with cameras installed in most of them and security personnel occasionally present. However, as in any major city, it is advisable to stay aware of one's surroundings especially late at night.

Street harassment: Low

In my experience, Vienna is relatively safe for solo female travelers. Street harassment is not as common or heightened like some other cities but could still occur, albeit sporadically. Both locals and authorities demonstrate respect towards women, and the city provides a largely secure atmosphere. However, it is still advisable to remain cautious, especially in crowded tourist areas or later in the night.

Petty crimes:Low

Vienna is generally considered to be a safe city, particularly for solo female travelers. However, petty crimes such as pickpocketing or purse snatching can occur, especially in crowded tourist areas and public transport. Stay aware of your surroundings and keep your personal belongings close at all times.

Tap water:Very safe

The tap water in Vienna originates from high-altitude springs in the Austrian Alps, and is of exceptional quality. The city takes great pride in its clean, safe, and delicious water supply which even surpasses quality controls for bottled water. It's not only safe to drink, but also great for your health due to its high mineral content.

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Travel experiences

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 22 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.6/5

Safety

4.8/5

Food

4.4/5

Budget-friendly

3/5
Rowena

Rowena

Malta

Group travel experience

Went to Vienna for three days during September. Therefore, I can't give you a full review, however I can tell you the things that made me love Vienna so much. Firstly, the public transport system, it's really good, and I genuinely believe you don't need to use any taxis, the tram and trains work amazingly. Secondly, the nature. I went for a walk in the National park Donau-Auen, it was really great! However I recommend brining a bike with you, instead of walking the whole way (there's a lot or exploring). Also, went to the Butterfly House (Schmetterling Haus), was really cute! It was โ‚ฌ9 to enter. It was fun to see all the butterflies. Went to Praterpark as well, we didn't do any of the rides, since we found them a bit expensive (I'm a student), it was fun to explore through it though! I also recommend the museums, I didn't check them out because we only had a little time.

Posted: December 3, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

It was very beautiful and amazing ! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ŠVery great art museums to see. Safe and clean city, would recommend for solo female travel ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Also, would recommend going to the vineyards that is 30 mins from the city, amazing view and lovely wine, whatโ€™s not to like ๐Ÿ˜‰

Posted: October 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Yulia

Yulia

Bulgaria

Group travel experience

The infrastructure of the city is a top tier and very convenient to get around. Schoenbrunn zoo and palace is a must to see even in the cold months. You may enjoy the Christmas market in front of it as well for a cup of mulled whine. The best market for me was this in front of the Rathaus - food was the best and it is a lot bigger than the others. Cafe Central is another place you might want to visit for a breakfast/brunch - it is worth the hype. There are hotels budget friendly and close to the center in the same time. It is possible to do Vienna on a budget just decide what do you want to do and focus on that. For us were the Christmas markets and mulled wine hehe. For a restaurant we went to Centimeter ll - the schnitzel there was delicious. It is generally safe. Use common sense and be aware of your surroundings. Vienna in the winter is beautiful and worth the cold weather to see it!

Posted: July 14, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I went in May and I loved it. I stuck to the free/discounted attractions for the most part but the city was pretty easy to navigate, safe and I thought it was beautiful.

Posted: July 14, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I didnโ€™t like Vienna much. It felt underwhelming and not that beautiful, the food wasnโ€™t great, it was expensive, and the only things to really do there were going to museums (which were also expensive). That being said, I did enjoy the museums I went to. They were just annoyingly expensive compared to other museums I went to in Europe.

Posted: July 12, 2023
Things to do: 3/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

The Naschmarkt was my absolute favorite part of Vienna. Itโ€™s this amazing open-air market that sells food, spices, candied fruit, and all sorts of stuff. My favorite meal in Vienna was from there. Goulash from one of the restaurants. I also loved walking by the river. Lovely place to wander.

Posted: June 5, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Vienna is an awesome and beautiful city. I really liked the Freud Museum, Belvedere Palace, and Schonbrunn Palace. I felt very safe.

Posted: May 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I really enjoyed my time in Vienna. One of my favorite cities Iโ€™ve been to. I especially enjoyed the rich history, culture, the museums like the Sisi Museum, Belvedere Palace, and getting to see the Schonbrunn Palace.

Posted: April 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I absolutely loved Vienna. It was very walkable and exceptionally clean. The food was good. It was easy to feel like a local and didnโ€™t run into any tourist traps or anything. I loved it. So beautiful with a rich history.

Posted: April 9, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Couple travel experience

I will definitely recommend this place. I loved the nightlife and the people are also super friendly. I would recommend the pratum, kaiserchman and the wiener schnitzel.

Posted: April 7, 2023Experienced: April, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Local experiences

In Vienna there is something to do for everyone. No matter if you like art, movies, music, architecture, food, partying, you will find events that cater to your interests every day. I especially recommend visiting the state opera one night: you can buy standing tickets last minute for 10โ‚ฌ. Vienna is generall a very safe city, so it's no problem to walk around at all hours of the day. Foodwise Austria is a bit bland. Vienna has a deeply rooted "Kaffehaus" culture. To have a traditional experience I would recommend visiting Cafe Landtmann.

Posted: August 6, 2023
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I lived in Vienna for 2 years (between 2019 and 2021) and I absolutely LOVED it! There is so much to do, everywhere is just so beautiful, and the prices are very fair, I found it cheaper than other European capitals :) Always recommend it to everyone, as it still seems like a โ€žunderratedโ€ place!

Posted: June 2, 2023
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Monika

Monika

Speaking

About Me

Hello, I'm Monika and I'm interested in art, nightlife, swimming, books, culture, photography, sunbathing and live music

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Merve

Merve

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Hi! Iโ€™m Merve and Iโ€™m 21 years old. I live in Vienna, Austria. Currently I study History at the University of Vienna. โญ๏ธ

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Adriane

Adriane

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About Me

Hi! My name is Adriane, my native languages are German and English, but I also speak Italian. I study linguistic mediation and I'm very interested in archeology and history! I love going on walks and hikes and just exploring :)

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

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Laura

Laura

Speaking

You can stay for:

5 days

About me

I am a content creator and translator who works in English, Mandarin Chinese and German. I have spent 6 years in China working for English-language media. Now I have returned to Vienna, where I originally studied. With parents from the UK and Germany, I am fascinated by the subjects of cross-cultural exchange and cultural identity, especially in a location as multi-faceted and different from my own as Chinaโ€™s.

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

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Mara

Mara

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3 days

About me

I am currently not in vienna! Iโ€™m travelling a lot and have visited many countries in Europe. Iโ€™m travelling by car or by public transport I love to walk, cook and bake After my round trip in Europe and the Camino de Santiago in Spain, I would now like to get to know the people and life in the USA

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bosnia and Herzegovina, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland

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Jennifer

Jennifer

Speaking

You can stay for:

3 days

About me

Hello everyone I French living in Austria :) flying a lot to my favorite island Kreta :) letโ€™s meet up there

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Andorra, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egypt, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Iran, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Laos, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia, ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Kosovo, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถ Martinique, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Moldova, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway, ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Qatar, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Lucia, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States, ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Vietnam, ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ Vatican City, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab Emirates

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Upcoming visitors to Vienna

Lila

Lila

Speaking

About Me

Hallo my Name is Lila and I'm 17 years old.I'm a girl scout from germany and i want to travel the World.๐Ÿ—บโœจ๏ธI love everything that has to do with waterโ™’๏ธswimming sciba diving, snorceling, surfing๐Ÿณโ™ฅ๏ธŽI'm plantpowered ๐ŸŒฑa feminist and i love shooting stars.Moreover I'm absolutely into second hand clothing๐Ÿซถ

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Maeve

Maeve

Speaking

About Me

Hi everyone โ˜บ๏ธ Iโ€™m a 30 year old Australian studying Spanish in Spain and enjoying travelling through Spain and Europe. I love people and my friends! I really am a warm person and can connect with lots of people to enjoy the moment and try new things ๐Ÿ˜ I am very far from home and so happy to experience the amazing cultures within Europe. I love that so many countries are in one continent and they are so accessible. I would love to be hosted throughout Europe if possible. And to also connect with others through language and hobbies. I Couchsurfed throughout the United States and have travelled throughout Central/South America, Asia and Africa so now itโ€™s time for Europe ๐Ÿ˜ If you are interested in Australia and the culture I can Definetly give you tips and advice as itโ€™s an amazing country and Iโ€™ve lived in three of the main cities there! Sending hugs! Maeve Xx

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

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Local discussions

TravelWhat are your favorite places in Vienna?

What are the absolute most favorite places of yours in Vienna? I am visiting today and I would love to know all the great places! Nice coffee places, best food places, tea places, streets you love, fountains everywhere everything

Posted: November 15, 2022
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TravelIโ€™ll be travelling to Vienna next month and wanted to brain storm some must sees/ doโ€™s.

Iโ€™ll be travelling to Vienna next month and wanted to brain storm some must sees/ doโ€™s. I will research and do my bit of course, but wanted to ask here what where your highlights and โ€™tops of the listโ€™ in Wien. Iโ€™m interested in anything, Sacher Torte, Mozart, history, museums, castles, food, traditional Cafรฉs, culture ideally in the city not too far out as we have no car (but can travel by pu...

Posted: November 4, 2022
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Solo travelWhich is better: Salzburg or Bratislava? Is it worth it to go on a guided tour?

I'll be traveling to Vienna soon and I have an extra day. I am trying to decide if I should go on a day trip to Salzburg or Bratislava. Any recommendations on which is better? Also, is it worth it to go on a guided tour or just explore on my own?

Posted: October 21, 2022
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TravelWhat's been your experience in Vienna?

Hi ladies, I'm considering visiting Vienna for a few nights in August, but I have had several people advise me to skip Vienna in favor of another city. What's been your experience in Vienna? Definitely doing Budapest and Prague for about 4 nights each, but I have time in between to visit another city for about 3 nights. Recommendations are greatly appreciated!

Posted: July 31, 2022
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