Mödling

Mödling is in Lower Austria, on the southern outskirts of Vienna.

Understand

Mödling is located in the middle of the Vienna Woods (Wienerwald), at the foot of Mt. Anninger (653 metres above sea level). From 1938 to 1954 it was the 24th district of Vienna, and only since 1954 has it been an autonomous city. Mödling has had a turbulent history; more recently during the Biedermeier period it was a favorite destination for painters, poets, and composers. Ludwig van Beethoven also enjoyed the city and spent some time here.

Get in

By air

Mödling does not have its own airport, but Vienna International Airport is just 20km away. Unfortunately there is no longer a direct bus connection between the airport and Mödling, making it somewhat complicated to use public transportation. First you'll need to take the S-7 train to   Wien Rennweg, and from there take a regional train to Mödling. Both trains are timed to coordinate together and leave every 30 minutes. Use ÖBB's SCOTTY to look up train information online. The trip takes about 50 minutes and costs €7.80.

By train

By bus

There are a number of bus routes into Mödling from the region and from Vienna. There are no international bus connections.

By car

The city is easily reachable by car. From the A2 expressway heading south take the exits Mödling SCS or Wr. Neudorf, and then follow the signs. When coming from the west via the A1 expressway, take A21 at the Steinhäusl interchange and then take the exit Hinterbrühl, then follow the signs.

Get around

By foot

If you're reasonably fit, Mödling can be seen easily by foot.

By bus and bicycle

By car

If you've come by car, it's better to park and avoid driving during rush hour, but otherwise it's easy to get around the city. There are plenty of paid parking spots in the center, as well as a   parking garage on Lerchengasse; a helpful map showing all car parks and garages is available for download here. Outside of the city center there is generally plenty of free parking available.

See

Church of St Othmar
Romanesque carvings on the Charnel House (Karner)
Liechtenstein Castle (Burg Liechtenstein)

Do

Föhrenberge Nature Park

Buy

Pedestrian zone in the center of town

Most shops are in the central pedestrian area of Elisabethstraße, in the center of town; there are also a few shops along Haupstraße. Most shops are smaller specialty shops and boutiques.

Eat

Sleep

Go next

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