A Vienna Card (Wien Karte) is a sound investment if you plan on using public transportation. This card offers those who purchase it discounts on public transport and ticket prices to museums, galleries and a variety of other city attractions. As kids up to 15 get in for free at some of these attractions then it is worth considering the purchase. A 72 hour card costs €21.90 and can be purchased at tourist information offices and most hotels.

S-bahns and city buses are very child and buggy friendly and accessibility is decent.

The Viennese love their bicycles and there are hundreds of miles of flat, well maintained safe trails and lanes for you and your family to enjoy. Adult and children’s bicycles can be rented easily and cheaply at a number of locations.  www.pedalpower.at is a good place to find more information or even book your bike for your trip. You will feel like a local and the kids will love it.

There are many jump-on-jump-off bus trips that tour the city’s Ringstrasse. This is a 4Km purpose built boulevard the encircles the city centre. Access with buggies is reasonably easy and with your Vienna card it won’t cost you much. Many of the city’s architectural sights are on this street including the parliament building and the state opera house. This can be a welcome change of pace when travelling with children. There is nothing wrong with taking a break.