What makes Vienna a truly green meeting destination?

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​Vienna embodies all of the characteristics to be considered as a world leading sustainable meeting destination. In addition to excellent meeting facilities, convenient transport links and city infrastructure, reliable standards and an outstanding range of art and cultural offerings, it also scores with the world’s best quality of life.

Here are a few key factors which outline Vienna’s outstanding position as a leading meeting destination:

Highest quality of life 

Vienna is the ‘most livable city’ in the world. Millions of enthusiastic visitors to Vienna know what has also been confirmed by the international consulting company, Mercer and British news magazine, The Economist. Both have repeatedly awarded Vienna the prime spot in their rankings of the world’s most livable cities.

Vienna has been listed number one by Mercer for ten years consecutively. The survey compares the political, social and economic climate, medical care, education and infrastructure conditions such as public transportation and utilities. The survey also evaluates entertainment and hospitality including restaurants, theaters, cinemas, sports facilities, the availability and high quality of consumer goods, as well as green spaces and environmental conditions.

MQ Libelle, Roof of Leopold Museum (c) WienTourismus, David Payr
MQ Libelle, Roof of Leopold Museum (c) WienTourismus, David Payr
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Volksgarten Garden, Museums and Parliament © WienTourismus Christian Stemper
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Metro Station Stadtpark © WienTourismus David Payr

Going one step further with certified Green Meetings

The Vienna Convention Bureau team is your first point of call when it comes to planning a congress, conference, corporate meeting or incentives at Meeting Destination Vienna. Placing a special focus on sustainability in their work and an accredited Austrian Ecolabel licensee since 2011, they are authorised to officially certify events as ‘green meetings.’ The certification recognises and ensures that each meeting concept fulfils the required commitments to environmental and sustainable best practice, integrated climate protection and innovation. 


…in what Meeting Destination Vienna has to offer? An insight into Vienna is available through dedicated sustainable site visits. These include tours of certified venues, local restaurants and walk you through some of the bespoke programmes that put social responsibility at the heart of your agenda. 

More than 200 venues for meetings in Vienna are profiled in Vienna’s Venue Finder.


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