A digital guide to Vienna in the App: I introduce you ivy
Do you already know that to visit Vienna you can download a handy mobile app with all the information you may need to discover the city? The App with the Vienna guide is called ivy and it is a mine of information on the Austrian capital.
In addition, the App with the Vienna guide can be downloaded for free from the official Viennese tourism website (Vienna Tourism) and exists in both iOS and Android versions. Just think: it has already been downloaded more than 200,000 times!
A functional and captivating App, available in English and German, in which the red and white of the Austrian flag become the main colors of an essential and elegant graphic.
The App ivy it is so beautiful and useful for tourists that it has won numerous awards: in 2021 the WebAD Award of the interactive advertising agency (IAB) in the “Best Website, App & Commerce”, the most important prize in Austria for the digital industry and again in 2021 it obtained theAnnual multimedia award in the “App & Tool” category.
The App ivie database contains information on over 150 museums and concert halls, public parks, monuments, sports facilities, markets, event locations, which are presented in detail.
There are also many curiosities and anecdotes (a guided tour cannot get out of the ‘environment’ details!) And each topic is enriched with photos and videos, to make the visit the digital guide of Vienna completely immersive.
I am part of theIvy app not only the special addresses of the historic center of Vienna – the pulsating area of the city largely enclosed within the Ring – but companies, restaurants and shops of all 23 districts into which the city is divided are named. As for the restaurants alone, over 400 addresses are registered in the App!
Organize a personalized itinerary thanks to the digital guide of Vienna
Thanks to the Vienna guide contained in theIvy appyou can structure the visit of the city following your own interests and ‘tailor-made’: thematic walks are proposed to discover guide places (Beethoven’s Vienna, the Ringstraße itinerary, Vienna LGTB) alongside practical information, and artistic historical indications that are very useful about restaurants, Inbiss and cafes where to take a break.
The App includes a digital map of the city of Vienna, with the main points of interest marked: museums, historic buildings, concert halls, drinking water fountains and – equally useful – toilets.
You can also easily create your own itinerary, planning the places you want to visit and add that you consider interesting: they will be saved in the App in My location and at the right time just call them to read the information. For example, if you are worried that you may not find your way around an unfamiliar city, you can save the location of your hotel on the map and be sure to always find the address.
A very useful feature for first-time visitors to Vienna is Ivie’s advicethat is, you can set notifications so that you are notified of the events and happenings that take place in the vicinity: you will not miss anything!
Plus, it’s also possible customize the digital guide to Vienna ivie with specific contents using the “For You” function: in addition to the iconic places of the city of Vienna (just to name a few: Schönbrunn Palace, the Prater, the Hofburg, St. Stephen’s Cathedral), unusual museums, parks outside the most popular tourist spots, markets frequented by the Viennese and even curious places that sometimes even the inhabitants of circuits.
Visitors can set their own personalized itinerary by choosing from ten areas of interest and receive many suggestions every day that satisfy their chosen interests. The thematic areas are as follows:
- Vienna landmarks (classical art and culture)
- Museums and galleries
- Music and theater
- Authentic Vienna
- Trendy and trendy in Vienna
- Extravagant Vienna
- Green Vienna
- Secret tips
- For families
Another interesting function is the proposal of walking or thematic itineraries (“WALKS & GUIDES” function). In the section there are cultural itineraries, thematic tourist guides and audio guides (at the moment there are 2: Ringstrasse Walk and Beethoven Walk).
The digital guide of Vienna is completed by an interactive city map, with all the points of interest marked: just click on one of the ‘pincushions’ to open the corresponding card with all the useful information. By clicking on the little heart on the card, they are saved as favorite places and can be recovered in the section My positions.
through theIvy app you can buy the Vienna city card, the Vienna public transport tourist card which includes benefits and discounts. The same City Card, if elsewhere, can be loaded on the Ivie App which becomes a sort of pass to visit the city.
To download the App ivie: