Visit the United Nations in Vienna
General guided tour
Our general tour offers visitors the opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the United Nations in Vienna.
The Vienna International Centre is home to members of the United Nations family working for peace, human rights and development. They seek to use atoms for peace, to reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable industrial development, to ban nuclear testing, to bring the benefits of the peaceful uses of outer space to every part of the world, to remove legal obstacles to international trade, and to make the world safer from drugs, crime and terrorism.
A general tour is suitable for all visitors regardless of your level of knowledge of the United Nations.
Each tour is led by a multilingual tour guide who will introduce the United Nations organization, talk about the history and architecture of the Vienna International Centre, and explain exhibits along the tour route illustrating the work that goes on there.
Visitors will usually have a chance to see one of the conference rooms where international negotiations take place, and can enjoy some of fine art works on display at the Vienna International Centre, such as a Hundertwasser tapestry. A highlight for many young visitors is a real moonrock on loan to the UN in Vienna from NASA.
The tour route can vary for operational reasons, so requests for specific areas that interest you should be communicated to us before the tour.
The general tour for individual walk-in visitors, Monday to Friday at 11am, 2pm and 3.30pm, takes about one hour. Walk-in tours are always offered in English and German.
For group bookings we offer a one-hour or an extended 90-minute tour. Group tours can be booked in English, German and several other languages, depending on the availability of guides.