The Faculty of Protestant Theology of the University of Vienna is located in the Schenkenstraße 8-10, 1010 Vienna, directly behind the “Burgtheater”.
You can reach it easily via the underground (U-Bahn); the nearest stop  to the Faculty is Schottentor when travelling by U2, and of Herrengasse when travelling by U3.
The nearest stop of the tram lines 1, 2, and D is Burgtheater, of the tram line J is Volkstheater. The tram lines 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 and 44 stop at Schottenring.

The faculty library for Catholic and Protestant Theology is also located in the  basement of the faculty building, Schenkenstraße 8-10. We share our faculty building with the Faculty of Catholic Theology , which is situated on the ground level and level 1, as well as with several institutes of the Faculty of Law on levels 2-4. 
The HS1 and HS2 of the Faculty of Protestant Theology are located on level 5. HS is short for "Hörsaal", or "lecture room". HS3 is on level 6 of the faculty building, and boasts a magnificent view over Vienna. 
The Students' Council's very own tea kitchen, in which you are invited to warm up your lunch, or make yourself a cup of coffee or tea, as well as the study-zone, where you can work on one of 5 PCs, eat, or talk to fellow students while relaxing on the couch, and the office of the Students' Council are on level 5.
Most of the offices of our professors are on level 6, and most adminstrative and assistant staff of the faculty is on level 5.  


Many students of Protestant Theology choose to stay in the Evangelisches Studentenheim Wilhelm-Dantine-Haus (website only in German). This student accomodation conveniently has its own theological library. It is often called "Blumenheim", because it is in the Blumengasse, or "Theologenheim", because a lot, but not all, of its inhabitants study Protestant Theology.
If you would prefer to share a flat with someone else, you might find the accommodation website (website only in German) of the Austrian Students’ Council helpful.  


You can find several sources of food close to the faculty.  The one that we tend to use most frequently is “BILLA”, a supermarket situated in Schottengasse 1.  If you go towards the main university building on the Ringstraße, you will come across a pizzeria, an Asian restaurant, and a McDonalds. There are also a few “mensas”, which are aimed at students.  We recommend the Catholic Mensa in the Ebendorferstr. 8, and the Mensa in the NIG (Neues Institutsgebäude, directly behind the university’s main building, Universitätsstraße 7, top level).


Public Transport:
The city of Vienna boasts an excellent public transport system.  Students can purchase a semester- ticket, which is valid from 1st October-30th January (winter semester), and from 1st March-30th June (summer semester).  If you do not receive Austrian family support funding it costs 128.50 Euro.  You can also purchase monthly or annual tickets (449 Euro), as well as single tickets (1.70 Euro).  Click here for more information, and for planning your route.
Car: It is not recommended to use a car in Vienna, not only because the public transport system is excellent, but also because you have to purchase parking tickets (so-called “Parkschein”)  if you park in the central districts (1st-9th district) between 9 am and 10 pm! 
Bicycle: If you are sporty or do not live too far away from the city centre, you may wish to use the relatively extensive grid of bicycle paths. You can either use your own bike, or hire a Citybike.  In order to be able to do the latter, register your bank-, credit-, or debit-card at one of the Citybike-terminals (registration fee: 1 Euro).  Using a Citybike is free for up to 1 h.  The bikes are hired from and returned to Citybike-terminals. They are spread all over Vienna. Click here for more information.

Every day life
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Mobile phone providers: Using mobiles is comparatively cheap in Austria. Orange, T-Mobile and 3 are known to have very good tariffs for international calls, whereas Bob, Telering and Yesss  are known to have good offers for students. You will also have to decide whether you want a prepaid card, or a contract. Bob and Yesss tend to have the cheaper offers for prepaid cards. New tariffs are offered constantly.  

Bank Accounts for Students: Sometimes it is better to open an account in an Erasmus-country.  We do not want to advertise any particular bank, and point you to the homepage of banking conditions (in German), where you can find an overview over the offers for students. 


Meeting People
popular meeting-point for students who feel close to the Faculty of Protestant Theology is the bar evening of the “Blumenheim” (Blumengasse 6, 1180 Wien), every Thursday from 9:30 pm
The faculty’s student council offers several events during the semester.  They are announced on our pin-board (level 5, next to the study-zone), on our homepage, and in our newsletter, to which you can subscribe on the right hand side.  
Additionally, the faculty organises a church service once or twice per semester.  The service is organised by the students, and the sermon is preached by one of the professors.  It always takes place at 7 pm in what used to be the chapel of the Institute of Ethics and Law in Medicine (Campus; “Altes AKH).  If you are not sure whether you will find it you are advised to tell a member of the students’ council, in order to go there together with us. 

Going Out
As you can imagine, Vienna offers a great variety of opportunities to go out, i.e. places where you can meet up in the evening for a chat and a drink or two…
The “Gürtel” is particularly popular for going out: Good places for dancing are the Chelsea, B-72 and Kaiko.  The Gürtelbrau is a good bar in that area.  In the 7th, 8th and 9th Bezirk (between the “Gürtel” and the university) the following pubs are popular because they offer student prices, and a large variety of meals, including breakfast and lunch: the Uni-Bräu, the Stiegl Ambulanz am Campus, and the Tunnel.  If you are looking for an Irish pub, try the Charlie P or Molly Darcy’s.
You can find particularly enjoyable locations hidden in parts of the 1st Bezirk (e.g. 12-Apostel Keller, Kleines Café).  The Rochus in the 3rd Bezirk is also recommendable. 
If you are looking for concert-venues, try the infamous Flex, the Stadthalle, or the Arena Wien.

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Good shops for browsing through theological literature are the bookstore BMK Wartburg (Trautsongasse 8), which is run by the Methodist Church, or in the (catholic) Dombuchhandlung am Stephansplatz. And, of course, our library, but you cannot buy anything there apart from copy-cards... ;-)
Light reading (novels, detective stories…) can be borrowed cheaply from the Wiener Stadtbücherei (Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a, U6- station Burggasse-Stadthalle).  They have a substantial selection of literature in English and other languages.  You can find English literature in most larger bookstores. 

Vienna is simply unimaginable without its rich tradition, if not culture, of cafés, which are often called “Kaffehaus”.  You will find all sorts of places for having some coffee, from the classical Kaffeehaus to the the trendy café and everything in between. 
A recommendable, classical Kaffeehaus is the Bräunerhof (Stallburggasse 2).  We also like the Café Frauenhuber (Himmelpfortgasse 6).  The Weltcafe (Schwarzspanierstr. 15) is very popular with us, as it only offers fair trade products.  Insider tip: Café Glaser (Währingerstr. 2-4).  True tea-ologians (pun intended) love Demmers Teehaus , just round the corner from the faculty building (Mölker Bastei 5).

Theatre and Opera: Vienna offers a large amount of cultural activities catering to several interests.  Friends of the theatre and the opera can purchase cheap leftover-tickets and standing room-tickets at the venue on the evening of the performance. Try for an overview of what’s on offer in the Staatsoper, the Volksoper, the Musikverein, the Konzerthaus the Theater an der Wien etc. for music, and the Burgtheater, the Volkstheater, the Akademietheater, the Theater in der Josephstadt, the Kammerspielen, the Rabenhoftheater etc. for theatrical stuff.  This site also offers good information on Musicals and concerts in the Stadthalle.
Cinema: Cineastes will also find a great amount of offer.  For a start, we would like to point out our cooperation with cinemas.  In Austria, films are generally synchronised in German.  If you prefer to see them in their original language, try the Votivkino, the Cinema De France, or the Burgkino (Opernring 19), the English Cinema Haydn (Mariahilferstr. 57).  Two loveable classics are the Admiral-Kino (Burggasse 119), and the Breitenseer Lichtspiele (Breitenseerstr. 21), the oldest cinema in town!  The Village Cinemas, or the Apollo Kino are larger cinemas. Try for an overview of what is on at the moment.
Museums: There is an abundance of museums covering various forms of visual arts in Vienna.  Classical permanent exhibitions can be found in the Kunsthistorisches Museum and Naturhistorisches Museum (Maria-Theresien-Platz).  The Albertina (Albertinaplatz 1) offers expositions of artists of the last centuries, similarly the MAK (Stubenring 5).  The Museumsquartier (MQ, Museumsplatz 1/5), apart from giving home to several interesting exhibitions, serves as a popular meeting-point, particularly in the summer. 


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Further Information
 If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of us from the students' council: Write an email to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!, Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! or Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!, or visit us in our office. It is on level 5 (room 35), dead opposite the study-zone.  You can find the office hours on the right hand side.  Often, someone is in the office outside office hours. 

The StudentPoint (the information service of the University of Vienna) may be also able to help you with further questions.