Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

If someone is in a wheelchair, I think they would struggle living in the city. There are not a lot of ramps up to buildings, the elevators (if they have them) in buildings are very small, and public transportation has spots for people with physical disabilities but Vienna still runs trams that are not wheelchair accessible and a lot of times the elevators are slow or not working in ubahn stations. - Feb 2019


Some, but public transportation is pretty good in this regard and several buildings are accessible, though many of the older buildings are not. - Jul 2018


Possibly. Not all of the trams are accessible, and not every private shop is easy to navigate for someone with mobility issues. - Nov 2017


No. Public transport is wheel-chair capable for buses, trams, and subways. Elevators at each station seem always to work. (Only caveat is that some wheelchair buses are less often and houses/business often have steps.) - Jun 2016


As someone who travelled the city with a stroller I'd say yes. The older trams and sbahn trains have steps inside the train. Even the low floor buses can have a large gap between the bus and the curb. Elevators in u-bahn stations are often closed for repair. I rarely see anyone in a wheel chair on public transportation. Lots of streets are cobblestoned. - Mar 2015


On the cobblestone streets in the center, yes, there would be difficulties. However, there are some accommodations, elevators in the subway, etc. - Jul 2014


Yes, I'm afraid so. As convenient as Vienna is, it's still a very old city. That means lots of steps - old cobblestone streets - smaller elevators (where they have them) - etc. Anyone with mobility issues would likely find it challenging. - Mar 2014


Having pushed a double stroller around for most of my time here, I have to say the city does a great job of making pretty much everything wheelchair accessible. - Aug 2013


It would be difficult. I toured around with my elderly grandmother, and while people are very nice and accommodating, there is a lot of walking required to get anywhere. Not all public transportation is handicapped accessible. Many buildings are not--mostly because they are so old. Streets are uneven, and some sidewalks downtown are not wide enough for a wheelchair. - May 2013


Cobblestone streets in the 1st district could be a slight challenge, and many places have stairs with no elevators. Lots of restrooms in restaurants are downstairs in the basement. - Jan 2013


It would be hard.there are a lot of stairs and hills and IF buildings have elevators, they are TINY (e.g. might not be able to fit a wheelchair or scooter) - Aug 2011


Not many, actually. The outskirts can be hilly, but the access to public transportation is pretty great. - Aug 2011


Lots. - Aug 2009


Cobblestone streets! Trams are not wheelchair friendly. That being said, there are a lot of old people here who manage just fine. - Aug 2009


In museums and govt buildings there are attempts to modernize to high levels of adaptation and accessibility, but this is an OLD city. - Jul 2009


None. - May 2008


Some, but there are lots of elevators for the U-Bahn. Older buildings would be an issue. - Apr 2008


I don't think there would be any. - Jan 2008


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