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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Vienna (March 25-26, 2022)
March 25, 2022

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas of Vienna:

  • 1st District
  • 2nd District
  • 3rd District


  • Friday, March 25: 1:30 – 7:45 p.m. – 1st & 2nd Districts – Climate Change demonstration, starting at Stubentor U3 subway station (Vienna, Austria). From there, demonstrators will march to the Praterstern via Parkring, Stubenring, Franz-Josefs-Kai, Aspernbruecke, and Praterstrasse. A rally will begin at Praterstern at 3:45pm.
  • Saturday, March 26: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – 1st & 3rd Districts – starting at Schwarzenbergplatz and the demonstrators intent to walk along the Ring. This demonstration is against COVID-19 measures, the mandatory vaccine, for freedom, peace and against war-mongering, and for neutrality “against NATO accession and EU economic wars.”
  • Possible weekend spontaneous protests against Austria’s COVID-19 measures and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Most demonstrations in Vienna are peaceful, orderly, and well-policed. However, all demonstrations and protests should be avoided as they are often unpredictable in nature. In addition to these registered demonstrations, flash protests are always possible.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid the areas of demonstrations.
  • Follow the instructions of authorities and road signs regarding closures and detours.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.


U.S. Embassy Vienna – Consular Section
+43 1 313-39-7535 (weekdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
+43 1 313-39-0 (after hours, weekends and holidays)

Department of State – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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