Palais Wenkheim

Webster Vienna Private University is located in the beautiful Palais Wenkheim conveniently located in Vienna's second district (Praterstrasse 23), just a few steps away from the city center. Built in 1826, the neoclassical building features tremendous architectural detailing, both interior and exterior. The building was completely renovated and transformed into a modern site for academic and operational excellence in 2014 (photo documentation of the renovations can be viewed here).

Take a Virtual Palais Tour

What does our campus have to offer?

Our fantastic new location offers an abundance of space for student learning, studying and interaction:

  • 5,000m2 Floor Space
  • 6 Floors
  • 17 Seminar and Class Rooms
  • 500m2 Library & Learning Center
  • 90 Work Stations

Although Palais Wenkheim is one of the oldest buildings on Praterstrasse, our campus is both modern and interactive.

  • Video-Conference-Classroom for simultaneous classes worldwide
  • Smartboards in 6 classrooms
  • Video Recording Studio
  • Post Production Studio
  • Audio Radio Lab
  • Lockers for storage
  • Computer Labs (Windows, Mac)

At the Library and Learning Center you will find the resources you need for your course work, to satisfy your intellectual curiosity, or to relax with a good book.

  • Over 10,000 items, including DVDs & sheet music
  • On-line resources include over 250,000 e-books, hundreds of thousands of academic journal articles, periodicals and much more.
  • Study carrels
  • Project rooms for group study
  • Computer stations for your studies and for access to research databases, etc.

Throughout the building, there are places available for students to meet and study. A popular meeting point is the Student Lounge on the ground floor. Palais Wenkheim is centrally located in the inner city.

Palais Wenkheim fact sheet - Deutsch/English

Schedule a Tour

We offer weekly guided campus tours on Mondays at 14:30 / 2:30 p.m. (except during holidays when the campus is closed). The tour takes 30 - 40 minutes. An Admissions Officer will also be able to answer your questions regarding the possibility to study at WVPU, the first American University in Austria with dual accreditation (USA and Austria).

During your visit, you will have the opportunity to tour our new campus, a historical Viennese Palais, meet staff, faculty, and students and receive an information package. Parents are welcome too!

Please sign up for our guided campus tour by sending an email to

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