Vienna travel guide

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: Highs of 25 (°C) in summer and lows of -3 (°C) in winter.

Best time to visit: Spring or autumn for mild temperatures, sunny days and the least chance of rain. 

Vienna has a continental climate with warm summers and very cold winters of strong winds and snowfall. The best time to visit is between March and May or September and November.

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Classic Music lovers: Vienna’s rich programme of orchestral concerts and festivals will keep classical music lovers entertained all year.

Coffee drinkers: Vienna’s cosy coffee houses are the perfect place to take a break and people-watch.

FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Vienna is German

Currency: The currency used in Vienna is the Euro (€)

Local time: The local time in Vienna is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Vienna International Airport (VIE) is located 10 miles southeast of Vienna

Flight time from UK: 2 - 3 hours

Tourist Information: Further Vienna tourist information can be found at www.wien.info/en.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/austria for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Vienna. 

GETTING AROUND

By bus: Vienna has an excellent bus and tram service that operates all day, and a limited number of night buses that run from 12.30am to 5am. 

By underground: Vienna’s extensive underground system is an easy and reliable way to travel through the city. 

By hire bicycle: Take the scenic route around Vienna on a hired bicycle. The city has an extensive cycle track network, so you you’ll feel perfectly safe while enjoying the views.

EVENTS

Outdoor Ice Skating: Eistraum is a winter event not to be missed, as Vienna’s city streets are transformed into a magnificent ice-skating rink from January to mid-March. 

International Music Festival: Get your tickets early for the International Music Festival in May, which sees international orchestras, conductors and classical greats descend upon the city for top-class performances.

All That Jazz: A highlight of the year is the world-famous Vienna Jazz Festival in June, with live performances from over 50 local and international acts.