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.
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.
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.
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.
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.