Information & Facts
Walking Tour of Vienna
City Segway Tour
Vienna Sightseeing Tours
Vienna lies within a transition of oceanic climate and humid continental climate. The city has warm summers with average high temperatures of 22 to 26 °C (72 to 79 °F), with maxima exceeding 30 °C (86 °F) and lows of around 15 °C (59 °F). Winters are relatively cold with average temperatures at about freezing point, and snowfall occurring mainly from December through March. Spring and autumn are cool to mild.
Eating out in Vienna is a dream come true for budget travellers. This is mainly due to ‘Wurstelstands’, a Viennese institution. Found all over the city, these stands specialise is ‘wurstels’, or sausages. A hot-dog cost around €3 and they are a great filler at any time of the day, if albeit a messy one.
If you wish to try a local speciality then you need to sink your teeth into a Wiener Schnitzel, traditionally deep-fried breaded veal, but also made from chicken or pork. This is Vienna’s most famous dish and is normally accompanied by Erdapfelsalat, a potato salad in sweet dill dressing. Another favourite among local restaurants is goulash.
Finding your way around the capital is easy. Distances within the center are all manageable on foot and, because over two-thirds of its inhabitants walk or use the excellent public transport system to get to work, heavy traffic is rare.
Tube, Trams and Buses
Easy to use, inexpensive and punctual, Vienna's public transport network is fast and efficient, a trip from the outskirts to the centre takes half an hour.
Bike paths cover quite a large area of the city, and at 61 stations you can find city bikes to hire for any length of time, taken from and returned to any station. You'll need a Citybike Tourist Card, available for two euros a day, which allows access to bike terminals where a bike can then be taken from the station; the first hour is free. For more information visit www.citybikewien.at.
Bogi Park: Is Austria's largest indoor playground
Haus der Musik: Haus der Musik is an interactive, high-tech discovery musuem devoted to music. It is located in the former Palais of Archduke Charles
House of the Sea (Haus des Meeres): House of the Sea houses 3,500 animals and it features a Terrarium where children can explore and see snakes, crocodiles, even sharks and sea turtles in their own habitat. Check out www.haus-des-meeres.at for more information.
Imperial Treasury: The Schatzkammer located in the Hofburg Palace, houses the greatest Treasury in the world spanning 1,000 years of treasures such as historic relics from the Austrian Empire and the Holy Roman Empire. It is located at Schweizer Hof. Check out the Imperial Treasury email, www.khm.at/en/treasury for more details.
Vienna is a city that gets going after dark. First of all you just need to know where to go. A good place to start is around the Bermuda Triangle, the area around Rabensteig, Seitenstettegasse and Ruprectsplatz. This tiny area is dotted with late night bars, some with live music, others with dance tunes blaring through the speakers.
Another great part of the city to visit where you will find a good selection of late-night bars is along Lerchenfelder Gurtel, just two stops from on the U-bahn from Westbahnhof. They stay open until around 2am. These bars are livelier than the clubs most of the time.
Vienna’s strong musical traditions mean it is a city full of opera houses and theatres, all showcasing the finest Austrian talent. All around the city you will come across touts selling tickets to performances of Mozart’s music and other composers, but if you wish to catch a performance go down to the Staatsoper (State Opera House) at around 6pm and wait at the ‘standing tickets’ sign. This way you’ll get tickets (standing) to a show for as little as €3.50.
Shopping streets and pedestrian zones offer luxury goods and good values – at jeweler’s shops as well as antique stores, art stores, and fashion designer boutiques. Between flagship stores and shopping palaces, you can discover many things.
Shopping in the Old City of Vienna is special occasion for every visitor to the Austrian capital. When it comes to shopping in Vienna there are so many shopping experiences around every corner. Enjoy!!
Vienna State Opera
St. Stephen's Cathedral