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Wandering the streets and gazing at such buildings as St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Hofburg Palace, it is easy to forget that Vienna is a modern metropolis. Once you do a bit of exploration, however, you will come to see that this lovely city houses numerous contemporary attractions, like the Schonbrunn Zoo and the Technisches Museum.
Additionally this location boasts a surprising amount of greenery, from the Alpine Garden to the Augarten park. Tourists flock to this location year round, so finding cheap flights to Vienna is an easy task.
Best time to go to Vienna
The long, hot days of July through September call to tourists from around the world. While the city may be flooded with visitors, you will find that there are few locals, as many go on their own holidays during this period. Despite that fact, this is still a great time to visit, as the beautiful weather makes taking a wine tasting bike tour through nearby Wachau Valley, or a walking tour through Ringstraße Boulevard a real delight.
May through June is an ideal time to visit this wonderful destination, as the prices of flights to Vienna drop, crowds are thinner, and the city sees an increase of festivities. For instance, if you visit in May you can catch the opening of the Wiener Festwochen, or enjoy the Donauinselfest in June.
Though Vienna rests as both tourists and locals escape the city in order to enjoy the Alps, this location still has plenty to offer. For example, if you visit the Vienna State Opera or Musikverein in February, you can waltz the night away with locals at the Viennese Opernball, or the Philharmoniker Ball.
Additionally, since most tourists bypass the city altogether in the off-season, this is a great time to pick up inexpensive flights.
Vienna Airport and Transfer Information
Vienna International Airport (VIE)
Distance: 17km southeast of the city
Taking a taxi is one of the most convenient, though most expensive, methods of ground transport. Hotel shuttles and the Vienna AirportLines Buses are cheaper options, but may not be as easily accessible. The S-Bahn rail is the cheapest and most convenient option, but you will likely need to transfer several times in order to get to your destination.
Online resources for your travel to Vienna
The Safetravel website gives travel advice and important local contact information.
The Vienna International Airport website offers information on flights, in-airport facilities, and ground transport.