Best things to do in Vienna

About Vienna

This Imperial capital offers a happy mix of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. It even features the Vienna Zoo, or Tiergarten Schonrbrunn, which is the world’s oldest and only baroque zoo. Built in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace in 1752, the zoo was once the private menagerie of Emperor Franz Stephen and Empress Maria Theresa.

Adults can enjoy the Wine Capital, as it’s the only capital city in the world to produce significant quantities of wine within its city limits. It’s home to over 1,700 acres of vineyards and 320 vintners. There are also plenty of cozy wine taverns to sip some of its great wine.

The candy, Pez, was invented in Vienna in 1927, as well as the snow globe which was invented in 1900. The city is still currently making traditional snow globes, all hand-painted in manually assembled. 

Also visit the Wiener Riesenrad, built in 1897, the oldest still operating Ferris wheel in the world. Find it at the Wurstelprater amusement park, a great day activity for the kids and family!

Private Tours Vienna

What You Need to Know

Euro (EUR)
Typical drink

Aperol Spritz

Typical food

Wiener Schnitzel
Vienna Sausage

Speed rules

Urban areas – 50 km/h
Rural roads – 100 km/h
Highway – 130 km/h

How to Get There

By plane

Vienna International Airport – located 20 km from the city center, flights from all over Europe and overseas

By train

Wien Hauptbahnhof – both regional and international lines to Bratislava, Budapest, Prague and other European cities

By bus

International Bus Terminal  – located next to Wien Hauptbahnhof

By boat

Twin City Liners runs a boat service between Bratislava and Vienna (75 minute long ride)




When is the Best Time to Visit

Vienna is pleasant throughout most of the year, but April and May and September and October give off comfortable temperatures and mild crowds, so tourists can explore the city with ease. 

The average temperatures during April and May are 15°C (59°F) and 20.5°C (69°F). In September and October, the average temperatures are 20°C (68.5°F) and 14°C (57.6°F).