The peak time to travel to Vienna is during the summer season from June to August. It is warm and sunny with temperatures between 75 and 80 deg F. This season allows maximum daylight to explore the city’s profound historical and architectural heritage. It would eb advisable to book your tickets early to avoid last minute rush and inflated prices. If you have a financial crunch, the months of April and May (spring season) or September and October (fall season) would be perfect. It would be colder at 60-70 deg F, but you might get discounted rates for flights and accommodations.
The city is served by the country's biggest airport, Vienna International Airport. It serves as the hub for Eurowings, Niki and Austrian Airlines and is exclusively capable of handling wide-body aircraft like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747. The airport features a dense network of European destinations as well as long-haul flights to Asia, North America and Africa. It is a focus city for Asiana Cargo and Korean Air Cargo. The Vienna International Airport connects the national capital to a number of international destinations like Amman, Amsterdam, Berlin, Belgrade, Paris, London, Miami, Oslo, Munich and Rome through some of the world’s most renowned airlines including Austrian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa and Emirates.
The airport also serves the Slovakian city of Bratislava.Places of Interest in Vienna
Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria. Known as City of Music for being the birthplace of Beethoven and Mozart, this city is the cultural, economic and political axis of the Germanic nation. Vienna was the capital of the Habsburg Empire (1526 AD-1804 AD) and of some subsequent empires too, and the ripple effect of the same is visible in its architecture. Its architectural DNA checks all boxes of Ruprechtskirche, Baroque Karlskirche, Classicist and Art Nouveau signatures and is one of the best in Europe. Some stellar architectural highlights here would include Schloss Schonbrunn (Schonnbrunn Castle), Stephansdom (St. Stephen's Cathedral) and Ringstraße (The Ring Road). Vienna is musically evinced every year by Ball Season Festival, ImPulsTanz Festival and the Vienna Biennale festival- they are all derivatives of a spectacular cultural legacy.Schloss Schonbrunn
Built as the summer residence of Habsburg kings, Schloss Schonbrunn is a grand palatial building with 1141 rooms. This royal palace is considered an emphatic triumph of Baroque architecture in Austria and ditto is true for its opulent interiors and decorated gardens. Also of related significance here are the French Garden and the Ruin of Carthage (a beautiful horticultural feature that later became a precursor to Romantic Movement in 18th century).Hofburg Palace
Hofburg Palace was built in 1279 AD as the winter residence of Habsburg kings. Consisting of 18 groups of buildings and 2600 rooms, it is now the official residence and workplace of the Austrian President. One should take time to admire some of its highlights like the Imperial Chapel, the Natural History Museum and the Austrian National Library and the Spanish Riding School.The Spanish Riding School
The Spanish Riding School of Vienna is a traditional riding school for Lipizzan horses. It is a nearly 450 year old tradition in which a certain number of horses are trained to perform a ballet preset to the tunes of classical music under a stunning show of chandeliers. Once through the training procedure, the leading horses and riders get to showcase their ability on a world stage. So immense is this school’s popularity that it was depicted on a five Euro coin commemorating the European Union Presidency in 2006.