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With its imposing Baroque architecture, ornate concert halls and excellent museums, Vienna has to be one of the grandest cities in Europe. The perfect destination for a cultural city break, Vienna offers music, history and more great restaurants than you can shake a conductor’s baton at.
Thanks to its wide variety of sights and attractions, Vienna makes a fantastic year-round destination. The summer months are generally the busiest in terms of visitor numbers and you may well find that museums, galleries and concerts are packed to capacity. Flights to Vienna can also be a little more expensive at this popular time of year.
The run up to Christmas is another busy time in the city as tourists flock to Vienna to get into the festive spirit with a trip to its atmospheric markets.
If you want to avoid the crowds, and give yourself the best chance of finding cheap flights to Vienna, plan your trip for the spring or autumn months. Mild temperatures, quiet streets and few queues at major attractions make April, May, September and October great times to visit the city.
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Located just 11 miles southeast of the city centre, Vienna International Airport is the main arrival point for those travelling to the city. A hub for Austrian Airlines and a base for Eurowings, the airport offers a selection of both short haul and long haul flights to destinations around the world.
From the airport, you can continue your journey into central Vienna using the city’s S7 S-Bahn line, the City Airport Train or the local bus network. Taxis are also available at the terminal.
Vienna’s public transport network is one of the most efficient in the world. Flat fare tickets are valid on an array of routes including trams, trains, the underground (U-Bahn), overground (S-Bahn) and buses. Services are very frequent and free maps are available in many of the city’s U-Bahn stations.
Although the city is fairly spread out, you can also navigate many central areas on foot. Alternatively, hire a bike and explore the city under your own steam.
One of the capitals of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna is home to an exceptional number of ornate and imposing buildings. Learn more about the city’s history and its imperial past with a trip to the Schönbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the Habsburg family. A Unesco World Heritage Site, the palace has a staggering of 1,441 rooms, 45 of which are open to visitors. The Schönbrunn Palace is easily accessed using the city’s public transport with both trams and underground trains serving the attraction.
Another must-see sight in Vienna is St Stephen’s Cathedral. Constructed in the 12th century, it’s an important symbol of Vienna and a landmark in the city. Visit the cathedral for an Easter or Advent concert to see it in all its glory.
If you’re staying in Vienna for a few days, look into buying a Vienna Pass. This travelcard will help you to save money on public transport and make getting around even easier.