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Vienna -
The best and worst
times to visit

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Best times

May and June

Temperatures are comfortable, daylight sightseeing hours are long, and the summer tourist mobs have yet to arrive.

September and October

From about mid-September onwards, the air is refreshingly cool and tourist crowds become manageable.

Least desirable times

December to February

It is truly cold (think freezing daytime temperatures). And snowfalls could hamper your sightseeing outings.

However, despite the cold, snowy weather, there is one short winter time that's extra special: Christmas and New Year's (see #3).

July and August

Vienna swarms with tourists, so expect high prices, long lines, and hard-to-get concert tickets and hotel reservations.

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Festivals and concerts

Vienna is famous for them. They take place the year round, so you are almost gauranteed that something will be going on during your visit.

Christmas Mart
and New Year's Concert

Noted Christmas marts thrive in several locations. Homes and shops are decorated with colorful Christmas lights. Vienna wraps up its year with its internationally renowned New Year's concert. These and other allures bring visitors galore, so book your hotel room months in advance.

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Kunsthistorisches Museum
Schonbrunn Palace
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St Stephen's Cathedral
Vienna State Opera House

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Grossglockner Alpine Road
Melk Abbey and its Church
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Vienna photo by Evocateu - CC BY-SA 2.0

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