Vienna seen from Krapfenwaldbad

Travel Information Vienna

When to travel to Vienna and how to get around? Are the museums open everyday or do they close early? Here's the information you need to plan your trip to Vienna.

In addition to general information about travelling to and in Austria, we will provide you with specific information about Vienna.


Travel Season

Hm…hard to tell…actually…Now or Never!!!

Springtime in Vienna is just beautiful. The city awakes from it’s wintertime nap and the Stadtgartenamt (Municipal Department – Parks and Gardens) is showing off with their work. Although the weather is fairly mild due to the climate of Eastern Austria, not many tourists visit during spring. This means you will get a real insight of authentic Vienna.

Not only summer, but also Sand in the City. Vienna is sizzling during summertime with all its great events and locations. Enjoy a wild ride with the rollercoasters at Prater ( or take a relaxing stroll trough Schloßpark Schönbrunn. More of a nightfly? Then cure off your hangover by sticking your feet into the sand at one of the artificial sand beaches at Donaukanal while drinking a Bloody Mary or a Reperaturseidl (Viennese slang word for the “curing” beer after being drunk).

Grab a glass and run – through all the Heurigen! Did you know that Vienna has nearly 1.700 acres of vineyards? Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy the city with pleasantly warm temperature and warm, golden light by strolling through Grinzing or the Cobenzl area – always prepared to take a short stop at one of the famous Heurigen. As most museums will present their new temporary exhibitions, it is also the new season in theatres and operas.

Want to see a city like you imagined when hearing bedtime stories? Illuminated by thousands of little lights shining on snowflakes? Well, then you definitely have to visit Vienna in December. But be sure to bring a thick coat, hat and gloves. I assure you – even the ones of you who never wore a cap before – in winterly Vienna with it’s icy winds, you will gladly do so! The world’s famous Christkindlmärkte start end of November and are open to December 24th.




Most of Vienna’s museums open their doors daily. Some are closed once a week, often either on Monday or Tuesday. The daily opening times vary from museum to museum, but you can generally assume that a museum will be open between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm. Some of the large museums offer art lovers one late evening per week and stay open until 8.00 pm or 9.00 pm. On some special occaisions like national day (October 26) entry is free in the most museums.

Every year hundreds of museums from Eisenstadt to Liechtenstein are open during the night and you only have to buy one ticket for ever museums. If you are quick, you may manage to see at least three or four museums of your choice. The atmosphere is very special in the so-called "Long Night of Museums" taking place all over Austria.



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Public Transport

Underground trains (U-Bahn) run from about 5.00 am in the morning to about midnight, except weekend nights and the nights before holidays with continuous service. Trams and buses normally stop running earlier. A detailed timetable is available at each stop or with the qando app on your mobile. Night buses run every night along the city’s most important routes. Public transport in Vienna is very gay-friendly. Wiener Linien takes part in the Rainbow Parade every year.